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Awards & Recognition

Over the years, First Hospitality Group, Inc. has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions by the most respected names in the field. We salute our employees for making this company not only successful, but commended and awarded for its hard work. A sampling of recent awards are as follows:


Hilton Worldwide Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Stephen L. Schwartz, chairman of First Hospitality Group.  View Article


  • Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Kenosha, President's Award 2014 presented by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 
  • Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown, Merit Award presented by AIA Wisconsin
  • FHG makes the Inc. 5000 list, for the 8th year in a row, as one of the fastest-growing private  companies in America
  • Hilton Garden Inn Louisville, Hilton Worldwide Developer of the Year, 2014


  • FHG ranked 50 on the list of 100 for Inc. Magazine's Hire Power Awards. The list is entitled The Real Heroes of the American Economy.  Within this list, FHG was listed as number 6 for Top 10 Illinois Companies and number 3 for Top 10 Travel & Hospitality Companies.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown:
    • Mayor's Office - City of Milwaukee, 2013 Mayor's Design Award
    • The Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Award, 1st place Best New Development
    • Milwaukee County Historic Society, Historic Preservation of the Year
    • Frederick I. Olson Historic Preservation Award
    • Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown: Wisconsin Historical Society, 2013 Historical Restoration Award
    • Hilton Hotels Worldwide, 2013 New Development Hospitality Award


  • FHG ranked number 21, out of 171 companies, on Hotel Management’s 2012 Top Third-Party Management Companies
  • FHG ranked number 26 on Lodging Hospitality’s Top 50 Third-Party Management Companies for 2012
  • 27 Hotels in the FHG Portfolio Receive the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown:
    • Wisconsin Law Journal/The Daily Reporter, Top Projects 2012 Award
    • Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission, 2012 Cream of the Cream City Award
    • Hilton Hotels Worldwide, 2012 Deal of the Year


  • Holiday Inn Itasca, IL – IHG Best Renovation of the Year
  • Holiday Inn & Suites, Rosemont, IL – IHG Quality of Excellence Award
  • Hampton Inn Majestic, Chicago, IL – Hilton First Quarter Wall of Fame Award
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – Best Hyatt Place Opening in North America
  • theWit by Doubletree, Chicago, IL:   
    • Top 10 Trendiest Hotels in the USA – TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award 2011
    • Chicago Scene 2011 – Best Hotel and Best Rooftop bar (ROOF)
    • Doubletree 5th Consecutive Outstanding Quality Assurance Evaluation
Award Winning Hotel Management