TORONTO, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Three hundred and sixty members of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association (GTHA) gathered recently to honour the exceptional Ambassadors in the region's hotel industry. The inaugural Spirit Awards Luncheon hosted by the Greater Toronto Hotel Association recognized 18 award winners for their contributions to the industry.
"The Greater Toronto Hotel Association is very proud of these individuals and the contributions they make to the visitor experience in the Greater Toronto Area, said GTHA President & CEO Terry Mundell. "Our congratulations go out to each award winner and nominee for their outstanding service to guests visiting our GTHA member hotels. We celebrate the service, professionalism and innovation of these outstanding Ambassadors."
The winners of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association Spirit Awards are:
Joe Gomes, Park Hyatt Toronto, Lifetime Achievement Award
Linda Atagi, InterContiental Toronto Yorkville, Accounting Ambassador of the Year
Krista Kungla, Cambridge Suites Hotel Toronto, Administration Ambassador of the Year
Steve Mertsis, The Fairmont Royal York, Banquet Food and Beverage Ambassador of the Year
Bilal Saab, InterContiental Toronto Centre, Bell Ambassador of the Year
Sherine Sutherland, InterContiental Toronto Centre, Concierge of the Year
Red Garcia, Hilton Toronto, Culinary Ambassador of the Year
Jose Linharas, Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront, Engineering Ambassador of the Year
Jennifer Dover, Renaissance Toronto, Guest Services Ambassador of the Year
Josh Stone, The Farimont Royal York, Health Club/Spa Ambassador of the Year
Cecilia Battad, Westin Harbour Castle, Housekeeping Ambassador of the Year
Rose Douglas, Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, Laundry Ambassador of the Year
Clint Aquino, Novotel Mississauga, Reservations Ambassador of the Year
Stephen Bossence, Le Meridien King Edward, Restaurant Food and Beverage Ambassador of the Year
Mark Ducusin, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Hotel Security Ambassador of the Year
Ramonito Ancog, Delta Toronto East, Steward of the Year
Tina Terzo, The Westin Prince Toronto, Switchboard Operator of the Year
Antonio Murugupillai, Hotel Le Germain Toronto, Valet/ Door Person/ Shuttle Driver Ambassador of the Year
About the Greater Toronto Hotel Association (GTHA)
Our members represent more than 170 hotels with 37,000 guest rooms and 32,000 employees.
In 2011, they welcomed 10 million overnight visitors across the Greater Toronto Area including Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Toronto, and Vaughan.
A major stakeholder in the industry, the GTHA is the voice of the Greater Toronto Area hotels. Founded in 1925, the GTHA is dedicated to serving the interests of its members on issues of public policy and advocates to raise the profile and prosperity of our members as a vital component of the hospitality industry.
For more information please visit www.gtha.com
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Greater Toronto Hotel Association