Atrium Hospitality today announced Swietlana Cahill is the new general manager of the company's Hilton Long Beach in California. Cahill joins Atrium with more than 25 years of hospitality experience, including 12 years in the Los Angeles area. The 399-room/suite Hilton Long Beach is owned and operated by Alpharetta, Georgia-based Atrium Hospitality, which is ranked one of the nation's largest hotel owners and operators.
Cahill's extensive hospitality career includes properties in five states, spanning well-known brands and boutique hotels, including The Peabody Memphis in Tennessee. Prior to her role with Atrium, Cahill served as general manager of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport. Under Cahill's direction, guest satisfaction and associate satisfaction scores at the hotel significantly improved. She was recognized for her outstanding performance with numerous accolades from the brand and hotel ownership, including the "General Manager of the Year" and the "Excellence in Profit Award," among others. Her career in the Los Angeles area also encompasses the role of general manager at the 683-room/suite, historic Millennium Biltmore Downtown, including overseeing 70,000 square feet of meeting space. Cahill's additional experience with the Hilton brand includes serving as general manager at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown and at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Commerce.
Cahill has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from PMP College in Russia. She also attended Moscow University in Russia to study math and philosophy. She is a member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and the Hotel Association of Los Angeles. She serves as a committee vice president and in board positions on the Irvine Concourse Association, a 48-acre, pedestrian-friendly, master-planned business campus. In addition, she has participated as an executive board member on the Central City Association of Los Angeles and with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Working with her team members to serve in the community is a part of her management style, including collaborating with area nonprofits to feed the hungry.
Atrium Hospitality President Daniel Abernethy recognized Cahill's emphasis on associate relations and mentoring. "At the foundation of Swietlana's award-winning performance record is her focus on ensuring the hotel talent base is happy with opportunities for personal growth," Abernethy said. "Swietlana is an exemplary addition to Atrium Hospitality, as we continue to expand nationwide. She has established a reputation in the hospitality industry for her ability to be in tune at the individual associate level and for her creativity to deliver on a balanced workplace environment."
Cahill expressed her enthusiasm with joining the Atrium family. She noted that the company's core values of perseverance, respect, service and teamwork align with her own personal standards. "I am impressed with Atrium Hospitality's inviting culture and core beliefs for fostering an enjoyable workplace," Cahill said. "I have found that by treating associates as 'internal guests,' the result is a much happier, better engaged talent base for delivering on memorable guest stays."
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