Heavlin to Manage Hilton Phoenix Airport

TEMPE, AZ—Heavlin Management Company, LLC (HMC) has signed an agreement and assumed management of the four-story, 259 guestroom Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel in Phoenix.

Located adjacent to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, HMC, which also manages the Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport and the Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport, now manages more than 51% of full-service hotel rooms, 781 rooms, in the Phoenix Airport Submarket.

“The company has been incredibly successful over the past 18 months growing its management portfolio and providing strategic operations improvement plans at our properties to elevate guest experience and owner value,” said Frank Heavlin, president of Heavlin Management Company. “The addition of the Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel brings our portfolio to seven properties, 550 employees and 1,208 guestrooms in Arizona and Alaska.”

HMC also made a slate of new appointments: Sally Shaffer has been appointed GM of the property; Lynn Flosi joins as director of sales & marketing; Hammad Akbar joins as director of F&B; John Carpenter will be the director of human resources; Ron Lindblad will be director of rooms; Jason Fisk has been appointed chief engineer; and Crystal Bensema is now the controller.

The hotel underwent an extensive $8-million renovation in 2015, and an additional $750,000 property improvement plan is scheduled to add upgrades to the restaurant, bar and other common areas as well as parking lot improvements. 

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