Three Drake Hotel Senior Sales Associates Recognized With 2015 Hilton Worldwide Circle Of Excellence Award

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June 06, 2016

CHICAGO - The Drake Hotel is proud to congratulate three senior sales associates for receiving the 2015 Circle of Excellence Award for performing in the top 10 percent of catering and sales professionals in the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand in revenue.

The annual recognition program exemplifies Sales, Catering, and Event Service team members within the Hilton Worldwide family, who achieve their annual sales and catering revenue goals. To be eligible to receive this prestigious award, the team members were required to complete training courses, earn a positive performance score, demonstrate leadership qualities and achieve sales excellence.

On June 1, Hilton Worldwide recognized Jacqueline Collins, senior sales manager; Antoinette Cahill, director of social catering; and Shaun Rajah, associate director of catering, with the 2015 Circle of Excellence Award ceremony held at Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort.  Collins is a recipient for the second consecutive time, while Cahill and Rajah are newly inducted into the program. 

"All of our team members are an asset to The Drake, a Historic Hotels of America®, and to Hilton Worldwide, a company recognized as one of the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. The Circle of Excellence Award is an opportunity to specifically applaud our leading sales associates, who are deserving of this distinct honor," said Damien McArdle, general manager, The Drake Hotel.

The first hotel sales department in the country was established at The Drake Hotel promptly after World War II in an effort to maintain high occupancy and service standards. For nearly a century, the same sales philosophy has been upheld by this generation of sales and catering associates.

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About The Drake Hotel
For nearly a century The Drake has remained committed to preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambience.  A member of Historic Hotels of America®, the beaux-art hotel built in 1920 is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood near fine dining, shopping nightlife, entertainment, iconic attractions, and recreation. Situated where the Magnificent Mile begins, along Oak Street Beach, the urban-retreat offers 535 accommodations, more than 30,000 square feet of flexible function space, famed dining facilities, and Arcade Level luxury retailers  For more information about The Drake Hotel visit


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