Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association Honors County Hotel Employees

/Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association Honors County Hotel Employees

Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association Honors County Hotel Employees

|2015-05-07T16:40:14-04:00May 7th, 2015|

Miami-Dade County Presented the Awards During its 21st Annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon

Ignacio Granados, Lead Steward, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, & Madison Howard, Front Office, Gale/Kaskades Win “Lodging Employee of the Year” Awards

Miami, FL (May 11, 2015) – The Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), a membership organization comprised of hoteliers and allied members across Miami-Dade County, presented its 21st Annual Inn Key Awards on May 1st, honoring hotels and more than 320 hotel employees in Miami. GMBHA’s President & CEO Wendy Kallergis and Chair of the Board Peggy Benua hosted the award ceremony held at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

“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.

This year’s “Lodging Employee of the Year” Awards went to Ignacio Granados, Lead Steward, Loews Miami Beach Hotel (hotel over 200 rooms), and to Madison Howard, Front Office, Gale/Kaskades (hotel under 200 rooms). Hotel winners included Mandarin Oriental Miami, Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, Hilton Miami Airport, sbe Miami, MDM Hotel Group, The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, Conrad Miami, Dream South Beach, Viceroy Miami & InterContinental Miami.

To view the list of winners, please visit https://gmbha.wordpress.com/

The event was sponsored by Doctors @ Your Home, GMCVB, MENIN Hospitality and Boucher Brothers. Table Sponsors included Coastal Construction, Worldwide Transportation, Worldwide Destination, Baptist Health South Florida, Cheney Brothers, Balance Staffing, Townparke, Acqualina Resort & Spa, Carillon Hotel & Spa Miami Beach, Clevelander/Essex House, Delano South Beach, Eden Roc Miami Beach, Mandarin Oriental Miami, Mondrian, Sea View, Shore Club, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, Miami, The Setai Miami Beach.

About Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association

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. The 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 21 years, the 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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