Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown Team Member Honored With the 2014 Southern Hospitality Recognition of Excellence (SHORE)

Linda Jones honored with the 2014 Southern Hospitality Recognition of Excellence (SHORE) Award representing the state of Louisiana AND the Editors overall top honoree

BATON ROUGE, La., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Hampton Inn and Suites Baton Rouge Downtown is proud to announce that Linda Jones was honored with a 2014 Southern Hospitality Recognition of Excellence (Shore) Award representing the state of Louisiana AND the Editors overall top honoree!  A very exciting announcement as part of National Travel & Tourism Week and honor to recognize her for her dedication to excellence and professionalism in the meetings and hospitality industry as a front line employee.

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Linda Jones has been with the Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge since the hotel opened its doors in May 2013 as a breakfast hostess. Her attention to detail, organization, efficiency, incredible dedication and her overall personality is what makes Linda a winner.

"Linda is really the personification of Southern hospitality" said Ben Blackwell, General Manager, "You can really see it every morning as she moves around the tables interacting with our guests ensuring that they have everything that they need." Linda will be spotlighted in the August issue of Convention South in the Louisiana section of Southern Hospitality.

The downtown Hampton has been rated No.1 on TripAdvisor since opening last year.The first new hotel built downtown in more than half a century.  In keeping with the Hampton Brand, a Hilton Hotel, the new Hampton caters to business groups with 1,250 square feet of flexible meeting space. The business center offers computers and printers and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel for the convenience of guests. This entirely non-smoking hotel has an amazing selection of 137 rooms and suites, extra spacious, particularly the circular one-bedroom suites with panoramic river views.

All rooms and suites feature 42-inch HDTVs, hairdryers, full-size ironing boards and coffee makers. The suites are furnished with microwaves, mini-fridges and wetbars. The deluxe, 24-hour fitness center is much better equipped than most, too.  A guest laundry and 24-hour convenience store offer added comfort. Guests are welcome to a complimentary hot breakfast buffet as well as On the Run Breakfast Bags for more hurried mornings. Other amenities include free gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate, being a member of the Hilton Hhonors family of hotels and a complimentary manager's reception in the lobby each Monday through Thursday evening.

About Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown:

Located at 462 Lafayette Street in the heart of Downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the boutique-style 137-room combines modern design, exceptional amenities and a convenient, urban location at an affordable price. Signature features include room service, well-appointed fitness facility and 24-hour business center complete with in-room and property-wide complimentary wireless internet and a free hot breakfast served daily. The newly built hotel was developed by South Carolina-based hotel development Windsor/Aughtry Company and managed by Tennessee-based hospitality management Hospitality America, Inc.

About Hospitality America:

Hospitality America, Inc. is a full service hotel management company that presently operates nationally and internationally with 15 hotels under management, 2 under construction and 6 additional hotels in various stages of development. Services include operations management, accounting, sales and marketing, development and renovations, asset management and consulting. Ranked in the upper 25 by Occupancy, ADR and RevPAR. Top 100 Hotel Management Companies – HOTEL BUSINESS, April 2013. For detailed information please visit  http://www.hospitalityamerica.com.

To book reservations, please call (225)382-2100 or visit www.hamptonbatonrouge.com; and for more information on special offers at Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown follow the hotel on facebook (www.facebook.com/HamptonInnSuitesDowntownBatonRouge) and Twitter (@HamptonInnBTRDN).

Media Contact: David Berger, Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown, (225) 382-2100, pr@hamptonbatonrouge.com

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