Topeka Hotel Workers Honored For Excellence

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) Topeka's hotel workers took a turn in the spotlight Tuesday.

The Topeka Lodging Association held its seventh annual awards luncheon at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Topeka.

Earning top honors from dozens of nominees were front desk clerk Brittany Ebert of Residence Inn; food and beverage attendant Michael McConnell of Ramada; Capitol Plaza sales associate Kelsey Kane; Christina Tibbetts, the front desk supervisor at Super 8 Forbes Landing; room attendant Josefina Perez of Senate Suites; Courtyard's night auditor Andrea Jackson; Imelda Gutierrez-Ramirez, an executive housekeeper at Clubhouse Inn; and, finally, outstanding maintenance technician David Scott of Courtyard.

The awards honor workers in the hotel industry for their excellence on the front lines of Topeka's tourism efforts.

13's Melissa Brunner and Ralph Hipp emeceed the awards program. Secretary of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Robin Jennison was the keynote speaker.