Skirvin Hilton Hotel Reopens, Promotes Skip Harless to GM

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation, Monday announced the AAA-Four Diamond rated Skirvin Hilton Hotel will reopen on June 22. In addition, the company announced that Skip Harless has been promoted to general manager of the hotel.

“We are thrilled to welcome our guests back to the magnificent Skirvin Hilton,” says Michael Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “For generations, Skirvin Hilton has been a timeless jewel in Oklahoma City, providing the highest standards of quality and service to our valued guests. During this time apart, we have worked tirelessly to create a new experience that elevates our amenities, features and traditions with advanced safety and sanitization measures. Under the experienced leadership of industry veteran Skip Harless, our team members stand ready to help create a comfortable and stress-free experience for our guests.”

In addition to Skirvin Hilton’s already high cleaning standards, the property will employ the newly-launched Hilton CleanStay with Lysol Protection Program. Among the key elements of Hilton’s CleanStay program are the following:

Utilizing enhanced room cleaning measures with hospital grade cleaning products. Once the room is verified to meet the CleanStay standards, a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal will be placed on the door.

Placing disinfecting stations, with wipes and hand sanitizer, throughout the property.

Cleaning of public and team member areas at scheduled intervals, including frequent maintenance of high-touch areas like elevators and bathrooms. Commercial-grade Lysol products will be used.

Encouraging guests to use digital check-in for a contactless arrival experience.

Implementing physical distancing measures throughout the property, directing guests on how to enjoy all Skirvin Hilton has to offer in a safe and convenient way.

Ensuring all team members wear appropriate personal protective equipment.

An experienced industry veteran, Skip Harless has more than 32 years of hospitality experience. Harless joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts in May 2014 as the resident manager at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Most recently, Harless led the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin as general manager. Prior to joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Harless spent 27 years with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. Harless graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the professional hospitality team at Skirvin Hilton,” adds Harless. “We are prepared and eager to welcome our guests back to the hotel, where our more than 100 years of tradition, elegance and luxury will remain apparent at every turn. As we get back to serving our guests, we remain committed to the highest standards of service, cleanliness and safety. Our doors are open, and we hope to see you soon.”

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