Of its recent portfolio additions, Pillar gained 23 Marriott branded properties and nine Hilton branded properties, including the full-service Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel and the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing – both located in Branson, Mo. Pillar also began managing the full-service Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Airport, conveniently located across the street from San Francisco Convention Center, just 1.5 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and nine miles from downtown San Francisco.
“This year has brought exciting opportunities our way,” said Chris Russell, Pillar’s Chief Executive Officer. “Many of which have been possible through the great relationships that we have built with our brand partners, operating partners and owners. These new properties are a testament to our aligned interests, management focus, broad scope of services and commitment to results.”
“We are thrilled to continue to expand our partnerships and dive into these new markets,” added Rick Frank, Pillar’s Chief Investment Officer. “Our diverse portfolio demonstrates Pillar’s ability to successfully manage a range of hotels, both select and full-service, in urban, suburban, and destination markets while maximizing financial returns and value for our owners.”
Additionally, Pillar Hotels & Resorts was recognized with the Marriott Spirit to Serve Award for Community Service, presented at the annual CFRST Owners and Franchisees Conference in May. The Spirit to Serve Award recognizes its recipients for demonstrating company values through employee volunteerism, in-kind and cash donations, and various community service initiatives. Other honors Pillar and its employees have received so far this year include:
Hilton Spirit Award | Sharon Graham, Hampton Inn Jackson
Hyatt Place Director of Sales of the Year | Janice Holmes, Hyatt Place Richmond
Homewood Suites Director of Sales of the Year | Chelsea Kroll, Homewood Suites Corpus Christi
TownePlace Suites Hello! Award | Karen Sonnenfelt, TownePlace Suites Lubbock
SpringHill Suites Community Service Hotel of the Year | SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids
Marriott Platinum Circle Award | Courtyard Potomac Mills Woodbridge
Hilton Spirit Award | Julissa Escamilla, Hampton Inn Sedona
Choice Hotels Scholarship | Devin Lynch, Comfort Inn Jamestown
Hilton Spirit Award | Krista Anderson, Bobbie Dingman, Christina White, Hampton Inn Forsyth
To view a complete list of the properties in Pillar’s portfolio and recent news from the company, visit www.PillarHotels.com.
About Pillar Hotels & Resorts
Pillar Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest independent management companies in the United States with over 220 select-service, extended-stay and full-service hotels. Pillar represents well-respected brands including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG. The company offers hotel management, back office solutions, revenue management and a full-service construction company specializing in renovations, repositioning and new construction. Owner-ready information technology, scalability, and operational integrity make Pillar a best-in-class company that consistently delivers exceptional results. For more information, visit PillarHotels.com and follow @PillarHotels (http://www.twitter.com/