ARLINGTON, Va., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – presents 39 esteemed awards to the Company's top hotels and leaders in 2015.
Interstate Honors, the Company's annual performance awards, recognizes key players among the Company's expansive worldwide bench strength of more than 30,000 associates. The pinnacle award categories included in the honors are the General Manager of the Year, Hotel of the Year and the Thomas F. Hewitt Leadership Award in the Full-Service and Select-Service divisions.
The 2015 winners in these categories for the North American region are:
- Cristy Smith, Crowne Plaza Seattle, Washington, 2015 General Manager of the Year, Full-Service
- Brett Sigley, Hampton Inn Indianapolis South, Indiana, 2015 General Manager of the Year, Select-Service
- Hilton Phoenix Airport, Arizona, 2015 Hotel of the Year, Full-Service
- Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Monrovia, California, 2015 Hotel of the Year, Select-Service
- John Yeung, General Manager, Sheraton Ft. Worth Hotel, Texas, 2015 Thomas F. Hewitt Leadership Award Recipient, Full-Service
- Maryellen Halstead, General Manager, Residence Inn Boston Danvers, Massachusetts, 2015 Thomas F. Hewitt Leadership Award Recipient, Select-Service
"Touting the most skilled, inventive minds in the industry, we are proud to recognize the hard work of each award winner at Interstate as their dedication remains an inspiration to not only our talent community, but leaders throughout the industry," said Jim Abrahamson, chief executive officer for Interstate Hotels & Resorts. "We have a deep pool of talented individuals who are proud of their daily work, striving to contribute to each hotel's success, driving optimal revenue, ultimately impacting the bottom line."
The General Manager of the Year Award is presented to the general managers who achieve outstanding results in all areas of the balanced scorecard, excelling in each, including talent satisfaction, guest satisfaction, revenue and profit. Encouraged to actively participate in their community and hotel, Interstate's general managers pride themselves in producing energized and efficient personnel to attentively engage guests and owners.
The Hotel of the Year Award is achieved when a hotel obtains top marks on their balanced scorecard and strategically impacts operations and sales performance to drive optimal revenue and profit metrics. Honoring Interstate Hotels & Resorts' former chairman of the board and chief executive officer, the Thomas F. Hewitt Leadership Award is awarded to extraordinary leaders who demonstrate Interstate's core values, along with excellence, perseverance, strength of character and personal drive to achieve their goal, all while demonstrating Interstate's core values.
"Each year we have the privilege and challenge of selecting a handful of honorees for their excellence," said Ted Knighton, Interstate's president and chief operating officer. "We look forward to the performance awards yearly to publicly honor our associates' achievements and hard work that consistently propel Interstate's 435 hotels to success."
Known as the global leader in the hotel management industry, Interstate's relationships and knowledge result in an expansive management team and unmatched talent strength of over 30,000 associates worldwide. Interstate's hospitality professionals translate valuable resources and accumulation of knowledge to drive success at every hotel.
For information on Interstate Hotels & Resorts worldwide, visit www.InterstateHotels.com.
About Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of a 50/50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging Group and Jin Jiang Hotels, is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels and resorts, convention centers and independent hotels worldwide. As of November 2015, Interstate and its affiliates manage nearly 435 hotels with over 77,000 rooms in North America, the UK, Europe, Russia and the CIS, and China, including ownership interest in 42 hotels. In addition, Interstate has executed agreements to manage 40 hotels with over 5,200 rooms under construction or development throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.interstatehotels.com. Connect with Interstate at www.linkedin.com/company/interstate-hotels-resorts, www.facebook.com/InterstateHotels, and www.interstatehotels.com/careers.
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