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Heart of the House Associate Earns Rose Award Nomination

Heart of the House Indianapolis at Rose Awards

The Annual ROSE Awards, hosted by Visit Indy, celebrates non-managerial hospitality employees or volunteers who provide excellent customer service. ROSE stands for Recognition of Service Excellence.

This year, Heart of the House Market Manager, Jonathan Perez, and Anee McVey, Director of Services for the JW Marriott Indianapolis, nominated one our stand-out associates, Evelyn Lig.

Evelyn wears many hats at the hotel. One moment, she is assigning rooms to the housekeeping room attendants, the next she is coordinating special deliveries for guests. While she performs these tasks, and more, with precision, it’s caring and compassion that earned her a Rose Award nomination.

Evelyn presented with nomination award by Mayor Joe Hogsett
Evelyn Lig being recognized by Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett

Anne McVey, Director of Services for the JW Marriott Indianapolis explains, “Evelyn treats each associate as if they are her guest. This goes beyond just helping them get a new iron up to a room—she assists our associates in so many things outside of the four walls of the JW. She helps translate for assistance with making a needed appointment, helping coordinate communication between school and our associates, listening and empathizing when our associates go to her with challenges they are facing—Evelyn is never too busy, she always makes time to help our associates.”

Besides keeping the JW’s team of housekeepers happy, Evelyn goes above and beyond for guests, “Daily, she speaks with guests to see how she can enhance their stay—whether it’s extra coffee in the room or ensuring a crib for an arriving mini-guest, Evelyn makes sure our guests’ preferences are being met,” McVey says proudly.

The Heart of the House Indy team with Visit Indy sign
The Heart of the House Indianapolis Team and Evelyn encourage everyone to visit Indy!

Valentina Martinez, Midwest Regional Director for Heart of the House, shared McVey’s sentiments,” Evelyn has proven to be an invaluable asset to our Market Manager, Jonathan Perez, and our Indianapolis team. She plays a significant role in implementing our next-level quality standards, and is a shining example of our people-first values. We couldn’t be prouder of her!