RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 15, 2021) – Concord Hospitality Enterprises, an award-winning hotel management and development company, recently received three prestigious awards at the 2021 Marriott International National Association (MINA) & Full Service Owners Conference. Marriott’s annual conference brings together full-service owners, franchisees and management companies from across the country for the MINA Member meeting, keynote speakers, senior leadership sessions, networking and the awards ceremony. This year’s event took place from Nov. 1-2, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.
Concord received the Opening of the Year Award for The Ben, Autograph Collection Hotel. This award recognizes the very best hotel openings that bring new brand thinking to life and move Marriott forward.
The property received a number of accolades during 2020 and is known for its modern design aesthetic reflecting the spirit of the Ben Trovato Estate, one of West Palm Beach’s original homes. Developed and managed by Concord Hospitality, The Ben is part of Concord’s growing management portfolio of 128 hotels with over 20,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada.
The hotel management and development company also received the Serve 360 Award, recognizing Concord leaders who serve their community. The award aligns with key Marriott initiatives including employee volunteerism, in-kind and cash donations, support of non-profit organizations, and community activities and partnerships.
The third and final award received was the J.W. Marriott, Jr., Guest Experience Award, which acknowledges hotels and organizations that are “the best of the best when it comes to guest satisfaction.”
“We are truly honored and humbled to be recognized by such a well-respected global leader in the industry,” said Mark Laport, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “We are constantly striving for excellence, from the guest experience at individual properties to our cumulative community impact, and everything in between. It is a privilege to partner with a company as exceptional as Marriott that aligns with Concord’s values and celebrates our growth and success with us.”
Concord Hospitality has partnered with Marriott on the development of new hotel brands and properties for nearly 25 years. That alignment for strategic growth and passion for delivering best-in-class service is evident in Concord Hospitality’s achievement of winning the coveted Marriott Partnership Circle Award 13 times and through the hospitality company’s induction into Marriott’s Partnership Circle Hall of Fame for hospitality excellence in 2015.