Pilar Van Eaton
Pilar Van Eaton joined Ledgestone Hospitality as Regional Director in April 2017. She has an extensive background, with more than 18 years of industry experience, excelling in operations and team leadership. Pilar graduated with honors from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She started her career working for an investment firm that owns hotels and other assets in Arizona. During her 13 years with that company, she held the positions of Food and Beverage Manager, Controller and General Manager and was responsible for operations, hotel acquisition, rebranding and product improvement plans. She has 10 years of experience with Hampton by Hilton and has also worked with Days Inn, Super 8, Red Lion as well as independent properties.
Most recently, Pilar has successfully opened a Hampton Inn & Suites and an Element by Westin, overseeing procurement, logistics, recruiting, training and ramp up. Pilar was named Red Lion’s GM of the year for 2013 and earned a Certified Hotel Administrator designation from the American Hotel and Lodging Association in 2014.