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Hilton Hotels Corporation Recognizes
2004 Development Awards
Lawrence Lui, Stanford Hotels Corporation Named
Developer Of The Year for Hilton Hotels
& Resorts Brand


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - May 16, 2005 -- The Hilton Hotels & Resorts(R), Doubletree Hotels, Resorts, Guest Suites and Clubs(R) and Embassy Suites Hotels(R) brands recognized the top development champions of 2004 during the Hilton Hotels Corporation Full-Service Brands Owners Summit, held May 3-6 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Hotel development awards across the three brands were presented in four distinct categories: Best Conversion, Deal of the Year, Outstanding Achievement and Developer of the Year.

"As the Official Hotel Sponsor of the United States Olympic Team, the Hilton Family is honored to recognize outstanding achievement and celebrate the spirit of competition," said Tom Keltner, president - brand performance and development group, Hilton Hotels Corporation. "Just as our Olympic athletes strive to be higher, faster and stronger, our 2004 development award winners demonstrate that true spirit of competition in the quality of hotels they develop and their commitment to our communities and industry. Together with our hotel developers and combined with our turnkey programs that give them the tools to achieve success, we will perpetuate the Hilton Family momentum of having the largest development pipeline within the industry."

Best Conversion Winners

  • Hilton - Kenny Gibson, Westmont Hospitality, Hilton Whistler Resort, British Columbia, Canada and the Hilton Suites Airport, Winnipeg,  Manitoba, Canada
  • Doubletree - Douglas Dreher and Lara Latture, The Hotel Group, Doubletree Norwalk, Conn.
  • Embassy Suites Hotels - Pritesh Patel and Mitesh Raichada, Synergy Property Management, Embassy Suites Hotel Lubbock, Texas
Deal of the Year Winners
  • Hilton - Warren Q. Fields, Pyramid Advisors, LLC, Hilton Daytona  Beach Oceanfront Resort, Fla.
  • Doubletree - Bill Hunt, The Elmhurst Group, Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh City Center, Pa.
  • Embassy Suites Hotels - Ronnie Lam, Kam Sang Company, Embassy Suites Hotel Glendale, Calif.
Outstanding Achievement Winners
  • Hilton - Len Wolman, Waterford Group LLC, Hilton Hartford, Conn.
  • Doubletree - Susan Griffin, MFB Realty, Doubletree Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa, Miami Beach
  • Embassy Suites Hotels - Mitesh Shah, Noble Investment Group, Embassy Suites Hotel Winston-Salem, N.C.
Developer Of The Year Winners
  • Hilton - Lawrence Lui, Stanford Hotels Corporation, Hilton Washington Dulles International Airport; Hilton Santa Clara, Calif.; Hilton Suites Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Doubletree - Amrit Patel, Shirish Patel and Bill O'Connell, Orangewood LLC, Doubletree Guest Suites Anaheim Resort/Convention Center, Calif.
  • Embassy Suites Hotels - John Q. Hammons, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites Hotels in: Hampton, Va.; Huntsville, Ala.; Dallas-Frisco, Texas; Albuquerque, N.M.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Concord, N.C.
"We are delighted to present our full-service hotel development awards as a way to recognize owner commitment to maintaining and building top-quality hotels for our Hilton Family of Hotels," said Bill Fortier, senior vice president - franchise development, Hilton Hotels Corporation. "The development business is not easy. These winners have gone beyond the brand standards and have or will soon have hotels that our guests will be proud to call home when traveling. These awards are a means to express appreciation for the owners' brand loyalty and overall dedication to excellence, from the design stage to post-opening."

The Hilton Hotels Corporation Full-Service Brands Owners Summit offered opportunities for hotel owners and corporate team members to learn, network and build relationships through general sessions, brand-specific meetings, workshops and award presentations.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,200 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. 


Hilton Hotels Corporation

Also See: Stanford Hotels Corp. Breaks Ground on $31 million Expansion of the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport / Aug 2004
Stanford Hotels Appoints Jim Durbin as General Manager of Downtown San Diego Hotel Property Currently Undergoing a $38 Million Renovation / May 2004

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