RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the top-ranked hotel operators in North America, today announced that it has been recognized as one of North Carolina's top 100 businesses according to the 2014 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100) program. This exclusive ranking identifies the 100 largest, privately owned businesses in the state. Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, recognizes elite organizations who have unlocked their potential for growth for inclusion in the annual ranking.
“North Carolina boasts some of the most impressive and industrious companies in the United States, and to be counted on the same list as software giant, SAS, Belk's department stores and some of the best-known brands in the country, is truly humbling,” said Mark Laport, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality Enterprises. “North Carolina is very pro-business, which was one of the many deciding factors that drove our decision to move our headquarters here in 2003.”
Concord, the only hospitality company to make the list ranked number 18 in a field of traditional North Carolina industries such as furniture and textile manufacturing as well as high tech enterprises, distributors and wholesalers and green industries.
Nominations for the award were received between May 15 and July 30. Survey results are published in the October issue of Business North Carolina magazine. For more information, visit www.GrantThornton.com/NC100.
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About Concord Hospitality
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, 10-time winner of Marriott’s prestigious Partnership Circle Award, is a Raleigh, N.C.-based hotel management and development company that owns and/or manages more than 90 hotels comprised of more than 13,000 guest rooms in 20 states and two Canadian provinces. The company operates hotels and resorts under leading brand affiliations including Choice Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott and Starwood, as well as select independent boutique hotels.