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Pennsylvania Tourism & Lodging Association Announces...
Rob Howell, General Manager of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, as a Finalist of the Spirit of Hospitality Awards
The PA Tourism & Lodging Association held its Annual Spirit of Hospitality Awards Reception on April 28, 2008, at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East. These prestigious awards recognize outstanding performance, commitment, and achievements in the hospitality and tourism industry throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The event featured the Vivace String Quartet and an outstanding selection of fine Hors D'Oeuvres prepared by the extraordinary culinary staff of the Holiday Inn. The presentations were made by; J. Mickey Rowley, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Tourism Office and James Purdum, CHA, General Manager, Hospitality Services, The Pennsylvania State University and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, PA Tourism & Lodging Association.
The Association is pleased to announce Rob Howell, General Manager of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, as a finalist of the Spirit of Hospitality Award in the 2008 General Manager of the Year Category. This award honors a general manager who has demonstrated professionalism in operating a property and taken a leadership role in the industry by actively participating in association, community, or industry programs.
Rob Howell is the General Manager of the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware. Rob treats every employee and guest as a member of his family, working tirelessly to provide excellent customer service and exemplary working conditions. To help keep staff members motivated, he created an employee incentive program, while at the same he focused on improving the financial returns of the business. Last year, under Rob's direction, the Resort had a record-breaking year with higher revenues than any other year in its history.
Rob is as dedicated to his community as he is to the Resort, and he has supervised the Inn's participation in numerous charity events, including Toys for Tots and The United Way. Creativity also plays a part in Rob's management of the hotel; he has had a direct hand in adding unique guest touches like blankets on the veranda and s'mores cookies instead of mints on guest pillows at night. His leadership skills and creativity combine on a daily basis to make the resort a top-notch location for visitors.
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List of Accolades
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.
Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation
The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager
The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business