Hampton Inn & Suites N. Orlando/Altamonte Springs team member Javier Sanchez was recognized as an Outstanding Engineering Employee of the Year at the 2018 CFHLA Golden Pineapple Awards. The event held on January 30 recognized the outstanding achievements of hotel professionals in Central Florida and was sponsored by the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association.
Mr. Sanchez came to work at the hotel in 2016. With a background in Leisure Sports Maintenance and Engineering, he had no hospitality experience at all. However, within a few weeks, he had learned all of the hotel’s various systems, from the 1st floor to the roof. However, his incredible mechanical skills aren’t the only thing that makes Mr. Sanchez such an asset to the team.
“He always has a has a smile and a hello for every guest, ” says GM Chipp Frame. “We have a great number of repeat guests at this location and they all know him…they even seek him out when they’re here.”
Above all, Mr. Sanchez is dedicated to his team and the hotel. “Javier lives close by,” continues Mr. Frame. “If we’re having a special event, he’ll come by on his day off, just to lend a hand.”