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During a private reception at IMEX America on October 16 hosted by Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) and Global DMC partners, hospitality professional Bryson Taylor received recognition as The Above and Beyond Foundation’s Heart of Hospitality Award winner as well as a surprise cash grant of $10,000.

Nominated by his Las Vegas DMC employer Fudale, a Global DMC partner, Taylor was selected for embodying the true spirit of hospitality, consistently going above and beyond in his role, regardless of the situation at hand.

“Bryson works five jobs and is a single dad,” says Mary Jo Valentine Blythe, founder and CEO of The Above and Beyond Foundation. “He has dreamed of owning his own home but was unable to pull together enough money for the down payment. This $10,000 cash grant will enable him to live out his dream and purchase a home for him and his son.”

ALH President and CEO Josh Lesnick concurs, saying, “We were all inspired by Bryson and his story. It was an honor to help recognize him in front of so many of our industry’s leaders and, even more importantly, amongst his peers.”

The Heart of Hospitality Awards provides cash grants to deserving individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes in the hospitality industry. Employers are encouraged to nominate one outstanding employee per quarter online at www.taabf.org. The amount and number of grants given each quarter are commensurate with the foundation’s donations and sponsorships. Donations can be made on The Above and Beyond Foundation’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TAABF.

ALHI Meeting & Incentive Collection is an industry-leading global sales organization focused on the meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition market (MICE). The company serves as the global sales force for a highly selective membership of more than 250 luxury hotels, independent luxury hotel brands, luxury cruise ships and destination management companies and operates 25 sales offices across North and South America, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. For more info about ALHI and/or its member hotels and resorts, planners can contact their nearest ALHI Global Sales office. Visit www.alhi.com to identify the nearest ALHI Global Sales professional or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free in the U.S. at (866) 303-ALHI (2544).

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