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Homewood Suites Names Top Performing Hotels of 2011
MCLEAN, VA – February 28, 2012 – Homewood Suites by Hilton , the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced its top performing properties of 2011. Taking top honors as the 2011 Connie Award Winner was Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile-East Bay/Daphne, AL.
The Connie Award, named after Hilton Worldwide’s founder Conrad Hilton, is awarded to the top 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. Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile-East Bay/Daphne is overseen by General Manager Chuck Cuff and Director of Sales Sandy Caruso. The 104-suite hotel is located on the Eastern Shore of Baldwin County near the scenic Mobile Bay.
Cuff was also named General Manager of the Year, while Kent Stine of Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Collins, CO was named Director of Sales of the Year.
Homewood Suites also honored hotels from the brand’s portfolio of more than 300 properties in a variety of categories from Food & Beverage Team of the Year to Top New Hotel Performance during the awards ceremony at Homewood’s annual brand conference.
In addition, the first annual Spirit of Homewood Suites award was given to the Books for Kids Foundation, an early childhood education advocacy group. The Spirit of Homewood Suites award recognizes a company that best aligns with Homewood Suites’ “Nature, Nurture, Learn” principle and makes an impact beyond our guests and to the community around us. The mission of the Books for Kids Foundation is to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk preschool-aged children. Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books, and partners with literacy programs to develop the critical early foundation and skills which these young children need to be successful in life.
About Homewood Suites
Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 300 hotels open with approximately 80 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, additional guest features include an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, complimentary grocery shopping services**, a complete business center, and laundry services at most locations.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,700 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
Jennifer Q. Hughes
Homewood Suites Brand Communications
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