The Langham, Melbourne's Enchanting Hospitality Recognised With TAA Win

9/6/2012 7:45:00 PM

MELBOURNE - The luxurious The Langham, Melbourne has added another award to its impressive portfolio at the Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) National Awards for Excellence held in Hobart last night. Assistant Revenue Manager, Christy Doherty, was named the national Front Office Service Employee of the Year, after winning the State award in the same category in June. The win is an acknowledgment of the calibre of staff extending the enchanting hospitality and service with poise the hotel is famed for delivering, and the training and development focus of the hotel.

"We are delighted to have a valued employee win the National Front Office Service Employee of the Year award, and would like to congratulate Christy Doherty on this remarkable achievement," Mr Ben Sington, Managing Director of The Langham, Melbourne said. "We are very fortunate to have outstanding individuals like Christy, who are genuinely dedicated to the hotel and to providing guests with the high standards of service expected of a luxury hotel of our calibre. It is pleasing for Christy to have the opportunities to advance her career within this hotel."

The Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) Awards are the pre-eminent awards for the hospitality industry, in particular the accommodation sector.

Ms Doherty has been with The Langham, Melbourne since 2005, starting in the Communications Centre as a Reception Guest Services Agent. Within a year, she was promoted to the role of Front Office Duty Manager. In 2008, Ms Doherty was appointed as The Langham, Melbourne's Reservations Manager, and in May this year was promoted to Assistant Revenue Manager. Ms Doherty holds a Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management from the Australian International Hotel School.

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Background Notes:
The Langham, Melbourne at Southbank is located at the heart of Melbourne's diverse performing Arts scene, and is a proud partner of the Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Recital Centre, Opera Australia and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

The 25-floor hotel has 387 luxuriously appointed rooms including 45 executive club rooms, 46 river view rooms, 11 suites and 7 Terrace Rooms with 50m² private balconies, attended to by the hotel's signature Service Stylists. With stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline, the Yarra River, historic Flinders Street station and Federation Square, The Langham, Melbourne offers a luxurious and timeless inner-city experience.

The Langham, Melbourne has been named the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific by Travel & Leisure (US) magazine (2012), and has been a constant feature on Travel + Leisure (US) World's Best lists (2010 – 2012). The hotel has also been recognised by notable consumer-voted awards including TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Awards 2012 (No.1 in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Australia).

The Langham, Melbourne is also acclaimed for its award-winning Chuan Spa, interactive dining restaurant – Melba, and chic bar & lounge – ARIA.

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