Hilton Worldwide Recognizes Top Franchise Development Owners in North America

McLean, Virginia, USA – 13 June 2013 – Hilton Worldwide announced honors for its top annual development awards in North America. Awards are presented in five categories across the company’s portfolio of hotels, including: Developer of the Year, Best Conversion, Deal of the Year, Outstanding Achievement and Lifetime Achievement. Recipients are awarded based on criteria ranging from total number and quality of hotels developed to impact on community and fastest construction time.

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“For this last year and a half, Hilton Worldwide has seen significant growth throughout the globe, much in part due to our dedicated franchisees,” said Ian Carter, president-global development, Hilton Worldwide. “The strong relationships we have forged over the years with our owner partners allow us to continue to provide superior service to our guests, while also expanding our footprint.”

Each full service and focused service brand within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of ten market leading brands honors a Developer of the Year. The awards for 2012 include:

Developer of the Year

Hilton Hotels & Resorts: Driftwood Hospitality – Hilton Tampa Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton: Bayview Hospitality, Inc. – DoubleTree Toronto Downtown
Embassy Suites Hotels: BPR Properties – Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown
Hilton Garden Inn: Chartwell Hospitality LLC – Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Convention Center
Hampton Hotels: Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. – Multiple Hampton Hotels
Homewood Suites by Hilton: Campus Apartments – Homewood Suites by Hilton Philadelphia/University City
Home2 Suites by Hilton: Baywood Hotels – Home2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore/White Marsh
Multibrand: Widewaters Hotels

The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Robert A. Indeglia Jr., president and chief executive officer of Magna Hospitality Group. Headquartered in Warwick, RI, Magna is a privately held hotel real estate investment firm that is dedicated exclusively to hospitality investment, development and management.

“We are delighted to honor Robert and the team at Magna with the Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Carter. “The long-standing relationship with Hilton Worldwide and his dedication to developing our brands has not gone unnoticed and we wish to congratulate him on this achievement.”

Franchisees honored in additional categories include:

Best Conversion

Hilton Hotels and Resorts: Hilton Miami Beach Cabana Hotel – a Rockpoint/Highgate/Witkoff Joint Venture
DoubleTree by Hilton: The St. Louis Union Station – Lodging Hospitality Management
Hilton Garden Inn: Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood – RLJ Lodging Trust
Hampton: Hampton Inn Washington DC/White House – OTO Development

Deal of the Year

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts: Waldorf Astoria Chicago – Equity Group Investments
Hilton Hotels & Resorts: Hilton Santa Fe Mexico City – E-Group & Diámetro Arquitectos
DoubleTree by Hilton: Tropicana Las Vegas – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Tropicana Las Vegas
Embassy Suites Hotels: Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Kemmons Wilson, Inc.
Hilton Garden Inn: Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown – First Hospitality Group
Hampton: Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown, NH – Cathartes Private Investments & XSS Hotels
Home2 Suites by Hilton: Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Center City – 1200 Arch Hotel Partners LP
Homewood Suites by Hilton: Homewood Suites by Hilton Midtown Manhattan West, NY

Outstanding Achievement

Hilton Hotels & Resorts: Jose Luis Martinez, Juan Carlos Martinez, Gisella Martinez – Hilton Lima, Peru
DoubleTree by Hilton: Homecourt Hospitality – DoubleTree by Hilton North Charleston
Hilton Garden Inn: The Loudermilk Companies – Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Buckhead
Hampton: Premiere Development Group Hampton Inn New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Homewood Suites by Hilton: Turf Hotels – Homewood Suites Saratoga Springs, NY
Home2 Suites by Hilton: Griffin Stafford Hospitality – Home 2 Suites Durham, NC

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