2nd Annual Heart of Hospitality Awards

Kelowna Hotel Motel Association - Execellent Slate of Nominees

The Kelowna Hotel Motel Association held its second annual Heart of Hospitality Awards luncheon last Thursday at the Best Western Plus Hotel where 37 nominees were honoured for their service delivery over and above expectations.

Award Categories included Heart and Soul which was awarded to Shannon Gauthier, assistant housekeeping supervisor at Coast Capri Hotel, Service Superstar received by Klaudia Aguilar, customer service representative at the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel and Director of Sales Diane Wetherill also from the Coast Capri Hotel who received the Tourism Kelowna Spirit Award.

Winners were chosen by a panel of judges that included Lisanne Ballantyne, Tourism Kelowna; Glenn Mandziuk, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association; Michael J. Ballingall, Big White; city councillor Maxine DeHart; Ingrid Jarrett,  IJ Management Consulting; Tony Peyton, K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock; Jonathan Rouse, Okanagan College; and Sam Samaddar Kelowna International Airport.

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