AUBURN, NY – January 24, 2014 – The Hilton Garden Inn Auburn, located at 74 State Street, announced special recognition of one of its team members. General Manager Eric Ridley was recently named the 2013 Outstanding General Manager of the Year (150 rooms or less) by the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSH&TA). Ridley has been the General Manager of the hotel since it opened in 2012.
The award honors an hotelier who has demonstrated superior professionalism and taken a leadership role in the industry by actively participating in association, community or industry programs. He will be recognized at the NYSH&TA Stars of the Industry Gala and Awards Banquet on March 3 in Albany.
“We are incredibly excited for our general manager to be so highly recognized,” said Ed Pavente, VP of Operations with Emerald Hospitality. “Eric is an invaluable member of the team and this award is further proof of the excellent customer service he provides for our guests and hotel each day.”
“Every year, the state’s hospitality industry nominates its most outstanding employees. After reviewing all of the nominations submitted, the judges agreed that Eric Ridley was the best of the best,” said NYSH&TA President Jan Marie Chesterton. “All the winners of this year’s awards are STARS in every sense of the word and shining examples of what New York State hospitality is all about.”
For more information or to make reservations, visit the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn or call 315-252-5511.
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