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Hilton Appoints Two New General Managers to Crystal City, Virginia Area Hotels

Tom Mamalis joins as General Manager of Hilton Crystal City and Charles Hill joins as General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC ‑ Crystal City

Crystal City, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) recently announced the appointments of Tom Mamalis as general manager of Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport — one of the latest additions to the Hilton Management Services portfolio — and Charles Hill as general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City. Both properties contribute to Hilton’s expanding Washington DC area and northern Virginia portfolio. 

Tom Mamalis, general manager of Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport

A seasoned hospitality veteran with over 17 years of experience in a general manager role, Tom Mamalis joins Hilton Crystal City from Hilton New Orleans Airport where he was the general manager since 2014. In Tom’s new position, he is responsible for overseeing the guest experience and hotel operations of the 386-room Hilton Crystal City. 

From 2012 to 2014, he held the title of general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs. Prior to joining Hilton, Tom was the general manager at the Marriott Waterford in Oklahoma City from 2009 to 2012. Throughout his career, he’s also held various roles with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, among others. Tom attended the business administration program at the University of Greece in Athens. 

“It’s an exciting time to join Hilton Crystal City, and I’m ready for this new opportunity,” said Tom Mamalis, general manager of Hilton Crystal City. “As one of Hilton’s newest managed properties, we are thrilled to showcase our amenities and services to new guests from all over the world while continuing to deliver exceptional experiences to our guests who have stayed with the hotel year after year.” 

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport is one of the latest additions to the Hilton Management Services portfolio this year and will undergo a $24 million renovation over the next couple of years.

The property is located near some of Washington DC’s top attractions, including downtown Washington DC, Georgetown, the National Monument and some of the destination’s top shopping and restaurants. The hotel provides visitors with an array of services and amenities, including 25,000 square feet of meeting space, inclusive of three ballrooms and 22 meeting and banquet rooms, a fitness center with indoor heated pool and a rooftop sundeck, business and self-serve shipping center and variety of dining options. 

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport is located at 2399 VA-110, Arlington, VA 22202. For reservations, visit Hilton Crystal City or call (703) 418-6800. 

Charles Hill, general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City

With nearly 18 years of experience with Hilton, Charles Hill joins DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City from Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington, D.C. - Convention Center. In Charles’ new role at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City, he oversees the day-to-day operations and guest experience of the 627-room property featuring 34,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and several food and beverage outlets.

Charles began his hospitality career in 2002 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tysons Corner as a front office supervisor before moving into sales. In 2005, he joined Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington, D.C. - Convention Center where he held various roles including assistant general manager and director of sales before eventually being promoted to general manager in 2013. Charles graduated from Virginia Tech University with a bachelor of science degree in Marketing Management. 

“I’m delighted to continue my career with Hilton and to continue to make a difference among my team members here in the D.C. area,” said Charles Hill, general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City. “Having started my hospitality career with Hilton and been given the ability to develop my skills in both sales and operations throughout the years, I’m proud to work for the #1 Best Company to Work For in the U.S. Hilton empowers employees and propels them for success in every position.”  

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City is located at 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. For reservations, visit DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City or call (703) 416-4100. 

Both Hilton Crystal City and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City are part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. 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 and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.


About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 139 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.


About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For over a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With nearly 600 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Hotels & Resorts by booking at hiltonhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hilton Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/hhr, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 640 hotels with more than 145,800 rooms across 52 countries and territories. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at doubletree.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/doubletree, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.