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Atrium Hospitality Honored at Cvent CONNECT 2022
April 14, 2022
Atrium Hospitality was named the Clever Collaborator CVent Connect in Las Vegas. The organization was recognized for the effective use of Cvent Event Diagramming to power collaboration between planner, venue, and vendors, and create incredible experiences.
HSMAI Honors Atrium Hospitality With President’s Award and Gold Adrian Award for Outstanding Travel Marketing in Corporate Social Responsibility
April 4, 2022
The award is considered one of the highest honors this year from HSMAI. After achieving a Gold Adrian Award for travel marketing excellence for the company’s entry “Atrium Hospitality and American Red Cross: National Partnership for Saving Lives” in Corporate Social Responsibility, Atrium’s Gold-winning entry was then selected to represent the category’s top honor in the 65th annual Adrian Awards, the largest and most prestigious global travel marketing competition.
Atrium Hospitality Named a Winner of the Atlanta Top Workplaces 2022 Award by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 15, 2022
The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution and connection, just to name a few.
Atrium Hospitality’s Dee Boscoe Welcomed to Marriott® International’s Global Revenue Management Hall of Fame
February 28, 2022
Atrium Hospitality is proud to announce that Regional Vice President Dee Boscoe has been named to Marriott® International’s Global Revenue Management Hall of Fame. Dee was recently recognized as Franchise Winner for the Hall of Fame Q4 2021 class. Marriott criteria noted that “inductees to the Hall of Fame are awarded based on their ability to drive the Revenue Management discipline forward.” Six strategic objectives are emphasized when considering inductees: talent, organizational effectiveness, technology, pricing/yield/distribution, analytics/diagnostics, and demonstrate value.
Atrium Hospitality Awarded 2021 HSMAI Adrian Award for Corporate Social Responsibility
February 17, 2022
Atrium Hospitality was selected as a 2021 HSMAI Adrian Award Winner in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility for our partnership with the American Red Cross. The focus of the 2021 HSMAI Adrian Awards was on Best Practices, Innovation and Community and our partnership with the American Red Cross was chosen among the best, earning us the highest award, Gold. With our partnership, we’re providing safe, clean and large venues for hosting numerous blood drives that could save thousands of human lives.
Atrium Hospitality Achieves Marriott’s Top Accolade as Partnership Circle Recipient
February 10, 2022
Atrium Hospitality has been recognized as a Partnership Circle award winner from Marriott® International. The Partnership Circle — Marriott’s top accolade — recognizes companies that meet a number of extremely stringent performance thresholds and criteria and demonstrate a strong partnership with Marriott Select Brands.
Hotel Management Celebrates Rising Talent in 2021 Thirty Under 30 Class
October 12, 2021
Atrium Hospitality’s Ashley Honeycutt, Nick Isernia, Audrey Mathis, and Ana Morales were named one of Hotel Management’s “Thirty Under 30” for 2021. More than 75 nominations were received, and 30 professionals were chosen by Hotel Management’s senior editorial staff for their dedication and outstanding achievements.
Atrium Hospitality Ranked #1 by J.D. Power in Guest Satisfaction Among Third-Party Hotel Management Companies
September 8, 2021
Atrium Hospitality announced the company has been recognized for being the best in guest satisfaction among third-party hotel management companies in the annual benchmark by J.D. Power. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Atrium Hospitality is one of the nation’s largest hotel operators.
Atrium Hospitality Awarded Traveller Review Award for 2021 from Booking.com
March 15, 2021
Atrium Hospitality earned this special achievement award from Booking.com for collectively scoring a 8.3 review score. Sixty-four Atrium properties received awards for accomplishing an 8+ review score.
Gissell Moronta Named one of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization
February 2, 2021
Gissell Moronta, Regional VP of Sales & Marketing for Atrium Hospitality was named one of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI). HSMAI’s Top 25 Extraordinary Minds have shared innovative ideas and overcame obstacles in the preceding 18 months. Each of these individuals has exemplified leadership and brilliance in their respective roles.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle Named Top Renovated Meeting Site
October 31, 2020
After hundreds of nominations and an editorial review, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle was named one of the top 59 new or renovated meeting sites and destinations in the South by ConventionSouth.
Thirty Under 30 Winners
October 21, 2020
Atrium Hospitality is proud to announce that four of the company’s promising leaders are spotlighted in Hotel Management’s annual class of Thirty Under 30 winners. Courtney Barber, Jenna Coene, Jordan Gonzalez, and Noelle Johnston are featured in Hotel Management magazine’s October 2020 issue supplement highlighting “the hotel industry’s top rising stars.” Alpharetta, Georgia-based Atrium Hospitality is ranked as one of the nation’s largest hotel operators.
October 12, 2020
Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best.
J.D. Power: Frontline Staff Key to Top Performance in Management
September 22, 2020
The company, for the first time, analyzed guest responses to more than 150 questions about hotel experiences and benchmarks the performance of the top 11 third-party management companies with at least 14,000 rooms under management. Atrium Hospitality rank second on the 2020 list with a score of 860.
Renaissance Dallas Richardson Awarded 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award
August 5, 2020
The Renaissance Dallas Richardson was been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner from TripAdvisor. The recognition places the Renaissance Dallas Richardson in the top 10 percent of the best hotels in the world.
Chateau on the Lake Awarded AAA 4 Diamond Award
June 16, 2020
The Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center received their 21st consecutive AAA 4 Diamond Award. Of more than 27,000 hotels inspected by AAA in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, only 1,722 received four diamonds in the last 12 months.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Names Atrium Hospitality a Winner of the Atlanta Top Workplaces 2020 Award
March 1, 2020
The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
Nigel Cossey Receives Spirit of Allen Award
February 26, 2020
Nigel Cossey, General Manager from the Allen Courtyard, received the Spirit of Allen Award. Nigel has implemented, with the help of the Allen Police Department, a safe haven program for domestic violence victims and their children. This allows the police department to send victims and their children to have a safe place to stay for a few days while they figure out a stable place to stay. Since the implementation of the program in December 2019, around a dozen women and children have been provided safe shelter to have time to plan their next stages of life.
Debbie Smith Named Hero of Hospitality
January 8, 2020
Debbie Smith from the Springfield, MO Courtyard by Marriott was selected as the Springfield Hotel Lodging Association 2019 FOH Hero of Hospitality. Debbie was selected from numerous Springfield Hospitality associates for always going above and beyond her job responsibilities.
Bill Groves named “Hotelier of the Year”
November 5, 2019
Bill Groves, the General Manager at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center, was named “Hotelier of the Year” by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.
Charles Jones Named “Most Valuable Player”
October 25, 2019
Charles Jones, Association Sales Manager from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco, was named the “Most Valuable Partner” for the third quarter by the Frisco CVB. This is an award given each quarter to a sales manager in the city that does an extraordinary job at getting the city of Frisco involved with their site tours and groups in house.
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Conference Center Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award
October 10, 2019
The publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, presented Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Conference Center with a 2019 Readers’ Choice Award. Of thousands of meeting destinations, over 2,500 were nominated this year, and only 337 total were chosen winners. After over 7,000 readers and fans voted, the hotel won the annual award.
Charles Johnson Named “Thirty Under 30: The Hotel Industry’s Top Rising Stars”
September 23, 2019
Charles Johnson, Assistant General Manager at the Charlotte Renaissance Suites has been selected by Hotel Management for the “Thirty Under 30: The Hotel Industry’s Top Rising Stars.” Every year Hotel Management seeks nominations from the hospitality industry for its annual Thirty Under 30 list, composed of the industry’s best and brightest rising stars.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Awarded Top Award for 2019 Hotel of the Year
August 30, 2019
At this year’s Convention of Visitors Bureau Awards Banquet, the Des Moines Embassy Suites was honored with the Catch Des Moines Visitor Choice Award for the 2019 Hotel of the Year. This is award is voted on by visitors to the Des Moines area and guests of the hotel. General Manager, Steve Mullen, accepted the award with pride and conveyed his thanks and appreciation to all the Des Moines Embassy Suites associates for their hard work and dedication.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside Awarded Top Award for 2019 Accommodations & Visitor Services
August 1, 2019
The Monterey Peninsula Chamber Business awarded the Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside a top award for for 2019 Accommodations & Visitor Services.
Renaissance Tulsa Awarded AAA Four Diamond Award
June 18, 2019
The Renaissance Tulsa was awarded the well-earned AAA Four Diamond Award for 2019. This exclusive group represents just 6.3 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels across North America.
Rafe Parker Awarded the 2019 Stars of the Industry Outstanding Employee Award
May 9, 2019
Rafe Parker, the Accounts Receivable for Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln, was awarded the 2019 Stars of the Industry Outstanding Employee Award from the Nebraska Hotel and Lodging Association.
Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel’s Nelda Picket Wins 2019 Awarding Excellence Winner
May 7, 2019
Associates from the Capitol Plaza Topeka received special recognition at the 2019 Topeka Lodging Association Awarding Excellence Luncheon. Nelda Pickett, Banquet Captain from the Capitol Plaza Topeka, won the award in the Banquet Server Category. Other nominees from the Capitol Plaza Hotel were Jeanne Riggs, Bill Beggs, Mark Henderson, Bryan Snook and Miranda Harwood.
Chateau on the Lake Named Best Resort in Missouri
March 1, 2019
U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Branson based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.
Holiday Inn Cincinnati Eastgate Special Nominations
February 18, 2019
The Holiday Inn Cincinnati Eastgate hotel was nominated as Best Place to Have a Wedding, Best Chef and Best Beer Selection at the Best of the East Event in 2019.
Taylor Toreno named Success Ambassador
December 11, 2018
Taylor Toreno, Spa Director at Spa Botanica at our Embassy Suites by Hilton Northwest Arkansas – Hotel, Spa & Convention Center was named a Success Ambassador by Dress for Success NWA. She was among three other Success Ambassadors who were honored at the Little Black Dinner Party, with the Honorary Co-Chair: Gisel Ruiz, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Sam’s Club.
Elena Penemante Awarded Leadership Award
November 13, 2018
Elenita Penamante from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay is the proud winner of the Monterey County Hospitality Association Special Achievement Award. This award focuses on excellence of the guest experience, as well as hospitality leadership
Jenna Darnell Awarded 2018 Central Illinois Stars of the Industry
October 26, 2018
Jenna Darnell is the 2018 Central Illinois Stars of the Industry Regional Winner in the Administrative Employee of the Year category. Jenna is the Sales Admin for the Normal Marriott. She will go on to compete against the rest of the regional winners in the state on December 14 in Chicago.
Renaissance World Golf Village Recognized for Partnership with Project Search
October 10, 2018
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Blind Services and Vocational Rehabilitation recognized 12 businesses as Florida Exceptional Employers for hiring and retaining employees who have disabilities. Our Renaissance World Golf Village Resort was one of the winners for this award for their partnership with Project Search.
Spa Botanica – Northwest Arkansas Voted Best Spa
October 4, 2018
Spa Botanica- Northwest Arkansas was voted the winner of Best Spa in the 6th Annual Mom-Approved Awards by nwamotherlode.com. Spa Botanica – Northwest is located in our Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center.
Sanaida Goodner Named NW Arkansas Area One to Watch
September 10, 2018
Sanaida Goodner, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, was selected as one of 14 recipients in the NW Arkansas area as One to Watch. Wyley Elliot, Editor -In-Chief of Celebrate, said, “With everything going on in Northwest Arkansas, it can only be done with leadership, and these are the Ones to Watch.
Jordan Holley Awarded Horizon Award
August 25, 2018
Sales Manager Jordan Holley from our Embassy Suites by Hilton Cary was awarded Horizon Award, an honor recognizing the exemplary attitude and professionalism of a local, management-level employee who demonstrates the skills to be a future leader in the industry. This individual is a team player who displays a passion for work, challenges the norm to make the organization stronger, and takes pride in the hospitality and tourism industry. Jordan received five nominations from clients and colleagues praising his work as a future leader of our industry.
John Parker Awarded American Red Cross Plaque
July 26, 2018
The American Red Cross presented General Manager, John Parker from the Chateau on the Lake Resort, with a recognition plaque for the hotel’s service during the boating tragedy on the lake in Branson, Missouri. The Red Cross was very thankful for the associates of the Chateau and all they did, from feeding, housing, and making sure the first responders were kept as comfortable as possible under very stressful conditions.
Tom Dwyer Awarded Rotarian of the Year Award
June 20, 2018
Tom Dwyer from our Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland, CO was awarded the Rotarian of the Year Award in recognition for all the work that both he and the hotel do for the community.
Tony Bucklin Awarded Sonoma County Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year
March 23, 2018
Sonoma County recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the certified tourism ambassador program by awarding hospitality industry professionals who exemplify service. No one was more deserving than Tony Bucklen, the former general manager of the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country that burned to the ground in the wildfires. He was awarded the Sonoma County Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year award Feb. 22 at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg.
Iowa State Lodging Association Recognizes Embassy Suites Des Moines
March 5, 2018
The Iowa Lodging Association recognizes those who go above and beyond in Iowa’s hotel industry at the annual Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner. Ana Smith, Maintenance Engineer, was nominated for Spirit of Hospitality, Jessica Fink, Group Rooms Coordinator, for Heart of the House, and Elisa Carlson, Bell Person, for Front of the House. We are proud to announce Elisa Carlson as the 2017 Front of the House Employee of the Year.
Brandon Bybee Wins Marriott ROSE Award
March 1, 2018
Brandon Bybee has worked as a kitchen steward at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, FL for 6 years. He recently won the 2017 Annual Marriott ROSE Award, the mission of which is to honor non-managerial hospitality employees or volunteers who provide excellent customer service. Through one-on-one or behind the scenes contact, these industry champions positively influence a visitor’s experience.
Chef Dean Thompson from Embassy Suites Raleigh Wins “Cooking for a Classic”
February 8, 2018
Executive Chef Dean along with his teammate and brother Matt Thompson won the “Cooking for a Classic” series on February 7 in Raleigh, North Carolina. They made it through several rounds taking out well known teams to ultimately win the entire competition.
Embassy Suites Columbia – Greystone Awarded Business Partnership Award
December 21, 2017
The Embassy Suites Columbia – Greystone was awarded the Business Partnership Award by the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department for their outstanding achievement in providing employment opportunities for citizens with disabilities.
Executive Chef Matt Thompson from the Embassy Suites Raleigh/Durham Wins People’s Choice Award
October 25, 2017
Executive Chef Matt Thompson from the Embassy Suites Raleigh/Durham won the people’s choice award at the local March of Dimes Chef’s Auction. Matt’s chef’s auction package helped raise $800 for the March of Dimes.
Hattie Wakefield Wins Lodging Heart of the House Employee of the Year
October 18, 2017
Hattie Wakefield from our Embassy Suites Greenville was named Lodging Heart of the House Employee of the Year by the Greater Greenville Chapter of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association. Nominees are judged on performance that goes above and beyond the normal job expectations both at and away from work, including outstanding and unusual service to their company, to their customers and to their community.
Embassy Suites Des Moines Named “Hotel of the Year”
September 22, 2017
Our Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown was recognized by the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau as the 2016-2017 Visitors Choice Award “Hotel of the Year”.
Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati Team Members Awarded for Excellent Service
April 30, 2017
Josh Dillinger and Allie Overley from our Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Eastgate were recognized for their excellent service at their local ROSE Awards Event. “ROSE” stands for Recognition of Service Excellence. Allie and Josh were recognized for their excellent service, along with other superstars of Greater Cincinnati’s hospitality industry.
Capitol Plaza Topeka Recognized by American Cancer Society
March 10, 2017
Our Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka was recognized by the American Cancer Society for providing the most free hotel rooms to cancer patients in Kansas for the past three years. In 2016, the hotel provided 36 free nights.
Homewood Suites Kansas City Wins Hilton Merit Award for Revenue Management
March 6, 2017
Homewood Suites by Hilton Kansas City Airport for being awarded a Hilton Merit Award for “Excellence in Revenue Management.” The hotel received this prestigious award based on their rate growth strategies for corporate and local accounts.
Joy Bryant Awarded “Spirit of Embassy” Award and Director of Sales Award of Merit
February 2, 2017
Joy Bryant from our Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone won the “Spirit of Embassy” Award. This is Hilton’s highest form of brand-specific Team Member recognition! Winners are nominated and selected based on their effort and dedication to positively impact their department, teammates and/or the community. She also received the Director of Sales Award of Merit at the recent All Suites Brand Celebration in Las Vegas. This award goes to Directors of Sales who best represent the values, brand hospitality and sales commitment of the Embassy Suites brand.
Susan Beard from Holiday Inn NWA Springdale wins the “Annual Women’s Expo Cook-Off”
January 19, 2017
Susan Beard from our Holiday Inn NWA Springdale won the “Annual Women’s Expo Cook-Off” for the second year in a row. This special event brings together thousands of women to sample, experience and purchase products and services to help them live a better and more fulfilling life.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City International Airport Awarded 2016 Business Excellence Award
December 20, 2016
The Platte County EDC is a non-profit corporation with a mission to promote, enhance and grow economic development in Platte County, Missouri. Each company honored for this award is new to, or has expanded in, Platte County. Company impacts include: new investment, job creation, increased visibility and increased tax base in Platte County.
Michael Milton Wins Make A Difference Mentor Award
December 7, 2016
Our Renaissance Hotel Oklahoma City Convention Center & Spa was featured this week on their local news for their participation in Project SEARCH, an organization created to provide employment and education opportunities for individuals with significant disabilities. Project Search selected Michael Milton, a kitchen steward at the Renaissance Hotel, to receive this year’s Make A Difference Mentor Award.
Casey Carlton Wins NextGen Under 30 Award
December 1, 2016
NextGen Under 30 recognizes and encourages the next generation of innovative, creative, and inspiring individuals who push the boundaries in various categories of endeavor.
Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka Named “Best Hotel in Topeka”
November 17, 2016
Our Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka was named “Best Hotel in Topeka” by the Topeka Capital-Journal. Topeka residents voted in print and online from April 24 to May 23 for their favorites, with more than 335,000 votes cast this year.
Chef Alan Scott Wins Chef of the Year
November 4, 2016
The Greater Greenville Chapter of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association announced the winners of the 4th Annual Upstate Hospitality Awards. Chef Alan was recognized as one of the best and brightest in the hospitality industry. Chef Alan is automatically nominated into the statewide SCRLA Stars of South Carolina Hospitality Awards.
Embassy Suites Des Moines Wins Best of Meetings Award
November 1, 2016
Meetings Today is proud to announce that Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines has won a Best of Meetings Today award for the first time. Each year Meetings Today lets its audience, made up of planners who hold events globally, determine the best hotels and resorts for meetings and events in North America.
Holiday Inn Northwest Arkansas Wins Quality of Excellence Award
October 4, 2016
The Holiday Inn & Convention Center Northwest Arkansas won the prestigious “Quality Excellence Award” from IHG for 2016. This award is given to hotels achieving distinction in all aspects of their operations.
Holiday Inn NWA Springdale Hotel Wins“Top 3rd” IHG Worldwide Award
July 13, 2016
Our Holiday Inn NWA Springdale hotel won another “Top 3rd” worldwide award for outstanding guest service from IHG. To qualify for the award hotels need a Guest Relations Index score of less than 0.09 which equates to less than one quality/service complaint per 11,654 rooms occupied. Our hotel scored 0.04 which equates to less than 1 per 26,221 rooms occupied
Embassy Suites Raleigh/Durham Wins Embassy Suites Advantage e-Events Competition
June 30, 2016
With their $5,000 reward they purchased new 27” monitors and are donating the old 15” ones. The also bought Standup Desks for the team. Having a move flexible work space was very important to them. And lastly they bought a Microsoft Surface for customer visits.
Amanda Burel Wins the Spirit of Hampton Award
May 26, 2016
Amanda Burel from the Hampton Inn & Suites Elk Grove won the Spirit of Hampton Award. This is the brand’s highest form of individual recognition, awarded to team members who consistently exceed expectations, live Hamptonality, and positively impact guests and the hotel.
Jullie Campbell and Ginny Moulton Awarded Hilton Elite Directors of Sales
May 15, 2016
Ten Directors of Sales were selected for Hilton’s second-ever Elite Director of Sales class. They will benefit from a full year of career development strategies, opportunities to learn from other sales leaders and special recognition for all their achievements.
Embassy Suites Portland Airport wins the Travel with A Purpose Action Grant
May 10, 2016
Our Embassy Suites Portland was one of 117 hotels worldwide that won a grant and one of 20 hotels worldwide that won the $5,000 grand prize. The money will be used to support their local effort in conjunction with Albertina Kerr, Multnomah County and Vocational Rehabilitiation Service of Oregon. The Project SEARCH program in their hotel now has eight interns who work in various departments. The program is designed to give developmentally disabled adults the opportunity to gain job skills that could lead to gainful employment.
Tricia Jackson Named the 2015 Embassy Suites by Hilton Revenue Management Director of the Year
April 14, 2016
We at Atrium Hospitality are incredibly excited and proud that Tricia has won this honor. Her proactive approach and deployment of key strategies helped her to achieve successful results in RevPAR, RPI, shoulder night occupancy, sellout efficiency, peak night ADR, and Premium Room sales.
Hilton Long Beach Wins Hilton Hotels & Resorts Make It Right Most Improved Award
February 26, 2016
Our Hilton Long Beach received the highest combined Problem Resolution and Overall Loyalty scores on SALT, and the most combined improvement out of all hotels in the Americas regions with less than 500 rooms for the 4th Quarter 2015.
Riann Hornbuckle Awarded 2014 Embassy Suites Front Office Manager of the Year
February 3, 2016
Riann was nominated by her General Manager, Skip Hammerman, and was selected from dozens of great leaders – her year over year SALT score improvements, Nor1 success, Upsell Program results, Revenue Management focus, participation in corporate programs/events (like the monthly Front Office Webinars and HHonors challenges) and team member recognition made her a standout. Last spring, she was awarded the trophy…which came with a 5 night vacation to any Embassy Suites in the world, airfare for two and $1,200 spending money.
Chef Susan Beard Wins the Celebrity Chef Cook-off
January 12, 2016
Congratulations to Chef Susan for winning the Celebrity Chef Cook-off hosted by the Arkansas Beef Council. She beat the three-time champion chef from River Grille! We have posted her winning recipes to our Facebook page.
Embassy Suites Names Charleston Favorite Lodging for 2015
The Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) honored local employees, restaurants, businesses, and hotels Thursday evening during an awards ceremony at B&D Gastro Pub in celebration of National Tourism Week. For the third year, the CVB asked residents and visitors to nominate and subsequently vote for their favorite places in Charleston; and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston won for Favorite Lodging.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown Gains Several Top Accolades
July 2, 2015
The 234-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown is the recent recipient of numerous top accolades, including the prestigious TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame Award. This special designation recognizes businesses that have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.
Atrium Hospitality and American Red Cross Extend Successful National Partnership to Address Nation’s Blood Supply Crisis
March 3, 2022
Wellness Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Builds on 2021 Momentum With More Blood Drives in Atrium-Managed Hotels Nationwide.
Atrium names COO, promotes two execs
February 17, 2022
Atrium Hospitality has appointed Rob Mangiarelli to the newly created position of EVP/COO, while Chris Dunne and Kimberly Furlong have been promoted to EVP/CFO/treasurer and chief commercial officer, respectively.
Relay and Atrium Hospitality Partner to Enhance Hotel Employee Safety
January 27, 2022
Relay has announced that it will provide its highly wearable and highly adaptable associate alert devices to 80 Atrium Hospitality-managed properties across the United States.
Atrium Hospitality Picks VENZA for Enhanced PCI DSS Compliance
November 2, 2021
Atrium Hospitality, which is ranked as one of the nation’s largest hotel operators, has selected VENZA for further enhanced Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. The agreement comprises more than 80 hotels in 28 states and the company’s corporate office in Alpharetta, Ga.
Frisco ISD teams with Embassy Suites to Employ Special Needs Students
October 21, 2021
Twenty-year-old Jonathan Berry is a Frisco ISD graduate of Frisco High School, north of Dallas, who has intellectual disabilities. Thanks to the district, he got a job at Embassy Suites Frisco. He is doing good at work and loves his job
How Job Seekers Can Set Themselves Apart According To Atrium Hospitality’s Jude Reser
October 14, 2021
Hcareers recently spoke with Jude Reser, Director of Talent Acquisition for Atrium Hospitality, about what makes Atrium stand out as an employer and how job seekers can set themselves apart when applying for a position with Atrium.
ProjectSEARCH Interns Run Coffee Shop at Embassy Suites by Hilton Frisco
October 5, 2021
Project SEARCH is a program that combines instruction, career exploration and hands-on training at a community work site. Frisco ISD Project SEARCH interns are benefitting from expanded student opportunities thanks to a partnership with Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel and Convention Center, Texas Workforce Solutions and LifePath Systems.
Illinois Wesleyan University and Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Creatively Collaborate for Clean, Safe Student Housing Solution
July 14, 2021
Nearly 100 college students attending Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) have successfully experienced the “suite” life, using the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in nearby Uptown Normal for their student housing.
Atrium Hospitality Ranks #3 Of 95 For Top Owners & Developers
June 22, 2021
Hotel Business released the current ranking of the Top Owners & Developers. Atrium Hospitality is ranked #3 of 95 based on open rooms.
Atrium Hospitality Debuts Newly Branded Hilton Charlotte Airport Featuring Multimillion-Dollar Hotel Renovation
June 2, 2021
North Carolina is now home to five Atrium Hospitality-managed hotels branded as one of Hilton’s world-class brands.
Phil Miller Makes Delivering Projects a Team Effort
May 18, 2021
American Builders Quarterly featured Phil Miller, SVP of Capital Investment Strategies, and the efforts he made during the pandemic that helped lead us to our recovery.
Atrium Hospitality Selects IDeaS G3 Revenue Management System to Help Drive Growth Strategy
April 7, 2021
With IDeaS partnership, Atrium transitions two hotel properties from manual revenue management environments.
Atrium Hospitality, American Red Cross Partner to Host Blood Drives
February 5, 2021
Atrium Hospitality has partnered with the American Red Cross to host blood drives across the U.S. at Atrium-managed hotels. Headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, Atrium manages a portfolio of 83 hotels in 28 states, representing brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, and Wyndham, among others.
Free COVID-19 Vaccinations at Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman, OK
January 23, 2021
IMMYLabs administered free COVID-19 vaccines inside donated event space at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers Gets Name Change
December 10, 2020
Rogers Convention Center is the new name of the former John Q. Hammons Center on South Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers.
Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall to Host Dallas County Polling Center on Election Day
October 8, 2020
The Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall announced that the event venue has been selected by the Dallas County Elections Department to serve as a polling location on Election Day.
22 Best Christmas Getaways to Enjoy This Winter
September 21, 2020
Mega resort Chateau on the Lake comes alive for the holidays. If you’re trying to figure out where you can go in 2020, look no further than Christmas in Branson, a magical spectacle beginning like clockwork on November 1 each year.
Long Beach Hilton Joins Movie Night Events With Pool Time
September 2, 2020
Hilton movie screenings will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and movies starting at 8 p.m. Open-air dinners will be available for purchase — Tuesday is taco and margarita night, and Thursday is traditional American fare
Embassy Suites by Hilton NW Arkansas Safely Hosts Arkansas Trucking Association
September 1, 2020
The Arkansas Trucking Association recently became the second state trucking group known to have held its annual convention in person, with Tennessee right behind in its plans to meet face to face.
Chateau on the Lake Reopens Amenities
July 9, 2020
Jon Davidson, General Manager of Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center was featured on Ozarks First to highlight our beautiful resort and the recent opening of the onsite amenities.
Daniel Abernethy Discusses Recovery Efforts for Hotels
July , 2020
Atrium Hospitality’s President, Daniel Abernethy, joined Glenn Haussman and Anthony Melchiorri for a special No Vacancy News podcast to discuss recovery efforts for hotels.
January 9, 2020
Chris Dunne joins Atrium Hospitality as chief financial officer and brings more than 20 years of hospitality operations finance experience to the newly created role. He will serve as the company’s senior financial executive to lead accounting and finance disciplines on Atrium’s executive team.
Atrium Hospitality Adds Three Branded, Full-service Hotels to Its Expansive Management Portfolio
October 22, 2019
. Atrium Hospitality has assumed the management of three U.S. hotels from Winegardner & Hammons Hotel Group, an affiliate of the Pyramid Hotel Group. Comprising a combined 612 keys, the properties, located in Kentucky and Ohio, represent the well-known brands of Marriott, Embassy Suites by Hilton, and Holiday Inn.
Atrium Hospitality Lends Green Thumbs to 100 Trees for 100 Years Challenge Celebrating Hilton’s Milestone Birthday
July 11, 2019
Atrium Hospitality’s associates nationwide rolled up their sleeves in response to the challenge to plant 100 Trees for 100 Years in recognition of Hilton’s 100th birthday in 2019. The initiative aligns with Atrium’s supporting Hilton’s Travel With Purpose commitment, including living sustainably. Alpharetta, Georgia-based Atrium Hospitality is ranked one of the nation’s largest hotel owners and operators.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Tour
June 24, 2019
Cristina Roberts, Sales Manager, and Seth Hulsey, Event Sales Manager, from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs were among the thirty-five employers from around the state of Arkansas who participated in an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve tour on June 24, 2019. Employers received a first-hand view of the Arkansas Army and Air National Guard by firing a handful of military weapons, a C-130H Hercules airlift mission from Little Rock Air Force Base.
Slow, Steady Growth Sets Tone for 2019 Revenue Strategy
January 5, 2019
Hotel revenue-management executives, including our own VP of Revenue Management Vickie Callahan, shared their industry outlooks for the coming year as well as their revenue strategies for 2019.
Atrium Hospitality Welcomes New General Manager at the Hilton Long Beach
November 15, 2018
Atrium Hospitality announced Swietlana Cahill is the new general manager of the company’s Hilton Long Beach in California. Cahill joins Atrium with more than 25 years of hospitality experience, including 12 years in the Los Angeles area.
Atrium Hospitality Promotes Michael Bloom and Christine Ruble to Area Management in Springfield, Missouri
October 4, 2018
The promotions name Bloom as an area general manager and Ruble as a regional director of sales and marketing. Combined, the two hospitality veterans bring six decades of hands-on hotel management, sales and food and beverage experience to the advancement opportunities for the Alpharetta, Georgia-based company.
Colin Garrison Chosen for the USA Special Olympic Team
August 7, 2018
Colin Garrison from our Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City Airport has been chosen to be the only Special Olympian from the state of Missouri to join the USA team to compete in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in the city of Abu Dhabi. He will compete in Bocce, which was his sport at the USA games.
Migidi Tembo Joins Atrium Hospitality as General Manager of Bloomington–Normal Marriott in Illinois
July 30, 2018
With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Migidi Tembo joins Atrium Hospitality as general manager to oversee the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Illinois.
Atrium Hospitality Advances Larry Cooper to Regional Director of Operations and General Manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton Northwest Arkansas
July 9, 2018
Atrium Hospitality has promoted Larry Cooper to regional director of operations responsible for five Atrium hotels representing 960 rooms/suites. In this role, he assumes general manager responsibilities of the 400-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas.
Jessie Terry Honored by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
June 10, 2018
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation honored Jessie Terry from our Holiday Inn Springdale at a special event recognizing outstanding young professionals in the community. By accepting this distinction, he has committed to raise money to help the foundation achieve its mission of controlling and curing cystic fibrosis. CF is a rare genetic disease affecting 30,000 children and adults in the United States.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone Becomes a Purple Heart Hotel
May 18, 2018
Our Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone hosted the SC Military Order of the Purple Heart and were honored with an official proclamation of being a “Purple Heart” hotel of South Carolina.
Embassy Suites and Homewood Suites by Hilton Aides in Tornado Relief
April 20, 2018
Associates from our Embassy Suites and Homewood Suites by Hilton Greensboro donated and delivered supplies to individuals effected by a recent tornado in Greensboro.
Hotel Operator John Q. Hammons Settles Fight With Jonathan Eilian’s JD Holdings
February 14, 2018
Jonathan Eilian’s JD Holdings LLC has reached a deal with the estate of a late Missouri hotelier that paves the way for the real-estate investor to acquire a hotel portfolio valued at about $1 billion that had been tied up in legal disputes for nearly a decade.
Tucson University Park Hotel Back In The Marriott Mix
February 13, 2018
The Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel announced a new 20-year-deal with Marriott that goes into effect on March 1.
Atrium Hospitality Celebrates MLK, Jr Day with a Day of Service
January 15, 2018
Atrium Hospitality corporate employees and some of their children spent MLK Jr. Day delivering food in different communities in Atlanta. Team members delivered meals door to door from the service Open Hand Atlanta. Open Hand helps people manage chronic disease with home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life.
Atrium Hospitality Supports Second Wind Dreams
December 11, 2017
Atrium Hospitality gathered donations from the corporate team to support Second Wind Dreams’ Gifts of Light Program this holiday season. The Gifts of Light program is hosted annually, gathering volunteers and corporate sponsors to adopt neglected nursing home residents, some of whom are wards of the state with little to no support and no expectation for gifts or visits.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport North Completes First Phase of Renovation
December 1, 2017
Enhancements to the 329-suite hotel in Grapevine, TX — just two miles from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport — include a newly designed lobby and a new look for its 12-story atrium.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay – Seaside Unveils Stylish New California Coastal Design
November 9, 2017
Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay — Seaside has completed a multi-million-dollar renovation evoking the coastal beauty of the California beachfront that lies just two blocks away. The stylish refresh encompasses the hotel’s restaurant and lounge, all guestrooms, meeting space, and the open-air atrium lobby.
Lenora Olson from Hilton Sonoma Supports Associates
October 23, 2017
After California’s wildfires on October 10 reduced the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel to ashes, the property’s HR director posted a plea on her Facebook page asking colleagues if they might have work for the 130 hotel employees who were now without jobs.
Sheraton Norfolk’s Waterside Seafood Company Restaurant is named one of the “6 of America’s Most Inviting Hotel Restaurants”
October 3, 2017
Our Waterside Seafood Company in Norfolk, Virginia was featured in FSR (Full Service Restaurant) Magazine as one of the “6 of America’s Most Inviting Hotel Restaurants”. The new restaurant is part of the hotel’s $12 million dollar renovation. Opened in August, the 100-seat Waterside Seafood Company focuses on traditionally prepared Southern classics and beautiful presentations.
Hilton Fort Collins Hotel Completes Renovation
September 21, 2017
Hilton Fort Collins recently completed the final stages of a renovation spanning all 255 guest accommodations and public areas, including the atrium-style Spring Street Grill, Espresso Shoppe, Spring Street Lounge, ballroom space, and pool area with indoor swimming pool and whirlpool. The fitness center was also newly renovated in addition to a facelift to the exterior including new outdoor signage and upgraded landscaping and parking.
Atrium Hospitality Supports Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
September 1, 2017
A Go-Fund-Me page was created to assist our associates in Houston impacted by the hurricane. The money raised will be distributed to Atrium Hospitality associates who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Atrium Hospitality will match everything raised dollar for dollar. Atrium Hospitality corporate team members, along with Hobby Marriott leadership, will distribute the funds to impacted associates who apply for assistance.
Atrium Hospitality Welcomes Obed H. Morales as new General Manager
August 20, 2017
Atrium Hospitality recently appointed Obed H. Morales as General Manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Forth Worth North in Grapevine, Texas. He’s held managerial roles at all-suite hotels, including 14 Embassy Suites properties, for the last 15 years.
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Opens Atlanta’s only M Club Lounge
July 20, 2017
Our newly renovated Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center recently opened Atlanta’s only M Club Lounge. This exclusive lounge provides the ideal space to work, recharge, connect and relax with the convenience of snacks and food options.
Embassy Suites Greenville Makes a Difference
June 22, 2017
Our Make a Difference Committee at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center raised $6,793 to benefit the local charity, Clement’s Kindness. Clement’s Kindness Fund assists families impacted by pediatric cancer and serious blood disorders.
Atrium Hospitality Announces Partnership with Clean the World
April 6, 2017
Companywide initiative projected to provide more than 575,000 potentially life-saving bars of soap annually to children and families in need.
Embassy Suites Charleston Airport Donates to the ECCO
Our Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center recently donated over 100 comforters to the East Cooper Community Outreach. The ECCO provides services to low income families, while empowering them to create a better future.
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Greenville Completes Comprehensive Renovation
March 16, 2017
All-suite S.C. resort introduces new restaurant and bar concept; updates guest suites, atrium lobby, and meeting space.
Chef Daniel is Featured on Cedar Rapids Local News
February 25, 2017
Chef Daniel Dennis from our Cedar Rapids Marriott was featured on Fox 28 News preparing the restaurant’s breakfast dish for Restaurant Week in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Renaissance World Golf Village Supports St. Francis House Homeless Shelter
September 24, 2016
The Spirit to Serve Committee from our Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village delivered and served meals at the St. Francis House Homeless Shelter in St. Augustine, Florida last week.
Atrium Hospitality chose to support North Fulton Community Charities
August 3, 2016
Atrium Hospitality chose to support North Fulton Community Charities for their annual back-to-school drive. NFCC is a non-profit human service agency dedicated to preventing homelessness of individuals residing north of the Chattahoochee River in Fulton County. They assist families with basic needs such as food, rent and utilities, clothing, and adult education classes. In two weeks, we collected 22 backpacks and over $500 worth of school supplies for students.
Angel Johnson elected President of the Amadeus/New Market Hotel Partners Group
June 1, 2016
Angel Johnson, our Director of Corporate Systems, attended the annual New Market conference in Las Vegas last month. She was elected President of the Amadeus/New Market Hotel Partners Group. In her newly elected position, she’ll be leading a collection of hotel companies that use New Market products, advocating for common interests, networking, brainstorming and sharing best practices.
Digital Key is now available at our Hilton Long Beach Hotel
March 22, 2016
Digital Key opens any door you’d normally access with a regular key.Once your room is ready on the day of your arrival, you’ll receive a push notification to your smartphone that the key has been delivered. It will then be available in your HHonors app until you check out.
Embassy Suites Greenville contributes to the Make a Difference! Lint Project
February 1, 2016
The Embassy Suites in Greenville, South Carolina recently donated lint from their laundry to a local Boy Scouts group. This talented group of boys collects donated lint and repurposes it into compost and “fire logs” for camping trips. With the hotel’s cooperation, they won the regional qualifier and are going to the State Finals. The hotel has committed to recycling their dryer lint to the Make a Difference Garden for composting units.
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel supports the Southeastern Virginia Food Bank
January 18, 2016
The Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel supports the Southeastern Virginia Food Bank throughout the year. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day several team members worked with the SEVA to distribute food baskets to neighbors in need. The hotel supports the important mission of the Southeastern Virginia Food Bank throughout the year by conducting canned food drives as well as donating turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our guests also get into the giving spirit by taking advantage of our “give back and save” package which offers a 20% room discount with a donation of 2 or more canned goods.
Crowne Plaza Denver Partners with The Christmas Child
December 21, 2015
Last week the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center Sales team volunteered for Operation Christmas Child to help spread holiday cheer in the community by providing holiday gifts to children throughout the world. Members of the Sales Team put together boxes, packed them with toys, and shipped them to less fortunate children in more than 100 countries.
Hilton Long Beach Remodel
December 14, 2015
The Hilton Long Beach completed a full-scope, top to bottom renovation in late 2015. The completely re-imagined and transformed hotel boasts 399 fully-renovated guest rooms, 26,000 sq. ft. of new meeting and banquet facilities, a new fitness center, and its heralded new lobby, complete with modern and artistic expressions throughout all public space. The Gathering Kitchen & Bar on the lobby level is exactly where travelers and locals want to be, with communal seating and 10 TVs throughout, even boasting a 110” TV for the big games!
Embassy Suites Welcomes Head Start Children: Community Partnerships in Action
December 4, 2015
We are fortunate to have two former Head Start parents working for Embassy Suites by Hilton USF/Busch Gardens Hotel located within our immediate neighborhood. When our staff contacted them, they were very excited about creating a once in a lifetime experience for our children.
Hilton Fort Collins’ Holiday Service
December 1, 2015
Our Blue Energy Committee at the Hilton Fort Collins is raising money to support a family this holiday season. We are collecting money through December 18th and purchasing the gifts on the 19th. The Committee is also giving back to the community by buying bicycles for the Bikes for Tykes program. Our employees are excited to give back to our tight-knit community.
Embassy Suites Monterey Bay-Seaside turns 20
October 16, 2015
On October 16, 2015, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside celebrated its 20th birthday. The hotel organized a big luncheon party for all staff to attend and celebrate. Atrium goodies were distributed to all staff to welcome them to the new management company, and there was even 1995 music and trivia played throughout!