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The Peabody Hotel Group Names the Hilton Greenville, South Carolina
the PHG Hotel of The Year, 2005 
Natick, Massachusetts. APRIL 14, 2006. The Peabody Hotel Group  has named the  Hilton Greenville on West Orchard Park Drive, Greenville as its  PHG “Hotel of The Year, 2005”.  The Hilton Sales Team also won an unprecedented four Sales awards, including the company’s “Sales Team of the Year, 2005” award in a surprise ceremony that took place on March 29 at the hotel. 
Bill Bennett, a long time member of the hotel team and a highly respected member of the Greenville business community, won the “Director of Sales and Marketing of the Year” award, and his sales team members Tina Hamilton, Catering Sales Manager, and Dave Sorauf, Group Sales Manager, were awarded ‘Sales Manager of the Year’ titles for outstanding results in their respective departments.     

Peabody Hotel Group’s annual awards are given out based on the achievement of revenue, occupancy, rate and guest satisfaction targets. John Howard, General Manager of the Hilton Greenville, was delighted that his hotel to receive the “Hotel of the Year Award”.  “It is extremely satisfying for our hotel to win this award. It gives all our associates extra motivation to continue providing the outstanding service we are known for, in a clean and welcoming environment.” We had a great deal of competition from our eight sister hotels, and many of them had an incredibly strong case to support their claim to this title.  It was, by no means, a certainty that we would win”. He continued “Since the renovations took place in 2005, we have a very strong product, and our associates have raised service levels to match, which is a commendable feat. 

In a statement, David Shamoian, President of the PHG Brand Management Division, declared “The Hilton Greenville had a highly successful year in 2005.The Hilton’s outstanding sales team and associates who have a passion for excellence have thrived under the leadership of John Howard. The Hilton has gone from strength to strength. I am proud to have such professionals on my team.”   

The Hilton Greenville is owned and operated by the Peabody Hotel Group and is a member of Hilton Hotel Corporation’s family of hotels. The Peabody Hotel Group  owns and operates ten hotels in Massachusetts, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. 


Joanna Ouellette
Peabody Hotel Group
Marketing Services Manager
Phone: 508.651.8300 ext. 18
319 Speen Street
Natick, Massachusetts 01760

Also See: Craig Marshall Appointed to Regional Director of Operations, Peabody Hotel Group / March 2006
David V. Shamoian Elected the 2005 Chairman for The Owners’ Association of InterContinental Hotels Group / November 2004

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