Anne Dunlavy, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the JW Marriott Indianapolis, won the Global Property Sales Leader of the Year for full service Marriott franchise hotels at the 2011 Marriott Global Leadership Awards for Sales.
"Anne's leadership with our sales team has led to incredible results, not only in 2011, but for the future as well," said General Manager of the hotel, Scott Blalock. "She is passionate about sales and her team, and they have shown they have what it takes to find and secure the business for success."
At the same awards ceremony, the hotel was also recognized with the Global One Team Driving Results Award, an award designed to recognize team leadership in sales, revenue management, event management and eCommerce.
"It is extremely rewarding to have our hotel recognized as a team by Marriott International," Dunlavy said. "And while I was also recognized individually, it is truly the hard work and tremendous results of the team that made it all possible. I am fortunate to work with the best of the best in their roles."
The JW Marriott Indianapolis, which opened in February 2011, offers more than 1,000 guest rooms in a 33-story tower, and more than 100,000 square feet of onsite function space. The hotel is connected by a skybridge to the Indiana Convention Center and has three, onsite, distinctive dining options, a full-service Starbucks, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool and a multi-million dollar public art plaza.
The hotel has also been recognized by the America's Lodging Investment Summit as the "Development of the Year" for 2011 and received Marriott International's "Full Service Opening of the Year."
White Lodging Services Corporation - was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 158 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.