KEARNEY — The Hampton Inn-Kearney has been honored with the Lighthouse Award from Hilton, the parent of Hampton Inns. The Lighthouse Award is an annual award given to only the top 5 percent of Hampton Inns in the Americas and recognizes outstanding customer service and quality of product within the Hampton brand.

Hampton Inn-Kearney is owned and operated by Younes Hospitality, which operates 14 hotel properties in six Nebraska cities — Kearney, Hastings, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus and Fremont.

“The manager and staff at our Hampton Inn-Kearney work very hard to see that every guest, every customer they have contact with, has a positive ‘Hamptonality’ experience. From the breakfast bar staff in the mornings to the front desk and our outstanding housekeeping and maintenance departments, everyone works together to take care of our guests,” owner Paul Younes said.