Hilton San Francisco Union Square Appoints Steven Cowan as General Manager

Hospitality Veteran Will Oversee Largest Hilton on West Coast

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August 27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO - Hilton San Francisco Union Square has appointed Steven Cowan to the position of general manager. In his new role, Cowan will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the iconic 1,919-room hotel, ensuring it continues to be an industry leader for groups and leisure guests as well as ensuring it continues to push the boundaries of green hospitality.

"Steve's vast hospitality experience will be invaluable in leading Hilton San Francisco Union Square through its final phase of renovations," said Michael Dunne, San Francisco area general manager, Hilton Worldwide. "Bringing a wealth of knowledge managing the successful day-to-day operations of the iconic Washington Hilton, I know Steve will ensure the hotel continues to thrive as a meetings and leisure destination."

Most recently, Cowan served as the general manager of Washington Hilton, a position he held since 2009. In this role, he oversaw a two-year $150 million hotel restoration as well as numerous high profile events at the landmark hotel including the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. Additionally, Cowan has held the position of complex general manager for both the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City and Embassy Suites Crystal City - National Airport as well as general manager of DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Atlanta - Galleria. Before joining Hilton Worldwide, Cowan served as general manager with Berkeley Hotels located in Portland and Brunswick, Maine. He began his hospitality career as director of purchasing at Sheraton White Mountain Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire. 

Cowan attended the University of Maine and has served on several industry-related boards, including as Vice Chair of the Hotel Association of Washington, D.C. and as board member and former convention committee co-chair of Destination DC. Outside of the hospitality industry, Cowan is a private pilot who enjoys classic auto restoration. 

Hilton San Francisco Union Square is in its final phase of renovation, offering contemporary accommodations, just steps from shopping, dining and entertainment in the heart of Union Square. The property, which was recently ranked one of Cvent's Top 100 Meeting Hotels, features 134,500 square feet of meetings and special events space, including 73 meeting rooms and an opulent 30,000 square foot Grand Ballroom. Together with adjacent Parc 55 San Francisco, a Hilton Hotel, the properties offer nearly 3,000 rooms and 165,000 square feet of functional meeting space to serve as a one-stop-shop for groups.

To book a reservation at Hilton San Francisco Union Square, please visit Sanfrancisco.hilton.com or call +1 415 771 1400. 


Allison Finazzo
Quinn PR (For Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport)
+1 212 868 1900 ext. 262

David Trumble
+1 602 870 2721

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