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Posted On: September / 2009

Our Columbia Hotels in South Carolina Welcomed Candidates From Both - Democratic and Republican - Parties During The 2008 Primary Elections.

Columbia, SC, September, 2008 -- Frenzied preparations were on in the South Carolina's capital to host the Candidates from Democratic and Republican Parties running for the 2008 Primary Election. While the preparations were on, our hotels had a pleasure to welcome candidates from both parties. Staying at the Hilton Columbia Center were Hillary & President Bill Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain. Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama chose to sleep instead across the street in our Hampton Inn Columbia Downtown Historic District, both hotels located in the heart of the city's diplomatic enclave. The Hilton Columbia Center and the Hampton Inn Columbia Downtown Historic District are managed by Hospitality America, Inc.

“Our hotels served as a hub between all campaigns during the 2008 primaries in the State of South Carolina”, said a hotel staff, "we had to be very thorough, and take complete care of arrangements accordingly, even though our services are always towards to the satisfaction of any of our guests, we had to make sure to fulfill the expectations of all of our guests during an event of these proportions", they added.

Hillary & Bill Clinton stayed nearly two weeks at the Hilton Columbia Center largest Presidential Suites complete with living and dining rooms, reading area, all rooms equipped with 32” flat screen HDTV, 2 lines telephones with speakerphone and voicemail, wet bar, room service, and complimentary high-speed internet access; all decorated with warm rich wood colors. Across the street, at the Hampton Inn Columbia Downtown Historic District, Barack Obama, his family, and his campaign staff had an opportunity to enjoy many of the included amenities, such as complimentary “on the house” hot breakfast, complimentary local calls, complimentary high-speed internet access, comfy mattress and soft fluffy white crispy down-like blanket and duvet cover, 32” flat LCD TV’s, 2 lines telephones with speakerphone and voicemail.

The Hospitality America’s staff, aware of how their hotels have been identified with the visits of many candidates, their families, and campaign staff, they do not want to compare the different visits, just thank all of those who participated during these special events.

Other HA properties in the region include: Hampton Inn Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd - Greenville, SC, Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Downtown RiverPlace - Greenville, SC, Hampton Inn Johnson City - Johnson City, TN, and Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee I-10 Thomaville Rd - Tallahassee, FL.

About Hilton® Family of Hotels Hilton Hotels is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,800 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection™. Visit the Hilton® Family of Hotels website.

About Windsor/Aughtry Company, Inc. Windsor/Aughtry Company, Inc. was established in 1988 as a result of the merger between Windsor Properties, Inc. and The Aughtry Company. These companies had an established history of residential and commercial real estate development, respectively, and their combination formed an organization capable of offering a full range of real estate development and brokerage services within their market area of South Carolina and western North Carolina. There exists well over 200 years of combined experience in the real estate industry among the three principals and key employees of the Company. Visit the Windsor/Aughtry Company website.

About Hospitality America, Inc. Hospitality America, Inc. ("HA") is a management group with seasoned and successful experience throughout the Southeast US in hotel development, management and marketing. HA specializes in management of upscale limited service inns, mostly Hilton® Hotel Corporation branded Hampton Inns® and Hampton Inn & Suites®. Hospitality America managed Hampton Inns® achieve occupancies, average room rates, RevPAR's and Gross Operating Profits substantially exceeding original proformas and Hampton Inn® system-wide averages. Hospitality America is recognized as one of the top-100 hotel management companies as published annually by Hotel Business. Visit Hospitality America, Inc. website.


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