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Loews Hotels’ Chairman and CEO Jonathan Tisch Awards Loews
Philadelphia Hotel the company’s Top Honor - Hotel of the Year
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PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 11, 2008) - Loews Hotels’ Chairman and CEO Jonathan Tisch awarded two of the company’s 11 annual awards to Loews Philadelphia Hotel during its national meeting in Orlando. The hotel received the top award “Hotel of the Year” and Anthony Del Gaudio was named “Marketer of the Year.” Both awards recognize the accomplishments of the property since it opened in 2000.
 
Loews Philadelphia Hotel received the company’s top honor, “Hotel of the Year.”  The hotel was recognized for its overall commitment to guest and employee satisfaction, compliance with brand initiatives and standards, year-over-year profits in both average room rate and food and beverage outlets, and implementation of the “Good Neighbor Policy,” to list a few criteria for the award.
 
“I am extremely thrilled and proud to receive this honor,” said Loews Philadelphia Hotel General Manager Rick Staub. “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication our Stars (employees) provide our customers. We have the top industry service professionals at this hotel. I value their efforts day in and day out.”
 
Mr. Del Gaudio was honored for his leadership to benefit both the Loews brand and the Philadelphia property. He has forged numerous community partnerships including Covenant House, The Franklin Institute, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation and Philadelphia Museum of Art. The hotel’s integrated marketing efforts of Solefood restaurant and innovative guestroom packages reach countless guests. He has been with Loews Philadelphia Hotel since 2002 as the Director of Sales and Marketing and current post as Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He oversees the properties in Annapolis, Las Vegas, Montreal, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Quebec and Washington, D.C.
 
For 2007 Loews Philadelphia Hotels has been named a “Gold Key Award’ winner from Successful Meetings magazine and received a “Pinnacle” award from Meetings & Conventions magazine; “Best of East” from Meetings East and “Best Hotel in Philadelphia” from City Paper.
 
About Loews Philadelphia Hotel
The newly restored 581-room luxury Loews Philadelphia hotel is a combination of historic architecture and modern amenities in the landmark PSFS building. Located in the heart of Center City, one Philly’s most influential neighborhoods, the hotel is walking distance to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal, many historic attractions, museums, theaters, shops and restaurants. SoleFood Restaurant is a fusion of seafood and cutting edge culinary expertise, presenting seafood inspired dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 
About Loews Hotels
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels owns and/or operates 18 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. Loews boasts some of the industry’s most innovative and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road. For reservations or more information on Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or check www.loewshotels.com.
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Contact:

Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 
1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
www.loewshotels.com
 

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Also See: A 414-room Loews Hotel to be Centerpiece of 12th & Midtown, New Mixed-use Development on Atlanta's Midtown Mile / September 2007
Gigi Wiegman Appointed Executive Spa Director for the New, $11 million Spa Oceana at The Loews Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida / March 2008
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