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Jacob Ascher Named General Manager Of The Hilton Newark Airport Hotel
May 18, 2009
NEWARK, Nj. - It was announced today that Jacob Ascher, a native of Israel and resident of the U.S., has been appointed General Manager of the 378-room Hilton Newark Airport Hotel. Ascher has over 20 years of hospitality management experience possessing a strong international hotel background. His most recent position was serving as opening General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport Hotel in Costa Rica, Central America, where he was responsible for the hotel's opening which included the hiring and development of the property management team.
"We are thrilled in welcoming Jacob to his new position," said Ted Ratcliff, Senior Vice President, Operations, Eastern North America and Canada, Hilton Hotels Corporation. "His previous airport hotel management experience was essential in his appointment to this post. The Hilton Newark Airport Hotel is located in close proximity to Newark Liberty International Airport which is the nation's fifth busiest international air gateway and which serves the all-important metro New York / New Jersey region. The hotel is a popular hub for both leisure and business travelers flying both domestically and abroad."
In his role as General Manager of the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel, Ascher will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the recently renovated hotel which includes approximately 11,000 square feet of banqueting and conference space.
Throughout his distinguished career, Ascher has had extensive experience in participating in hotel openings, conversions, renovations and task force management. From 2006 to 2008, he served as General Manager of the 200-room Hilton Tobago Golf and Spa Resort in Trinidad and Tobago.
Ascher has served as Director of Operations at several international hotels including the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, The Bahamas, from 2002 to 2006 and at the Hilton Tel Aviv from 1999 to 2002. No stranger to the U.S. hotel industry, Ascher held key management posts in the areas of rooms/front desk operations and food and beverage at several Hilton branded properties throughout the 1990s including the Doubletree Guest Suites, Doubletree Post Oak and Hilton Plaza Hotel all located in Houston, Texas.
Ascher holds a Masters Degree in Hospitality Management (MHRM), a Bachelor of Arts in English, German and Spanish from the University of Houston, Texas and a degree from the University of Heidelberg, Germany in Foreign Languages and Economy. He will reside in New Jersey and has two daughters.
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