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2009 Marriott Award Winners
June 07, 2010

Marriott recently announced the 2009 brand award winners.  LBA had the pleasure of bringing home many of these awards as outlined below.  Glenn Lewis, LBA's account representative for Marriott, had laudatory remarks for the GSS and QA reports for LBA's hotels thus far in 2010.  Beau Benton, CFO/COO for LBA, expressed his appreciation to all LBA associates in their continued efforts to bring in these excellent results and be the best in the industry.

Fairfield Inn

  • Associate of the Year - Kenny Newton; Jacksonville NC
  • Silver Circle Hotels - Javier Gil and his Jacksonville/Butler Blvd team AND Andrea Gorum and her Kingsland, GA team

Residence Inn

  • Top Operations Hotel - Monica Sadhwani and her Dothan, AL team
  • Platinum Hotel - Rhonda Phillips and her Hattiesburg, MS team
  • Gold Hotel - Monica Sadhwani and her Dothan, AL team
  • Highest Guest Satisfaction in Breakfast - Dothan, AL (2nd in the entire brand at 93.5%)
  • Highest Satisfaction at the Evening Social - Lakeland, FL (3rd in the brand with 96.4%)

SpringHill Suites

  • Diamond General Manager of the Year  - Heather Alamillo in Clearwater, FL
  • Platinum Hotel - Heather Alamillo and her team in Clearwater, FL
  • Local Knowledge - Thaddeus Hobson and his team in Columbus, GA (2nd in the brand at 92.9%)

TownePlace Suites

  • Diamond General Manager of the Year - Christina Mack in Jacksonville, NC
  • Gold Hotel - Christina Mack and her team in Jacksonville, NC
  • Silver Hotel - Cindy Simpson and her team in Huntsville, AL   &  John Lybrand and his team in Columbia, SC
  • Maintenance & Upkeep Improvement - Columbia, SC
  • Staff Service Improvement - Columbia, SC


  • Diamond General Manager of the Year - Mark White in Bristol, VA
  • Platinum Hotel - Richard Lowe and his team in Jacksonville/Orange Park, FL
  • Gold Hotels -
  • David Arnott and his team in Trussville, AL
  • Mac Patel and his team in  Prattville, AL
  • Scott Hillman and his team in Panama City, FL
  • Chris Rowell and his team in Hattiesburg, MS
  • Mary Rickert and her team in Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Silver Hotel -
  • Mike Phillips and his team in Lakeland, FL

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