Houston Needs This One Fundamental To Rise To Spark More Luxury Hotels featuring President Aly Valiani
Conrad Hilton began his hotel empire because he wanted to ‘spread the light and warmth of hospitality’ to the world. Today, almost 100 years later, that sentiment is alive and well in Hiltons across the globe and is especially felt right here in Houston – after all, ‘Southern Hospitality’ is practically our middle name. With the same warmth that Conrad expressed, the Homewood Suites Fallbrook opened this August and has made a name for itself by ingraining Houston’s vibrant arts culture directly into its very fiber.
The New Horizons hotels leadership and corporate teams joined forces to package food for those in need at the Houston Food Bank. The team celebrated with lunch and a ball game watching the Astros who won!
More than 200 guests joined gala co-chairs Honorable Erum Jivani-Gillani and Saul and Lisa Valentin, and sponsor the Greater Houston Retail Association (GHRA), at the Aga Khan Foundation’s Houston Banquet
New Horizons Hospitality President Aly Valiani & Artist Sebastiean "MrD1987" Boileau invite you to experience their collaborative project and their joint birthday celebrations by the pool!
New Horizons is pleased to announce completion of guestroom “Forever Young Initiative” renovation at our 81-room Hampton Inn Houston Brookhollow. The new rooms are innovative, fun, fresh and take the guestroom experience one step further. Our unique and colorful headboard art is a replication of the famous Montrose Biscuit Wall painted by local artist MrD, Sebastien Bolieu, recently featured in United’s global magazine as a Top 3 place to visit in Houston. This hotel is nestled in the heart of the Brookhollow business district, a quick drive to the Heights, Galleria and Downtown Houston. The hotel is perfect for road warriors or families, come check out the Hampton Brookhollow! Exterior renovations are due to be completed by end of 2018
New Horizons hotel and corporate leaders spent the morning volunteering at Northwest Assistance Ministries. This was for a great cause and a wonderful opportunity for NHH to give back to the community.
With a whopping 9.4/10 average reviews by our guests, Hyatt Place The Woodlands wins “Most Wanted: Loved by Guest Award 2018”! Way to go team Hyatt Place!
Sustainability is our responsibility. Using Zorrosign has enabled us to reduce our carbon footprint equal to annual savings of 9.58 trees, 106038 pounds of wood, 234463 gallons of water and 53 tons of CO2.
New Horizons is collaborating with the famous French artist, Sebastien Boileau, based in Houston to create and design murals for the Homewood Suites Houston NW @ Beltway 8, under construction, and art work for public areas and guestrooms for both the Homewood and Hampton Inn Brookhollow which is going under renovations. Both hotels should be ready by June 2018. Sebastien has completed other high profile projects including the new International Terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Miami Art Basel and BMW “Art Car” project
Horizons Helps team raised over ten thousand dollars the Aga Khan Foundation Walk in Houston.Learn More
New Horizons hosted a brunch appreciation for those hotel employees that showed exemplary leadership, commitment, loyalty and service during Hurricane Harvey. These are our "Harvey Heroes". The event was emotional, fun and fantastic but very memorable and heartwarming.
New Horizons Hospitality Inc. is pleased to present renderings of our newest hotel, The Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Fallbrook! This luxurious marque Homewood will feature technology to reduce our carbon footprint, a putting green, 125 spacious suites, paintings from Houston based artists and all the guaranteed amenities & service to come with a New Horizons Hospitality Managed Property. Opening Spring 2018!
New Horizons Hospitality Inc. is pleased to manage Hampton by Hilton Houston Northwest, HGI The Woodlands, Homewood Suites Houston Northwest, HGI America Plaza Conference Center, Hyatt Place Houston, The Woodlands & Springhill Suites Houston i45 North all recent recipients of the prestigious TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence Award. We celebrate these hotels for aligning themselves with our companies core values and will continue to look for innovative ways to elevate guest experiences.
New Horizons Hospitality Inc. celebrates Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW America Plaza Conference Center, recently the recipient of The TripExpert Experts' Choice Award. The Award reflects the views of journalists and professional travel writers and is bestowed to only the best hotels around the world. This prestigious award is given to only 2% of hotels worldwide. We congratulate the leadership and hotel staff at the hotel and look forward to the properties continued success.
LEED = Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. This process offers third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at reducing energy and water usage, promoting better indoor air quality, and improving quality of life. New Horizons Hospitality is proud to celebrate with Hyatt Place and this momentous achievement.
The Aga Khan Foundation partners with communities around the world to build better futures together. Their work is driven by a firm belief in our shared humanity. Prosperity for all comes from harnessing the best from people of all walks of life. New Horizons is proud to align ourselves with an organization that shares our same core values. We salute our President, Aly Valiani for organizing this event as Vice Chair of the Southwest division of the foundation. We also thank our team which represented New Horizons at the tournament; Corey Landry, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Carrie Jennings, Gabriel Wall and Pete Shim who are executive team leaders at our Hilton Garden Inn Hotels. The NHH team proudly ranked #1 in the tournament!
April was Hyatt Thrive month. We chose Children’s Books on Wheels. We donated and filled Easter eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Sales participated in the special needs hunt to serve food, play bingo, and read to the children. We worked in conjunction with Crane Energy and Frost Bank and donated over 200 books on April 28. CBOW will have a fashion show on May 20 at our hotel to raise additional funds.
New Horizons Hospitality was honored to celebrate our newest hotels construction with a traditional family ceremony. We were honored to have Valiani family matriarch, Shirin M. Ismail perform the foundation ceremony for good luck at New Horizon's eight hotel, the Homewood Suites on Fallbrook being built by Wurzel.
We are delighted to announce that 3 New Horizons hotels have been recognized as Loved by Guests Gold Winners. The Hotels.com™ Loved by Guests awards are based on genuine guest reviews and experiences. Hotels.com annually recognizes and congratulates all properties with a guest rating of more than 4 out of 5. We are very proud of Hilton Garden Inn America Plaza, Hyatt Place The Woodlands & Springhill Suites Houston i45 North.
New Horizons Hospitality Inc. is pleased to congratulate our Newest Property, The Springhill Suites Houston i45 North, as the recent recipient of the 2016 Silver Circle Award. This is given to properties in the Springhill Suites by Marriott system that end the year in the top 20% of the brand in guest satisfaction and overall service. This puts our hotel in the top 75 Springhill Suites globally. We congratulate Alan Solovay, General Manager and the rest of his amazing team.
New Horizons Hospitality’s Management team participated in our first volunteer event of 2017. The team worked together to organize, clean and provide snacks, board games and school supplies for The Boys and Girls Club of Spring Texas. This was organized by "Horizons Helps" an outreach program within New Horizons Hospitality Inc. to help serve the communities for which our properties are positioned. The Boys and Girls Club is a non profit program committed to Inspiring and enabling all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. This event was made possible by, New Horizons Hospitality, The Valiani Family, Sysco Foods, Gordon Foods, Expedia Inc. & Chicago Bridge & Iron.
It’s time to celebrate! Your hard work, dedication and passion have been recognized by guests, and their reviews have earned you a 2016 Guest Review Award. #guestsloveus
Our President, Aly Valiani, and VP of Sales and Marketing, Corey Landry, are presented with the distinguished Top Strategic Partner Award from the Houston Expedia market team, this week at the Kirby Icehouse.
Hilton has many ways they recognize & motivate their amazing team members. There are many awards that recognize hotel performance and there are awards that recognize individual performance. These awards, of course, are great motivation for our future hospitality leaders. Hilton has 13 brands, and the largest brand they have by far is Hampton.
There are almost 2,200 Hampton Hotels in over 20 countries around the world. One of the most prestigious awards the brand has for their future leaders of hospitality is The Spirit of Hampton Award. This award is only issued a few times each year, and when they do select team members to receive the Spirit of Hampton, only about 4 or 5 are chosen at a time. So, again, to be selected and to earn this particular award is quite the accomplishment.
The essence of the Spirit of Hampton is to find team members who consistently exceeds expectations, lives Hamptonality, and positively impacts guests, the hotel, and the community. The Spirit of Hampton award is the highest form of individual recognition that Hilton has. We are proud to employ one of these distinct award recipients, Rana Alshami. She began as an Intern for our Vice President of Sales & Marketing & Guest Service Agent at our first hotel, Hampton Inn Houston Northwest; and she has recently been promoted to a front office leadership role at our Hampton Inn Brookhollow.
The Hilton Garden Inn Houston/The Woodlands team partnering with the Montgomery County Women's Center at their resell shop "Something Special." At the Hilton Garden Inn, we believe that success comes from building bonds with our guests, with each other, and within our community.
North Cypress Medical Center hosted its 10th annual "Project Pink" event on Saturday, October 22nd from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Attendees enjoyed Lunch from Merche Restaurant, fall fashion trends on the runway by Macy’s, education from leading cancer experts and inspiring stories of breast cancer survival.
Over the last nine years, the event has raised over $331,000 for the Komen Houston Affiliate. Project Pink is highly anticipated each year as many loyal attendees return and bring new friends with them, selling out every seat.
The support of this event will touch many women in our community and help in the fight against breast cancer. Together we are making a difference.
Landon Sands, Sales Manager and Stephanie Govia, Dual Director of Sales represented the team from Hampton Inn by Hilton Houston Northwest and the Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Northwest Cy-Fair by donating their time before, during and after the event. Landon and Stephanie made themselves available to the staff in every capacity that was required of them. Their main task was assigned to the silent auction. They assisted with everything from the set up to the delivery of the auction items. In addition to donating their time, Landon and Stephanie put together a basket for the silent auction. The basket included a weekend stay at the Hampton Inn, a weekend at the Homewood Suites, a Mary Kay Miracle Skin Care set and a JJ Watt Pink Jersey. Their assistance was greatly appreciated and they were invited to come back the following year.
Nearly fifty of our amazing team members and their families met at Surfside Beach, TX to donate their time to Clean Up the beach and in a two hour time span the team picked up 100 pounds of trash or more. This included 250 bottle caps, 350 cigarette butts, 200 plastic pieces and many more nasty items! This great service keeps our beaches clean and marine life safe. Way to go Horizon Helps!
Hampton Inn by Hilton Houston Northwest and Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Northwest Team Up to Be Super Heroes for the Super Children of North Cypress Medical Center Pediatric Wing who are undergoing treatment
The New Horizons team was grateful to assist the wonderful volunteers at Texans for Cures to fundraise and honor Houston medical leader Dr. James T. Willerson, President of Texas Heart Institute, including the Senate Proclamation from Sen. John Whitmire acknowledging his vast contributions to medicine. Presenting a check for $10,000 each to the labs of Dr. Doris Taylor and Dr. Will Decker was one of several highlights from an evening celebrating breakthroughs from the Texas Medical Center, past and present.
Springhill Suites Houston I-45 North team achieves a perfect 5.0 out of 5 ranking for 2015 on Hotels.com
MVP Director of Sales, Stephanie Govia, and her team are awarded Special Recognition by Homewood Suites brand leaders Adrian Kurre and Brandon Cortese for outstanding leadership in Global Week of Sales Spring Mission
Hilton Garden Inn – The Woodlands with REVPAR of $156.59 ranks #14 and Hyatt Place – The Woodlands, in the second year of operation with a REVPAR of $143.76, ranks #19 for all Top Houston – Area Hotels in Revenue Per Available Room. Average REVPAR for hotels on the Top 25 increased to $163 from $160 in 2014, however REVPAR decreased for 16 of last year’s top 25 hotels. Information was obtained from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts office.Enlarge Photo
85 of New Horizon hotels senior leadership and property leaders gather for the company’s inaugural Leadership Conference themed Reflect, Refresh, Ignite. Guest speakers for event included several New Horizons General Managers and Don Farrell, Founder & Chief Cultivating Officer of Fresh Revenues, a company offering training and consulting services to improve culture and permanently distance you from your competitors. Several strategic partners of New Horizons participated as speakers and sponsors for the event. As a company, we donated over 700 toys for Toys for Tots benefitting families of our Armed Forces.View Photos
Houston SPCA Volunteer Services Manager, Robyn Gearhart, said the following about the team. "Thank you again for coordinating your group to come to the Houston SPCA. I really appreciate everything you all did for us today and your donations and time truly make a difference in the lives of the animals at our shelter. It's people like you that continue to help further our mission which is to promote the commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation." Way to go team HGI NW!
Homewood Suites team members participate in a charity event sponsored by the Homewood Suites Brand and the only Homewood in Houston that was chosen to participate. The team had a blast handing out the care packages to the men and women serving our country who came through the center and the packages were a huge hit.
The hotel is recognized by Hilton for achieving its 5th Consecutive Outstanding Quality Assurance Evaluation
The Hilton Garden Inn The Woodlands Hotel's energy-saving upgrade to LED Parking Lot and Exterior Lights have earned it a $1,689 cash incentive from the Entergy Texas Commercial Solutions Program. This hotel opened 11 years ago and continues to focus on energy efficiency, sustainability, reduced water consumption, water usage and recycling for guests and staff. The high-efficiency lighting systems will save 33,431 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, equal to eliminating the annual greenhouse gas emissions of 5 cars or 2,644 Gallons of Gas, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations. "We're proud to serve as an energy-efficient role model in the community," Vice President of New Horizons Hospitality, Aly Valiani said in a recent interview.
New Horizons team member Lafayette Smith has been recognized by Hilton Hotels in the monthly sales newsletter as a leader in the iamsales culture recognized for the ability to uncover leads and book groups for the property.
Hyatt Place The Woodlands has partnered with Renewable Choice to support the generating of renewable energy and offset the impact of the electricity we use. By purchasing renewable energy credits, we are committed to take responsibility for the emissions generated from our electricity use. By paying a little extra we are purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) to ensure that clean, wind energy is being generated and put back on the national power grid. By purchasing renewable energy, we are committed to: Helping reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, promoting cleaner air, and fighting global climate change. From all energy efficiency designs and elements of construction, Hyatt Place saved 389 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide which is equivalent to eliminating gas emissions of 81 cars.
Houston Business Journal ranks Hilton Garden Inn Houston/The Woodlands #13 in Revenue Per Available Room from 2013 Q4 to 2014 Q4 for all Houston Area hotels
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Four of the surviving eight members of 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Division, also known as the "Forgotten Battalion," were honored this past Saturday for their service during WWII.
A memorial service was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in The Woodlands, where moments of silence were taken to remember battalion members who have since passed, as well as troops that have lost their lives in more recent battles overseas.
Homewood Suites Houston-Northwest/CY-FAIR has been recognized as a leader in the
hospitality industry with an inclusion to the Expedia Insiders' Select list for 2014. The list is an
annual ranking of the best reviewed hotels on the travel site. Expedia's list names only 650
hotels from the more than 290,000 properties available via Expedia.
I get emails from unexpected people and companies with some regularity - it's all part of
the 'fun' of making a living in this kind of crazy way. One email that caught my eye recently
was from someone that worked at the Hyatt Place Houston, The Woodlands, which is very near
Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW America Plaza ranked by travelers' as the favorite hotel in Houston being ranked #1 by traveler reviews.
The Woodlands Hyatt Place Hotel's energy-saving upgrades have earned it a $26,621 cash incentive from the Entergy Texas Commercial Solutions Program. This hotel is Hyatt's second LEED Silver property in Texas with a design focused on energy efficiency, sustainability, reduced water consumption, water usage and recycling for guests and staff. The high-efficiency lighting and cooling systems will save 551,677 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, equal to eliminating the carbon dioxide emissions from 43,636 gallons of gasoline, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations. "We're proud to serve as an energy-efficient role model in the community," Valiani said.
Earlier in the year, Hyatt Hotels Corp. and New Horizons Hospitality announced the opening of Hyatt Place in The Woodlands at 1909 Research Forest Drive - with 146 rooms and more than 6,100 square feet of meeting and function space and is expected to further encourage more visits to The Woodlands and to have a positive impact on the local economy, according to Gordy Bunch, chairman of The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Having an option for visitors to stay overnight encourages more people to use The Woodlands for a 'staycation' or a family vacation and stay for longer periods of time," Bunch said.
Nearing completion at the southeast corner of Research forest Drive and Grogan's Mill Road is the Hyatt Place Hotel, a 4.3-acre hotel development that will feature 150 rooms and more than 6,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space. "It's in a prime location, right there on Research Forest and Grogan's Mill and easy access to I-45, not even a mile to Town Center. We're located near everything."
Significant increases in hotel occupancy tax revenue and planned construction of several new hotels in The Woodlands and Shenandoah are signaling a boom in the local hotel industry. Construction of the Hyatt Place Hotel at Research Forest Drive and Grogan's mill should bring 150 rooms and 6,000 square feet of meeting space. Nick Wolda, President of The Woodlands CVB, added "Those new hotel rooms will be a welcome addition."
The Houston area's third Hyatt Place hotel will open amid increasing demands for corporate hotel space. Fred Domenick, chair of The Woodlands board of directors for the Hotel and Lodging Association of Greater Houston said as businesses continue to move in and around the township, particularly the ExxonMobil campus, they'll need more rooms for travelling employees and conference space for meetings and other business functions. Houston is one of the hottest markets in the country, and The Woodlands is hot on top of that." The Hyatt Place will alleviate demand and fulfill undeserved demand in the market.
One of Stephanie Govia's favorite pop songs is "Reach" by Gloria Estefan. The song's lyrics include the lines "I've tried my very best/ I've put my spirit to the test." Those lines perfectly describe Stephanie's approach to selling. As DOS of Homewood Suites Houston Northwest/Cy-Fair she has helped build her team's success with hard work and dedication.
Construction is moving along on a new hotel in The Woodlands that may help address some capacity issues in the community. The hotel will have 146 rooms and more than 6,100 square feet of meeting and function space and Nick Wolda, president of Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau, says "Not every hotel needs to be on the Waterway. Hyatt Place's proximity is good along the Research corridor. It's centralized. We are looking forward to having additional rooms since there is such a demand."
A new Hilton Garden Inn has opened at U.S. Highway 290 and Beltway 8 in Houston. The full-service property has 172 deluxe guest rooms, 6500 square feet of conference center space meeting and event space which is divisible into 9 meeting and event spaces including the America Plaza Ballroom with theater seating for 526. The conference center also houses an HD videoconferencing room.
The newly opened Hilton Garden Inn - The Woodlands, the first Hilton property to debut in the community and the newest hotel available in the growing Town Center area, caters to the business community, but also hopes to capture the leisure business of family weddings and visitors to the new attractions, which include The Woodlands Waterway, The Woodlands Mall expansion and Market Street in the bustling and vibrant master planned community.