Atrium Hospitality appointed Hector M. Jeyakaran as the new GM of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston, W.Va., a 253-suite hotel in the capital city’s downtown. Jeyakaran brings more than two decades of hospitality management experience to his new role, including 16 years at Hilton-branded hotels in North Carolina.
Jeyakaran’s appointment to Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston, W.Va., represents his return to the brand after a year as GM of Residence Inn by Marriott Raleigh Downtown in North Carolina. For 13 years before that, he served in a dual role as director of operations for five Hilton hotels in Raleigh for Winwood Hospitality Group, and as GM of the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek. In 2012, he was named GM of the Year for the Embassy brand.
“Hector’s record with Hilton and Embassy Suites has been quite impressive, leading the hotels he has managed to top awards within the brand for performance,” Daniel Abernethy, president of Atrium Hospitality, said in a statement. “We welcome him to the Atrium family and anticipate that his contributions to Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston, W.Va., will be equally stellar.”
From 2001-2005, Jeyakaran served as GM of Cardinal Club (now City Club) of Raleigh, N.C. His career also includes director of food and beverage positions for Hilton North Raleigh and Millennium Durham in North Carolina, St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, and Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Ariz.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston offers 253 two-room suites and 22,400 square feet of meeting space, including central Charleston’s largest ballroom. It is also the exclusive caterer for The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, which has 16,000 square feet of function space, and offers menu items to meet every taste – from schoolchildren to corporate CEOs. The hotel offers proximity to downtown businesses and attractions, and Yeager Airport is 15 minutes away.