News for the Hospitality Executive
March 2011…GrandStay® Hospitality is proud to announce one of their managers was named General Manager of the Year 2010 and one was awarded the Sales and Marketing Award for 2010! The appointments were announced by Nathan Sieve, Director of Operations for ETC Enterprises, Inc., a St. Cloud, Minn. based hospitality, development and management company.
Presenting the awards were Nathan Sieve, ETC Enterprises Inc. Director of Operations (left) and Jenny Gerold, ETC Enterprises Inc. Area Business Manager (right). Sales and Marketing Award recipient, Jana Lung is second from right. General Manager of the year Award recipient, Philip Johnson is in the middle of the photo
ETC Enterprises, Inc. held their annual General Manager Conference at the Apple Valley, MN GrandStay® Hotel & Conference on February 24, 2011. Awards were given in several different categories and recipients were selected from 23 properties managed by ETC Enterprises, Inc. based on their outstanding performance.
Philip Johnson has been the General Manager of the GrandStay® Hotel & Conference of Apple Valley since 2007. Criteria for this award were based on Quality Assurance Evaluations, YTD performance, customer service scores, and overall guest satisfaction.
“2010 was great year for Phil and his staff at the Apple Valley GrandStay®. With the addition of the LaGrand Conference Center, the GrandStay® has opened new markets for itself with weddings, and corporate events. Phil and his team saw to it that the conference center opened flawlessly this fall, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results,” said Sieve.
The GrandStay® Hotel & Conference of Apple Valley, MN offers Whirlpool, Studio, One and Two Bedroom Suites, each with fully equipped kitchens, complimentary Gourmet Express Breakfast™ and free high speed internet access. GrandStay® also features an indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room and grill area.
Jana Lung has been the General Manager of the GrandStay® Residential Suites Hotel of Mankato since 2008. Criteria for this award were based on Hotel performance, creativity, and community involvement.
“The last couple of years have been particularly tough on our industry,” said Sieve. “Jana really stepped up to the plate with an outstanding effort on her Sales and Marketing program this year, and we were happy to recognize her for a job well done,” added Sieve.
The GrandStay® Residential Suites Hotel of Mankato, MN offers Studio, One and Two Bedroom Suites, each with fully equipped kitchens, complimentary Gourmet Express Breakfast™ and free high speed internet access. GrandStay® also features an indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room and outdoor sport court with grill area.
“We at GrandStay® Hospitality are proud to have quality mangers like Philip Johnson and Jana Lung. With the dedication and high standards they demonstrate to their guests and staff, the GrandStay® Hotel & Conference of Apple Valley, MN and theGrandStay® Residential Suites Hotel of Mankato, MN will continue to succeed,” said Rod Lindquist, President and CEO of GrandStay® Hospitality.
GrandStay® Hospitality is the franchisor of GrandStay® Hotels and Crossings by GrandStay® Inn & Suites. The GrandStay® Hospitality family of brands includes a portfolio of extended stay and limited service hotels in the following states: California, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
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