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WASHINGTON DC / SILVER SPRING HILTON RECEIVES CONVERSION OF THE YEAR 2002 AWARD
FROM HILTON HOTELS CORPORATION
January 2002

Silver Spring, Maryland – Executives from Milestone Hospitality International, the operating entity of Milestone Hotel Partners, that owns and operates 14 hotels in 6 states, received the "Hotel Conversion of the Year" award from Hilton Hotels Corporation during the annual meeting held in San Francisco, California.

"We are honored that Hilton has recognized our hotel for its design, decor, and functionality," said Lea Ann Kish, Chief Operating Officer for Milestone Hospitality. The property was acquired as an independent from Lodgian, Inc., in December of 2001. The propery received $9.3 million in renovations to the interior and exterior. It was flagged as the Washington DC/Silver Spring Hilton on October 23, 2001.

The hotel features 263 guestrooms decorated with a residential feel, as well as the latest in technology-ready amenities for the demands of today's corporate business traveler. Meeting and banquet areas totaling 21,000 square feet are facilitated with state of the art technology for high-speed internet, video and media presentations. The hotel also offers two restaurants, indoor swimming pool and sauna, exercise facility, gift shop, and business center.

"We are very excited about having a premiere hotel like Hilton in Silver Spring," said Clarence A. Porter, President of the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce. "It can only help add to Silver Spring's re-emergence as a major business and entertainment hub within the County and region."

The Washington DC/Silver Spring Hilton is owned by Milestone Hotel Partners, which operates the property under its management company, Milestone Hospitality International. The firm operates 14 hotels in 6 states including the Silver Spring Hilton, Silver Spring, MD; The Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey, Grantville, PA; The Best Western Hershey, Hershey, PA; The Best Western, Utica, NY; The Holiday Inn, New Hartford, NY; The Microtel, Sulphur, LA; The Holiday Inn, Deland, FL; The Days Inn, Fort Lauderdale, FL; The Days Inn, Tampa, FL; The Days Inn, Fort Myers, FL; and a consortium of 4 Days Inn properties in Frankfort, Shepherdsville/Louisville, and FortWright/Cincinnati, KY.

 

 


 

     
           
       
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