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Two Cincinnati Marriott Properties Managed by Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.,
Claim Top Awards at Marriott International Global Conference

Cincinnati, OH., June 7, 2007 - Both the Cincinnati Airport Marriott and the Cincinnati Marriot North were multiple award winners at the 2007 Marriott International Global Conference held recently in San Francisco, CA. President and Chief Operating Officer of Marriott International North America Lodging Operations, Robert J. McCarthy made the official presentation where 343 Marriott Hotels & Resorts throughout the U.S. were represented. "Our associates are the company's most important assets and I'm extremely proud of this outstanding recognition for our home-based Cincinnati team," said Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. Senior Vice President of Marketing, Mike Conway. 

Cincinnati Airport Marriott General Manager Paul O'Connor won dual National Awards for Leadership Excellence and Sales Leadership and the 295-room property received a national award for Market Excellence. "All the credit for this goes to our 140 associates' hard work and successes," said O'Connor. "We are careful and deliberate in our hiring process and we make it a priority to recognize the associates' hard work and successes."  This award-winning property is located just one mile from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and is within minutes of Toyota North American Headquarters, Entex, Fidelity, and downtown Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Marriot North was awarded the Leadership Excellence award and the 295-room hotel took home a National Award for Customer Excellence. Jason Kreul, general manager also praised his associates as instrumental in the property's ongoing success. Ideally situated in a suburban setting, just northwest of the city, the hotel is a part of West Chester's flourishing Union Centre area and convenient to Procter and Gamble Beckett Ridge Technical Center, totes>Isotoner(r) and General Electric. Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. The full-service hotel management company is headquartered in Cincinnati and has been the recipient of numerous Marriott International Franchise awards including nine Partnership Circle Awards. According to McCarthy, Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. remains the company leader with nine consecutive wins. 

For more information on these award-winning hotels, please contact them directly: Cincinnati Airport Marriott: 859-586-0166 or visit Cincinnati Marriot North: 513-874-7335 or visit

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,900 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

About Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.
Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. is a full-service hotel management company with a reputation for progressive and successful hospitality management.  The WHI owned/managed portfolio includes resorts, all-suite, extended-stay, full service and conference center hotels in many diverse markets across the United States.  WHI currently manages over 26 hotels in the United States and is affiliated with most major hotel brands.  For more information on WHI, please visit our web site at 


 Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.


Also See: Ron Antonucci, General Manager at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, Named Marriott International's General Manager of the Year / April 2007



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