News for the Hospitality Executive
Miami Beach, FL (May 13, 2013) – Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), a membership organization comprised of hoteliers and allied members across Miami-Dade County, presented its 19th Annual Inn Key Awards on May 7th, honoring hotels and more than 300 hotel employees in Miami. GMBHA’s President & CEO Wendy Kallergis and Chairman of the Board Raj Singh hosted the award ceremony held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport & Convention Center.
“We had our largest Inn Key Awards event ever this year. More hotels from across Miami-Dade County in different categories participated, further strengthening the GMBHA’s relationship with the hotel community,” said Wendy Kallergis, GMBHA’s President & CEO.
The GMBHA’s Inn Key Awards categories ranged from Bellmen and Housekeepers to Culinary and Engineering. Hotel award categories included Community Service, Diversity in the Workplace, Employee Relations, Guest Relations and Environmental Quality.
GMBHA's Chairman of the Board Raj Singh and President & CEO Wendy Kallergis
with Lodging Employee of the Year Award Winners
This year’s “Lodging Employee of the Year” Awards went to Geno Marron, Bartender, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne (hotel over 200 rooms), and to Alisha Heller, C-Level Hostess, The Clevelander (hotel under 200 rooms). Hotel winners included MDM Hotel Group, DoubleTree Grand Biscayne Bay, Embassy Suites, W South Beach, The Clevelander, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport & Convention Center and Edgewater South Beach.
To view the list of winners, please visit http://www.facebook.com/gmbha.
The event was sponsored by DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport & Convention Center, American Airlines, Miami Dolphins, Towne Park, PSAV, Corporate Image Photography, Boucher Brothers, Doctors @ Your Home and GMCVB. Table Sponsors included 1 Hotel South Beach, Clevelander/Essex House, Eden Roc, a Renaissance Hotel, Enterprise Holdings, Mandarin Oriental, Menin Hotels, Sea View Hotel, The Setai Miami Beach, Shore Club, The James Royal Palm and ThyssenKrupp.
Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association is a membership organization comprised of hoteliers and allied members across Miami-Dade County. The association’s goal is to promote the interest of its members through advocacy, education and partnerships and advance Miami-Dade County as the visitor’s destination of choice. GMBHA’s calendar of events includes monthly hotelier’s breakfast series and networkers as well as luncheons featuring top leaders and educators in the hospitality industry. For the past 19 years, GMBHA has recognized exceptional hourly hotel employees during its Inn Key Awards ceremony held annually in the spring. For more information, visit gmbha.com, facebook.com/gmbha and twitter.com/gmbha.
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