We are pleased to share with you the winners of Blue Sky Hospitality’s 3rd Quarter Hospitality Heroes AwardsEach quarter, Blue Sky Hospitality Solutions’ General Managers and Regional Vice Presidents nominate two Hospitality Heroes. One from a management role and one from a line position at the hotel.
Selected winners will be featured on the Blue Sky Hospitality website, social media posts and an e-blast to all properties with a description of their accomplishments and contributions. They will also receive a certificate and $250 gift card.
Criteria for nominated individuals:
- Devotion to a culture of excellent service at the property
- Going “above and beyond” for our guests
- Seeks new opportunities for improvements and/or increased revenue
- Involvement in outcome of positive guest reviews
- Lead by example, their dedication, enthusiasm and loyalty to their team
Jennifer Korner, Director of Sales, Doubletree, Lafayette Jenny is a fabulous relationship builder. She brought large clients with her and fit in perfectly with long-term team members. She expanded from her historical negotiating strengths and has become a major player in Lafayette’s Tour and Travel segment. She is also responsible for the crew business that has remained steady when all other travel came to a stop. She secured Delta, ExpressJet, Endeavor, Envoy, UPS, FEDEX and SkyWest. When she is not selling, she is volunteering in many industry related organizations throughout the state. She is a Board Member for Louisiana Women in Tourism and an active member of the Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission and One Acadiana. Her relationships in the tourism industry were the sole reason that her personal friend, Lt. Governor, Billy Nungesser, choose the hotel for a press briefing that was captured on two network news shows.
Negassi Gebretekle, Hilton, Long Island Negassi has worked for the Hilton Long Island in the restaurant as a waiter for over ten years. During this time he has constantly provided such wonderful service that he has been the most mentioned associate on Medallia and social media this year with positive ratings of 9/10. His outgoing personality and willingness to provide genuine customer service ensures enable the guests of the Hilton Long Island to have have a memorable stay. What makes Negassi special is that his outreach to our guests is natural and he does what he does as service that comes naturally to him. He is also a wonderful support to our internal customers providing service above and beyond to other departments such as sales and banqueting. He rarely misses a day and always without fail has a smile on his face and has a word for every customer.
Applause from The Blue Sky Hospitality Solutions Corporate Team
We thank you for all you do!