Awards

Award Winning Hotel & Resort Operations Management

Success That Speaks for Itself​

As a leading third-party hotel management company, Hospitality America has garnered widespread recognition throughout the industry. Below is a list of awards and accolades our properties have received over the years.

2018:

Hospitality America, Inc hotel’s were a recipient of the Hilton’s Circle of Excellence Award in 2018

Christopher Cargen, President & CEO of Hospitality America, is pleased to announce that Iconic Santorini, was recognized as the Best Boutique Hotel on a Global Level at the Haute Grandeur Global Awards hosted on November 1, 2018 at the Palazzo Versace, Dubai.

Hospitality America hotel’s were recipient of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th QTR Hilton’s Wall of Fame Awards

2017:

GREENVILLE, SC – June 2017 – Windsor Aughtry Hotel Group of Greenville, SC, is the recipient of Hilton’s 2016 Development Award presented at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference for the Embassy Suites by Hilton located in Greenville’s Downtown RiverPlace. The hotel is owned by RiverStreet Lodging, LLC, developed by Windsor Aughtry Hotel Group and managed by Hospitality America.

Situated in the midst of the energy of the City, the Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown RiverPlace offers guests the brand’s signature amenities, including complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast, a complimentary evening cocktail reception, indoor pool, free WIFI within both studio and two-room suites – many appointed with balconies overlooking the river, Falls Park, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and all of the City’s downtown. Opened in September 2016, the 156 all-suites hotel offers guests a truly unique destination experience. 

Sizzling USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood and award-winning wines are on the menu at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, an iconic American restaurant, located in the main hotel lobby. Up on the Roof, the 10th floor, rooftop restaurant features seasonally inspired and locally sourced light fare, cocktails and regionally brewed craft beers.

The hotel includes 5,500-sq.-ft. meeting space for wedding receptions, business conferences and other events.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Brickell Downtown, FL – received the prestigious 2017 Circle of Excellence Award. This award is presented to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Circle of Excellence Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Horward Wolfson, VP and Eduardo Chapoval, CHA, General Manager. 

Hotel Website

Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), recently recognized Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace as the Connie Pride Award of Excellence winner for their outstanding achievements during the past year at the brand’s leadership conference that was held in New Orleans. The property, which is owned by River Street Lodging, LLC and managed by Hospitality America, received this award distinction among the brand’s 238 hotels.

“We are honored to receive this outstanding service accolade,” said Glen Williams, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace. “We pride ourselves on providing guests an approachable and stress-free experience, and being recognized as a brand award recipient demonstrates our commitment and dedication to guest’s satisfaction whether they are staying with us for one night or an extended stay.” 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace was honored as a brand leader with outstanding achievement and was presented with a unique trophy. The Connie Pride Award of Excellence is awarded to 15 properties in the top 25 of the brand based on a balances scorecard from 12/1/16-11/30/17, excluding Connie Pride Award and Connie Pride- Merit Award Winners.

Featuring two-room suites, the property provides free, cooked-to-order breakfast, free Wi-Fi for Hilton Honors guests and a complimentary evening reception with drinks and snacks every night. Located at 250 Riverplace, the hotel offers guests convenient access to the award-winning Main Street, hundreds of shops and restaurants and the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

HospitalityAmerica’ hotels were recipients of the TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Roanoke Downtown, VA – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2017 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Sheila Kallam, General Manager.

2016:

  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Columbia Downtown Historic District was awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Greenville I-385 Woddruff Rd was awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Pembroke Pines was awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Airport South Blue Lagoon was awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Baton Rouge Downtwon was awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Greenville RiverPlace was awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Hilton Columbia Center was awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Coconut Grove was awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Courtyard by Marriott Greenville Downtown was awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Brickell Downtown was awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor

2015:

We want to thank the Gainesville Police Department for presenting us with the Community Partnership Award. We are honored! 

Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville Hotel Website

  • Justin Deyo and his team at the Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Craig Park and his team at the Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale Downtown Las Olas Area was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Belinda DeMeo and her team at the Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woddruff Rd was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Craig Park and his team at the Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Christian Riofrio and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Airport South Blue Lagoon was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Ben Blackwell and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Baton Rouge Downtwon was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • David Berger and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville RiverPlace was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Trina Dugger and her team at the Hampton Inn® Johnson City was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Frank Cook and his team at the Hilton® Columbia Center was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Miguel Velasquez and his team at the Hampton Inn® Coconut Grove was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Glen Williams and his team at the Courtyard by Marriott® Greenville Downtown was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Eduardo Chapoval and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Brickell Downtown was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • About TripAdvisor: TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Congratulations to Hilton® Columbia Center for entering the TripAdvisor’s Circle of Excellence Hall of Fame for FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE.

Hotel Website

Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Riverplace was the recipient of the 2014 Smart Business and Green Hospitality Award. Congratulations! Recycling has a positive impact on South Carolina’s economy by creating jobs and revenue as well as saving businesses money through avoided disposal costs. Recycling also saves energy, reduces pollution and conserves natural resources.

We would like to commend the Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Riverplace for their recycling and waste reduction achievements and for playing an important role in making recycling successful in South Carolina.

2014:

Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Riverplace was the recipient of the 2014 Smart Business and Green Hospitality Award. Congratulations! Recycling has a positive impact on South Carolina’s economy by creating jobs and revenue as well as saving businesses money through avoided disposal costs. Recycling also saves energy, reduces pollution and conserves natural resources.

We would like to commend the Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Riverplace for their recycling and waste reduction achievements and for playing an important role in making recycling successful in South Carolina.

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell presented with the Florida Green Lodging 3 PALM ratings! The only 3-Palm Florida Green Lodging property in the City of Miami.

Hotel Website

Hampton Inn & Suites® Baton Rouge, LA – Congratulations to the Hampton Inn & Suites® Baton Rouge for earning the AAA 3-Diamond Rating.

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Congratulations to Hilton® Columbia Center for earning, for the 3rd consecutive year, the AAA 4-Diamond level.

Hotel Website

Hilton Columbia Center voted “Best Hotel” by Columbia Living Magazine the premier lifestyle magazine of the Midlands readers. Ballots were placed in our January / February and March / April issues as well as on their website and their readers were asked to vote for “Best of “. Congratulations !

Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge – Breakfast Hostess Linda Jones was honored with a 2014 Southern Hospitality Recognition of Excellence (SHORE) Award by ConventionSouth Magazine, and has taken the top spot as the Editors’ Overall Honoree.

“Linda is the personification of Southern Hospitality as she moves around the tables checking on each and every guest and ensuring that they have everything that they need as well as a good morning and how was their stay.” as noted by the ConventionSouth Magazine Editors.

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell named one of the top 10 hotels in the U.S with the highest-rated green hotels. This award is based on the properties that have achieved the peak “Platinum” status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders™ program, and are the most popular with travelers according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index™. The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program aims to help travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally friendly practices.

Hospitality America, Inc. Nashville, TN – Hospitality America, Inc. (“HA”) ranked in the Top 100 Hotel Management Companies by Hotel Business, April 2014. And ranked #56 Management Company By Overall Gross Revenue.

  • Taylor Johnson and his team at the Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Craig Park and his team at the Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale Downtown Las Olas Area was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Belinda DeMeo and her team at the Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Craig Park and his team at the Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Christian Riofrio and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Airport South Blue Lagoon was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Sheila Kallam and her team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Gainesville Downtown was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Matthew Lew and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville RiverPlace was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Trina Dugger and her team at the Hampton Inn® Johnson City was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Tony Tam and his team at the Hilton® Columbia Center was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Miguel Velasquez and his team at the Hampton Inn® Coconut Grove was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Glen Williams and his team at the Courtyard by Marriott® Greenville Downtown was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • About TripAdvisor: TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under  daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
  • Hospitality America Earns A Coveted Award For New Iconic Santorini, A Boutique Cave Hotel: “Greece’s Leading Boutique Hotel”
  • World Travel Awards has just unveiled the winners of its 2014 survey of the finest luxury hotels and spas on 6 continents and names the Iconic Santorini as Greece’s Leading Boutique Hotel.
  • “Our location alone makes Iconic Santorini very special,” notes Chris Cargen, President of Hospitality America, “and now this much-coveted award by our hospitality peers comes as a gratifying acknowledgment that we do indeed fulfill our promise of refined style, world-class amenities and personal service.”  
  • The latest World Travel Awards attracted thousands of nominations from all over the globe and the final votes were cast by hundreds of travel agents, tour operators and well-traveled guests – people who really know what travel should be.  “To satisfy an audience like this you really have to stand out from the pack,” adds Hospitality America VP of Operations James St. John, ” and we accomplish this goal by providing exceptional experiences for honeymooners, romantics in general and travelers who are looking for an authentic experience in a fascinating destination.”

2013:

Congratulations on being selected as winners of the 2012 Perfect Check‐In Challenge! It is so important to provide HHonors members great benefits and we thank you for helping provide unparalleled experiences for all Blue, Silver, Gold and Diamond members at every check‐in possible.

  • Hilton ≤ 290 Rooms – Winner of US$10,000:
  • Hilton Columbia Center, SC (CAECC)
    Address: 924 Senate Street, Columbia SC 29201
    GM: Tony Tam
  • Hospitality America, Inc. Nashville, TN – Hospitality America, Inc. (“HA”) ranked in the Top 25 Management Company By Occupancy, #19 by ADR, and #16 by RevPAR.  Top 100 Hotel Management Companies by Hotel Business, May 2013
  •  Ben Blackwell and his team at the Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Kelley Malone and her team at the Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale Downtown City Center was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Belinda DeMeo and her team at the Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Craig Park and his team at the Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Christian Riofrio and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Airport South Blue Lagoon was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Eduardo Chapoval and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Brickell Downtown was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Sheila Kallam and her team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Gainesville Downtown was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Matthew Lew and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville RiverPlace was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Trina Dugger and her team at the Hampton Inn® Johnson City was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Tony Tam and his team at the Hilton® Columbia Center was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Miguel Velasquez and his team at the Hampton Inn® Coconut Grove was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Maylee Roberts and her team at the Courtyard by Marriott® Greenville Downtown was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Craig Park and his team at the Wingate by Wyndham® Miramar was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • About TripAdvisor: TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel 
    choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, 
    and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that 
    provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Riverplace was the recipient of the 2014 Smart Business and Green Hospitality Award. Congratulations! Recycling has a positive impact on South Carolina’s economy by creating jobs and revenue as well as saving businesses money through avoided disposal costs. Recycling also saves energy, reduces pollution and conserves natural resources.

We would like to commend the Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Riverplace for their recycling and waste reduction achievements and for playing an important role in making recycling successful in South Carolina.

Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2013 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2013 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Hotel Website

2012:

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Voted 2011 #1 Hilton Hotel in 8 categories for all 294 full-service hotels in the Hilton® Brand Americas. Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – The Hilton® Columbia Center Hotel was one of the winners of the 2012 AAA 4-Diamond Award . Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

The Hampton Inn Columbia Downtown Historic District was recently selected as the winner for best lodging in the annual “Best of Columbia” contest as voted on by readers of the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. Columbia Metropolitan Magazine is a staple in the community since its inception in 1990 and conducts this annual contest that allows its readers to vote on products and services in the Columbia Metro area. We are excited and honored to have received this award and look forward to serving the Columbia area with our unique blend of Southern Hospitality and the spirit of Hilton, ensuring that each and every guest leaves us 100% Satisfied.

Hospitality America, Inc. Nashville, TN – Hospitality America, Inc. (“HA”) ranked in the Top 20 Management Company By Occupancy, by ADR, and by RevPAR.  Top 100 Hotel Management Companies by Hotel Business, April 2012.

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell – added yet another adjective to the list (& Outstanding, & Chic, & Trendy, & #1 @ TripAdvisor, & Green) and now, LEED Silver certified). The hotel was awarded the LEED Silver certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), making the hotel the first and only LEED certified hotel in the City of Miami. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

The hotel first-year accomplishments now include:

  • LEED Silver certified
  • Ranked # 1 Miami Hotel by TripAdvisor
  • Rated 5 Full Circles at TripAdvisor as the only Miami Hotel with that rating, which is the maximum available
  • 2 consecutive “Outstanding” QA inspections

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC –  awarded the Palmetto Certification from the South Carolina Green Hospitality Alliance. Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Voted 2011 #7 in Property Loyalty for all 294 full-service hotels in the Hilton® Brand Americas. Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

  • Ben Blackell and his team at the Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Kelley Malone and her team at the Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale Downtown City Center was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Belinda DeMeo and her team at the Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woddruff Rd was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Craig Park and his team at the Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Christian Riofrio and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Airport South Blue Lagoon was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Eduardo Chapoval and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Brickell Downtown was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Sheila Kallam and her team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Gainesville Downtwon was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Matthew Lew and his team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville RiverPlace was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Krista Torres and her team at the Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Tony Tam and his team at the Hilton® Columbia Center was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor
  • Miguel Velasquez and his team at the Hampton Inn® Coconut Grove was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Voted 2011 #7 in the Voice of the Customer for among all 294 full-service hotels for all Hilton® Brand Americas. Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell – awarded with the WOW Award for receiving the first LEED Silver Certification in the City of Miami – “What a tremendous accomplishment!” Phil Cordell wrote.  Eduardo Chapoval, General Manager and Howard Wolfson, Regional Manager

2011:

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – currently Columbia’s only 4 diamond-rated AAA hotel, and 1 of around 20 in the entire state of South Carolina. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Ranking among the top #10 in most categories for March 2011 among all 296 full-service hotels for all Hilton® Brand Americas – Hotel Website:

 #1 Variety of menu choices at lunch/dinner
 #1 Friendliness of restaurant staff at lunch/dinner
 #2 Food Quality at lunch/dinner
 #1 Quality of High Speed Internet connection
 #1 Friendliness of Bar Staff
 #2 Ambiance of restaurant at lunch/dinner
 #3 Quality of room service food
 #1 Helpfulness of Executive Lounge staff
 #5 Property loyalty
 #3 Overall Experience
 #2 Helpfulness of in-room dining staff
 #4 Helpfulness of restaurant staff lunch/dinner
 #8 Appearance of lobby
 #6 Overall Accommodations
 #3 Overall Food and Beverage experience
 #1 Helpfulness of front desk staff
 #1 Friendliness of Bell Staff

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Voted 2010 #3 in Overall Service for all 295 full-service hotels in the Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Voted 2010 #5 in Property Loyalty for all 295 full-service hotels in the Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – has won a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! TripAdvisor awards this certificate to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings from our members. We think your 4.5 rating is something to be proud of and we hope you do too. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd, SC – has won a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! TripAdvisor awards this certificate to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings from our members. We think your 4.5 rating is something to be proud of and we hope you do too. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Belinda DeMeo, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Voted 2010 #4 Voice of the Customer among all 295 full-service hotels for all Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Ranked one of the top 5 hotels in the Voice of the Customer for the months of March, July and August 2011 among all 294 full-service hotels for all Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Ranked #7 in the Voice of the Customer for August 2011 among all 535 worldwide Hilton® hotels. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Ranked #6 in the Voice of the Customer for March 2011 among 535 worldwide Hilton® hotels. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

2010:

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – please join us in congratulating Tony Tam for being recognized as the “20 Under 40” by The State – Columbia Business Journal. The Hilton® Columbia Center started the year off establishing itself as the Best Lodging of Columbia by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. As of today, the Hilton® Columbia Center is current ranking the Top 5 Hotels among all 297 full-service North American Hilton Hotels! This has been an incredible year of events for the Hilton® Columbia Center and accomplishments by Tony and his outstanding staff. Ross Wagers, CHA – VP, Tony Tam – General Manager, and Team. Hotel Website

  • Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – was given the “Best Lodging of Columbia” 2010 Award by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. Look for our ad in the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine in the January’10 issue. Ross Wagers, CHA – VP, Tony Tam – General Manager, and Team.  Hotel Website

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd, SC – received the prestigious 2009 Circle of Excellence Award at its 2010 Hilton® Hotels Corporation Annual Conference. This award is presented to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Circle of Excellence Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Ross Wagers, VP and Belinda DeMeo, General Manager. Hotel Website

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Restaurant at Hilton® Columbia Center – ranked #1 in Overall Food Quality at Lunch/Dinner for August 2010 among all 296 full-service hotels in the Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hospitality America, Inc. Nashville, TN – Hospitality America, Inc. (“HA”) ranked in the Top 20 both By Occupancy and by RevPAR. Top 100 Hotel Management Companies by Hotel Business, April 2010.

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Ranked #1 in February among all Hilton hotels – Hilton Brand Americas. Also received 97.42% score for their OUTSTANDING Evaluation, this was the highest in Hilton Columbia’s history. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Voted 2009 #11 in Problem Free Stay for all 293 full-service hotels in the Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center & Ruth’s Chris Steak House Restaurant – Voted 2009 #3 in Overall Food & Beverage Experience for all 293 full-service hotels in the Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Voted 2009 #4 in Property Loyalty for all 293 full-service hotels in the Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Voted 2009 #3 Voice of the Customer among all 293 full-service hotels for all Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2010 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Leigh Holloway, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2010 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Belinda DeMeo, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 2nd Quarter of 2010 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Belinda DeMeo, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2010 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Belinda DeMeo, General Manager. Hotel Website

2009:

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – was the 1st time award winner of the “Best Overall Service”. This award is awarded to the Hilton Hotel with the highest year-end Overall Service SALT Score – Hilton Columbia Center: Commercial Hotel. Ross Wagers, CHA – VP, Tony Tam – General Manager, and Holly Boozer – Director of Sales. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines / Fort Lauderdale West, FL – earned their award from Hilton® Hotels Corporation. The Award is based on Product, Standards of Operations, Guest Satisfaction and Overall Performance. Craig Park, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – AJ Johnson has won the Spirit of Hilton Award. This is the very highest honor for Hilton team members. This award includes an engraved Spirit of Hilton plaque as well as a Spirit of Hilton poster. “AJ is an essential team member and truly deserves this prestigious award”, says Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – please join us in congratulating Tony Tam for being recognized as South Carolina’s Hotel Manager of The Year! The Hilton® Columbia Center started the year off establishing itself as the Columbia hotel favored by most of the leading candidates for President of the United States during the pivotal South Carolina primaries.

The hotel’s two largest suites were deemed truly Presidential with occupancies spanning nearly two weeks by both Hillary and Bill Clinton. Other candidates staying with us there included Rudy Giuliani and John McCain. Mike Huckabee and Barrack Obama chose to sleep instead across the street in our Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, but the Hilton® Columbia Center provided other support services to both.

As of today, the Hilton® Columbia Center is current ranking the VERY BEST HILTON out of the 287 full-service North American Hilton Hotels!

This has been an incredible year of events for the Hilton® Columbia Center and accomplishments By Tony and his outstanding staff. We’re proud of Tony and his entire team! Chris Cargen, CHA, President/CEO. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Ranked among the top 15 hotels in all 2009 QTR Months for all  297 full-service hotels in the brand in Problem Free Stay for all Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – ranked #2 among all hotels in the brand at its 2009 Hilton® Hotels Corporation Annual Conference. This award is presented to hotels which end 2008 at the top of the Voice of the Customer for all Hilton® Brand Americas. The award recipients represent the best that Hilton® Brand Americas has to offer. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Ranked among the top 5 hotels in all 2009 QTRs Months for all 297 full-service hotels in the brand in Overall Service for all Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – Ranked #1 hotel in the 1st & 2nd QTRs of 2009, and in the top 5 hotels for the 3rd & 4th QTRs of 2009 among all 297 full-service hotels in the brand in Property Loyalty for all Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hilton® Columbia Center, SC – ranked one of the top 5 in all months of 2009  among all 297 full-service hotels in the brand at the Voice of the Customer for all Hilton® Brand Americas. Ross Wagers, CHA, VP and Tony Tam, General Manager. Hotel Website 

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Quarters of 2009 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Belinda DeMeo, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Quarters of 2009 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Glen Williams, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2009 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Marlin Fludd, General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2009 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager and Trina Dugger, General Manager.

2008:

Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville RiverPlace Downtown, SC – received the prestigious 2007 Circle of Excellence Award at its 2008 Hilton® Hotels Corporation Annual Conference. This award is presented to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Circle of Excellence Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Ross Wagers, VP and Glen Williams, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd, FL – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today welcomed Hampton Inn & Suites in Tallahassee to the Florida Green Lodging Program. Hampton Inn & Suites in Tallahassee / I-10 Thomasville Rd. is the 87th property in the state to be designated. The voluntary state initiative provides the lodging industry with technical assistance, encouraging hotels and motels to adopt cost-saving “green” practices that reduce waste and conserve natural resources. Ross Wagers, VP and Krista Torres – General Manager.

Hospitality America, Inc. Nashville, TN – Hospitality America, Inc. (“HA”) ranked in the Top 10 By Occupancy, and Top 25 by RevPAR and Gross Annual Revenues. Top 100 Hotel Management Companies by Hotel Business, April 2008.

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2008 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Belinda DeMeo – General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2008 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager and Trina Dugger, General Manager.

Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2008 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager and Krista Torres, General Manager.

Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville RiverPlace Downtown, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2008 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager and Glen Williams, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 2nd Quarter of 2008 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager and Trina Dugger, General Manager.

Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville RiverPlace Downtown, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 2nd Quarter of 2008 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager and Glen Williams, General Manager.

Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville RiverPlace Downtown, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2008 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager and Glen Williams, General Manager. Hotel Website

Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2008 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager and Krista Torres, General Manager.

2007:

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2007 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Tony Tam – General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2007 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Belinda DeMeo – General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Greensboro Airport, NC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2007 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager.

Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2007 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager/General Manager. 

Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville RiverPlace Downtown, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2007 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager and Glen Williams, General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 2nd Quarter of 2007 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Tony Tam – General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2007 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Belinda DeMeo – General Manager. 

Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville RiverPlace Downtown, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2007 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager and Glen Williams, General Manager.

2006:

Hospitality America, Inc. Nashville, TN – Hospitality America, Inc. (“HA”) ranked #4 as the Top Management Company By Occupancy in HOTEL BUSINESS magazine’s April 20 annual survey of the Top 100 [Hotel] Management Companies.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – has been designated as one of the brand’s top hotels among more than 1,250 Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America at the 2006 G3 Summit GM conference award celebration in Orlando. Hampton®, the national brand of mid-priced Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels, awarded its coveted 2005 Lighthouse award to its Columbia hotel among with a congratulations letter presented to Tony Tam, General Manager, by Phil Cordell, Senior Vice President of the Hampton® Brand. Winners are among the top five percent of the Hampton® brand.

Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd, FL – has been designated as one of the brand’s top hotels among more than 1,250 Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America at the 2006 G3 Summit GM conference award celebration in Orlando. Hampton®, the national brand of mid-priced Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels, awarded its coveted 2005 Lighthouse award to its Tallahassee hotel presented to Ross Wagers, Regional Manager, by Phil Cordell, Senior Vice President of the Hampton® Brand. Winners are among the top five percent of the Hampton® brand.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2006 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Tony Tam – General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Greensboro Airport, NC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2006 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager.

Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2006 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager/General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2006 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2006 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager and Trina Dugger, General Manager. 

Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4thd Quarter of 2006 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager/General Manager. 

Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 2nd Quarter of 2006 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager/General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2006 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2006 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager and Trina Dugger, General Manager. 

Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2006 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager/General Manager.

2005:

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – was awarded its 6th consecutive Outstanding Evaluation on August, 2005. Tony Tam – General Manager. 

Hospitality America, Inc. Nashville, TN – Hospitality America, Inc. (“HA”) ranked #5 as the Top Management Company By Occupancy in HOTEL BUSINESS magazine’s April 20 annual survey of the Top 100 [Hotel] Management Companies. 

Hospitality America, Inc. Nashville, TN – January, 2005 – Hospitality America was just named 2004 South Carolina Hotelier of the Year by the AH&LA Hospitality Association of South Carolina. Bo Aughtry and Chip Davis accepted the award at a “Stars of the Industry” awards dinner at the annual Hospitality Association of South Carolina Meeting and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach on January 25. Bo Aughtry, Chip Davis and Hospitality America generated many headlines and TV reports throughout the State of South Carolina during 2004 in connection with the following:

Announced 115-room Hampton Inn & Suites-RiverPlace, part of a high profile mixed-use development called RiverPlace in downtown Greenville to open in early-2006. – Tony Tam elected President of Columbia Hotel Association for 2004/05.

Announced 222-room Hilton at the new Metropolitan Columbia Convention Center, one block from our Hampton Inn-Columbia Downtown Historic District (cost: circa $125,000/key inclusive of $3 million city subsidy and land from city). A Ruth’s Chris operator will lease and provide 100% of food & beverage services.

Chip Davis elected President of Greenville Hotel Association for both 2004/05. 

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – Stephanie Mitchell, guest service representative has won the Spirit of Hilton Family Award. This award is the most prestigious team member award giving and includes a significant cash prize, a celebration party for the entire staff, lifelong recognition throughout their entire career, congratulatory call from brand executives, a spirit plaque, a lapel pin, and brandwide recognition. “Stephanie is an essential team member and truly deserves this prestigious award”, says Tony Tam, General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – Paul Srednicki, guest service representative has won the Spirit of Hilton Family Award. This award is the most prestigious team member award giving and includes a significant cash prize, a celebration party for the entire staff, lifelong recognition throughout their entire career, congratulatory call from brand executives, a spirit plaque, a lapel pin, and brandwide recognition. “Paul is an essential team member and truly deserves this prestigious award”, says Tony Tam, General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – On June 26th, 2005, the State Newspaper (Columbia, SC) announced the annual sampling of the best businesses in the area.  The ballots are tabulated and accumulated in a special supplement to the Newspaper.  For the 2nd year in a row, the Hampton Inn located at 822 Gervais Street is the reader’s choice for Best Hotel / Motel in Columbia, South Carolina.  This prestigious award is thanks to the much hard work of our entire staff and loyal patrons who make our hotel what it is today.

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – It is with great pride that I announce that Lisa Heatherly from HI-GV has won one of Phil’s WOW awards for going above and beyond the call on duty. Lisa joined our team earlier this year as GSM and has emerged as a jack of all trades with a signature enthusiasm that is contagious. All of us here in Greenville were thrilled to see Lisa recognized for the extra time and effort that she gives to staff and guests alike. To quote Lisa, “it is odd to be recognized for doing my job”…well Lisa, in our book you are a winner and keep up the great work embodying what it is to be a hospitality professional.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Tony Tam – General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale Downtown / City Center, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. David Berger, General Manager and Howard Wolfson, Regional Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines / Fort Lauderdale West, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Pansy Garcia, General Manager and Howard Wolfson, Regional Manager.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance.Tony Tam – General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines / Fort Lauderdale West, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Pansy Garcia, General Manager and Howard Wolfson, Regional Manager.

Hampton Inn® Greensboro Airport, NC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager.

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager and Trina Dugger, General Manager.

Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4thd Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager/General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 2nd Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance.Tony Tam – General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale Downtown / City Center, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 2nd Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. David Berger, General Manager and Howard Wolfson, Regional Manager.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance.Tony Tam – General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager and Trina Dugger, General Manager. 

Hampton Inn & Suites® Tallahassee I-10 Thomasville Rd, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2005 in Recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service, and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA, Regional Manager/General Manager. 

2004:

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – was awarded its 4th consecutive Outstanding Evaluation on December 4th, 2004.Tony Tam – General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – was awarded a plaque marking its 6th consecutive Outstanding Quality Assurance Inspection by the Hampton® Brand and Hilton® Hotel Corporation.

Hospitality America, Inc. Nashville, TN – Hospitality America, Inc. (“HA”) ranked #3 as the Top Management Company By Occupancy in HOTEL BUSINESS magazine’s April 20 annual survey of the Top 100 [Hotel] Management Companies.

Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines / Fort Lauderdale West, FL – ranked #34 among all hotels in the brand at its 2005 Hilton® Hotels Corporation Annual Conference. This award is presented to hotels which end the year at the top of the Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® brand’s balanced scorecard. Hotels are ranked based on Guest Service Scores and Quality Assurance Evaluations. The award recipients represent the best that Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® has to offer.

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – achieved the #1 Ranking in the Hampton® Brand system for the entire state of South Carolina as of June 2004. Furthermore the hotel is currently ranked in the top 50 Hotels within the Hampton® Brand.

Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale Downtown / City Center, FL – was ranked within the top 8% the Hilton® Highest in Overall Guest Satisfaction in 2004. This award is based on guests’ comments through the Hampton Brand’s Guest Satisfaction Rating System (GSRS). Guests rate the hotels on every aspect of their stay from the point of reservation to check-out. The GSRS scores provide a statistically valid assessment of guest satisfaction every month by surveying its guests. 

Hampton Inn®  Coconut Grove / Coral Gables, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2004. Howard Wolfson, Regional Manager and Geovanny Bejar – General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2004.Tony Tam – General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2004. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 1st Quarter of 2004.Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Trina Dugger, General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2004.Tony Tam – General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale Downtown / City Center, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2004. David Berger, General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines / Fort Lauderdale West, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2004. Pansy Garcia, General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2004.

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 4th Quarter of 2004.Ross Wagers, Regional Manager and Trina Dugger, General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 2nd Quarter of 2004.Tony Tam – General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-395 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 2nd Quarter of 2004. 

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2004.Tony Tam – General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale Downtown / City Center, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2004. David Berger, General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines / Fort Lauderdale West, FL – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2004. Pansy Garcia, General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – awarded the Wall of Fame distinction for the 3rd Quarter of 2004.

2003:

Hampton Inn® Coconut Grove / Coral Gables, FL – has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Geovanny Bejar, General Manager.

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Trina Dugger, GM / Ross Wagers CHA Regional Manager.

Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Airport South, FL – has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Circle of Excellence Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Eduardo Chapoval, CHA GM / Howard Wolfson Regional Manager. 

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Charlotte Airport/Coliseum, NC – received the Hilton® Highest in Guest Satisfaction Award at the Hilton® Hotels Corporation Annual Conference. This award is based on guests’ comments through Homewood Suites by Hilton® hotel’s Guest Satisfaction Rating System (GSRS). Guests rate the hotels on every aspect of their stay from the point of reservation to check-out. The GSRS scores provide a statistically valid assessment of guest satisfaction every month by surveying approximately 17,000 of its guests.

Hospitality America, Inc. Nashville, TN – Hospitality America, Inc. (“HA”) tied for first place as the Top Management Company By Occupancy in HOTEL BUSINESS magazine’s April 20 annual survey of the Top 100 [Hotel] Management Companies in the nation for producing a combined 74.9% occupancy. In the same survey, Hospitality America ranked #83 By Gross Annual Revenue of $29.3 million, improving from a rank of #96 the prior year.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – received on October/2003 the Appearance Awards presented by The Richland County Appearance Commission in recognition of the beautification, landscaping, and revitalization efforts of Richland County citizens, community-based organizations and businesses. This program emphasizes the importance of beautification through public and citizen investment. The Hampton Inn® – Downtown Columbia has won the Richland County Appearance Counts Award. An “Appearance Counts” sign will be placed at all the winning locations. Tony Tam – General Manager. 

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Charlotte Airport/Coliseum, NC – received the prestigious Star Suitekeeping Team Award for the Second Quarter 2003 presented to the Executive Suitekeeper and Team on behalf of the entire brand. The Award is based on Cleanliness of Guest Room, Cleanliness of Bathroom and Helpful Housekeeping Staff. Ross Wagers CHA GM / Regional Manager.

2002:

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – has been awarded by the South Carolina State Newspaper and its readers. Entries are cast by the readers of the South Carolina’s State Newspaper, from its vantage point in the capital city of Columbia, the State covers all of South Carolina, including state government and the University of South Carolina.

And also awarded by the Columbia Free Times Weekly Newspaper. The Columbia Free Times is a weekly entertainment and editorial local Columbia Newspaper. 

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Charlotte Airport/Coliseum, NC – has been named the Best Hotel in Charlotte by visitors to the area. The Homewood Suites by Hilton®, located at 2770 Yorkmont Road took top honors in the first annual awards ceremony. The Visitors’ Gold Award is given to hotels and other members of the hospitality industry that display exceptional customer service and Southern Hospitality. Visitors to the Charlotte area voted on their favorite hotel through Trip Magazine.

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Trina Dugger, GM / Ross Wagers CHA Regional Manager. 

Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Airport South, FL – has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Circle of Excellence Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Eduardo Chapoval, CHA GM / Howard Wolfson Regional Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – On February, 2002 South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Bob Peeler flies a South Carolina State Flag over the South Carolina State House in recognition of the Hampton Inn® – Columbia Downtown Historical District, SC involvement in the community.

And on March, 2002 United States Senator Ernest Fritz Hollings flies a United States Flag over the Nation’s Capital in honor of Hampton Inn® – Columbia Downtown Historical District, SC first anniversary. 

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – achieved the highest overall RevPar surpassing even full-service hotels such as Embassy Suites, Adams Mark and Holiday Inn. 

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – earned their award from Hilton® Hotels Corporation. 

Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Airport South, FL – earned their second consecutive award from Hilton® Hotels Corporation. This is what Todd Tullis, Quality  Assurance Auditor, had to say about the property: “Congratulations to the Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel of Miami Airport South, FL, for earning a second consecutive Outstanding Quality Assurance evaluation score.  The General Manager, Eduardo Chapoval and his team are truly dedicated to providing a quality product and excellent service to their guest.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – earned their award from Hilton® Hotels Corporation. The Award is based on Product, Standards of Operations, Guest Satisfaction and Overall Performance. Tony Tam, General Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – received the prestigious Hilton® Pride Award at its 2003 Hilton® Hotels Corporation Annual Conference. This award is presented to hotels which end the year at the top of the Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® brand’s balanced scorecard. Hotels are ranked based on Guest Service Scores and Quality Assurance Evaluations. The award recipients represent the best that Hampton Inn® has to offer. 

Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Airport South, FL – received the prestigious Hilton® Pride Award at its 2003 Hilton® Hotels Corporation Annual Conference. This award is presented to hotels which end the year at the top of the Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® brand’s balanced scorecard. Hotels are ranked based on Guest Service Scores and Quality Assurance Evaluations. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – has been presented to Trina Dugger – General Manager, selected by Hilton® Corporation based on nominations by fellow team members and guest comments. 

Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Airport South, FL – ranked #10 among all hotels in the brand at its 2003 Hilton® Hotels Corporation Annual Conference. This award is presented to hotels which end the year at the top of the Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® brand’s balanced scorecard. Hotels are ranked based on Guest Service Scores and Quality Assurance Evaluations. The award recipients represent the best that Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® has to offer. 

Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale Downtown / City Center, FL – Normally, Hampton Inns® do not become eligible for official awards recognition until they have opened at least a full year. Nonetheless, the Hampton Inn® – Fort Lauderdale City Center, FL received a special “WOW” Award presented by Phil Cordell, Senior Vice President of Hilton® Hotels Corporation and Brand Manager of Hampton Inns® only a few months after the Inn opened in February, 2002.  

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – has been awarded in recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA – Regional Manager, Trina Dugger – General Manager and team are truly dedicated to providing a quality product and excellent service to their guests.

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – has been awarded in recognition of excellence in Product, Service and Quality Performance. 

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – has been awarded in recognition for the most improved guest “A” ratings in Product, Service and Overall Satisfaction. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – has been awarded in recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service and Quality Performance. Ross Wagers, CHA – Regional Manager, Trina Dugger – General Manager and team are truly dedicated to providing a quality product and excellent service to their guest. 

Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Airport South, FL – has been awarded by William Edmundson, VP Brand Performance and Support in recognition of their accomplishments in Product, Service and Quality Performance. 

2001:

Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, SC – has been awarded by the Historic Columbia Foundation. The Best New Construction in a Historic Context award was chosen by the members of the Historic Columbia Foundation, which is governed by a Board of Trustees that represents a cross section of Columbia’s diverse population. Board members include City and State Officials, Lawyers, Doctors, Professors, and various business owners. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Trina Dugger, GM / Ross Wagers CHA Regional Manager.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Charlotte Airport/Coliseum, NC – Hilton® Hotels Corporation announced that Ross Wagers, General Manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton® – Charlotte Airport/Coliseum, NC, at its 2001 New Orleans, LA annual conference, was chosen to receive the General Manager Award of Merit. This award is presented to General Managers that are leaders among the brand. They must show excellent leadership and customer service skills, while exemplifying the high standards of Homewood Suites by Hilton®.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Charlotte Airport/Coliseum, NC – received the Hilton® Highest in Guest Satisfaction Award at its 2001 Hilton® Hotels Corporation Annual Conference. This award is based on guests’ comments through Homewood Suites by Hilton® hotel’s Guest Satisfaction Rating System (GSRS). Guests rate the hotels on every aspect of their stay from the point of reservation to check-out. The GSRS scores provide a statistically valid assessment of guest satisfaction every month by surveying approximately 17,000 of its guests.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Charlotte Airport/Coliseum, NC – received the prestigious Hilton® Pride Award of Merit at its 2001 Hilton® Hotels Corporation Annual Conference. This award is presented to hotels which end the year at the top of the Homewood Suites by Hilton® brand’s balanced scorecard. Hotels are ranked based on Guest Service Scores and Extended Stay Percentages. The award recipients represent the best that Homewood Suites by Hilton® has to offer.

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – earned their award from Hilton® Hotels Corporation. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – has been presented to Barbara Bunch – Executive Housekeeper, selected by Hilton® Corporation based on nominations from fellow team members and guest comments. 

2000:

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. 

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – earned their award from Hilton® Hotels Corporation. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – placed 2nd out of 1100 Hampton Inns®. The Pinnacle Award of Excellence is the top award given to highest rated hotels in the Hampton® Brand, based on Quality Assurance Evaluations, Financial Indicators and Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Trina Dugger, GM / Ross Wagers CHA Regional Manager. 

1999:

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. 

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN –  has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. 

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – earned their award from Hilton® Hotels Corporation. 

1998:

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – earned their award from Hilton® Hotels Corporation.

1997:

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – has been given to the top Hampton Inn® in the State of Tennessee. The Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager. 

Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd., SC – earned their award from Hilton® Hotels Corporation. 

1996:

Hampton Inn® Johnson City, TN – has been given to hotels in the top 10 percent of the Hampton® Brand. The Award is based on Quality Assurance Evaluations as well as Guest Satisfaction Surveys. Ross Wagers, CHA Regional Manager. 

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