The Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism congratulates Homewood Suites Columbia on winning a recent award. Homewood Suites by Hilton of Columbia was awarded Complimentary Services Team of the Year, Reservation Team of the Year, and Consistency in Delivery award for 8 "Outstanding" grades for quality assurance evaluations in a row. Homewood Suites by Hilton®, the international brand of all-suite, residential-style hotels, announced the award at the brand's 20th annual conference in San Diego, California earlier this month. Ninety, of the brand's more than 260 hotels, were recognized in 12 different categories. Last year, this same hotel won Front Desk Team of the Year as well as General Manager of the Year.

The entire staff works diligently to provide friendly and efficient customer service, clean comfortable surroundings, and high-quality accommodations. Our complimentary services staff, lead by Cry Leggett, continues to exceed our customer's expectations. Her friendly leadership has directed her team to always listen for opportunities to serve our guests.

Located at 230 Greystone Blvd, Homewood Suites Columbia offers a mix of 81 studio and one bedroom suites designed for the extended-stay traveler. Amenities include complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast buffet daily, Manager's Welcome Home reception Monday - Thursday, complimentary parking, onsite heated indoor pool and whirlpool, complimentary HSIA, business center, and meeting space for up to 75 people. Nearby attractions include Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, USC, and Government Offices. For more information about rates and specials, call 803-239-4663.

Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 260 hotels open with approximately 130 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, additional guest features include an on-site Suite Shop® convenience store, complimentary grocery shopping services*, a complete business center, and laundry services at most locations.

The innovative brand is a guest favorite among both business and leisure travelers, consistently taking the top spot on key satisfaction studies. Homewood Suites by Hilton has been named "Best Value Hotel Chain" by Zagat Survey for three consecutive years (2007-2009); was awarded Highest Guest Satisfaction Among Extended-Stay Hotel Chains in J.D. Power & Associates 2008 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM**; and placed number one in the Upscale Extended Stay Hotel category in Business Travel News 2008 hotels rankings by corporate travel buyers.