Named General Manager
At Washington Hilton - WA, USA
Jarka brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as general manager of Hilton Minneapolis, the largest hotel in the state of Minnesota. He first joined the hotel industry in 1988 as a front office agent at the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York City. Throughout his career, Jarka has served as director of operations at The Grand Hyatt New York, The Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Hyatt Dulles, Sheraton Stamford, Sheraton New Orleans, before becoming vice president of hotel operations at Mohegan Sun where he was instrumental in achieving the number two customer service rating for Luxury Casino Hotels. Jarka joined Hilton in 2011 as hotel manager of New York Hilton Midtown where he effectively managed all aspects of the operation, including a multi-million-dollar renovation of the property.
Jarka has a degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI and has continued his education throughout his career through hospitality management programs at Cornell University.