News for the Hospitality Executive
The Hotel and Lodging Association of Greater Houston Honors
Hospitality Employees For Going Beyond Their Jobs
HOUSTON, TX, Nov. 16 - Normally, Friday the 13th has an ominous reputation, but in 2009, it was a day that told the Greater Houston area how lucky it is. This Friday the 13th, Houston area hotels and lodging facilities came together at the Fifth Annual Hospitality on Parade Gala to pay tribute to the men and women in its ranks who make the industry work.
From a visually-impaired desk clerk who arranged to have an associate drive him to find an non-allergenic soap for a guest winning the Guest Services Award to a banquet server who organized a fund to pay funeral expenses of an associate tying for Food & Beverage Award, the 2009 award winners demonstrated how hospitality employees go so far beyond just doing their jobs.
The Greater Houston hospitality industry will celebrated its own Friday,
Nov. 13, by recognizing these employees and many others during the black-tie
event. Chairing the black-tie event for the fifth straight year was Doug
Horn, former Chairman of the Board of the Greater Houston Convention and
Visitorís Bureau as well as a lifetime member of the Hotel & Lodging
Association of Greater Houston.