NATIONAL REPORT—Whether it’s celebrating an anniversary, receiving an award, earning a certification, debuting a new product or expanding the business, hotel companies and vendors achieve new milestones on a daily basis. Here’s a look at recent accomplishments:
AHLI’s Michael Dominguez Named to Industry Hall of Leaders
ALHI President/CEO Michael Dominguez has been named to the Events Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders. The Hall of Leaders is the premier recognition program in the meetings, conventions, exhibitions, hospitality and travel industry, offering a lifetime achievement award that recognizes outstanding leaders without whom the industry would not be what it is today. Each carefully selected inductee has made significant contributions to advance the meetings and events industry in meaningful ways. Hotel Business recently interviewed Dominguez about his new role at ALHI.
Valley Forge Fabrics Continues “Give Back Initiative”
Each year, Valley Forge Fabrics commits to making determined efforts to continue their strong heritage of giving back to the community. This year, they are partnering with JARC Florida to be able to assist those in their community with disabilities. JARC is an agency that, for the past 30 years, has focused on bringing purpose, dignity and a sense of belonging to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They provide vocational skills training and coaching onsite for their members and Valley Forge will join other local companies such as Burlington, Mizner Country Club, Cosmetic Solutions, Cheesecake Factory, TJ Maxx/Marshalls, and more to provide opportunities for people with special needs to enjoy a normal employee experience in a respectful environment.
PM Hotel Group Named to the 2019 Inc. 5000 List
PM Hotel Group was named to the 2019 Inc 5000 list. The Inc 5000 ranks the country’s top 5000 fastest-growing private companies. The list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its fastest-growing private companies.
Hotel Brands Among Top Companies to Work
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc has ranked fourth in the “Top Large Workplaces” category on Orlando Sentinel’s “Top Workplaces” list, which recognized 80 outstanding companies to work for in Central Florida. This is HGV’s second consecutive year on the Orlando Sentinel’s prestigious list since becoming an independent, public company in January 2017. In total, this marks the eighth time the company has received this honor.
In addition, Holiday Inn Club Vacations has been awarded a Central Florida Top Workplaces 2019 honor. The company was ranked sixth in the large workplaces category, which is defined as 500 or more employees.
MGM Resorts Honored with Public Awareness Award
MGM Resorts International was honored recently with the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) Public Awareness Award at the organization’s 33rd National Conference in Denver. The award highlights an organization that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to social responsibility related to problem gambling. Launched nationwide at MGM Resorts’ properties in 2017, and developed by British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), GameSense integrates responsible gambling education and support into the company’s guest service culture.
Red Roof Named Best Budget Hotel Brand
USA Today readers have, for the third year in a row, selected Red Roof, as the Best Budget Hotel Brand in America. Noting that travelers shouldn’t have to blow through their budget or stay in a drab guestroom in order to save, USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards asked readers to vote for their favorite economy lodging options and they chose Red Roof over competitors including Motel 6, Country Inn & Suites, Americas Best Value Inn, Best Western, The Pod Hotels and La Quinta by Wyndham.
Dometic Wins Plus X Awards
Dometic received the “Best Brand of the Year 2019” and “Best Product 2019” awards for their minibars. These awards are some of the highest awards presented by the worldwide innovation prize for brand quality, “Plus X Award.”