Dave Smith began his Hilton career in 1987 at the Hilton Anaheim working in various positions including in the finance department and front office. In 1994, he joined the Flamingo Hilton Las Vegas as director of front office operations before being transferred to New Orleans as resident manager of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside and Hilton New Orleans Airport. In 2003, Smith was promoted to general manager of Hilton Cancun Golf and Spa Resort and received another promotion to the position of general manager Hilton Miami Airport in 2006. In 2009, relocated back to California in 2009 to open the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
A native of Southern California, Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, New Orleans, in Social Sciences with a minor in Business Studies. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in San Diego with their two teenage daughters. When not busy with work and family, Smith can often be found on the mound – pitching for adult men’s and co-ed softball teams in Poway and Santee.
Dave Smith is thrilled to welcome your group to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront!