MEMPHIS, Tenn. and MCLEAN, Va. - Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) industry-first All Suites portfolio, recognized top hotels and team members as best in class performers during the recent brand leadership conference held in Dallas, Texas. Top honors went to Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile-East Bay/Daphne in Alabama and Home2 Suites by Hilton Biloxi North/D'Iberville, located in Mississippi, who were awarded the company's prestigious Connie Award. Both hotels have achieved the highest status for their respective brands for the second year in a row.
The Connie Award, named after Hilton Worldwide's founder Conrad Hilton, is awarded to the top performing hotel of the year based on three key components: quality assurance audits measuring cleanliness, condition and brand standards, customer satisfaction scores rating staff service and the quality of the hotel's physical accommodations. Each winning hotel will receive a monetary award to host a celebratory event for its team members and a recognition trophy for achieving the highest score in the brand system in all of these categories.
General Manager of the Year and Director of Sales of the Year awards were also presented. Nominated by their colleagues, these individuals were recognized for their exceptional leadership and passionate dedication to achieving the highest level of operational excellence. The winners are:
Homewood Suites by Hilton
- General Manager of the Year- Gayle Wilkinson, Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville-Downtown
- Director of Sales of the Year- Sandra Haynes, Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport/Bossier City
Home2 Suites by Hilton
- General Manager of the Year- Juan Torres, Home2 Charlotte I-77 South
- Director of Sales of the Year- Stefanie Beaugez, Home2 Suites by Hilton Biloxi North/D'Iberville
"We are proud to recognize and celebrate our dedicated team members that have embraced a daily commitment to deliver an exceptional experience by outrageously pleasing our guests in helping travelers feel at home whether for a night or an extended stay," said Adrian Kurre, global head of Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton. "Each of our winners exemplifies the true spirit of hospitality and continues to exceed service expectations. Congratulations to all of our 2015 winners on this well-deserved honor."
Other top brand recognition awards included Top New Hotel Performance, Be at Home Culture Award, and Excellence in Operational Leadership. For a complete list of 2015 award winners for each brand, visit the Homewood Suites by Hilton Media Center and the Home2 Suites by Hilton Media Center.
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About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 385 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, is an award-winning leader that has been named "Top Extended Stay" hotel by J.D. Power the last six years. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast and complimentary evening social every Monday-Thursday. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can't be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com ornews.homewoodsuites.com.
About Home2 Suites by Hilton
Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest growing brands in the history of Hilton Worldwide, is a mid-tier, all-suite award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations with flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites offers complimentary breakfast selections with hundreds of combinations; innovative and customizable guest room design; laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a pet friendly environment. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can't be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Visithttp://www.home2suites.com/ for additional information orwww.home2franchise.com/ for franchising opportunities.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprised of more than 4,600 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with more than 758,000 rooms in 100 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter,YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Instagram.