Airline Hotels is proud to have over 900 associates who work at our properties across Canada. Each year, one associate from each hotel is selected for the prestigious Associate of the Year award. They are nominated throughout the year by their peers in the Associate of the Month program for role modelling the company’s RITE behaviours – that is, Respect, Integrity, Teamwork & Entrepreneurship. Then the AOY is announced at the hotel Christmas Party in December.
As a show of our appreciation for their hard work and dedication, the associate receives $500 cash (select service hotel) or $1,000 cash (full-service hotel) and Airline organizes one day of fun, relaxation, and LOTS of excitement in Saskatoon – where the company was founded in 1972 and Head Office now resides.
This year’s AOY Day was held on September 7, 2016. All eight winners were given rockstar treatment – from an all-expense paid trip to SK, to custom made Airline jac
kets, to being driven around in a limo. The day included breakfast at Fixins Homestyle Eatery, lunch at Steps Lounge, a team-building activity at Deadlock Escape, mini golf at Putt N’ Bounce, spa treatments at Edgewater Spa, and a cruise with Prairie Lily boat tours. The day concluded with a family-style dinner with our President, Betty Anne Latrace-Henderson.
“I love the opportunity of spending time with the RITE people and our AOY’s are examples of this. So many wonderful stars in Airline and I always
consider myself very fortunate to spend time with them.”
-Betty Anne Latrace-Henderson
Each associate also received a welcome package in their room with all of their favourite snacks and a special caricature photo.
The winners were blown away at what was all organized for them. It’s Airline’s way of saying thanks for all of their hard work and dedication, living the values of the company in everything they do!
Sincerest thanks to the event organizers who used their time and talents to make this event special for our AOY’s: Claren Villanueva from the Travelodge Saskatoon and Cheyenne Nagy from Head Office. Thanks to the hosts from Saskatoon who joined our AOY’s throughout the day – Laura Fries, Lindsay Berglof and Alana McLennan.
Congratulations to the 2015 Associates of the Year: