MCLEAN, Va. - Homewood Suites by HiltonHilton 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:

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

Read more about Homewood Suites by Hilton at www.homewoodsuites.com and news.homewoodsuites.com.

Contacts:
Jennifer Hughes
Director, Brand Public Relations, Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 430 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 or news.homewoodsuites.com.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 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 HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, 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 Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.