Lerch Bates to Provide Elevator and Escalator Maintenance Management Services for Hilton Worldwide, Inc.

03.14.2013

Contract Includes More Than 4,300 Elevators and Escalators Nationwide

Lerch Bates, an international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and materials management, has been selected by Hilton Worldwide, Inc. to provide elevator and escalator maintenance management services for the company’s Hilton portfolio in the United States.

Lerch Bates, the oldest and largest vertical transportation consulting firm in the world, and Hilton Worldwide, Inc., one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, have designed a custom maintenance management program to support and improve the ongoing maintenance and repair of Hilton’s elevators and escalators. The Hilton owned, managed and franchised properties participating in the program exceeds 4,300 elevators and escalators in more than 1,400 hotels across the country.

“We’re excited about this opportunity to continue our long-term relationship with Hilton,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “For more than 65 years, Lerch Bates has been the industry leader in elevator and escalator consulting and we take pride in the relationships we have built with building owners and building managers around the world.”

Lerch Bates will provide Hilton on-site surveys and equipment analysis, maintenance audits of the systems, compilation of statistical analysis reports, reviews of maintenance findings and development strategies for the systems. The firm will tap into its expertise in engineering and technology to improve the maintenance and repair of Hilton’s elevators and escalators.

“This program was developed with significant Hilton input over the past two years and is designed to be fully comprehensive in managing Hilton’s elevator and escalator maintenance program,” said Bryan Hines, Lerch Bates’ vice president of strategic accounts.

ABOUT LERCH BATES
For more than 65 years, with elevator consulting as its cornerstone, Lerch Bates has advised architects, developers, building investors, owners and managers on the design, sustainability and continuous use of a wide spectrum of building systems for any size or type of building. Lerch Bates Inc., headquartered in metropolitan Denver, Colo., is an international consulting services firm with offices throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and India. Lerch Bates operates Lerch Bates Asia Pacific Ltd., a holding company in Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.lerchbates.com.

ABOUT HILTON WORLDWIDE
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.