Joe Mellia '86 of The Envoy Hotel honored as 2019 General Manager of the Year by HHM Hospitality. Joe was recognized this month by HHM Hospitality as their 2019 General Manager of the Year among 100 general managers across 115 properties. Due to Joe’s tremendous strides in helping The Envoy Hotel achieve incredible revenue since its opening in 2015, the property’s market share increased, earning the #1 spot in ADR, RevPAR, and RevPAR growth in its set for the first time. Joe’s dedication and passionate spirit leads the team with a strong, affable style that breeds confidence onto staff and spreads credibility in the community. Recent Industry Awards and Accolades: The Envoy Hotel HHM Hospitality, Hotel of the Year, 2018 US News & World Report, Top 50 Rooftop Bars in the World, 2018 Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, 2018 Boston Magazine, Best Neighborhood Bar in the Seaport, 2018 Fodor’s Best Awards, 7 Hotels with Bars You Need to Visit, 2018 Fodor’s Best Awards, 8 Hotel Rooftops to Enjoy in Boston, 2018 OpenTable, Diners’ Choice Award, 2018
Regynald G. Washington won the GRA's Lifetime Achievement Award Regynald G. Washington won the GRA's Lifetime Achievement award for his long and distinguished career in the restaurant industry at the 2019 Grace Awards dinner. He was among the winners honored for excellence in the industry. Lifetime Achievement – Regynald Washington Regynald Washington currently serves as President of the Paradies Lagardère Dining Division. After its acquisition of Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF) in 2018, Paradies Lagardère became the third-largest operator in the North American airport travel retail and restaurant industry with total annual sales exceeding $1.2 billion. The combined brand portfolio offers airport partners and the traveling consumer a vast array of concepts including Vino Volo, Chick-fil-A, P.F. Chang's, Pei Wei, Bar Symon by Chef Michael Symon, illy Caffè, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Cat Cora. Read Entire Story.