South Carolina, February 2009 - Please join us in congratulating Tony Tam for being recognized as South Carolina's Hotel Manager of The Year! The HiltonŽ Columbia Center started the year off establishing itself as the Columbia hotel favored by most of the leading candidates for President of the United States during the pivotal South Carolina primaries.
The hotel's two largest suites were deemed truly Presidential with occupancies spanning nearly two weeks by both Hillary and Bill Clinton. Other candidates staying with us there included Rudy Giuliani and John McCain. Mike Huckabee and Barrack Obama chose to sleep instead across the street in our Hampton InnŽ Columbia Downtown Historic District, but the HiltonŽ Columbia Center provided other support services to both.
As of today, the HiltonŽ Columbia Center is current ranking the VERY BEST HILTON out of the 287 full-service North American Hilton Hotels!
This has been an incredible year of events for the HiltonŽ Columbia Center and accomplishments By Tony and his outstanding staff. We're proud of Tony and his entire team! Chris Cargen, CHA, President/CEO.