News for the Hospitality Executive
Marriott's Highest Honor, the Partnership Circle Award,
Four Franchise Owner Groups, E.J. Del Monte Corporation,
PCH Hotels and Resorts, White Lodging and Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.
Marriott’s 2011 Partnership Circle Award Winners:
E.J. Del Monte Corporation of Rochester, NY, owns a total of 17 Marriott-branded hotels, including the award-winning Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Rochester Hotel & Spa and the completely renovated Rochester Airport Marriott, as well as 15 select-service hotels. A family-owned business for 57 years, E.J. Del Monte has consistently delivered on guest service and has been a true partner to Marriott.
PCH Hotels & Resorts of Birmingham, AL, owns and operates four Marriott Hotels & Resorts and four Renaissance Hotels in their home state of Alabama. Their properties include the historic Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa and the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, which not only consistently deliver on guest satisfaction, but showcase some of the state’s most beautiful cities and resort areas.
White Lodging of Merrillville, IN, opened the first franchised Fairfield Inn hotel in 1990. White Lodging operates more than 130 hotels across Marriott’s portfolio of brands, including the 1,005 room JW Marriott Indianapolis and the recently approved 1,003 room Austin Marriott Marquis. One of Marriott’s largest franchisees, White Lodging has received Marriott’s Partnership Circle Award nine times.
Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio, opened the Cincinnati Marriott Northeast in 1996. Since then, the company’s portfolio has grown to include 17 Marriott hotels. Consistent with the Marriott philosophy, Winegardner & Hammons believes in taking care of their associates and has a strong culture of guest service, helping make them a 13-time recipient of Marriott’s Partnership Circle Award.
In addition to presenting the Partnership Circle Awards, Marriott honored franchisees for their achievements in the following categories: Developer of the Year, Opening of the Year, Conversion of the Year, Best New Product, Best Renovation, Food & Beverage Excellence and Service Excellence. A full list of award winners follows.
2011 MINA AWARD WINNERS
E.J. Del Monte Corporation
PCH Hotels and Resorts
Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.
Developer of the Year
HEI Hotels & Resorts
Opening of the Year
Conversion of the Year
Best New Product
Food and Beverage Excellence
Highest Honor, the Partnership Circle Award, Presented to Eleven
Select-service and Extended-stay Franchise Owner Groups / June 2009
|Seven Franchisees Awarded Marriott’s Highest Honor, the Partnership Circle Award / June 2006|
|Marriott Honors Top Hotel Owner and Franchise Companies; Over 20 Companies Recognized for Hospitality Excellence / October 2004|