SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

June 18, 2012 14:50 ET

Staff at Las Vegas Extended-Stay Hotel Honored for Public Service

Destination Sales Executive Steve Speach Presented With Commander's Award

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jun 18, 2012) - It's not often that ordinary citizens get to show their appreciation to those who serve the country. So when Steve Speach, Destination Sales Executive at this hotel near Las Vegas airport, had the opportunity to help, he went above and beyond the call of duty, earning him the Commander's Award for Public Service.

Speach, on staff at the SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center, was presented with the award on April 13, 2012 by Stephen J. Sanderson, Deputy Director, Public Affairs, U.S. Army. Speach was recognized for his generosity, selfless service and corporate financial sacrifice on behalf of the United States Army, who were hosting overseas members for training at a nearby facility.

When the military servicemen and women tried to book accommodations at this Las Vegas extended-stay hotel, there were none available. Rather than turn them away, Speach and his team discovered that pre-arranged events had filled up the rooms, and went to task analyzing what could be done to open some up. Speach expedited repairs on suites that were on hold for maintenance and was able to offer accommodations to the Army members.

Speach's support and service is a reflection of his own character, as well as the vision of his team, this hotel near the Las Vegas Convention Center and the entire Marriott organization.

The military servicemen and women were able to stay in some of the largest Las Vegas hotel suites, with 25% more space the comparably priced accommodations in the area. The smart and stylish suites feature the latest technology, including free-high-speed Internet access and 37-inch HDTVs, as well as home-like touches such as a well-lit desk and a pantry with microwave and small fridge.

After a long day of training, the men and women were able to retreat to their suites and order room service, spend some time relaxing at the heated rooftop pool, take the complimentary shuttle to The Strip or grab a cocktail and something to eat at the hotel's Palettes Gallery and Bistro, hosting free happy hour Sunday through Thursday and complimentary breakfast each morning.

About the SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center
Whether you're here to try your luck at the poker tables or gather with colleagues at the convention center, the SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center offers the ideal base for your visit to Las Vegas. Just minutes from McCarran International Airport (LAS), this extended-stay hotel offers smart, stylish suites with 25% more space than comparably priced accommodations in the area. Each of the comfortable suites includes a pantry with small refrigerator and microwave, a well-lit desk, free high-speed Internet access, a 37-inch HDTV and the chance to enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the comfort of your suite after a late Vegas night. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to The Strip, while shopping at Fashion Show Mall, Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon hiking are all nearby. If you'd rather stay closer to home, take a dip in this hotel's heated rooftop pool, or work up a sweat in the fitness center. The Palettes Gallery and Bistro hosts a free happy hour Sunday through Thursday, complimentary breakfast each morning and cocktails and casual meals throughout the day. With a convenient location and generous amenities, this convention center hotel is ideal for meetings and events, with more than 4,500 square feet of event space.

Contact Information

    Steve Speach
    SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center