Holiday Inn Yakima Downtown Convention Center hotel received the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) 2012 Best of the Best, Food and Beverage Director of the Year, given to hotels achieving distinction in all aspects of their Food and Beverage operations.

Jose Perez, Jr., Food and Beverage Director at Yakima’s downtown Holiday Inn was selected from more than 790 full service Holiday Inn hotels in recognition of Food and Beverage Director of the year.

Perez was recognized during the 2012 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL Oct. 24 – 26, 2012.

“I am pleased to honor the Holiday Inn Yakima Downtown Convention Center with the Food and Beverage Director of the Year,” said Kirk Kinsell, President, the Americas, IHG. “Winners in this category demonstrate the highest standards in product quality, hotel operation and customer satisfaction embodying great brands.”

Nearly 5,000 franchise owners, operators and company officials attended the 2012 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference.