CORALVILLE, Iowa, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Iowa Lodging Association has presented its Hotelier of the Year award to the general manager of Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.
Bryan Stolz, who has held his current position for two years, was chosen for his outstanding leadership abilities and commitment to the well-being of hotel guests. He was selected for this award from dozens of nominees across the state.
The staff at Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center nominated Stolz for his ability to lead team members in the right direction.
"When Bryan sees a manager 'shine' in a particular area, he is quick to give them recognition," reads Stolz's nomination letter. "If Bryan sees an area of weakness, he steps in to offer guidance."
Stolz was also praised in the nomination letter for his background in revenue management, which has led to significant growth for the hotel near Iowa City. His balanced approach and willingness to employ new strategies resulted in a remarkable 27 percent increase in gross operating profit from 2014 to 2015. The hotel also prides itself on its guest satisfaction rating, which is in the top 10 percent of Marriott hotels nationally due to the dedication and hospitality of its associates.
"I'm thrilled to have been chosen for this prestigious honor," Stolz said. "Our hotel has been successful not only because of my efforts but also because of the hard work that our incredible staff members put in each and every day. This award belongs to all of us."
Stolz is a member of the Iowa Lodging Association, Iowa City/Coralville Area Hospitality Association and Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also the fundraising chairman of the Coralville-North Corridor Rotary Club and an active member of the 100+ Men Who Care: Hawkeye Chapter, a charitable group that works to positively impact the local community.
Three other employees of Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center were nominated for Iowa Lodging Association awards: Alex Whitehall, front desk shift leader, for the Front of the House Star Award; JD Wolff, housekeeping supervisor, for Back of the House Star Award; and Katelynn Oberbroeckling, event manager, for the Department Manager Star Award.
About Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at 300 East 9th St. in Coralville, IA offers easy access to the University of Iowa, Iowa Children's Museum, Coral Ridge Mall and a variety of beautiful golf courses. The hotel near Iowa City features 8 floors with 280 guest rooms, 6 suites, 2 restaurants, a concierge lounge, health club, indoor pool and 60,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space. Complimentary wireless Internet is provided in the lobby and all public areas of the hotel. For information, visit www.marriott.com/CIDIC or call 1-319-688-4000.
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