Robert J. Valentine, former general manager of the Hilton Hotel in Spokane, Wash., has been named manager of the Salt Lake Airport Hilton, according to Allen C. Hermansen, senior vice president of Hilton Inns Inc.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Valentine has 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in business administration specializing in hotel and restaurant management.