OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight talented employees received the Washington Hospitality Association's Stars of the Washington Lodging Awards at the Washington Lodging Convention awards dinner on Nov. 7, 2016. The annual awards are given to employees at hotel and lodging properties for their exceptional service to their guests, communities and the industry.
Each of these individual winners represent all that hospitality stands for: exceptional service, unwavering determination and excellence in all that they do. Nominations for the awards were submitted by supervisors, HR directors and peers. Individual awards were given in four categories: Outstanding General Manager, Rising Star of the Year, Outstanding Lodging Employees of the Year and Outstanding Manager of the Year.
Employees of the Year are non-management staff members who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities to provide outstanding service to the property, guests and the community. Each employee award is given to an individual at a full-service property, which includes restaurant service, and a limited-service property, which does not have a full restaurant on-site.
The 2016 winners are as follows:
- Charlotte Mayo, general manager, Springhill Suites Wenatchee- OUTSTANDING GENERAL MANAGER
- Margrett Gustafson, senior sales manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center- OUTSTANDING MANAGER OF THE YEAR- FULL SERVICE
- Irma Trujillo, Director of Housekeeping, Best Western Executive Inn Seattle- OUTSTANDING MANAGER OF THE YEAR LIMITED SERVICE
- Nirmal Kaur, room attendant, Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport Seattle- OUTSTANDING LODGING EMPLOYEE, FULL SERVICE
- Terrence Lewis, Laundry Attendant, Homewood Suites Seattle Pike Street- OUTSTANDING LODGING EMPLOYEE, LIMITED SERVICE
- Hannah Seagrave, catering coordinator, Ramada at Spokane Airport- RISING STAR OF THE YEAR, FULL SERVICE
- Melissa Graves, Breakfast Bar Host, Holiday Inn Express Spokane Valley- RISING STAR OF THE YEAR, LIMITED SERVICE
2016 marks the 18th year of the awards, continuing the longstanding tradition of recognizing the best in the industry.
About the Washington Hospitality Association
The Washington Hospitality Association is the state's leading hospitality trade group, representing more than 6,000 members of the hotel, restaurant and hospitality industry. Formed in 2016 by a joining of forces of the Washington Restaurant Association and the Washington Lodging Association, the Washington Hospitality Association supports and advocates for restauranteurs, hoteliers and related hospitality industry professionals in the halls of Olympia and communities statewide. For more information, visit www.wahospitality.org
Contact: Wendy Hughes, Local Communication Manager
Washington Hospitality Association
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