Hilton announced the winners of its annual CEO Light & Warmth Award this week, naming Reading’s own Alneasa Jordan, Human Resources Director, as one of thirteen team members company wide to receive the award. This isn’t the first time Reading has been highlighted. Back in 2016, Craig Poole, General Manager also received the award.
The annual accolade celebrates team members from across all levels and geographies who consistently over deliver on the job and model the company’s values of Hospitality, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Ownership and Now. Finalists were selected by a committee of representatives from across the company with the 13 winners chosen by Hilton president and CEO, Christopher J. Nassetta.
“For the last 100 years, our Team Members have been at the heart of Hilton’s world-changing hospitality,” said Nassetta. “Our CEO Light & Warmth Award winners in particular are a true inspiration, consistently going above and beyond to have a profound positive impact on our guests, communities and one another. I am humbled and honored to work alongside these outstanding individuals, and celebrating their efforts is without a doubt one of the highlights of my year.”
This year’s recipients range from chefs and bartenders to managers and laundry attendants, and have gone beyond their job duties to provide for fellow colleagues, guests and their communities.
This year, nearly 700 team members from across Hilton’s managed and franchise network submitted CEO Light & Warmth Award nominations. As a recipient, Alneasa Jordan will receive a $10,000 bonus, trophy to display in the lobby, and lapel pin to wear daily. Since 2009, Hilton has awarded more than $690,000 since the recognition was established.