All Suites Brands by Hilton Recognize Top Hotels and Team Members at First-Ever Tri-Brand Conference
January 17, 2018 1:49pm
Attendees Participated in Clean the World’s Largest Hygiene Kit Building Event To-Date
NEW ORLEANS and MCLEAN, Va. - The three award-winning brands that are part of the All Suites portfolio by Hilton (NYSE: HLT) - Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton - recognized top hotels and team members as best-in-class performers during the recent All Suites hotel leadership conference held in New Orleans. This marked a significant milestone for the All Suites brands by Hilton, as it was their first joint conference since the creation of the category in 2015.
Additionally, as the first in the hotel industry to implement a soap-recycling brand standard through its Clean the World partnership, the All Suites brands hosted the largest kit-building event during the conference. More than 50,000 kits, consisting of recycled soaps and amenities, were packed and will be distributed to local non-profit charities including Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans, Salvation Army, New Orleans Women's Shelter, New Orleans Mission and Second Harvest Food Bank.
Over 2,200 attendees participated in the All Suites hotel leadership conference. Embassy Suites by Hilton Springfield, Homewood Suites by Hilton North Houston/Spring, and Home2 Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Airport were awarded the prestigious Connie Award as the top performing hotels for their respective brand. The Connie Award, named after Hilton founder Conrad Hilton, is awarded 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. Each winning hotel will receive a monetary award and a recognition trophy to display on property.
General Manager of the Year and Director of Sales of the Year awards were also presented. Nominated by their colleagues, these individuals were recognized for their exceptional leadership and passionate dedication to achieving the highest level of operational excellence. The winners are:
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Home2 Suites by Hilton
"Our stellar Team Members go above and beyond to deliver for our guests every day," said Dianna Vaughan, global head, All Suites brands by Hilton. "These hotels and their staff embody the Hilton vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, and are integral to what has made each of our All Suite brands category leaders."
With more than 120,000 rooms in its portfolio, the All Suites brands continue to expand their footprint with more than 850 hotels opened domestically and internationally. The brand has 192 owners who have two or more All Suites brands in their portfolio, compared to 118 when the category was launched.
Other top brand recognition awards included Top New Hotel Performance, Excellence in Sales Leadership Award, and Excellence in Operational Leadership. For a complete list of 2017 award winners for each brand, visit the Embassy Suites by Hilton Media Center, Homewood Suites by Hilton Media Center and the Home2 Suites by Hilton Media Center.
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton's 14 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 238 hotels with 48 in the pipeline. 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 nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com or news.embassysuites.com. Connect online with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton's upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 435 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, is an award-winning leader. 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 complimentary evening social every Monday-Thursday. 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 nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. 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 www.homewoodsuites.com.
Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest-growing brands in the history of Hilton, is a mid-tier, all-suite award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations with flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites offers complimentary breakfast selections with hundreds of combinations; innovative and customizable guest room design; laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a pet-friendly environment. 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 nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Visit www.home2suites.com for additional information or www.home2franchise.com for franchising opportunities.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 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 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
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