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Current Events

Welcome to Remington's Current Events page featuring a wealth of information on our many distinctive properties. Here you'll find a resource of information on a broad range of topics such as the company's latest acquisitions, renovations and awards.

Current News

Date Title
February 2014 Remington hosts its 19th Consecutive Leadership Conference in Costa Mesa, California
  Dan Peterson is hired as the Senior Vice President of Operations overseeing the Marriott Division
December 2013 Remington Accounting Department moves to new location at 5050 Quorum
  Austin Embassy Suites Achieves its 30th Consecutive Quality Evaluation
  Marriott Sugarland's Burning Pear Restaurant achieved YTD ranking of #1 in Service among all Marriott hotels
  SpringHill Suites Jacksonville receives Duval County Public School Business Partner of the Year Award
November 2013 Sheraton Anchorage hotel associates win Stars of the Industry from Alaska Hotel & Lodging Association
  Remington holds 15th Consecutive Sales Incentive Trip to Key West with 55 winners
  Dave Fulton at Hilton Fort Worth selected as GM of the Year for Tarrant County as awarded by Hotel Association of Tarrant County
September 2013 LaDonna Gerhart is hired as the Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing
  Hilton Minneapolis wins Trip Advisor's Green Leader Award Silver and Princeton Westin wins Trip Advisor's Green Leader Award Bronze
  Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center is Convention South Magazine's Reader's Choice Award Winner
August 2013 Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills awarded as a Top 50 Performing Hotel for IHG Voice of Success
  Hilton Boston Back Bay wins the 2nd quarter Make It Right Best Practice Award for Hilton Americas
  Hyatt Long Island wind Best of 2013 Weddings by
  Hilton Costa Mesa receives Wine Spectator Restaurant Award
June 2013 Four participants from the Remington Business Development Program at the University of Wisconsin Stout graduate and are placed in management positions at Remington Hotels around the country
  Thirty Five Remington hotels earn the 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - Congratulations to: Historic Inns of Annapolis, Atlanta Crowne Plaza, Embassy Suites Austin, Boston Back Bay Hilton, Sheraton Bucks County, BWI Hilton Garden Inn, Silversmith Hotel Chicago, Costa Mesa Hilton, Embassy Suites Dallas, The Churchill Hotel DC, Embassy Suites Dulles, Evansville Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites Flagstaff, Hilton Fort Worth, Embassy Suites Houston, Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville, Residence Inn Jacksonville, Embassy Suites Las Vegas, Lawrenceville Hampton Inn, Inn at Key West, Residence Inn Lake Buena Vista, Hilton Marietta, Minneapolis Hilton, Mobile Homewood Suites, Hilton Houston NASA Clearlake, Marriott Omaha, Renaissance Palm Springs, Parsippany Hampton, Renaissance Portsmouth, Marriott Plaza San Antonio, Courtyard Savannah, Marriott Sugar Land, Residence Inn Downtown Tampa, Embassy Suites West Palm Beach and Virginia Beach Hilton Garden Inn
  Remington Continues to Grow - Remington welcomes 8 new assets into the Portfolio - Dallas Marriott Suites, Phoenix Residence Inn, Newark California Courtyard, Newark California Residence Inn, Palm Desert California Courtyard, Palm Desert California Residence, Richmond Virginia Springhill Suites and Oakland California Courtyard
May 2013 Former Remington General Manager Michael Newbrand is promoted to a Divisional Vice President of Operations leading the Marriott East Division
  Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa – joins the Remington Luxury collection and becomes the company’s fourth asset in Key West, Florida
  Remington is the spotlighted Hotel Testimonial in Hotel F & B magazine for its support and partnership with Southern Aluminum and the linen less table initiative
April 2013 Mark Sharkey, President and Remington are the cover story and featured company in Hotel Business Magazine
  Paul Brouillette returns to Remington as Divisional Vice President of the Embassy Suites division
  Delegate Norm Conway, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and a number of other elected representatives co-sponsored a Joint Resolution to recognize Margaret “Ms. Peg” Bednarsky for her 45 years of service to the State of Maryland’s elected Delegates and Senators during her time as at the Historic Inns of Annapolis.
March 2013 Remington's Embassy Suites Philadelphia wins the Embassy Brand 2012 Leap Frog Hotel Award for market share index improvement year on year
  The Southernmost House in Key West, Florida is featured in Weddings Illustrated Magazine as a top destination wedding location
  Worlquest Resort Orlando wins the Travelers Award Choice as one of the best hotel for families in the world
  NBC Today Show airs One Ocean Resort Hotel & Spa as a hand picked “hot” vacation destination
February 2013 Remington hosts its 18th Consecutive Leadership Conference in Sugar Land, Texas
  Remington President’s Club inducts 10 new members. Twenty two leaders are now members of this exclusive group.
  The Spa at One Ocean Resort makes Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas
December 2012 Historic Inns of Annapolis was selected by the Knot’s for best of Wedding locations of 2013
  Remington Corporate Office associates – over 150 strong – assist at the Salvation Army for Holiday Gift distribution and also support over 100 Angels in the Angel Tree program
November 2012 Remington holds Annual Pinnacle Sales Incentive Trip with 58 Sales Professionals earning the reward
  Hilton Fort Worth partners with the city of Fort Worth for the opening of the JFK Tribute – directly across from the hotel in General Worth Square
October 2012 One Ocean Resort & Spa named one of the Condé Nast Travelers Best in The World - Top Resorts in Florida
  Westin Princeton is a dedicated community partner partnering with local organizations for fundraising to help restore the shoreline devastated by Super Storm Sandy
August 2012 Embassy Suites Brand celebrates Embassy Suites Austin Arboretum for its 25th consecutive Outstanding Quality Evaluation
  Hilton Boston Back Bay team members share their expertise and Blue Energy as mentors to students from the Roxbury Boys & Girls Club
July 2012 Journey Ambassador Mike Goldberg "Papa Mike" of the historic Hilton Fort Worth is featured in the Cool Issue of 360 West Magazine for his memorable approach to guest service and exceeding expectations
June 2012 Remington's Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza is awarded the distinguished AAA 4 Diamond rating
May 2012 Remington welcomes two new hotel assets into the portfolio – Savannah Courtyard and Tampa Residence Inn
  TripAdvisor has announced its 2012 Certificate of Excellence Awards Winners which included 9 Remington Hotels – Congratulations to Historic Inns of Annapolis, Embassy Suites Hotel Austin / Arboretum, Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Doubletree Suites Columbus Downtown, Embassy Suites Flagstaff, Hampton Inn Parsippany, Marriott at Research Triangle Park, Hilton Marietta Conference Center & Resort and Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center for earning this prestigious designation
February 2012 Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile receives the Connie Pride Award of Merit at the Homewood Suites Conference for being in the Top 10% of Overall Brand Performance 2011
December 2011 Hilton Boston Back Bay joins the Remington Family
  Remington welcomes our newest hotel - 358 room Hyatt Regency Long Island into the luxury division of the portfolio. This signifies the company’s reentry into the Long Island New York market and represents its first full service Hyatt hotel
November 2011 Azurea at Atlantic Beach’s One Ocean Resort and Spa is recognized for the second consecutive year as one of Florida’s Top Restaurants according to Florida Trend Magazine – earning the Gold Spoons status
October 2011 Remington’s Hampton Inn Parsippany receives accolades from Hampton Inn Worldwide Corporate Negotiated Account division for the property’s year over year ADR and revenue growth
  Remington and Milestone Internet Marketing earn Interactive Media’s Outstanding Achievement Award and the W3 Silver Award for the Crowne Plaza La Concha website design
  Marriott Research Triangle Park earns the Marketing Excellence Award from Marriott The Americas Full Service Division – an achievement based on exemplary RevPAR Index
  Remington’s Las Vegas Embassy Suites ranks #9 in Travelocity customers top 10 favorite Las Vegas hotels
September 2011 Renaissance Palm Springs Ambassadors Amor Cara and Jonathan Martinez win Best of the Best Service Awards from the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism
  Bristol Palms Restaurant and Bar at the Hilton Costa Mesa is selected for the 2011 Best of Costa Mesa Award in the American Restaurants by the US Commerce Association
August 2011 Remington's Marriott Plaza is the feature spotlight with San Antonio Weddings for its luxury, progressive and eco friendly dining tables and event style
  Worldquest Orlando Resort and Embassy Suites Flagstaff both earn their Certification of Excellence from Trip Advisor for exemplary product and outstanding service
  Remington and Southern Aluminum are the Spotlight in the "greensource Cincinnati" Newsletter August Edition for the partnership between product and service of the linenless table and sustainable initiative
July 2011 Remington's Marriott Research Triangle Park Raleigh Durham earns the Marketing Excellence Award from Marriott The Americas Full Service Division based on exemplary RevPAR Index
June 2011 Treaty of Paris Restaurant at the Historic Inns of Annapolis Received Top Ratings and Featured in What's Up? Annapolis Magazine June Edition
May 2011 General Manager of the Flagstaff Embassy Suites, Amy Ormsby, was selected to be an exclusive member of the "Embassy Circle of Leadership" - an honor bestowed upon only 6 of over 200 Embassy hotel managers
  Anchorage Daily News announces that the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa wins the distinction as the 2011 Best Hotel in Alaska and Ice Spa wins the 2011 Best Day Spa in Alaska
  Remington and Ashford Hospitality Trust held their third successful annual Food Drive and Community Service Day in Partnership with the North Texas Food Bank. Associates and their family and friends raised $39,000 for the cause providing those in need over 117,000 meals. The companies were also honored as model philanthropic partners by the North Texas Food Bank
April 2011 Remington's Embassy Suites Palm Beach Gardens wins the Embassy Brand Make A Difference Leap Frog Hotel Award for Most Improved Total Quality Satisfaction Score for 2010
  Embassy Suites Austin near the Arboretum achieves 24th Consecutive Outstanding Brand Quality Evaluation
March 2011 Remington takes over management of 17 new properties as part of a large transaction in which Ashford Hospitality Trust was the winning bidder at a foreclosure auction for a portfolio of 28 properties. The new assignment expands Remington’s reach into two new states, plus Washington, DC, adds two new brands to the company and increases its presence in the world of independent hotels. The organization experienced growth of over 30% in managed hotels and 50% in rooms under management See more
January 2011 Remington welcomes our newest hotel - Hilton Costa Mesa led by long term Remington VP/GM Bob Spoto
  Joe Dantoni, General Manager of the Historic Inns of Annapolis, wins Hotelier of the Year from the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association
  Austin Embassy Suites "Donate Food Discount" program made a tremendous contribution to the Capital Area Food Bank. The special offered guests $5 off the best available rate when they brought in two non-perishable food items. In total the hotel and its program participants generated 1,225 pounds or 980 meals for underprivileged people in the Austin area
  America’s Best On Line rated Remington’s Embassy Suites Best Hotel in Syracuse
December 2010 Peg Bednarsky, Innkeeper of Historic Inns of Annapolis, receives Innkeeper of the Year Award at the annual conference of Historic Hotels of America. This is the first time this award has been bestowed
November 2010 Minneapolis/St Paul Airport Hilton was awarded "Best Event of the Year" by the National Association of Catering Executives for their category of "Mixing Service Styles" and was featured in Minnesota Meetings & Events magazine Summer 2010
  Jennifer Garret, Flagstaff Embassy Suites Housekeeping Manager, wins Spirit of Embassy Award
  St Petersburg Hilton Hotel celebrates "Catch Me at My Best" Brand Awards Winners - Top Catches = John De Rose - Front of House, Annie Drayton - Heart of House and Rosa Hiles - Restaurant
October 2010 Breakfast Attendant Valerie Conley is honored by Embassy Suites Hotels with the company’s Spirit of Embassy Award designating her as a top performing associate. Less than one percent of all Embassy Suites team members nationwide receive this honor each year
  Marriott Durham Research Triangle Park receives the 2009 Most Improved RevPAR Index Award at the Marriott Eastern Regional Conference
  City of St. Petersburg City Beautiful Commission honors the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hilton with their 10 Year Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in landscaping, garden design and maintenance
  Remington Hotels is honored by Marriott International with the 2010 Service Excellence Award at the full-service owner and franchise partner annual meeting in Washington D.C
  Sonny Sra, Remington Senior Vice President, is appointed to the Board of Governors for the University of North Texas - Hospitality and Fashion Merchandising School
  Three outstanding Remington Associates from the Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Airport were nominated for the Louisville CVB's R.O.S.E. (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards. Gloria Boyd was nominated for the category of "Accommodations", Bill Garrett for "Behind the Scenes" and Dan Shawgo for "Transportation"
  Scott Hagen, General Manager, and the Sheraton Bucks County are recognized by Colonel Andrew T. Rider of the Greater Philadelphia Veteran's Network and the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve for their efforts in providing employment and opportunity to veterans
September 2010 Remington Director of Catering from the Historic Hilton Fort Worth, Steve Wilson, was named "Services Manager of the Year" for the city of Fort Worth – an honor designed to select the person who best embodies the spirit of convention services and hospitality
  Peg Bednarsky (“Miss Peg”) – 40 year Innkeeper of the Historic Inns of Annapolis was the Employee Spotlight in The Concierge magazine – a Historic Hotels publication recognized for her service and dedication to serving locals, visitors and legislators See More
  Minneapolis/St Paul Airport Hilton celebrates "Catch Me at My Best" Brand Award Winners - Top Catches = Patrick Wanous - Front of House, Veronica Arellano - Heart of House and Jeannie Wirth - Restaurant
August 2010 Azurea at One Ocean Resort and Spa is awarded the Wine Spectator 2010 Award of Excellence as “one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world” and receives recognition in Wine Spectator Magazine August edition
  Remington featured in North Texas Food Bank “Around the Table” Magazine as a model corporate partner for its philanthropic collaboration during annual Food Drive and Community Service Day  See more
  One Ocean Resort and Spa is highlighted in the “Service Upon Arrival” feature article in the August edition of HOTELS magazine as a role model for excellence in advance planning, personalization and pampered guest check-in
June 2010 Remington Brand Revenue Manager Brad Nelson is recognized by HSMAI Foundation for his development of the case study component for their newest publication - The Evolving Dynamics of Revenue Management: A comprehensive revenue optimization road map for hotel owners, operators and practitioners
May 2010 One Ocean Resort Hotel & Spa, Historic Inns of Annapolis, Worldquest Resort Orlando and The Inn at Key West are chosen as Expedia Insider's Select Hotels – Expedia's Top Ranked properties
Embassy Suites Brand celebrates Embassy Suites Austin Arboretum for its 23rd consecutive Outstanding Quality Evaluation
April 2010 Embassy Suites Philadelphia International Airport wins Best RevPAR Index Growth for an airport hotel – Embassy Suites CRM Scorecard Award Winners
March 2010 Judy Nieto from the Minneapolis/St Paul Airport Hilton wins the Diamond Service Award for "Best Server if the Year" from the Bloomington Convention & Visitor's Bureau
February 2010 Executive Chef Ted Peters of One Ocean Resort and Spa is featured by the prestigious James Beard Foundation - see more
  Front Desk Agent Rhoda Klalif-Randle from the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport - Mall of America is celebrated for winning the "Spirit of Hilton" Award recognizing associates that have gone the extra mile for their guests and their hotel
November 2009 Historic Inns of Annapolis Website wins 3 prestigious awards for Website design: Adrian Award (Silver); International Davey Award (Gold); IAVA - W3 Award (Silver)
May 2009 Las Vegas Embassy Suites nominated for 3 esteemed awards at the Embassy Suite Brand Conference in San Diego: General Manager of the Year, Director of Sales of the Year, Make A Difference Hotel of the Year
March 2009 Remington wins two influential awards at the Starwood Eastern Sales Conference in Toronto: Starwood Franchise Hotels Revenue Management Leader of the Year Over $20 Million Award; Starwood Franchise Hotels Catering Team of the Year

Press Releases

Release Date Release Title
June 3, 2008 Remington's Gallery Collection Debuts With Grand Opening Of One Ocean™ Resort Hotel and Spa
February 28, 2008 Tammy McGinnis Wins 2007 Jorgen Hansen Award for Excellence in Revenue Management
February 21, 2008 Michael Goldberg wins Hilton Journey Ambassador 2007 Award
August 2, 2007 Remington Introduces World-Class Hotel Experience At The Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel Following Significant Property Enhancements
July 6, 2007 Remington Assumes Management Of Residence Inn And Hampton Inn Jacksonville
June 4, 2007 Remington Launches The Gallery™ -- Luxury Resort Hotels Defined By Artful Individuality And Spirited Settings
May 15, 2007 Radisson Hotel City Centre Indianapolis Is Honored With The 2006 President's Award For Fifth Consecutive Year
March 29, 2007 The Maryland Inn Proudly Unveils New Starbucks For Annapolis, Restores Property's Heritage As Meeting Place
March 16, 2007 Remington Honored As Only Management Partner Now Supporting Full Cross-Section Of Hilton Family Brands
February 22, 2007 Remington Appoints Roger Aufieri Executive Vice President Of Operations
February 7, 2007 Remington Co-Hosts Texas Hold 'Em Charity Fundraiser Supporting Fallen Heroes Fund
February 2, 2007 Annual Gallup Q12 Survey Reveals Percentage of 'Engaged' Remington Associates is Nearly Three Times That of U.S. Working Population
January 15, 2007 Remington to Manage Sheraton Milford
January 4, 2007 Remington Announces Management of Four Additional Hotels

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