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(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) September 20, 2016- Strand Hospitality Services recently concluded their 2016 annual General Manager and Director of Sales conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C. this past week.   

The four-day event brought together over 70 individuals including; General Managers, Director of Sales and the company’s corporate staff.  While at the conference, attendees were able to network and discuss strategies for the upcoming year and celebrate a successful past year. Informative breakout sessions and workshops highlighted the event.  A keynote address was given by Tami Evans, an energetic motivator, performer and author of Half Full of It.  Other speakers included; Gina Trimarco, the Chief Results Officer at Pivot 10 Results and the President of Carolina Improv Company in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Dave Hamilton of Signature Worldwide. Dave has trained hundreds of hotel managers, and thousands of sales and service personnel across the country on the importance of guest experience. 

During the awards banquet, Strand Hospitality Services recognized the top performing teams and individuals from the past year. The recognitions included: the Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Mill, S.C.  as the Hotel of the Year, General Manager of the Year went to Michael Cannady from the Candlewood Suites in Savannah, Ga., Angus Lamond from the Quality Inn & Suites and the Country Inn & Suites in Boone, N.C. was named Director of Sales of the Year, Korey Small, the Assistant General Manager of the soon-to-be opened Fairfield Inn & Suites in Rock Hill was named Strand’s Rising Star of the Year.  Other recognitions included; the Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Mill S.C., for the Guest Satisfaction award, the Flow-Through award went to the Candlewood Suites in Savannah, Ga., the Days Inn Florence, S.C. received the RevPAR award, the Inn at the Crossroads in Lake City, S.C. took home the House Profit award as well as the Score Card award. Jennifer Osborn, Stand Hospitality’s Administrative Assistant was named Strand’s MVP for the year.   

About Strand Development

With headquarters shared between Charlotte and Myrtle Beach.Strand also has operations in Atlanta. Founded more than 45 years ago, the company began as a developer/owner of full-service Holiday Inns, gradually moving into third-party management. Today with over 20 high-quality hotels in its management portfolio, the company continues to grow through development, joint ventures and third-party management. It specializes in two to four-star hotel segments and is approved to operate hotels under all the leading hotel brand families including; Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Wyndham, Choice and IHG. www.strandhospitality.com

Contact: Nichole Lederer

nlederer@sdchotels.com / 704-771-4591

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