Stand-out Interstate employee enjoys the trip of a lifetime
June 6, 2022 | Community, News, Openings, Our Team, Signings
Jas Sandhu, who is Director of Sales & Marketing at Holiday Inn London Heathrow Bath Road and Staybridge Suites London Heathrow Bath Road, was the deserved winner of the Sales Manager of the Year award at Interstate’s Commercial Forum event held in Newcastle earlier this year.
But the recognition then went global, as to acknowledge his incredible dedication and performance over his seven-year career with Interstate, he was then invited on an all-expenses paid trip to the Bahamas along with other top sales performers from across Interstate and the US division, Aimbridge Hospitality.
These top sales performers – Very Important Producers (VIPs) – were treated to a trip to the luxurious Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau.
Jas said: “I really enjoy working in sales and for Interstate who have been so supportive as an employer helping me develop my career and progress through the company over the last seven years.
“To win the Sales Manager of the Year at the Commercial Forum was a wonderful acknowledgement of my work and that of the strong team I work with at both hotels as together we really drive the business and our results.
“It goes without saying that a huge bonus of winning the award was the trip I was invited on, along with my wife, to the Bahamas. It really was a once in a lifetime experience not only to enjoy the benefits of visiting such a wonderful resort and country but also being able to meet other top sales performers from across the company as well as the senior leadership from Aimbridge. To be in the position to spend time with them in a relaxed environment was an incredible learning opportunity for me both personally and professionally so it really was priceless.
“I particularly enjoyed the awards dinner which saw everyone in one room together celebrating our collective achievements.
“Providing the opportunity for employees to go on such as a special and exclusive trip like I have enjoyed is almost unheard of in this industry. It does not happen very often so for Interstate to do this just goes to show what a great company they are to work for. They look after their staff and encourage you to grow your career, so you really feel valued and supported and part of the wider Interstate family. This is so important for those looking to come into the sales and hospitality industry.”
Stephanie Pinto, Vice-President Sales at Interstate Hotels & Resorts International, said: “It has been an absolute honour to watch Jas build his career with us here at Interstate. Jas is unassuming, driven, incredibly commercial and throughout the pandemic he has been central to his hotel’s success.
“I was so pleased to see him win the Sales Manager of the Year at our Commercial Forum which meant he was then able to enjoy this fantastic all expenses paid trip to the Bahamas. He is incredibly deserving of it and this is our way of saying thank you for the effort and commitment he puts into his work. It is very much appreciated by us all.”