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Homewood Suites Newburgh, Managed by GM Kathy Russo, Receives Hilton's "Connie Pride Hotel Award of Merit"

Homewood Suites Newburgh, is pleased to announce that it has been named a recipient of the 2013 Connie Pride Hotel Award of Merit which recognizes hotels performing within the top ten percent of the Hilton brand, as measured in various categories.
  • <strong>Kathy Russo, General Manager and Patricia Earl, Director of Sales of Homewood Suites Newburgh - 2013 Connie Pride Hotel Award of Merit</strong>
    NEW WINDSOR, NY, April 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Homewood Suites Newburgh, an upscale, residential-style, 125-suite hotel located at Stewart Airport, is pleased to announce that it has been named a recipient of the 2013 Connie Pride Hotel Award of Merit.

The recipients of the Connie Pride Award, named after Conrad Hilton, are considered the most prestigious group of award winners within the Hilton organization. The purpose of these awards is to recognize hotels performing within the top ten percent of the Hilton brand, as measured in various categories. Cleanliness, condition, adherence to brand standards, staff service as indicated by customer satisfaction scores, and the quality of the hotel's physical accommodations are all factored in to determine award winners. Hotels receiving the award are presented with a trophy, a monetary prize, and special recognition during a series of regional brand meetings.

Says Homewood Suites Newburgh General Manager Kathy Russo, "We are so honored to accept this award. I have the privilege of working with a great group of individuals who, as a team, epitomize hospitality. We work very hard to show each of our guests that to us, they are family. We want them to love the area as much as we do; we want them to love their stay, whether for business or pleasure. It's what we do and what we love to do. This award is also shared with our owners, whose investment and support continues to give us opportunity. We also appreciate the incredible guidance we receive from the Homewood Suites Brand Team. They believe in us and we believe in customer service."

Adds Lee Browning, the operating partner at Homewood Suites Newburgh, "We have been fortunate to have received a multitude of awards since opening in 2007 thanks to a superb team of hospitality-minded professionals, all of who I would like to thank. However, I would be remiss if I didn't comment on how much GM Kathy Russo has had to do with the continuous recognition that we have received in the community and through the Hilton family of hotels. Kathy and her team have an electricity that is typically associated with top tier hospitality facilities. We are so incredibly fortunate that they have all come together at this property. Kathy's individual commitment has been tireless and her leadership says everything about how things are done here at Homewood Suites Newburgh."

Kathy Russo has been recognized in a number of ways recently for her service in association with Homewood Suites Newburgh and the Hilton Brand. In 2012, she was asked to participate in the Homewood Masters Academy, an exclusive, invitation-only leadership development program designed to enhance the leadership effectiveness of proven high-performing Homewood Suites General Managers and Directors of Sales. Earlier in 2012, she was invited to participate in the Hilton MVP program, a highly regarded sales training workshop in which select participants are nominated by brand team members. During the MVP program she received the MVP award, naming her the MVP of MVPs!

About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton is an upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotel with more than 300 hotels open in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Voted "Top Extended-Stay" hotel by J.D. Power and Associates, Homewood Suites by Hilton is the first choice for guests seeking comfortable, home-like accommodations when traveling for an extended stay. Beyond its spacious suites, which feature separate living and sleeping areas, and fully equipped kitchens with full sized refrigerators, additional value-driven amenities include: complimentary wireless Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast, and healthy, delicious evening meals with drinks every Monday-Thursday. The brand is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance guarantee. For more information, please visit

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