FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Brechelle Larkins, Front Desk Supervisor at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Historic Stockyards, received the prestigious ‘The Beyond Award’ for excellence in hospitality service at Visit Fort Worth’s 2023 Annual Meeting.
The Beyond Award recognizes people who work on the front lines of hotels, restaurants, and attractions in the city of Fort Worth. The first ever winner of the award from a hotel, Larkins was selected after over 1,600 hotels, restaurants, and attractions were invited to nominate one outstanding employee for incredible service and commitment.
General Manager Carter Hord describes Larkins as central to the success of SpringHill Suites Fort Worth Historic Stockyards.
“From the first day I started working with Brechelle I was amazed by her charisma, and I knew that I was blessed with a special employee,” Hord says. “Brechelle has been the driving force behind the numerous accolades we have received at the SpringHill Suites Fort Worth Stockyards, and she is the embodiment of true Texas hospitality. She treats every person that walks through our doors as family, and I am excited to see her future growth in the hotel business.”
In the last year, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Historic Stockyards won Marriott’s prestigious Platinum Circle Award, which recognizes the top 5 percent of hotels in the SpringHill brand based on guests’ Intent to Recommend scores and was named one of the Top 200 Hotels in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.
Each year Visit Fort Worth brings the tourism, business, sports, hospitality, and creative industries together to celebrate growth, collaboration, and community. In addition to the presentation of awards, Visit Fort Worth’s annual meeting includes annual reporting such as economic impact for visitors, sports, and film along with visitation numbers and local visitor spend.
“People who work on the front lines of hotels, restaurants and attractions tell Fort Worth’s story and make a positive impact on the experience of visitors,” said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of Visit Fort Worth and, previously, longtime general manager of the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. “We look forward to celebrating a member of our community that goes above and beyond.”
An Oldham Goodwin property, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fort Worth History Stockyards is a six-story, 170 all-suite hotel in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District offering guests convenient access to Billy Bob’s Texas, Cowtown Coliseum, Mule Alley, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and Stockyards Station. The hotel also features 10 event rooms with over 11,500 square feet of event space, including a rooftop terrace overlooking the Fort Worth Stockyards. Ático, an exclusive Barcelona-inspired tapas bar from Fort Worth chef Tim Love, is located on the hotel’s rooftop overlooking the Fort Worth Stockyards as well as the downtown Fort Worth skyline.
About Oldham Goodwin
Oldham Goodwin is a fully-integrated commercial real estate investment, brokerage, development, and management company that specializes in hotel, multi-family, and commercial properties throughout the state of Texas. Our highly skilled professionals work together as a team to provide clients with accessible and reliable results in the real estate sector. Strategically headquartered within the heart of the Texas Triangle in Bryan/College Station, Oldham Goodwin has additional offices to serve the Houston, San Antonio/Austin, Waco/Temple/Killeen, and Dallas/Fort Worth markets.
About SpringHill Suites by Marriott
SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite hotel brand that offers guests a fresh take on mixing business and pleasure by providing little extras that help them enjoy their time away. The suites are spacious and feature a modern, stylish design that allows guests to be productive and unwind. For more information or reservations, visit www.springhillsuites.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @SpringHillSuites on Twitter and Instagram. SpringHill Suites is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program offering members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com.