West Palm Beach MarriottWest Palm Beach, Oct. 29, 2013 – The Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association held its 19th Annual Hotel Day Celebrations on October 23, 2013 at the Hilton Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach.

The day started with a Job Fair for Hotel Members, then went on to a Trade Show & Reception for the Allied Members and culminated in the President’s Lunch, when scholarships and awards were presented.

President William Murray welcomed the nearly 200 at the lunch and remarked that this was the also the 19th Annual Presentation of scholarships and awards to students and schools in Palm Beach County. Over the years this had amounted to nearly $180,000 being distributed and this year went to 3 schools and 9 students.

He aslo anounced the following awards:

2013 Hotel of the Year – West Palm Beach Marriott, Cheri Rutledge, General Manager
2013 Allied Member of the Year – Kathy Anderson, Independent Agent of AFLAC
And the luncheon concluded with the Association recoognizing 17 hotel staff members nominated for the Employee of the Year awards. They were awarded, with a check for $1,000 each, to:

2013 Guest Services Employee of the Year – Sean Griner, Server, Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach
2013 Support Services Employee of the Year – Nais Lopez, Human Resources Coordinator, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort
About Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association

Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging AssociationThe members of the Association are comprised of hotels, motels and other lodging establishments in Palm Beach County (stretching along Florida’s east coast from Boca Raton in the south to Jupiter in the north), as well as allied members serving the hospitality community. The programs of the Association serve both its members and visitors, and we have therefore also included a brief description of each member property for the benefit of those planning a trip for either business or pleasure to the area.

Media Contact:
David Semadeni, Secretary
Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association
Lake Park, Florida 33403
Email: info@hotelassociation.com
Tel: (561) 882-9813
Fax: (561) 882-9819
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