First Hospitality Group, Inc.'s Drake Oak Brook Hotel Owners Recognized at Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards

Hotel owners, Jim and Tely Nagle, receive prestigious award in growth category

ROSEMONT, IL. October 11, 2017 - based First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG) announced today that the owners of its Drake Oak Brook Hotel in Illinois, Jim and Tely Nagle, received an award in the growth category in the 18th Annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. First Hospitality Group, Inc. President and CEO Robert Habeeb made the announcement.

The award, hosted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger, recognizes outstanding entrepreneurship in the six-county suburban Chicago region and honors 18 local entrepreneurs in a variety of categories, including Early Stage, Growth, Innovation, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs, Regional Spirit and Young Entrepreneurs. Each of the honorees were selected by the Business Ledger staff members, who they believe demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship to have the willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance and business creativity.

“Jim and Tely have been phenomenal owners to work alongside and have truly displayed the traits that the Business Ledger staff looked for when choosing the honorees for this award,” said Habeeb. “As we strive to give our hotel guests a positive experience and constantly deliver outstanding results, Jim and Tely could not be more deserving of this award. Their dedicated to growing this hotel does not go unnoticed.”

Having been recognized in 2016 as No. 1 in Travel in Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers 2016, No. 28 overall, and No. 3 amongst all of America’s best travel companies, FHG moved up to a No.19 ranking out of the 250 best midsize employers in the country in 2017 and No. 1 in the travel category for the second year in a row. FHG is one of only 25 companies to ever place on the Forbes list two consecutive years.

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