• Annual Rose Award Winners Announced

     
    POSTED September 18, 2016
     

Recently, the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted their 22nd Annual Recognition of Service Excellence Awards at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Nominations are provided by clients, guests, supervisors, and the public; the awards recognize outstanding customer service. This award ceremony has six categories, a special Overall Service Champion category.

“Metro Detroit has a talented hospitality community and the ROSE Awards is our opportunity to honor those individuals that often don’t get the recognition they deserve,” says Larry Alexander, DMCVB President & CEO.

The winners of the 2016 awards include:

* Attractions and Casinos: Tanisha Weathers, tour guide at the Motown Museum

* Behind the Scenes: Nick Board, operations manager at the Wayne State University Student Center

* Hotels: Gary Keoleian, bellman at The Townsend Hotel

* Restaurants: Carol Szalay, senior restaurant supervisor at The Dearborn Inn Marriott Hotel

* Transportation: Mohammed Rahaman, valet driver at Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Detroit

* Volunteers: Joe Scafero, airport ambassador at Wayne County Airport Authority

* Overall Service Champion: Bertaina Aboot, room attendant at MotorCity Casion Hotel, for outstanding work ethic, and great customer service

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.