This award is given to rising stars in any position within the hotel industry. This group will be the leaders of this generation. They lead by example, are dedicated, passionate and caring. It is with pleasure that we announce that NHG’s own General Manager of the Year for 2014 Brendan McCoy was selected to be featured in the Rising Star addition of Hotel Management Magazine.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT HARRISONBURG, VA.
HM: What is the most pressing challenge you’ve faced on the job in the last year? How did you resolve it?
McCoy: Coming into a property that had a lot of personnel issues. This wasn’t resolved overnight and it wasn’t resolved in a few weeks. It took roughly six months to make some positive headway. What resolved the issue was leading by example and getting the leadership team on board to make the changes that needed to happen.
HM: Tell us why the person you are nominating deserves this award:
“Brendan has created an environment in the hotel/department where associates feel confident in acting resolutely, standing up for what they believe, feeling confident in telling the truth and challenging the status-quo, said Nominator Lizz Chambers, VP of Sales and Organizational Development for Newport Hospitality Group. “He recognizes that associates are talented and is consistently encouraging them to continually take on greater responsibility.”