MCLEAN, Va. - Embassy Suites Hotels, the Hilton Worldwide brand of upper upscale, all-suite hotels, recently announced its top performing properties of 2014.

The Connie Award, named after Hilton Worldwide founder Conrad Hilton, is awarded to the top performing hotels of the year based on three key components: quality assurance audits measuring cleanliness, condition and brand standards; customer satisfaction scores rating staff service; and the quality of the hotel's physical accommodations. 

First place for the prestigious Connie Award was presented to Embassy Suites Raleigh -Durham Airport/Brier Creek. The Connie Award was also presented to the following properties:

"Congratulations to all of our 2014 brand winners," said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels. "At Embassy Suites, we work hard to ensure our guests have the very best experience by offering a win-win combination of guest service and a well-defined, unique brand product that is much-loved across both our business and leisure guests. These awards are our way of recognizing the hotels in our portfolio and our team members that stand out in delivering on that promise."

The best-performing hotels in the portfolio are the 10 percent that scored highest on quality assurance audits of cleanliness, condition and adherence to brand standards and guest satisfaction scores. The complete list of the recipients includes:

Additional Winners Honored Included:

Contacts:
Helen Ames
Finn Partners
+1 212 715 1646
helen.ames@finnpartners.com

Sarah Lipman
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5315
sarah.lipman@hilton.com

About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has more than 230 hotels with 49 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information, visit embassysuites.com or news.embassysuites.com. Connect online with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,000 properties with more than 812,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.