Hilton Worldwide Announces 2013 CEO Light & Warmth Award Winners
Eleven Selected to Receive the Company’s Highest Honor for Team Members
MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced that 11 of its Team Members have received the 2013 CEO Light & Warmth Award, the company's highest honor. This award was established to recognize exceptional Team Members who embody Hilton Worldwide's Values of Hospitality, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Ownership and Now.
The finalists were nominated by their colleagues and selected from more than 3,300 nominations by a committee of Team Members from across the company. The 11 winners were ultimately chosen from a group of finalists by Hilton Worldwide President & CEO Christopher J. Nassetta.
"I am impressed every day by our exceptional Team Members around the world, and these 11 individuals in particular provide inspiration for us all," said Nassetta. "I am proud to recognize and celebrate these Team Members for their commitment and passion for always delivering exceptional guest experiences."
The 2013 CEO Light & Warmth Award winners are:
- Sara Ashenafi - Safety Deposit Box Clerk, Waldorf Astoria New York
- Chris Bryant - Operations Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
- Dennis Cavner - Lead Engineer, Hilton Minneapolis
- Hai Ping Chen - Driver, Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay
- Deysire Dayhoff - Executive Housekeeper, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Naples
- Samantha Jayakumar - Training Specialist, Kings Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
- Jacqueline Jeanes - Front Desk, Hilton Cardiff
- Alice Lamper - Housekeeping, Hampton Inn Williamsport
- Obed Mbatha - Doorman, Hilton Durban
- Willie Nero - Cook, DoubleTree by Hilton Augusta
- Juan Rolando - Senior Concierge, Hilton Lima Miraflores
All Team Members from Hilton Worldwide's hotels and corporate offices are eligible, and winners are announced annually.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos