Hilton Hotels Corporation Names Local Hotel Sales Team National Spirit Award Winner

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December 15, 2006

BATON ROUGE, La. -  Hilton Hotels Corporation has honored Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Sales Team with the company's national Spirit Award, designating them as a top performer within the Hilton Family of Hotels.

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Sales Team was nominated for the award by their peers after proving to be an exceptional role model. "The sales team continues to make outstanding contributions beyond the 20,000 group rooms they booked prior to the hotel opening," said Austin Vandevate, General Manager. "We are proud of their recognition as a Spirit Award winner, Hilton's most prestigious team member award," said Vandevate.

Hilton Hotels Corporation, which has more than 150,000 employees and 2,600 hotels worldwide, recognizes only 530 employees or teams a year with this honor. As a recipient of the award, they will receive a cash prize, a Spirit Award plaque and lapel pin and other special recognition throughout their career with the Hilton Family of Hotels. .

Located at 201 Lafayette Street, the Hilton Capitol Center is situated downtown among the areas favorite attractions and has been open for approximately 90 days.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,200 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Club® , and Homewood Suites by Hilton®.

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