CHICAGO, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA), a leading global strategic account management organization, is pleased to announce that it has selected Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company, to receive the 2013 Strategic Account Management Program of the Year award.
"Each year, this award is bestowed upon a company that has demonstrated organizational excellence for strategic customer management," said SAMA President and CEO Bernard Quancard. "We are very impressed with Hilton Worldwide's accomplishments and the documented evidence that their strategic accounts organization has integrated many of the key elements of a world-class SAM organization."
The award will be presented at the 49th SAMA Annual Conference on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida. Hilton Worldwide is being recognized for building strategic impact through superior relationship management, most specifically in the areas of processes, talent selection and development, leadership, sustainable program evolution, and documented performance results.
"Hilton Worldwide is honored to receive the prestigious SAMA Program of the Year Award," said Mark Komine, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales-Americas, Hilton Worldwide. "We are extremely proud of our talented Strategic Account Management (SAM) Team Members. The core to their success has been the ability to drive outstanding value and to gain the respect and trust of stakeholders within both Hilton Worldwide and its strategic partners."
For more information on the 2013 Strategic Account Management Program, please visit strategicaccounts.org/poy.
Founded in 1964, the Strategic Account Management Association is a knowledge-sharing organisation devoted to advancing strategic customer-supplier value, collaboration and learning. For more information, please visit www.strategicaccounts.org.
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About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
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