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Orlando, Florida, October 2015—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) presented Certified Guest Service Property plaques to 38 Canalta Hotels’ properties during the company’s annual management summit on October 6 in Alberta, Canada. The properties earned the designation after training their front-line staff with AHLEI’s Guest Service Gold® program and certifying them as Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP®).

Canalta is the first management company to achieve company-wide Guest Service Gold® certification for all of its properties. Headquartered in Drumheller, Alberta, Canalta Hotels employs more than 750 people at properties across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, Canada. The properties include the company’s own Canalta brand, as well as Ramada, Super 8, and Hampton branded operations. With a focus on personal and professional development for all staff members, Canalta properties have repeatedly earned the Employer of Choice designation from the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association.

“We are definitely committed to developing our people,” said Canalta vice president Brooke Christianson. He noted that Tracy Petreman, CHT, and Sophia Frey, CHT, from the company’s department of culture and team member development, spearheaded the implementation of Guest Service Gold® throughout the organization.

“We had been searching for a partner to provide us with guest service training, and AHLEI’s training was the best fit,” he said. “Guest Service Gold® aligned with our customer service vision to ‘serve and impress.’ It’s our goal to make great guest service a competitive advantage for our properties.”

For more information about training and professional development resources from AHLEI, visit www.ahlei.org or call 1.800.349.0299 or +1.407.999.8100.

About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)

Established in 1953 as the nonprofit education and training arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), AHLEI’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to educate, develop, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.

 

Contact: Elizabeth Johnson, Senior Public Relations & Marketing Manager

ejohnson@ahla.com / +1.517.318.2359

About Canalta Hotels

Headquartered in Drumheller, Alberta, Canalta Hotels employs more than 750 people at properties across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, Canada. The properties include the company's own Canalta brand, as well as Ramada, Super 8, and Hampton branded operations. 

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