General manager Jeremy Skinner and his team at Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach have been rewarded for their impressive track record with hiring military veterans. As a result, they are the lucky recipients of a $300 Visa Gift Card that is to be put toward a team activity.

“Being that we are built on Air Force property and the location of Eglin and Hurlburt Air Force bases, we have developed a strong relationship with the military community,” says Lori, assistant general manager.

That strong bond has been well-documented and noticed by Hilton Corporate.

“We have hired several veterans and military spouses, and we reported it in LightStay, which is a Hilton program that tracks everything from energy usage to charitable contributions to the community,” says Lori. “This is the first month that Hilton ran this contest, and we were the lucky winners!”

The Gulf Coast has always had a strong connection to the military and veterans. As a result, many veterans live and vacation many of the areas we operate. Being able to serve those who serve is a task that is not taken for granted.

“Many of our employees have a history in the military and take enormous pride in servicing the military community,” says Lori. “The roots of the Air Force run deep in this area.”

And while the monetary reward has been well-received and appreciated by the team, there is a certain intangible sense of accomplishment.

Our entire team is very excited to win the inaugural contest and represent Innisfree and the Hilton community in supporting our military!”

Job well-done by the entire team at Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach.