Wendy's spirit wows judges to win top award
By sophia1980 | Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 16:37
A member of staff from the region's premier four-star, boutique-style hotel has scooped a prestigious award run by the Hilton hotel group.
Wendy Stevens with Cadbury House general manager Colin Badcock
Wendy Stevens, who works as a food and beverage supervisor at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House in Congresbury won the company's Spirit of Care Award following her exemplary service and commitment to both guests and her colleagues.
To gain the award, Wendy beat of stiff competition from some of the group's best employees which includes over 78,000 people across 25 countries.
Having worked at the hotel since 1995 Wendy has established a reputation as being the best in the business, particularly with companies and business people that use the award-winning venue for their meetings and conferences.
With a knack for making sure everything exceeds the client's expectations, Wendy often provides her personal mobile number so that those organising important conferences of meetings can get hold of her at any time – even when she's off duty.
She also regularly shops, in her own time, for guests which have special dietary requirements making sure they are well catered for.
Wendy's commitment doesn't stop with customers and clients of the North Somerset-based hotel with her colleagues also receiving the same level of care as paying guests. This includes things such as setting the staff dining room so that it's just as welcoming for the workers as it is for guests or visiting colleagues at home when they're not feeling too well.
Colin Badcock, general manager at the hotel said: "This is a fantastic achievement and shouldn't be underestimated. It's the little things that guests always remember and Wendy always goes the extra mile to ensure everyone's visit is just right.
"Wendy ensures all our guests enjoy best-in-class service at all times and we realise this approach helps build lasting relationships. This is reflected in the fact that many ask specifically for Wendy when they return.
"She excels in making people feel at home through a skillful blend of interpersonal and technical skills and is always ready with a smile.
"It's justified that she has been recognised as a true leader who shows extraordinary service and commitment to not only our guests but to her teammates."
Wendy added: "I'm delighted to have been presented this award. I thoroughly enjoy working at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House and to get this accolade is just a bonus really. Working in the hospitality sector it's important that the service we provide is of the highest standard and I always ensure the customers I serve are looked after to the best of my ability."
For further information please visit http://www.cadburyhotelbristol.co.uk or call 01934 834 343.