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MCLEAN, Va. - March 10, 2015 - Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels, recently recognized its highest achieving properties. Over 100 individual and hotel awards were presented to recipients during a series of regional brand meetings across the country.  The 2014 Hotel of the Year and Connie Award winner was presented to Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile-East Bay/Daphne, AL. The hotel is overseen by general manager Chuck Cuff and director of sales Sandy Caruso. 

The Connie Award, named after Hilton Worldwide's founder Conrad Hilton, is awarded to the top hotel of the year based on three key components: quality assurance audits measuring cleanliness, condition and brand standards, customer satisfaction scores rating staff service and the quality of the hotel's physical accommodations. The winner represents the highest score in the brand system in all of these categories. 

"We are pleased to honor these outstanding hotels that strive to ensure guest loyalty by bringing our award winning brand of comfort, convenience and hospitality to every guest," said Bill Duncan, global head, Homewood Suites by Hilton. "We congratulate these performance winners that are leading by example, and we recognize them with our brand's highest honors."

Additional award winners included General Manager of the Year, Tricia Gonterman of Homewood Suites by Hilton Huntsville/Village of Providence, AL, and Director of Sales of the Year, Dawn Moorman of Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle-Downtown, WA. Recognized among their colleagues for their leadership and enduring dedication to the brand, both individuals are pioneers in performance demonstrating dynamic leadership, accountability and high standards of service.

Other recognition awards included: 

  • Top New Hotel Performance  - Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, VA
  • Highest Extended Stay Percentage - Homewood Suites by Hilton North Charleston/Airport, SC
  • Stewardship-Homewood Suites by Hilton Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

For a complete list of 2014 award winners, please visit the Homewood Suites by Hilton Media Center. 

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About Homewood Suites by Hilton™

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 350 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, is an award-winning leader that has been named "Top Upscale Extended-Stay" hotel by J.D. Power the last five years. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators.  Additional value-driven essentials include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast and Welcome Home evening social every Monday-Thursday. With Hilton's award-winning digital check-in with room selection tool, Hilton HHonors members can log into their accounts and choose their exact room from a digital floor plan, as well as customize their room prior to arrival with amenity requests. The service is available for 650,000+ rooms at more than 4,100 properties across 11 brands worldwide. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit  or 

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,300 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 715,000 rooms in 94 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit for more information.

Contact: Jennifer Hughes - Director, Brand Public Relations, Hilton Worldwide / +1 901 374 6518

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