Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead appointed Kerrington Hing as GM of the 127-room hotel. In his new position, Hing will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the hotel, including hotel management, guest experience and day-to-day operations of the property, comprised of a 15,000-square-foot spa, meeting and event space and 47 private residences.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kerry to the team at Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead,” Dino Michael, global head of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at Hilton, said in a statement. “Leading the newest addition to Hilton’s luxury portfolio, Kerry will continue to elevate the brand’s unforgettable experiences and True Waldorf Service, strengthening the innovation and unprecedented growth of the Waldorf Astoria portfolio.”
A 27-year hospitality veteran, Hing most recently served as GM of Waldorf Astoria Park City (Utah) for more than seven years. Before becoming a GM with Waldorf Astoria, he served as GM at The Ritz-Carlton Club, Aspen (Colo.) Highlands and The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Mont.
Hing began his career at Minneapolis Airport Marriott as a credit manager before joining Portland (Ore.) Marriott as assistant controller. He then joined JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif., as senior assistant controller before taking on the role of director of finance at Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel, The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club and JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. Hing went on to serve as area director of finance and then hotel manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colo., until 2009.
Hing holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn.