Hilton Garden Inn Honors Beechwood Development With National Award At Brand Conference

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 7, 2002–Hilton Garden Inn(R) recognized developer Tom Arnot, of Beechwood Development, LLC, with the Outstanding Merit Award for 2001 at the first Hilton Hotels Corporation Focused-Service Brand Conference held in New Orleans last week.
The Outstanding Merit national award is chosen from more than 75 Hilton Garden Inn developers across North America. It is given to the company that has shown exemplary dedication and commitment to the Hilton Garden Inn brand during the year. Last year, Arnot was appointed to a five-year term on the Hilton Garden Inn Advisory Board.
We appreciate Tom Arnot's passion for our focused-service Hilton Garden Inn brand. His frequent guest expert presentations at our owners' conferences help educate potential franchise owners and developers on how to build quality Hilton Garden Inn hotels easily and on time, said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president — Hilton Garden Inn. Each Hilton Garden Inn property Tom and the Beechwood team have developed has been completed under budget and on time. This is an extraordinary effort, particularly with the extreme weather conditions in Wisconsin. He's completed in 7-8 months what other hotel owners may consider a 14-24 months development project.
Deforest, Wis.-based Beechwood Development, LLC developed and owns Hilton Garden Inn properties in Green Bay, Appleton/Kimberly and their newest property in Oshkosh. The company also is in negotiations to construct additional Hilton Garden Inn hotels in other mid-west markets.
Hilton Garden Inn developments represent one of the cornerstones of Hilton's franchise growth strategy. More than 225 Hilton Garden Inn properties are currently open or under development in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Hilton Garden Inn brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(TM), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Harrison Conference Centers(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations Company(R) and Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton.