ORLANDO—John Luke has been appointed general manager at the 1,400-room Hilton Orlando connected to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Luke comes from Hilton Minneapolis and will take over operations for the AAA Four Diamond hotel, effective June 29. Luke began his 33-year career with Hilton Worldwide in high school when a new hotel opened near his home in a suburb of Detroit. He worked there through college and after graduation was recruited by Hilton and hired into the Hilton Management Development Program. He completed his Management Training at Hilton Chicago and Palmer House Hilton and went on to develop a vast understanding of hospitality with a focus on front office and revenue management.
While rising through the ranks of Hilton, Luke has held positions across the United States including director of front office operations for Hiltons in New York, San Francisco, Georgia and Los Angeles. He was also assistant general manager at Waldorf Astoria in New York and New York Hilton Midtown.