Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. Awarded Hampton Developer Of The Year By Hilton

Friday, July 26, 2013

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. announced that it was named the 2012 Developer of the Year for the Hampton Brand by Hilton Worldwide.

President and CEO Mitch Patel of the Chattanooga-based company said, “We couldn’t be happier about this accomplishment and our longstanding partnership with Hilton. We have the greatest confidence in the Hampton Brand and the team at Hilton.”

Vision is currently on pace to open five Hampton-branded properties this year.


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