Hilton Anaheim Senior Sales Manager, Anne Madden Appointed President-Elect of Philadelphia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International

July 13, 2012

The Hilton Anaheim family is extremely proud to announce that our very own Super Star, Senior Sales Manager, Anne Madden, CMP CTA , has been appointed as President-Elect of the Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (PAMPI). 

In her new role, Anne will be responsible for the Leadership Development and Advocacy committees.  In addition, she will work closely with the current President, in preparation for her Presidency as of July 2013.   Anne has been very active and shown her true Blue Energy colors  with PAMPI for several years, holding various leadership positions and most recently serving on the Board of Directors as Director of Special Events where she knocked it out of the park showing her colleagues at PAMPI that she is without a doubt the best person for the job.  Having obtained her CMP in 2008, she also continues to stay current with her certification by facilitating a study group twice a year.  Working remote from her Home office based in Philadelphia, Anne has been with the Hilton Anaheim team since March 2010 and is an integral part of the Hilton Anaheim Sales team.  Handling Pharmaceutical, Northeast Corporate and Association, she is strategically based near majority of her client base. 

Before joining Hilton, Anne spent 13 years with McGettigan/Maritz Travel and American Express working as a Travel Buyer dedicated to major pharmaceutical accounts. 

PAMPI is the 10th largest MPI chapter nationwide, and boasts a membership of over 550 meeting and event professionals.   Some of her accolades include 2010-2011 PAMPI Supplier of the Year Award, and recipient of two Hilton Pharmaceutical Vertical Sales Team awards. Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest association for the $102.3 billion meeting and event industry, is committed to positioning meetings and events as a key strategic component of an organization’s success. 

Anne will be attending MPI’s World Education Congress this September and MPI’s Chapter Business Summit this September. Congratulations Anne! We’re so lucky to have you on our team!



Hilton Anaheim Appoints Dane Gorup as Director of Food & Beverage

April 5, 2012

ANAHEIM, Calif. –April 4, 2012 – Hilton Anaheim today announced the appointment of Dane Gorup as director of food and beverage.  Dane Gorup will report to Shaun Robinson, general manager, and will be responsible for raising the profile of the hotel’s main food outlets including Mix Restaurant, Mix Lounge and Pool Bar & Grill as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the food and beverage department with the objective of increasing overall profitability. Gorup was promoted to this position after six years as the hotel’s catering and events director. Dane Gorup will continue to be based at the Hilton Anaheim and will begin his position immediately.

“Dane is an invaluable asset to our team,” said Shaun Robinson, general manager, Hilton Anaheim. “His knowledge of the hotel’s operations, passion for growth of his division and innovative approach to lead his team is what made the decision to promote him to director of food and beverage unanimous.”

“I look forward to working closely with our food and beverage operations team and sales team to continue the pursuit of hospitality excellence within our dining outlets and amazing meeting and ballroom space.”

Gorup brings 16 years of experience to his new role at Hilton Anaheim.  In his former role as director of catering, also at the Hilton Anaheim, he was responsible for overseeing the catering department’s $14 million revenue. Gorup coordinated food and beverage operations with the hotel’s 100,000 square feet of meeting space. Through his efforts, the department exceeded sales goals during numerous forecast periods by contracting recurring and new business. Gorup also developed training programs for his team that consisted of managers, coordinators and administrative staff, created key forecasts, budgets and business plans and participated in developing systems to help control food cost and increase overall profitability.

Gorup has continued to develop his hotel industry skills at Hilton Anaheim since 1995 where he began as restaurant manager and held various positions in the food and beverage and catering departments, ultimately reaching the position of director of food and beverage. Gorup received his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Public Relations form Utah State University.

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Chef Carroll Introduces “Fruit of the Month” to Hilton Anaheim

October 24, 2011

We recently introduced our new Executive Chef, Kyung Soo Carroll to you and he’s bringing a whole new approach to our hotel’s kitchen! One of his new ideas is to feature a “Fruit of the Month”! This month, Chef is featuring the fruit Rambutans! Have you heard of it? Here is Chef’s thoughts on this month’s fruit!

Fruit of the Month

Note from the Chef

This month I am Featuring Rambutan

 I was first introduced to this fruit  in my culinary travels and work in Bangkok Thailand. Rambutan’s, are an oval shaped 3–6 cm tropical fruit in the Sapindaceae (Evergreen tree) family . It is native to Southeast Asia. It is closely related to several other edible tropical fruits such as a lychee.

The leathery skin is reddish and covered with fleshy pliable spines, hence the name rambutan, derived from the Malay word rambut which means hairs. The fruit flesh is translucent with a sweet, mildly acidic flavor.

Great to eat while sipping a glass of Chardonnay!