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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded “Best Of MidAmerica” By Meetings Focus Magazine
August 28, 2014
CINCINNATI - Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been awarded the prestigious "Best of MidAmerica" award by Meetings Focus, which was announced in the magazine's September 2014 issue.
For the ninth consecutive year, the hotel has been selected by meeting planners as a top meeting destination. The annual award, where professional meeting planners select their preferred hotels, is based on the following criteria: meeting space, guest rooms, guest services and amenities, food and beverage service, high-tech services, recreational facilities, efficiency and helpfulness of the staff and overall value and experience. Only 38 hotels received this award in MidAmerica, which includes properties not only in Ohio but also states in the MidAmerica region including Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. Key cities that Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza competed with for this award include Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit and Milwaukee. Meetings Focus is a national publication designed for meeting planners who book groups and events in the United States. The magazine has a circulation of 57,000 meeting planners and 100 percent of its subscribers have requested the magazine directly.
"Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is thrilled to be named a ‘Best of MidAmerica' winner again! We are honored that the meeting planners continue to select us as one of the best," said Michel Sheer, managing director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. "We know that planning a meeting with us brings peace of mind to the customer since our tenured conference services team has a strong planning focus. Executing a meeting with us reduces the stress of meeting planning and being on site with us allows the meeting planner to focus on the successful delivery of content without the distraction of unexpected planning errors."
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been honored with numerous accolades including:
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts' No. 1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for four of the last five years
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts' "Award of Excellence" winner - given to the top five performing hotels
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts' "HHonors Guest Recognition Award" - four-time winner - given to the top hotel for exemplary customer service
- AAA Four-Diamond Hotel and Fine Dining Restaurant (2004-current)
- OpenTable named the hotel's fine dining restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court, "the #7 Restaurant in the USA" in 2014
- Forbes rated Orchids at Palm Court "Four Stars" for 2013 and 2014
- Executive Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the 20,000 chef national organization
- Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotel and Resorts Signature Chef, one of just six in the U.S.
- Zagat named Orchids at Palm Court as Cincinnati's "Top Restaurant" for three consecutive years
- Meetings & Conventions magazine "Gold Key Award" - five-time winner
- Smart Meetings "Platinum Choice Award" winner - one of just 135 hotels in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
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 more than 40,000 square feet of breathtaking meeting and event space, including five executive boardrooms and three ballrooms, perfect for any meeting up to 1,000 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 highdefinition channel selections, mini fridges and safes. The entire hotel was rewired for highspeed wireless Internet and high-definition programming, and a new fire and safety system was installed. The Belvedere Club, the city's largest executive lounge and complimentary for Gold and 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.
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