NHLA is the second state hospitality association to earn the designation.
Diane Gandy and Irving Pamblanco of NHLA completed the Educational Institute’s Guest Service Gold training program and both passed the comprehensive Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) exam, meeting the criteria for state partner status.
According to Lynn Mitchell, chairman of the board of NHLA and vice president for Soleil Management, NHLA staff can now provide members with additional educational resources and guide them in customer service needs.
Diane Gandy, CSGP, vice president of organizational development for NHLA, said the certification exemplifies the commitment of association staff in providing knowledge, guidance, education and resources for members. "We are pleased and honored to be the second state in the country to become a Certified Guest Service Partner with the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute," Gandy said.
Shelly S. Weir, CGSP, vice president, domestic sales for the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, said, “Guest service is at the forefront of everything we do in the hotel industry. We congratulate the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association on their outstanding achievement, proving once again that our Partner State Associations lead by example and epitomize great service to the hospitality community in their state.”
About Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association
The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association (nvhotels.com) is the leading industry association in Nevada and one of the strongest in the USA. Since 1979, NHLA has been the unifying voice for Nevada's multi-billion dollar resort and lodging industry. With over 200 hotels and industry supporting supplier members, NHLA is the state's largest industry advocate. For membership or general information, contact the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association offices at 702-878-9272.
About the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute
Established in 1953 as a nonprofit education and training arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide