Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded “Platinum Choice Award” By Smart Meetings

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January 21, 2014

CINCINNATI - Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been awarded the prestigious "Platinum Choice Award" by Smart Meetings magazine. Smart Meetings is a leading publication in the meetings and convention industry. The 2013 Platinum Choice Awards - a coveted industry honor, with winners selected by top meeting professionals and Smart Meetings readers - recognized 130 hotels and 50 convention and visitors bureaus across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The hotel was the only recipient in Ohio to receive this honor.

Out of thousands of qualified properties and organizations, the magazine honors a select 180. Winners earn this recognition by setting exemplary standards in a range of categories, including ambiance, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, meeting packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude and technical support. The honorees are chosen by Smart Meetings readers, who vote for their favorites over a two-month period, with additional input from editors and industry experts. The entire list of winners can be viewed by clicking here: http://smartmeetings.com/platinum.

"The winners represent a broad spectrum of destinations and reflect the diverse needs of meeting planners. These organizations and properties exceeded expectations and demonstrated professional standards that met the requirements of event professionals and attendees," said Marin Bright, founder and publisher of Smart Meetings. "We are thrilled to honor industry leaders that celebrate innovation, exemplary service and facilities to make meetings and events extraordinary for planners and attendees."

"Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is honored to be named a 'Platinum Choice Award' winner! We are thrilled that meeting planners continue to select us as one of the best hotels in the nation to host a conference. We remain very focused on insuring that our meeting planning customers receive the undivided attention of our seasoned conference service professionals in advance of their meeting to insure that their meeting requirements are fully developed and planned for. Once on site, our team is totally focused to insuring that our customers can concentrate their time on their attendees and the content of the meeting. We hold that as a core value of our organization," said Michel Sheer, managing director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza have been honored with numerous accolades including:

About Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza opened in 1931 and is one of the world's finest examples of French art deco architecture. Special highlights of the hotel include rare Brazilian rosewood walls, German silver-nickel metalwork lighting fixtures, large Romanesque murals and an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large seahorses.

The hotel features 40,000+ square feet of breathtaking meeting and event space, including five executive boardrooms and three ballrooms, perfect for any meeting up to 1000 guests. The hotel completed a $10 million renovation in December 2013. All guest rooms were updated with new soft goods, flat-screen televisions with expanded high definition channel selections, mini fridges and safes. The entire hotel was rewired for high-speed wireless Internet and high-definition programming and a new fire and safety system was installed. The Belvedere Club, the city's only executive lounge and complimentary for Gold & Diamond Hilton HHonors members, now features new furniture and carpeting. In addition, the property's lobby, restaurants and bar were refurbished and the hotel's two business centers were updated with all new computers (PCs and Macs) and equipment.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com.

Contact

Bob Louis
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
+1 513 352 1372
bob.louis@hilton.com

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