VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2012
Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport hotel has earned several brand recognitions, including placing among the top five Homewood Suites for acknowledgment of its Social Media efforts. In addition, General Manager Meredith Brinkley and Director of Sales Sandi Stowers each earned an Award of Merit.
At a recent ceremony held in New Orleans, the hotel received the brand’s Social Media Award, which recognizes properties with exceptional social media outreach programs. Winners must actively monitor all social profiles, such as Facebook and Twitter, participate on TripAdvisor, and respond appropriately and quickly to all reviews, questions and complaints.
Brinkley, who earned one of just 15 awards given to brand general managers, joined the Homewood Virginia Beach Suites in early 2011. The award recognizes each manager’s excellence in spearheading RevPAR growth at or above 100 percent, guest and employee satisfaction. Stowers received the Director of Sales of the Year Award of Merit for excellence in directing the hotel’s sales efforts. In addition to meeting brand standards in key performance areas, winners must also demonstrate brand advocacy, sales leadership and participation in all Hilton and Homewood programs.
“These brand awards recognize the outstanding achievements of Meredith, Sandi and the entire team in Virginia Beach,” said Gerald P. Chase, president and chief operating officer of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, which operates the 122-unit extended-stay hotel. “We are proud of their accomplishments and their well-deserved recognition.”
There is no better time to visit this celebrated hotel in Virginia Beach than for OpSail 2012, a commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. From June 1-12, 2012, the Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay region will be host to more than 5,000 international officers, cadets, crew and dignitaries from more than 15 nations.
The hotel will provide complimentary transportation to and from The Tide light rail station on Newtown Road, allowing guests to have a memorable trip into Downtown Norfolk to participate in all of the events with OpSail 2012. For all guests attending the event, Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport hotel is offering a 15% discount. To take advantage of the OpSail 2012 discount please visit us online at: http://homewoodsuites.hilton.com/en/hw/reservations/index.jhtml?hotel=ORFNTHW&corporateCode=0002772959
About Homewood Suites by Hilton, Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport Hotel
The Homewood Suites by Hilton opened in August 2008, co-developed by New Castle and George Harwin of VA. Beach Hotel Partners. Located at 5733 Cleveland Street, a few miles from Downtown Norfolk, the 122-suite extended-stay hotel features contemporary décor with vaulted ceilings in public areas, over 1,200 square feet of meeting space, an indoor salt water pool, fitness room, complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily, evening manager’s reception dinner Monday through Thursday, and a relaxing outdoor courtyard area. Nearby attractions which are a few short miles away include the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Boardwalk, Virginia Beach Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Old Coast Guard Station and the Cape Henry Lighthouse. The hotel is just 6 miles from Norfolk International Airport and only a few minutes from the HRT's Light Rail "The Tide".
About OpSail 2012 Virginia™and NORFOLK HARBORFEST®
OpSail 2012 Virginia™ a collaboration between Operation Sail Inc. (OpSail) national, the United States Navy, Norfolk Festevents, and hundreds of national, state and local organizations to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. In conjunction with OpSail 2012 Virginia™, Norfolk will be hosting the 36th ANNUAL AT&T NORFOLK HARBORFEST® (Fri. June 8-Mon. June 11) in downtown Norfolk. Featuring three Parade of Sails, tall ships and military vessels from all around the world, the largest fireworks show on the East Coast, local, regional and national entertainment, family activities, unique and unusual performances, water activities and much more. All these scheduled events will be happening throughout the entire downtown Norfolk Waterfront spanning 3 miles from Harbor Park to the MHI Docks located in West Ghent. For more information, visit http://www.opsail2012virginia.com.