October 6, 2010 by OLDHAM GOODWIN
College Station, Texas – The Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham College Station today announced that Sales Manager Lauren Norman has been named Sales Leader of the Year for 2009 by the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® extended stay hotel chain.
The award was presented by Bill Hall, brand senior vice president of Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, and Andy Stull, vice president of operations, at Wyndham Hotel Group’s global conference in Las Vegas.
Normanwas awarded the honor as a result of her consistently outstanding sales results for the hotel and developing and maintaining key client relationships to help drive business. Within only weeks of transitioning to a leadership role, she secured the hotel’s largest-ever piece of business, at almost $400,000 and nearly 9,000 room nights over four years.
“Lauren is a fantastic employee who is extremely determined, outgoing and dedicated to building and maintaining our customer base,” said Cathie Casares, general manager of the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham College Station. “Her willingness to consistently anticipate the needs of guests and drive continuous business to our hotel is truly remarkable. We are proud to see Lauren receive the recognition she undoubtedly deserves.”
Located at 1010 University Drive East, the 81-room Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham provides guests with convenient access to Texas A&M University, Northgate Entertainment District, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Texas Blue Bonnet Wine Trail. Spacious suites offer over-sized work areas, high-speed wireless Internet access, soft bed and kitchenettes. The hotel features on-site guest laundry, valet, fitness center and outdoor pool, business center, meeting space that accommodates up to 40 people and complimentary weekday airport shuttle service. Guests can take advantage of complimentary hot breakfast each day and evening social hours on Wednesdays. Additional information and reservations are available by calling (979) 695-9500 or visiting www.hawthorn.com.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is a chain of 80 extended-stay hotels featuring studios and suites with fully equipped kitchens and wet bars. Standard amenities include complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, expanded cable television, hot breakfast buffet, daily newspaper and evening social hours. Select properties allow pets and offer meeting and fitness facilities, swimming pools, guest laundry, convenience store items, valet and grocery services. All Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotels are individually owned and operated. Reservations and information are available by calling (800) 527-1133, TDD (800) 824-2116 or by visiting www.hawthorn.com.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotels participate in the Wyndham Rewards® points loyalty program, the largest in the lodging industry based on the number of participating hotels. Points can be redeemed for complimentary hotel stays, airline tickets, name-brand merchandise and dining and shopping gift cards, among other options. In lieu of points, members may elect to earn airline or rail miles with a variety of carriers. More information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.