Edmonton, Alberta, August 11, 2014 – SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce that Grant McCurdy, General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton and Home2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton has been selected as the 2014 Alto Ambassador by the Alberta Tourism Awards Committee.
Each year, the Alberta Tourism Awards Committee recognizes an exceptional Albertan who has made an outstanding contribution to the province’s tourism industry by honouring them as the Alto Ambassador. Grant’s winning nomination, highlighting his successful career of almost four decades in the tourism industry, fully demonstrate the attributes of an Alto Ambassador.
Grant recently led a multi-million renovation converting the Mayfield Inn and Suites into the brand new DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton and Home2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton. His outstanding leadership role ensured a smooth transition of the property and made sure his team continued to deliver exceptional customer services during the renovation.
“It is such an honoured to be named the Alto Ambassador,” says Grant. “As an ambassador, my goal is to continue to inspire my team and peers in the tourism industry to collaborate and work together to build Alberta as a top tourism destination.”
“Grant’s passion for Alberta and Edmonton’s tourism industry is evident through his active involvement with the community and working with members of the industry to advance the province’s tourism efforts,” says Steve Giblin, President and CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “He is very deserving of this recognition.”
Grant will be presented the Alto Ambassador Award at the Alto Awards gala on October 20th in Banff along with winners of other Alto Awards.