FHG Accolades

Awards and Recognition from Around the World

First Hospitality Group is a national hotel management company providing management, acquisition, development and receivership services focused in hotel operations in Chicago and the surrounding Midwest areas. Founded in 1984, our award-winning firm has become the proven leader among hotel management companies for hotel sales and marketing. Our skilled team of forward-thinking professionals, key industry contacts, and years of experience will help you achieve your investment goals.
  • First Hospitality Group recognized in Forbes America’s – Best Midsize Employers 2016

    First Hospitality Group recognized in Forbes America’s – Best Midsize Employers 2016.

    FHG’s Hilton Garden Louisville Downtown’s rooftop bar, “8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen,” recognized in OpenTable’s 100 Hottest Restaurants in America 2016.

    FHG’s Hilton Garden Louisville Downtown’s rooftop bar, “8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen,” recognized in OpenTable’s 100 Hottest Restaurants in America 2016.

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

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

  • Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Kenosha, President’s Award 2014 presented by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

    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

    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

    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

    Hilton Garden Inn Louisville, Hilton Worldwide Developer of the Year, 2014

  • 2013

    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.

    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: (several award recognitions)

    • 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

    2012

    FHG ranked number 21, out of 171 companies, on Hotel Management’s 2012 Top Third-Party Management Companies

    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

    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

    27 Hotels in the FHG Portfolio Receive the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown: (several award recognitions)

    • 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

    2011

    Holiday Inn Itasca, IL – IHG Best Renovation of the Year

    Holiday Inn Itasca, IL – IHG Best Renovation of the Year

    Holiday Inn & Suites, Rosemont, IL – IHG Quality of Excellence Award

    Holiday Inn & Suites, Rosemont, IL – IHG Quality of Excellence Award

    Hampton Inn Majestic, Chicago, IL – Hilton First Quarter Wall of Fame 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

    Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – Best Hyatt Place Opening in North America

    theWit by Doubletree, Chicago, IL: (several award recognitions)

    • 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
 

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