Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, Va. Named “Top New Hotel of the Year”

Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the nation’s top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators, announced that its Homewood Suites by Hilton in Springfield, Va., received three awards, including “Top New Hotel of the Year,” at the brand’s annual meeting and awards gala held recently at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.

Opened in 2013, the hotel is setting new standards as one of only nine Homewood Suites to offer a full service lobby bar, outfitted with big-screen televisions where guests can linger over drinks with new friends and fellow travelers, in addition to a rooftop patio with outdoor grilling.

Chosen from a field of 369 hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, Va., also earned a “Connie Award,” named for Hilton founder, Conrad Hilton, and given to the 15 top-performing hotels as measured by customer satisfaction, loyalty and quality assurance scores. The Springfield team’s scores beat the brand’s national average by nearly 13 percentage points.

Hotel General Manager Christopher Tyner won the “General Manager of the Year Award of Merit” for the hotel’s superior performance, as well as its community leadership. Tyner began his hospitality career with Hilton 17 years ago, and under his direction since opening in 2013, Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, Va., has been a steadfast community partner serving as a collection point for food and coat drives, sponsoring outdoor movies in the summer, hosting Veteran’s groups and participating in Clean the World amenity recycling efforts and Concord’s annual Share Day event benefitting Feed the Children.

The Homewood Suites by Hilton brand is ranked highest in guest satisfaction among Upper Extended Stay Hotel Chains in J.D. Power’s 2014 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study.

“Being named ‘New Hotel of the Year’ for the highest-ranked brand in its category means that the Homewood Suites Springfield, Va., is the best of the best,” said Mark Laport, president and CEO of Concord. “Not only does it stand out from others in its category because of its outstanding extra amenities, but Chris Tyner treats his staff like family, and in turn, they see their guests as extended members of the family. This kind of brand-wide recognition is a real testament to the quality of this hotel, Chris’ management style and the team’s commitment to their guests and their community.”

The Homewood Suites Springfield, Va., also is the winner of a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award and a 2014 Expedia Insiders’ Select Award, and received the 2014 Corporate Citizen Award from the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Located at 7010 Old Keene Mill Rd., in the quiet suburb of Springfield, Va., the hotel is within easy reach of Washington, D.C. attractions and offices including Army base Ft. Belvoir, the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery and the Department of Defense. Each of the 165 suites is designed with the extended-stay traveler in mind, including a fully equipped kitchen with complimentary grocery shopping service and two 43-inch televisions, to provide maximum viewing convenience. Beyond the guest suite, the hotel encourages social interaction among guests in The Lodge where complimentary, hot breakfast is served daily along with drinks and dinner Monday through Thursday.

Forgotten or last-minute items are always nearby at the Suite Shop, and the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle within a three mile radius, making additional shopping and access to the Metro quick and convenient. Additional complimentary services, including both WiFi and wired internet service, covered parking, heated indoor swimming pool, fitness center and 24-hour business center, all combine to make the Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, Va., a thoughtfully appointed choice for business or leisure travelers. For additional information or reservations, please visit online or call 703-866-6045.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 350 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, is an award-winning leader that has been named “Top Upscale Extended-Stay” hotel by J.D. Power the last five years. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast and Welcome Home evening social every Monday-Thursday. With Hilton’s award-winning digital check-in with room selection tool, Hilton HHonors members can log into their accounts and choose their exact room from a digital floor plan, as well as customize their room prior to arrival with amenity requests. The service is available for 650,000+ rooms at more than 4,100 properties across 11 brands worldwide. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or news.homewoodsuites.com.

About Concord Hospitality
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, is a Raleigh, N.C.-based hotel management and development company that owns and/or manages more than 90 hotels comprised of more than 13,000 guest rooms in 20 states and two Canadian provinces. The company operates hotels and resorts under leading brand affiliations including Choice Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott and Starwood, as well as select independent boutique hotels.