Monday, April 25, 2011

HEI Hotels & Resorts Wins Top Starwood Awards

 Special Recognition for Volunteer Work Following Flood in Nashville

NORWALK, CT, April 25, 2011—HEI Hotels & Resorts (HEI), the nation’s fastest growing private owner/operator of hotel real estate, today announced that the company received four of the top awards for operating and development excellence from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

 It was the largest number of awards given to any Starwood franchisee at the company’s recent North American Owners Conference.  HEI and its hotels were selected to receive the following awards:

President's Award – for hotel industry leadership and consistently partnering with Starwood in reaching its corporate objectives (HEI Hotels & Resorts)

Social and Cultural Sustainability Award – for demonstrating an individual hotel’s positive impact on a local community, including a high level of associate participation (Sheraton Music City Hotel (middle left photo), owned/managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts)

Conversion - Full Service – for top full-service hotel conversion of the year, including exceptional post-opening results (Le Méridien Philadelphia (lower right photo), owned/managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts)

New Build - Luxury – for best new luxury hotel, including exceptional post-opening results (W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, owned/managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts)

“It is particularly gratifying to be recognized in four diverse categories,” said Gary Mendel, (top right photo) HEI chairman and CEO.

“HEI and its associates are committed to setting and achieving the highest possible standards in all areas of hotel operations and guest service delivery.  These awards recognize that commitment and our collective success in achieving our goals. 

“We consider being named as recipient of four awards to be a singular honor.

 Media Contact: Jerry Daly, media, (703) 435-6293,

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