News for the Hospitality Executive
Hilton and Marriott Recognize Several
Windsor Management Services Employees
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – June 22, 2010 - In the first half of 2010, nearly 1 million guests stayed in 30 upscale hotels throughout the U.S. managed by Windsor Management Services, the management arm of Windsor Capital Group, Inc. headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif.
Guests experienced best-in-class service, evidenced by recent awards given by Hilton and Marriott, recognizing the Windsor team for its industry leadership.
“I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished in the first half of the year,” said Bill Upshaw, President and Chief Operating Officer of Windsor Management Services. “We’ve got a fantastic and dedicated team that is committed to our guests, to the owners who trust us to manage their hotels and to upholding the impeccable reputation Windsor Management Services has built during 30 plus years.”
Tim Billing, General Manager of the California-based Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo, was awarded the prestigious Hervey Feldman General Manager of the Year Award from Embassy Suites. This annual award recognizes one General Manager whose outstanding contributions led to their hotel’s success.
Billing also joins Embassy Suites Brea-North Orange County General Manager Russ Tanakaya in the 2010-2011 class of the Embassy Suites Circle of Leadership. They are two of only seven General Managers selected by Embassy Suites to participate in the leadership program this year. More than 200 General Managers were eligible.
Windsor Management Services team members are consistently recognized with the Spirit of Embassy awards, given to those who have made outstanding contributions to their properties, communities and colleagues. Out of the 10 Spirit of Embassy winners named in March and April 2010, four were Windsor employees:
Windsor Management Services has been named the management company for the highly anticipated, 403-suite, new-build Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown Convention Center. The hotel is planned to be a LEED-certified building. Robert Kisabeth has been named the General Manager of the property, and Judy Esterbrook the Director of Sales and Marketing.
Located directly across from the Colorado Convention Center, the property boasts 403 guest suites and 14 meeting rooms with more than 23,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space, a 300-seat restaurant with plans for an additional leased restaurant and retail space, state-of-the-art fitness facility, spa, indoor pool, business center and full valet service with onsite parking. Its unique architectural features include the Embassy Suites’ signature lush garden atrium with a soaring 13-story glass “Sky Curtain.”
“It promises to be a strong year,” added Upshaw. “Our dedicated Windsor Management Services team, more than 2,000 strong, is determined to be the industry’s best management company. Our guests, owners and communities can attest to that.”
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|Also See:||Windsor Capital Group chosen to manage new build, 403-room Embassy Suites hotel at Denver Convention Center, slated to open December 2010 / February 2010|