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Richfield Hospitality Names 2011 President's Circle Award Winners
Recognizing Their Top Achievers

DENVER, Colo., March 26, 2012Richfield Hospitality, a leading hotel management company, today announced its 2011 President’s Circle Award winners at its annual meeting held in Minneapolis.  The awards recognize outstanding achievements by hotel teams, general managers, sales and revenue managers across the company’s portfolio of managed properties.
Winner Hotel
Rising Star Sales Manager of the Year John Crosier Sheraton Fort Worth & Spa
Rising Star Sales Leader of the Year  
Katherine Lucas Hyatt Place UC Davis
Rising Star Revenue Management Excellence Morgan Martin Maingate Lakeside Resort & Tempo Miami
Catering Manager of the Year Meredith Harrell        
The Joule Dallas
BTSM Rachael Block Crowne Plaza Syracuse 
Manager of the Year Sarah Block Crowne Plaza Syracuse 
Sales Manager of the Year Linda Natoli Crowne Plaza Syracuse
Director of Sales of the Year Merrilee Phelps DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington
Revenue Management Excellence
Colleen Foligno Sheraton Chapel Hill
Sales Excellence Diane Reardon Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront
General Manager Sales Leadership 
Nitin Khanna Sheraton Chapel Hill

Team Awards
Award Team
Digital Marketing Excellence DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
Online Reputation Management La Quinta Inn & Suites Valdosta
Market Share Growth Tempo Miami
Market Excellence Hyatt Place UC Davis
Rising Star Sales Team of the Year Courtyard Fairfield Napa Valley
Sales Team of the Year - Select Service   
Radisson on John Deere Commons Moline
Sales Team of the Year - Full Service   The Joule - Dallas

“2011 was a tremendous year for Richfield, and we felt it was important to recognize the outstanding contributions made by the individuals and teams who are at the forefront of our success,”  said Greg Mount, President of Richfield Hospitality.  “These award winners have met a  broad spectrum of challenges, including adjusting to a new management company, repositioning initiatives, rebranding, renovations and sustaining significant marketplace advantages.  Their successes in challenging times are indicative of good things to come in 2012, and we congratulate them all.”

About Richfield Hospitality
Richfield Hospitality, Inc. is a leading hotel management company with a premier track record of maximizing profitability and improving asset values for hotel owners.  Richfield and its affiliates offer proven solutions and expertise to approximately 500 hotels and resorts.  From hotel operations and property management to electronic distribution and interactive marketing, Richfield achieves superior operating results through its strong commitment to owners, guests and associates.  Based in Denver, Richfield is part of City Developments Limited, one of the world’s largest real estate, hotel investment and technology conglomerates with a market capitalization exceeding US$6 billion.  Additional information about Richfield Hospitality may be found at the company’s website

Jerry Daly or Chris Daly
Daly Gray
(703) 435-6293

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