Hilton Prague Selected By Aimia as a 2014 U.S. Passion For Excellence Award Winner

Upscale, Central Prague Hotel One of 15 Hospitality Partners Cited For Excellent Service

This information originated in U.K. English.

May 05, 2014

PRAGUE - With hundreds of companies in the competition, Hilton Prague was one of just 15 organizations cited by loyalty management programme compan Aimia as a “Premier Partner” in its Passion for Excellence awards program.

Through the program, Aimia recognizes hospitality partners in meetings, events, incentives, hospitality, destination management companies and airlines. These companies are highly regarded and permanently enshrined on Aimia’s Premier Partner Wall of Fame.

Michael Specking, general manager of Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town, said, “Being cited by Aimia as a Premier Partner is really a great honour, and a testament to the continually high standards that we aim to deliver here at Hilton Prague, and it is fantastic to see the hard work and dedication of all our team members being rewarded and recognised on a global level.“

“We are privileged to be working with organizations such as Hilton Prague,” said Kurt Paben, senior vice president, head of Channel and Employee Loyalty, Aimia. “Hilton Prague is committed to serving our clients and helping in our mission to deliver a personal approach to business relationships.”

Passion for Excellence defines Aimia’s expectations for service excellence from its suppliers. The program not only develops strong business relationships, but also provides a method to continually enhance those relationships through solid feedback against specific criteria. Aimia’s best suppliers embrace the challenge to demonstrate their effectiveness and use Passion for Excellence as a platform for continuous improvement.

Aimia’s Passion for Excellence is a true recognition program: it establishes standards, provides measurable criteria against those standards, offers feedback and constructive advice, improves business practices, and rewards those who have committed themselves to performance excellence.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Prague at http://news.hilton.com/prague.

About Hilton Prague
With 791 rooms, suites and apartments, Hilton Prague is the largest modern upscale hotel in the Czech Republic catering to the needs of both the business executive and holiday travellers. The hotel features three restaurants including the flagship CzecHouse Grill & Rotisserie and Café Bistro open round the clock, and two bars including Cloud 9 sky bar & lounge with stunning city views, as well as a Cybex health club & spa with an indoor pool and squash court. The hotel also offers an Executive Lounge and state-of-the-art meeting facilities with a Congress Hall for up to 1,500 guests, a Grand Ballroom for 650 guests and 37 versatile meeting and banquet rooms. The hotel is located on the right bank of the Vltava River within walking distance from the city centre, just 20 km from the Prague Vaclav Havel International Airport.

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About Aimia
Aimia Inc. ("Aimia") is a global leader in loyalty management. Employing more than 4,300 people in 20 countries worldwide, Aimia offers clients, partners and members proven expertise in launching and managing coalition loyalty programs, delivering proprietary loyalty services, creating value through loyalty analytics and driving innovation in the emerging digital, mobile and social communications spaces.

Aimia owns and operates Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, Nectar, the United Kingdom's largest coalition loyalty program, Nectar Italia, and Smart Button, a leading provider of SaaS loyalty solutions. In addition, Aimia owns stakes in Air Miles Middle East, Mexico's leading coalition loyalty program Club Premier, Brazil's Prismah Fidelidade, China Rewards - the first coalition loyalty program in China that enables members to earn and redeem a common currency, and i2c, a joint venture with Sainsbury's offering insight and data analytics services in the UK to retailers and suppliers. Aimia also holds minority positions in Cardlytics, a US-based private company operating in card-linked marketing for electronic banking and Think Big, the owner and operator of BIG - AirAsia and Tune Group's loyalty program. Aimia is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: AIM). For more information, visit us at www.aimia.com.

Contact

Marketa Sebkova
Hilton Prague & Hilton Prague Old Town
+420 224 842 711
marketa.sebkova@hilton.com

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