More than 350 attended the inaugural Golden Isles Hospitality Celebration last night as a time to recognize individuals, businesses and other organizations for their contributions to Glynn County’s tourism industry. Eight awards were given including The Behind the Scenes Award which honors an individual who works tirelessly as a champion of tourism with little recognition. It went to MMI’s own Connie Towns, for her 40 years in housekeeping at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. (We knew the judges would have been crazy to consider anyone else!)
A native of Glynn County, Connie has worked in The King and Prince Resort’s Housekeeping Department for four decades, and now serves as the department manager. Connie has always known that a big part of the guest experience is the hotel accommodations – their home away from home. Her passion for making that “home” the best it can be has helped bring countless tourists to The King and Prince throughout her years of service. Some say that a smile is the most important part of a hospitality professional’s uniform. Connie’s love for her job and her co workers shines through in the the bright smile and positive attitude with which she greets everyone she encounters. Housekeeping is a difficult job on both body and mind. It takes a high energy individual to succeed in that field, and Connie’s enthusiasm inspires the housekeeping team to take pride in their hard work.
Connie’s reliability and work ethic make up the cornerstone of her success, and set a great example for the entire King and Prince team in their goal to provide excellent service with Southern hospitality.