This month I was honored to be selected as the Massachusetts Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year for Small Hotels for 2009. I was totally caught off-guard by this award, because I was already so-honored with the same award for 2005.
When Donna Daly, our Purchasing and Receiving Manager, (shown with me in the photo above) told me that she had nominated me, I was flattered and honored, but really never expected to win. I was certain that because I had won the same award so recently, that there was no chance that they would choose me. I was so surprised!
I asked Donna what she said in the nomination, and she replied, "I told them to just look at the blog! Everything you need to know about what you do is right there for everyone to see! Just look at it!"
So, I asked Donna if she would have her photo taken with me, to post on our blog, so that you, fair blog reader, could know a little bit more about what goes on here at the Hawthorne Hotel.
Thanks so much, Donna!
Still blushing, I remain,