Homewood Suites Takes Gold in Para-cycling Event

August 29, 2014


GREENVILLE, SC – Homewood Suites–Greenville scored gold-medal reviews when the Para-Cycling Road World Championships rolled into South Carolina’s Upstate, bringing para- athletes from New Zealand and Venezuela and fans from around the country to the award-winning hotel.

“The Homewood team worked hard to create a home away from home for the cyclists who have overcome so much on their way to success,” says Ann Kies, director of sales for Paragon Hotel Company, which owns & manages the extended-stay hotel at 102 Carolina Point Parkway, only minutes from Greenville’s alluring downtown. “Our team so impressed the athletes that the cyclists took tons of pictures with the staff so that they could tell everyone back home about the new friends they’d met here,” Kies says.

The New Zealand and Venezuelan teams returned home with more than memories, too, winning a total of seven medals from the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) event that drew 291 athletes from 44 countries competing in relay events, time trials and road races.

Homewood Suites Greenville earned gold-medal commendations from others guests, too.

“The hotel was extremely accommodating,” Robert R. Mebane says in a five-star review. And Claire D. Duluth, in another five-star post, adds: “We visited Greenville to attend the Para- Cycling Road World Championships. We met friends there from around the country … (and) they came over to our room to watch college football on Saturday afternoon between races and to cool off. Everyone was wonderful! Fantastic staff. Very clean. Great food!”

Homewood Suites Greenville belongs to the Hilton brand that J.D. Power & Associates have awarded “Highest in Guest Satisfaction among Extended Stay Hotel Chains” four years in a row, and the Greenville hotel is part of Paragon Hotel Company’s property portfolio. For more information about the company, visit http://www.phc-hotels.com.

About Paragon Hotel Company

Founded in 1995, PHC is a hospitality real estate management and development company based in Anderson, SC. The company’s vision, “constantly challenging the status quo,” complements its mission to acquire, develop and manage a portfolio of unique properties and lifestyle experiences for the enjoyment of our guests, while delivering exceptional financial results to investors and positively impacting the surrounding communities. The company’s portfolio of more than 2,100 rooms in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee includes hotels within Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental, Best Western, Choice, Carlson Hotels Worldwide and Wyndham Worldwide franchises.