Two Spire Hospitality Hotels Recognized in Prestigious Awards Program

. March 06, 2017

CHICAGO, IL. March 6, 2017 - Spire Hospitality, one of the nation's leading and most respected hotel management companies, proudly announces two Embassy Suites hotels in its portfolio - Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square and Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue - as award recipients at the Embassy Suites by Hilton 2016 Brand Performance Awards, held last month in Las Vegas. Recognizing the top performers in the brand, the prestigious industry awards program recognized the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square property with the REVPAR Index Growth Award, while the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue received the Make a Difference Award of Excellence in the Renovated Hotel category.

“The awards night celebration was a proud moment for both Embassy Suites properties honored and for Spire Hospitality,” said Bill DeForrest, president and ceo, Spire Hospitality. “Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square was invited to the stage in celebration of the hotel's 22 percent revenue growth over the prior year, and Embassy Suites Bellevue received the coveted Make a Difference Award for their remarkable 2016 renovation. The recognition at this event further showcases the properties' continued commitment to brand excellence.”

Embassy Suites by Hilton Brand Performance Awards recipients are reviewed through a nomination process and selected by criteria including outstanding performance and focus on brand pillars.

“The extraordinary effort which our teams bring to work each day is what earns recognition like this,” said Scott Youngblood, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington. “The drive, flexibility, creativity and indomitable spirit of all associates at these properties create amazing results.”

Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue, part of Hilton Worldwide's global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels, completed their multi-million dollar renovation under the management of Spire Hospitality last year. The renovation included updates to all the 240 guest suites, in-house restaurant and other public places, featuring sleek, contemporary design with a sophisticated color palette. The hotel boasts a premier location near downtown Bellevue and Seattle.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square also recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation featuring fresh amenities, new atrium and community spaces, upgraded meeting space, improved indoor pool and whirlpool, and rebranded Cascadia restaurant and modernized two-room suites. The hotel is located 15 minutes from downtown Portland, less than 25 miles from Portland International Airport and across the street from Washington Square Mall, convenient for business and leisure travelers.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland-Washington Square and Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue both participate in the Hilton HHonors® loyalty program. Members of the program always get the lowest price with their Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free standard Wi-Fi, access to digital check-in and Digital Key, and no hidden fees, only when they book directly through Hilton.

For reservations or more information, visit Embassy Suites by HIlton Seattle Bellevue at www.embassysuitesbellevue.com or call +1 425-644-2500. For reservations or more information on Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland-Washington Square, visit www.portlandembassysuites.com or call 503-644-4000.

About Spire Hospitality

Spire Hospitality, based in Chicago, Ill., is a third-party operator of 6,293 room keys and nearly 400,000 square feet of meeting space in hotels including unique independents and across celebrated brands such as Hilton Hotels & Resorts, (IHG) InterContinental Hotels Group, (MAR) Marriott International. Spire Hospitality offers expertise in all facets of hospitality management and is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing the value of hotel real estate. For more information, visit www.spirehotels.com.

Media contact:

Aubrey Robertson
T: 850.421.9007
E: arobertson@mayfieldpr.com

Subscribe to our newsletter
for more Hotel Newswire articles

Related News

Choose a Social Network!

The social network you are looking for is not available.

Close
Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.