Daniela Iannelli, Hospitality Apprentice Winner of the 2014 Lifetime Learner Achievement Awards, and Groups, Conference and Events Coordinator at The Waldorf Hilton has been shortlisted as a Rising Star in The Shine Awards.
Part of the Women 1st campaign and now in their 11th year, the Shine Awards are the only awards that celebrate the unique skills and contribution that women, and those who support their career progression, bring to the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industry.
Daniela is absolutely delighted at being shortlisted for this award: “I’m in shock. I’ve seen the other finalists and they’re all incredible. Whatever happens on the night, I’m just so proud to be standing beside them. It’s a real honour.”
Daniela’s Director, Stepan Maly, Groups, Conference & Events Sales Director at The Waldorf Hilton, commented: “Daniela joined the Groups, Conference and Events Sales team here at the iconic Waldorf Hilton only 6 months ago and she has managed to make a huge positive impact already. With her enthusiasm and can-do attitude, she quickly became a vital part of the team and is an important asset. She has strongly contributed to the high performance and success of the team by providing a reliable support to her colleagues and managers as well as taking care of important administration and business related tasks. With her constant willingness to learn new things and “do more” she is definitely on the right track to career progression and further professional achievements. Furthermore, she is keen to be involved in charitable initiatives and to improve things around her, which is admirable especially considering her young age.”
Daniela’s Lifetime Training Regional Trainer, Fraser Lewis-Hale added: “Daniela embraced her apprenticeship and the opportunity with Hilton from the beginning and showed a great aptitude and flare for the hospitality industry. Her “can do” attitude with her colleagues and guests has proved to be a winning formula and this has now escalated her career further. I am sure the future is bright for Daniela and wish her the very best.”
The winners of the 2016 Shine Awards will be revealed at a black-tie dinner at 8 Northumberland Avenue, Central London on 3 October 2016, hosted in partnership with The Caterer.
Check out the rest of the Shine Awards shortlist here