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Hilton Corporation Recognizes the Best 2007
Hotel Developers for its Full-Service Brands


Champions for Hilton®, Doubletree® and Embassy Suites Hotels® 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - October 23, 2008 - The Hilton, Doubletree, and Embassy Suites Hotels brands recognized the top development champions of 2007 during the 2008 Hilton Hotels Corporation Full-Service Brands Owners Summit, held October 13-15 in La Quinta, Calif. Hotel development awards across the brands were presented in four distinct categories: Best Conversion, Deal of the Year, Developer of the Year and Outstanding Achievement. 

“Following another year of remarkable global growth for our company, we are proud to recognize our 2007 development award winners, who truly have embraced our Hilton Family of Hotels brand promise to ‘be hospitable’ and have proven their commitment to our communities and industry,” said Bill Fortier, senior vice president - development for the Americas, Hilton Hotels Corporation. “Together with our hotel developers and combined with our turnkey programs that give them the tools to achieve success, we celebrate, together with our owners, our industry leadership of having one of the largest development pipelines within the industry.” 

Developer of the Year – Multi-Brand 

David Marvin, Legacy Property Group; Doubletree Hotel Atlanta Northeast/Northlake, Hilton Garden Inn® Atlanta Downtown Aquarium 
Developer of the Year Winners by Brand 
Hilton: Mark Sharkey, Remington; Hilton Atlanta Marietta Conference Center 
Doubletree: Robert Kline, Chartres Lodging Group, LLC; Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile 
Embassy Suites: Bharat Patel, Sun Development & Management Corporation; Embassy Suites Ontario Airport/Palmdale/Newark Airport 
Best Conversion Winners by Brand 
Hilton: Warren Fields, Pyramid Hotel Group; Hilton Stamford, Conn. 
Doubletree: Jon Hempel, Hempel Properties, Inc.; The Hotel Minneapolis – A Doubletree Hotel 
Embassy Suites: Pace Cooper, Cooper Hotels; Embassy Suites Detroit/Airport 
Deal of the Year Winners by Brand 
Hilton: Arif Amlani, Prestige Hospitality Inc.; Hilton Calgary Airport, Alberta, Canada 
Doubletree: Robert Indeglia Jr., Magna Hotel Fund; Doubletree Hotel New York City – Wall Street Area 
Embassy Suites Hotels: Nicholas “Nick” Massad, Jr., American Liberty Hospitality, Inc.; Embassy Suites Houston Downtown 
Outstanding Achievement Winner by Brand 
Hilton: C. David Curry, Hobbs & Curry Family Limited Partnership; Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square 
Doubletree by Hilton®: Yukiko Nakayama, Desatur Cariari, S.A.; Doubletree Cariari by Hilton San Jose, Costa Rica 
Embassy Suites: Carola de Homsany & Ezra Homsany, Carola de Homsany & Family; Embassy Suites by Hilton® Panama 
“We are delighted to present these awards to developers who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in developing hotels within our family of brands that will exceed our guests’ expectations for gracious hospitality and excellent value,” said Bill Fortier, senior vice president – franchise development, Hilton Hotels Corporation. “We thank each of these developers for their commitment to maintaining and building top-quality hotels for our Hilton Family of Hotels.” 

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 the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,000 hotels and 500,000 rooms in 74 countries and territories, including 135,000 team members worldwide. 


Hilton Hotels Corporation

Also See: Hilton Hotels Corporation Recognizes Development Champions; William J. Yung, III, Columbia Sussex Corporation, Named the Hilton Brand Developer of the Year / September 2007
Hilton Recognizes Top Development Projects of 2003; RLJ Development, LLC, Highgate Holdings and Whiteco Industries & WPM Construction LLC Presented Awards for the Deal of the Year / March 2004

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