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Hilton Worldwide Announces 2012 CEO Light & Warmth Award Winners

Twelve Selected to Receive the Pinnacle Award for Team Members

January 30, 2013  |  This information originated in American English.

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide has announced that twelve of its Team Members have received the 2012 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 1,000 nominations by a committee of Team Members from across the company. Then the twelve winners were chosen from the group of finalists by Hilton Worldwide President & CEO Christopher J. Nassetta.

"At Hilton Worldwide we firmly believe in recognizing and celebrating our Team Members for their hard work and commitment to our guests," said Nassetta. "The recipients of this award have shown exceptional dedication through outstanding acts of generosity and selfless service, and they are an inspiration for us all."

The 2012 CEO Light & Warmth Award winners are:

  • Pedro Amorim - Assistant F&B Manager, Hilton Orlando
  • Henrietta Clanton - Dishwasher, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Collinsville - St. Louis
  • Tom Dempsey - General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis South I-55
  • Evangelos Karakoulias - Environment, Health, Safety & Hygiene Manager, Hilton Abu Dhabi
  • Cho Sang Keun - Supervisor, Millennium Seoul Hilton
  • Willie Lewis - Houseman/Laundry, DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown
  • Annette Mayerl - Human Resources Officer, Hilton Croydon
  • Molly Mooney - Guest Service Manager, Homewood Suites by Hilton Champaign-Urbana
  • Pete Rudewicz - Sr. Director, Focused Service Brands, Architecture & Construction, Memphis Brands & Commercial Services Center
  • Rick Sample - Chief Engineer, Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Airport
  • Lisa Sherriff - Assistant Manager - Hilton Lake Taupo
  • Vasile "Billy" Tuturici - Housekeeping Supervisor, Waldorf Astoria New York

All of the approximately 300,000 Team Members working at Hilton Worldwide's owned, managed and franchised properties and corporate offices around the globe are eligible to receive this award. Nominations are now being accepted for 2013.

Katherine Mikesell
(703) 883-5806

About Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.