Washington, D.C.

Hilton Washington DC National Mall announced the appointments of two seasoned hospitality professionals to lead its executive team.

Claudia Eggspuhler was named general manager of the property. She comes to Hilton Washington DC National Mall with more than 17 years of experience in hospitality and tourism managing hotels across the US.

Eggspuhler, a Swiss native, built a career developing personnel and original programing at dynamic, respected hotels. Most recently she served as the general manager at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Virginia. Prior to that, she was general manager at properties including The Adolphus in the Dallas Fort Worth area and The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Eggspuhler has also earned degrees in Hotel Management from the Hotel Schule Belvedere and Business from the College of Oberwinterthur, both in Switzerland.

Vanessa Wilson is the new director of sales and marketing for the Hilton Washington DC National Mall. In this role, she will leverage her 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, Wilson served as the director of sales and marketing at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Virginia and the Hilton Washington, DC North Gaithersburg Hotel in Maryland.

Wilson was honored with the prestigious “Director of Sales of the Year” award in 1999 and 2007 while leading the sales team at the Doubletree Washington, DC, as well as the “Sales Team of the Year” award in 2010 while at the Hilton Washington, DC North Gaithersburg Hotel. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of the District of Columbia.

The 367-room hotel represents the brand’s latest expansion in metropolitan Washington. The property offers 23,000 square feet of fresh meeting and event space and is centrally located just steps from the National Mall and the city’s bustling waterfront.