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THE GREATER TORONTO HOTEL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THE 2018 SPIRIT AWARDS WINNERS TORONTO –

(May 11, 2018) Over six hundred members of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association (GTHA) gathered on Friday, May 11, 2018 to honour colleagues in the region’s hotel industry. The seventh annual Spirit Awards Luncheon presented by the GTHA recognized 258 nominees and 18 award winners for their contributions in the hotel industry.

“It is with great pride that the GTHA celebrates the service, professionalism and innovation of these Ambassadors in the hotel community” said GTHA President & CEO Terry Mundell. “Our congratulations go out to each nominee and award winner for their outstanding service to guests visiting GTHA member hotels”.

The winners of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association’s 7th Annual Spirit Awards are:

- Lifetime Achievement Award: Veronia Francis, Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale

- Accounting Ambassador of the Year: Brenda Sequeira, Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites

- Valet/ Door Person/ Shuttle Driver Ambassador of the Year: Sean Loughran, Omni King Edward Hotel

- Switchboard Operator of the Year: Paulina Pama, Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

- Bell Person Ambassador of the Year: Terry Katsoris, The Hazelton Hotel

- Concierge of the Year: Cindy Tang, Hotel Le Germain Toronto

- Culinary Ambassador of the Year: Cecil Chin, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel

- Engineering Ambassador of the Year: Charlie Sukhbir, Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville

- Food and Beverage Outlets Ambassador of the Year: Sean Anderson, The Strathcona Hotel

- Guest Services Ambassador of the Year: Robert Laciak, Hyatt Regency Toronto

- Housekeeping Room Attendant Ambassador of the Year: Luisa Valencia, Sheraton Centre Toronto

- Housekeeping Support Services Ambassador of the Year: Sammy Wong, Fairmont Royal York

- Administration Ambassador of the Year: Sarah Rau, Thompson Toronto Hotel

- Banquet Ambassador of the Year: Terry Norris, Omni King Edward Hotel

- Laundry Ambassador of the Year: Jeryll Cristobal, Hyatt Regency Toronto

- Reservations Ambassador of the Year: Daisy Puran, Chelsea Hotel Toronto

- Security Ambassador of the Year: Veroon Churaman, One King West Hotel & Residence

- Steward of the Year: Dwayne Parsons, Sheraton Centre Toronto

Click here for a full list of nominees

Event Photos can be found on our GTHA Facebook Page here.

About the Greater Toronto Hotel Association (GTHA)
Founded in 1925, the Greater Toronto Hotel Association has been serving the hotel industry of the Greater Toronto Area for over ninety years. A major stakeholder in the tourism industry, the GTHA is the voice of the Greater Toronto Area's hotel industry, representing 170 hotels, with approximately 36,000 guest rooms and 32,000 employees. 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.
 

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