Tuesday April 19th, 2011 - 6:35AM
OGDEN, UT—Sage Hospitality held its annual Leadership Conference here at the Ogden Marriott, where it honored properties and employees for excellence.
Representatives from Sage Hospitalitys 54 hotels were in attendance for a weekend of strategy sessions, addresses, awards, work, volunteering and skiing.
Hotel of the Year went to Residence Inn-Denver City Center for its achievements in guest satisfaction, associate experience, commitment to quality and raising funds for Sages charity program, Dollars for Dreams.
Associate of the Year was awarded to Fred Traverny at Homewood Suites San Francisco Airport North. Traverny was selected as a leader out of more than 6,000 Sage employees for his positive attitude, according to the company. As Breakfast Host, Traverny raised the breakfast guest customer-service scores to above the brand average and had a large number of positive guest reviews.
Walter Isenberg, CEO of Sage Hospitality, said, "It was great to have time to interact, volunteer and even ski together."
Other honorees included: Leader of the Year: Damen Kompanowski, Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites; Manager of the Year: Kim Greene, Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel; Sage Passion Award: Dani Stern, Westin Westminster; Rookie of the Year: Eric Paul, Courtyard Portland City Center; Mentor of the Year: Robert Walker, Sage Restaurant Group, Denver Area; Sales Team of the Year - Select Service: Hawthorn Suites Seattle South/Kent; Sales Team of the Year - Full Service: the Nines Hotel in Portland, OR; Spirit of Innovation: Meaghan Goedde, The Original Restaurant in Portland; and Community Service Award: Hilton College Station in College Station, TX.