Hilton Hotels Corp. recently selected two new ad agencies: Young & Rubicam/Irvine for Hilton brand creative services; and OMD/L.A., Atlanta and New York for media services for the Hilton Family of Hotels and its individual brands. The company will announce an agency selection soon for creative services for the Hilton Family of Hotels and the HHonors guest reward program.
Lane Hospitality selected Benjamin West to provide ff&e purchasing services for the renovation and conversion of a Holiday Inn in Gulfport, MS to a 150-room Courtyard by Marriott.
New vice president of sales for Atlanta-based Hotel Booking Solutions is Alan Young. Most recently, he was chief marketing officer for Hotel Information Systems.
Safemark Systems was named preferred in-room safe vendor for both Wyndham Hotels and Avendra, the Maryland-based procurement services firm.
Software developer Visual One landed a contract to supply systems to the Forbury Hotel in the U.K. The company will provide PMS, point of sale, sales & catering, web bookings and sales ledger systems to the 24-unit hotel, restaurant and bar.
Nick Peterson joined real estate advisory firm Molinaro Koger as a managing director and head of the firm's new San Francisco office. He had been CFO and treasurer of FelCor Lodging Trust.
Recent appointments at Multi-Systems, Inc. include Leor Levi as director of information technology; Marc Voirol as manager, account management team; and Ted Warring as chief scientist.
New president and CEO of Adaco Services is Mark Pinsley. He replaces Thomas Metzen, who co-founded the procurement software company in 1985.
Television industry veteran Kelly Cline joined Fox Cable Networks as senior vice president of business and legal affairs. She previously held a similar post at 20th Century Fox Television.
Timothy England joined Hays Fluid Controls as a regional manager in the Upper Midwest. He had been sales and marketing manager for Varidigm, a manufacturer of HVAC controls.
Zimmerman Partners, a unit of Omnicom, purchased The Zimmerman Agency, an unrelated Tallahassee, FL-based advertising, public relations and interactive firm specializing in the hospitality industry.
Hospitality furniture manufacturer MTS Seating recently celebrated its 50th year in business. Dean Curtis and Paul Swy founded the company in Bedford Township, MI in 1955.
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