Rochester Hotel the Hampton Inn & Suites Employee Receives Spirit of Hampton Award

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Popular amongst Rochester hotels, the Hampton Inn & Suites celebrates the prestigious Spirit of Hampton Award

“Jill Pow’s ability to connect with guests is out of this world,” states Alan Holt, the General Manager.

Rochester hotel the Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester/Victor honored team member Jill Pow on her Spirit of Hampton Award on January 19, 2011. The prestigious Spirit of Hampton award is given to team members who exceed expectations and make outstanding contributions to guests, fellow team members, the outside community and/or their hotel’s financial performance. Employees are nominated by their peers and Hilton officials vote on all nominations presented. The international award is awarded annually to 2,400 Hampton employees and is the highest form of team member recognition.

“Jill Pow’s ability to connect with guests is out of this world,” states Alan Holt, the Rochester hotels General Manager. Having worked at the Rochester hotel for the past 2 ½ years, Jill connected last year with a 12-year-old boy in a wheelchair. After talking to the boy, she found out that he was interested in space and astronomy, so she mailed him some things she thought would interest him.

The next year the family returned and the two immediately started talking where they'd left off, like old friends. “Whether bringing in birthday cakes, giving out Halloween treats or volunteering for local organizations, Jill is always finding ways to connect with others. We thank her for making it Hampton for our guests,” further notes Holt.

The award was given at a luncheon January 19 with 25 team members in attendance where Jill received brand wide recognition, a plaque, $350 and a call from a Hilton brand executive as well as Brian Wismar, Regional Director of New Castle Hotels and Resorts representing the management company for the Rochester hotel.

The Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester Victor offers a broad range of services and amenities including Rochester restaurant TGI Friday’s conveniently located in the Rochester hotels parking lot, fully equipped suites with kitchens, full hot breakfast daily, fitness centre and pool. Complimentary wi-fi, USA Today weekdays and a suite shop convenience store for a late night Rochester dining snack make the Hampton very popular amongst Rochester hotels, with team members passionate about taking care of guests. The Hampton also offers free shuttle service to a 3-mile radius Monday through Saturday 8am to 8pm and is located next to the Eastview Mall for Rochester shopping.

The Rochester hotel offers meeting space for corporate events and has Rochester accommodations ideal or sports groups and family gatherings made easy to plan with planning and booking tools to make the process quick and organized. For more information on the Rochester New York hotels facilities to or book a special package for a weekend getaway, visit http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/specials.jhtml;jsessionid=2FYB2H2MSUNU2CSGBIX2VCQ?ctyhocn=ROCFPHX

About the Hampton Inn & Suites Victor/Rochester
The Hampton Inn & Suites® Hotel in Rochester Victor, New York occupies a special part of the Empire State in the Finger Lake region. The 100% non-smoking hotel features 123 rooms as well as spacious suites with kitchen facilities. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from Greater Rochester International Airport and 60 minutes from Greater Buffalo International Airport, the hotel is close shopping, restaurants, attractions, championship golf courses and is a close drive to Lake Ontario. The Rochester hotel features a fitness centre, heated pool, business centre, laundry and on-site convenience store. Complimentary breakfast is included for all guests. With 2,200 square feet of meeting space, the hotel is also ideal for corporate meetings and smaller social gatherings. Visit http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=ROCFPHX for further information and reservations.

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