Fact SheetHilton History
Read the news
By Property TypeBy Topic
Get the facts
Hilton HuanyingHilton Blue Papers and Research
- Photos & videos
Let us help you
Media Accommodation Request FormContact Us
Jacqueline ToppingsCONTACTMedia Inquiries ADDRESS7930 Jones Branch Drive
Brand Public Relations,
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
McLean, Virginia 22102
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.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.