|MEMPHIS, Tenn - June 1, 1999-- Promus Hotel Corporation
(NYSE: PRH) recently recognized 44 properties as 1999 Pinnacle Award-winning
Hotels at Promus' annual Systems Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The properties
were among the best performers of the company's worldwide portfolio of
more than 1,300 hotels.
"In a year of very stiff competition, the 1999 Pinnacle Award winners
consistently outperformed national, local and brand competition," said
Tom Keltner, president of brand performance and development. Each hotel
further distinguished itself from its competitors by understanding and
serving customers better."
hotels were recognized as "best of the best" based on their high ranking
for quality, guest satisfaction and business performance. Two-thirds of
the scoring was related to quality and product, with the remaining one-third
based on financial performance.
The 1999 Pinnacle Award winners, by category,
Top Performing Hampton Inn/Hampton Inn Suites
in a Large Market (More than 150,000 Population):
Hampton Inn/Hampton Inn Suites Large Market
International Hotel (More than 150,000 population):
First place Lexington/Georgetown Hampton Inn, Ky.;
Second place Spokane Hampton Inn, Wash.;
Third place Winston-Salem/I-40 Stratford Rd., N.C.;
Runners-Up Richmond-West Hampton Inn, Va.; Birmingham-Colonnade Hampton
Inn, Ala.; Milwaukee Airport Hampton Inn, Wis.; Montgomery-East Hampton
Inn, Ala.; Shreveport/Bossier City Hampton Inn, La.; New Orleans/St. Charles
Ave. Hampton Inn, La.; Des Moines-Airport Hampton Inn, Iowa; and Wilmington
Hampton Inn Suites, N.C.
Hampton Inn/Hampton Inn Suites Small Market
(Less than 150,000 Population):
First place Calgary Hampton Inn Suites, Alberta, Canada;
Second place Hampton Inn San Jose, Costa Rica;
Third place Hampton Inn San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Top Performing Embassy Suites:
First place Kalispell Hampton Inn, Mont.;
Second place Hinesville Hampton Inn, Ga.;
Third place Eden Hampton Inn, N.C.;
Runners-Up Russellville Hampton Inn, Ariz.; Boynton Beach Hampton Inn,
Fla.; Venice Hampton Inn Suites, Fla.; Idaho Falls Hampton Inn, Idaho;
Brookhaven Hampton Inn, Miss.; Lexington/Col Alto Hampton Inn, Va.; Mount
Airy Hampton Inn, N.C.; and Gadsden Hampton Inn, Ala.
Top Performing Homewood Suites:
First place Embassy Suites Omaha, Neb.;
Second place Embassy Suites Los Angeles-International Airport/North, Calif.;
Third place Embassy Suites San Antonio International Airport, Texas;
Runners-Up Embassy Suites San Diego/La Jolla, Calif.; Embassy Suites Pleasant
Hill-Walnut Creek, Calif.; Embassy Suites Greenville Resort Hotel, S.C.;
and Embassy Suites Abilene, Texas.
Top Performing Doubletree Hotels:
First place Harrisburg-West Homewood Suites, Pa.;
Second place Lafayette-Rossville Exit Homewood Suites, Ind.;
Third place Houston-Clear Lake Homewood Suites, Tex.;
Runners-Up Jackson Homewood Suites, Miss. and Alexandria Homewood Suites,
Promus Hotel Corporation is one of the world's premier lodging companies
with system-wide revenues of more than $5 billion. The company operates,
franchises or owns hotels throughout the U.S., and in Canada, Mexico and
Latin America. It is the franchisor and operator of a number of popular
hotel brands: Doubletree Hotels and Guest Suites, Embassy Suites, Homewood
Suites, Club Hotels by Doubletree, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn Suites, Embassy
Vacation Resort, Hampton Vacation Resort and Red Lion Hotels and Inns.
First place Doubletree Guest Suites Austin, Texas;
Second place Doubletree Hotel Santa Barbara-Fess Parker=s Resort, Calif.;
Third place Doubletree Guest Suites Boston/Waltham, Mass.;
Runners-Up Doubletree Guest Suites Orlando International Airport, Fla.;
Doubletree Hotel San Diego-Mission Valley, Calif.; Doubletree Hotel New
Orleans-Lakeside, La.; and Doubletree Hotel Houston-Post Oak, Texas.