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MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today recognized its top owners and developers as winners of the 2017 Hilton Owner Awards. In addition to the annual Development Awards announced each year at the NYU conference, Hilton added a “Top Performer” category to celebrate owners achieving excellence in guest experience and business performance.

“Our owners are incredible partners and we are deeply appreciative of their many contributions to our nearly 100-year legacy of spreading the light and warmth of hospitality,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton. “Today we are honored to unveil our 2017 Hilton Owner Awards, which celebrate those owners who truly went above and beyond last year to help us in our journey to deliver exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time.”

2017 Top Performer Awards

Top Performer Award: Small Portfolio

  • First Class Hotels, LLC
     
    • Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
       
  • Goldman Sachs
     
    • Conrad Hotels & Resorts
       
  • Virginia Tech Foundation
     
    • Curio Collection by Hilton
       
  • Reading Hospitality, LLC
     
    • DoubleTree by Hilton
       
  • Woodbine Hospitality
     
    • Tapestry Collection by Hilton
       
  • The Woodlands Development Company
     
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton
       
  • First Bristol Corporation
     
    • Hilton Garden Inn
       
  • Midamerica Hotels Corporation
     
    • Hampton by Hilton
       
  • Kinseth Hospitality Companies
     
    • Tru by Hilton
       
  • Lighthouse Properties
     
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton
       
  • Sonya Investments
     
    • Home2 Suites by Hilton
       

Top Performer Award: Mid-Sized Portfolio

  • Welcome Group, Inc
     
    • Hilton Hotels & Resorts
       
  • Leadon Operations
     
    • DoubleTree by Hilton
       
  • AVR Realty Company, LLC
     
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton
       
  • The North Central Group
     
    • Hilton Garden Inn
       
  • Truss Development, LLC
     
    • Hampton by Hilton
       
  • High Hotels, Ltd.
     
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton
       
  • Magnolia Lodging, LLC
     
    • Home2 Suites by Hilton

Top Performer Award: Large Portfolio

  • The Raymond Group
     
    • Hilton Garden Inn
       
  • MCR Development, LLC
     
    • Hampton by Hilton
       
  • Apple Hospitality REIT
     
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton
       
  • Starwood Capital Group
     
    • Home2 Suites by Hilton
       

The Development Awards recognize the passion, creativity and innovative spirit of Hilton developers that are committed to quality projects, meet or exceed brand standards and have a positive impact on the local community. 

"We are excited to recognize our developers after a tremendous year of growth, innovation and success,” said Matt Wehling, senior vice president, development, U.S. and Canada, Hilton. “Our team is proud to work with our dedicated partners on world-class projects that create an everlasting impact on our guests, communities and the hospitality industry.”

The Hilton Development team selects the winners based on distinct criteria including, total number or quality of hotels developed and in operation, commitment to project quality, impact on local community and early adoption of newer brands.

2017 North American Development Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Alpesh Patel
     
  • Kana Hotel Group

Multi-Brand Developer of the Year

  • Robert G. Schaedle, III
     
  • Chartwell Hospitality, LLC

New Developer of the Year - Canada

  • Caroline Parent
     
  • Hotel Logisco S.E.C.
     
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Québec City /Saint-Romuald
     

New Developer of the Year – United States

  • Stephen J. Congel
     
  • Pyramid Management Group, LLC
     
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA
     

Developer of the Year – United States

  • Lifestyle:
     
    • Monty Hoffman, Mark Dorigan & Shawn Seaman - PN Hoffman
       
    • Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf
       
  • Full Service:
     
    • Roedel Companies
       
    • Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton
       
  • Focused Service:
     
    • Innisfree Hotels
       
    • Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Walton Beach
       
  • Focused Service:
     
    • OTO Development
       
    • Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton - Santa Monica
       
  • All Suites:
    • Mac Haik Realty
       
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston West - Katy & Embassy Suites By Hilton College Station

Developer of the Year – Canada

  • Dr. Steve Gupta
     
  • Eastons Group of Hotels Inc.
     
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport
     

New Build/Adaptive Reuse of the Year

  • 2017 New Build of the Year Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
     
    • Property: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
       
    • Developer: Oasis West Realty, LLC
       
  • 2017 New Build of the Year Tapestry Collection by Hilton
     
    • Property: Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
       
    • Developer: Woodbine Hospitality
       
  • 2017 New Build of the Year Hilton Hotels & Resorts
     
    • Property: Hilton Des Moines Downtown
       
    • Developer: IEC Hotel Corporation
       
  • 2017 New Build of the Year DoubleTree by Hilton
     
    • Property: DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park
       
    • Developer: Scott Ehrlich, Lincoln Park Hotel, LLC
       
  • 2017 New Build of the Year Embassy Suites by Hilton
     
    • Property: Embassy Suites by Hilton Oahu Kapolei
       
    • Developer: Western States Lodging
       
  • 2017 New Build of the Year Hampton by Hilton
     
    • Property: Hampton Inn & Suites Portland-Pearl District
       
    • Developer: The Raymond Group
       
  • 2017 New Build of the Year Homewood Suites by Hilton
     
    • Property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District
       
    • Developer: Tara Investments
       
  • 2017 New Build of the Year Home2 Suites by Hilton
     
    • Property: Home2 Suites by Hilton Murfreesboro
       
    • Developer: Kana Hotel Group
       
  • 2017 New Build of the Year Hilton Garden Inn
     
    • Property: Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
       
    • Developer: Huntington Hotel Group
       
  • 2017 New Build of the Year Tru by Hilton
     
    • Property: Tru by Hilton Lancaster East
       
    • Developer: Justin Shelton & Dave Hogg, Springwood Hospitality
       

Dual-Brand of the Year

  • Property: Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Boulder
     
  • Developer: Sage Hospitality Resources
     

Conversion of the Year

  • 2017 Conversion of the Year Curio a Collection by Hilton
     
    • Property: The Statler Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton
       
    • Developer: 1914 Commerce Leasing, LLC
       
  • 2017 Conversion of the Year Tapestry Collection by Hilton
     
    • Property: The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
       
    • Developer: Slumber Corners Manager, LLC
       
  • 2017 Conversion of the Year Hilton Hotels & Resorts
     
    • Property: Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
       
    • Developer: Millennium Hotels & Resorts
       
  • 2017 Conversion of the Year DoubleTree by Hilton
     
    • Property: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach
       
    • Developer: Sotherly Hotels
       
  • 2017 Conversion of the Year Hampton by Hilton
     
    • Property: Hampton Inn Marathon - Florida Keys
       
    • Developer: Baywood Hotels, Inc.
       
  • 2017 Conversion of the Year Homewood Suites by Hilton
     
    • Property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
       
    • Developer: Hannah Greenberg & Robert Alter. SVI Airport LLC
       
  • 2017 Conversion of the Year Home2 Suites by Hilton
     
    • Property: Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Norcross
       
    • Developer: Subhash N. Patel, Global Management & Investment   
         
  • 2017 Conversion of the Year Hilton Garden Inn
     
    • Property: Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio Airport South
       
    • Developer: Baywood Hotels, Inc.

Conversion Developer of the Year - Canada

  • Property: DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Airport & Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
     
  • Developer: Manga Hotels Inc.

Resort Development of the Year

  • Property: The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
     
  • Developer: Blackstone

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitter,  LinkedInInstagram, and YouTube

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