• 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

For the last six decades, Stafford’s Hospitality has provided waterfront dining and historic lodging throughout Northern Michigan. Now Stafford’s is entering a new chapter with the retirement of both Stafford Smith, the company’s founder, and Dudley Marvin, Stafford’s longtime business partner and former president of the company.

 

Welcome to Michigan! Boutique Hotel Professionals, a management company specializing in boutique hotels and luxury experiences, has launched its operations, establishing its headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan. Currently, the organization manages The Inn at St. John’s, an AAA Four Diamond resort with a 27-hole golf course and 48,000 square feet of meeting space for corporate events as well as luxury weddings.

 

After 7 years of planning, the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center is now open in downtown Muskegon. The official ribbon cutting took place on April 12, 2021.