September 26, 2016 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced honors for its top annual development awards in the Americas. 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 during the course of 2015.
“We owe much of Hilton’s success to the efforts of our owner partners, and we are proud to honor them with this well-deserved recognition,” said Bill Fortier, senior vice president – development, Americas, Hilton. “Thanks to these owner relationships, we are consistently expanding our brands globally through our organic growth strategy. With the support of our partners, we look forward to continue leading the way in innovation and service in the hospitality industry.”
The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Robert G. Schaedle III, of Chartwell Hospitality.
In 2015, Robert G. Schaedle III and Chartwell Hospitality exemplified their commitment to Hilton with a number of noteworthy developments all of which were in high barrier to entry markets.
“Robert G. Schaedle III of Chartwell Hospitality has been a long-time and fervent supporter of Hilton and he and his staff are very deserving of this Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Fortier. “Robert’s experience in developing and managing high-quality, Hilton brands that continue to perform well make him a cherished partner and we congratulate him on this achievement.”
For more information about Hilton’s Development Awards, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,700 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with over 775,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. For 97 years, Hilton has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree 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 HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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