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Mario Thompson Appointed as Area Director of Sales and Marketing

Seventeen Year Hospitality Veteran to Oversee Three San Diego Area Hilton Hotels


Hilton San Diego Sales Complex has appointed Mario Thompson to the position of area director of sales and marketing for Hilton San Diego BayfrontHilton La Jolla Torrey Pines and DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Mission Valley.

Thompson most recently served as the director of sales and marketing at the 757-room Hilton Baltimore.

Mario joined Hilton in 2009 as a senior sales manager for the corporate and pharmaceutical markets at the 1249-room Hilton Atlanta. During his tenure at the downtown hotel, Thompson was promoted to assistant director of sales in 2011, and then to the director of sales position in 2012. In 2013, Mario joined the Hiltons of Washington, DC sales complex as the director of sales prior to joining Hilton Baltimore in 2015.

In his latest role, Thompson will oversee all marketing and sales activities while developing business strategies that drive market share, increase revenue and exceed business goals for the three San Diego hotels.

Prior to joining Hilton, Mario held leadership roles in the front office, sales and catering at the New York Marriott Downtown from 2001 to 2006 where he was awarded Chairman’s Circle in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, he was a senior sales manager for the Atlanta Marriott Marquis where he achieved President’s Circle in 2007 and 2008 Global Sales Team of the Year.

Mario enjoys golf, cooking and spending time with family. He will be relocating to San Diego with his wife Nicole and four daughters Briana, Olivia, April and Sophia.

About Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Hilton San Diego Bayfront, a 30-story, 1,190 room hotel, is located on the edge of the bay in downtown San Diego and situated on 12.79 acres of Bayfront land. The hotel boasts 165,000 square feet of meeting and event space, four restaurants, a 7,300 square foot health club and spa, 3,000 square feet of retail space, a 2,400 square foot business center along with San Diego’s first heated saltwater hotel swimming pool and nearly $2 million of commissioned public art. Hilton San Diego Bayfront is adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and PETCO Park, located at One Park Boulevard, San Diego, 92101. For additional information, please visit:

About Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines offers a unique San Diego experience with a setting unlike any other in southern California. A coastal retreat situated atop the bluffs of La Jolla and overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course and the majestic Pacific Ocean, sits the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. With each of the spacious 394 guest rooms featuring a private balcony or patio with magnificent views of the golf course, ocean or beautiful hotel gardens, the hotel offers a genuine San Diego experience. Minutes from the beautiful beach communities of La Jolla and Del Mar and 12 miles from the San Diego International Airport, the hotel offers a feeling of seclusion, yet remains close to everything San Diego has to offer. Located at 10950 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037. For additional information, please visit:

About DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

Rising 11 stories above the heart of San Diego’s Mission Valley, the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley is Southern California’s quintessential chic hotel. Located just 15 minutes from the San Diego International Airport (SAN) and adjacent the Hazard Center station San Diego Trolley stop, this hotel offers award-winning service with convenient access to San Diego’s most sought-after attractions. This beautiful Mission Valley hotel offers 300 spacious guest rooms, 25,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor function space that can accommodate conferences or events of up to 1,000 guests. For additional information, please visit:

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly 100 years, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests’ evolving needs. With more than 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Begin your journey at and learn more by visiting

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