News for the Hospitality Executive
Hilton Worldwide Names Annual North American Hotel
Development Award Winners
P.C. Amin of Shamin Hotels Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
MCLEAN, Va.--July 21, 2010--Hilton Worldwide today announced the recipients of the company’s annual hotel development awards for North America in five distinct categories: Lifetime Achievement, Developer of the Year, Best Conversion, Deal of the Year and Outstanding Achievement. The winners, selected by Hilton Worldwide, uphold the company’s standards of excellence in renovation, conversion, development, project management, community impact and investments. Recognizing achievement for 2009, the hotel development awards are presented across the company’s portfolio of hotel brands, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton.
“Our hotel owners are a vital part of our company’s development success. In the last year alone, Hilton Worldwide opened more than 300 new properties and successfully launched the Home2 Suites brand, which broke ground on its first property in December,” said Bill Fortier, Senior Vice President, Development, Hilton Worldwide. “We are proud to recognize the success and achievements of our top hotel developers, whose vision for design and development represents the light and warmth of hospitality we are committed to delivering to our valued guests."
The success of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, which consists of ten hotel brands with more than 3,600 hotels in 81 countries, begins with the development of quality properties. The following hotel developers and properties have been awarded the top recognition by Hilton Worldwide for producing premier quality hotels in 2009:
DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR
DEAL OF THE YEAR
After a highly successful year, Hilton Worldwide is focusing on continued expansion of its brands around the world in 2010. The company expects to open more than 300 additional hotels this year, bringing the total to well-beyond 3,600 world-class hotels across the globe, focusing that growth in luxury and full-service categories. In just three years, the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand has grown from four hotels to 20 hotels, and 18 Conrad Hotels & Resorts properties have been introduced around the world.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 91 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 592,000 rooms in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.
For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com
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