Seeking a "Consensual Foreclosure" Prior
to Expected Change in Ownership
|SCRANTON, Pa. - July 19, 2005 -- The Hilton Scranton & Conference
Center has received enthusiastic support from the national hotel chain
whose name it proudly bears.
Hilton Hotels Corporation issued a statement Tuesday afternoon to emphasize
that it expects Scranton's newest downtown hotel to be a major part of
the city's future.
The efforts of Boykin's staff and management were recognized this spring during a conference of Hilton Hotels Corporation general managers and sales directors at the Toyota Center in Houston. Of 230 Hilton Hotels in the United States, the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center received the award for "Best Physical Condition Hotel."
The award recognizes the two-year-old facility as being one of the most modern and well-maintained Hilton properties in the country. The hotel was one of only 25 hotels company-wide to receive an award at the conference.
"We want everyone in the Scranton community to know that the hotel continues to maintain the highest level of accommodations and services for all of our guests," said General Manager Ron Wojcik. "Our hotel has been fortunate to receive a prestigious national award from Hilton, and we have pledged to meet those high standards every single day."
Other positive changes are also being implemented at the two-year-old hotel, including the addition of new "Hilton Serenity Bed" as part of a nationwide Hilton plan to provide guests with the most comfortable accommodations possible. The hotel also expects to receive a significant boost this fall when the City of Scranton is scheduled to complete its long-overdue parking garage on Adams Avenue.
Boykin Management has made great progress since taking over the facility seven months ago. Under Boykin's direction, the hotel's occupancy rate has grown by 20 percent from January through May, 2005, compared to the same period in 2004. The hotel has also experienced a 15 percent increase in revenue so far in 2005. Bookings for banquets and conferences have also increased for 2005 and succeeding years.
"Our goal is to provide the best lodging, banquet and hotel experience possible for all of our guests. That is the case today and that will be the case for years to come as we look forward to our long-term commitment to downtown Scranton," Mr. Wojcik said.
Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
|Also See:||Ron Wojcik Appointed General Manager of The Hilton Scranton and Conference Center / February 2005|
|Resolution of Financing Issues Revives Stalled Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in Scranton, Pa.; Capital Hotel Management to Asset Manage / Dec 2002|