Hilton Worldwide has recognized Chattanooga native Tim Haynes as the 2012 Hilton Garden Inn General Manager of the Year for the Central Region.
For nearly seven years, Mr. Haynes has been the general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga/Hamilton Place, a Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. hotel, and has made contributions to both the company and the hospitality industry. From assisting with the opening of new hotels to cultivating an award-winning team at Hamilton Place, Mr. Haynes has exemplified the qualities Hilton uses to define a General Manager of the Year, including excellence in guest service, superior leadership and passion for hospitality, officials said. Most recently, the Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga/Hamilton Place team finished 2012 in the brand’s Top 10 percent nationwide.
“It’s really an honor to be recognized by Hilton,” Mr. Haynes said. “I truly care about my associates and guests. This has been even more meaningful to know I have contributed in a positive way to my hometown. I have always wanted to do good things for Chattanooga.”
Outside of the office, Mr. Haynes is an active board member for the Greater Chattanooga Hospitality Association and regularly volunteers for several community service organizations, including Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga.
“Tim has been a tremendous asset to Vision and an exceptional leader for the Hamilton Place team,” Vision President and CEO Mitch Patel said. “We are extremely proud of his accomplishments as a professional in the industry and a valued member of the Vision family.”