Carbon County Hotels Receive High Praise
The Carbon County Commission again took the time at its regular meeting to recognize the recipients of the Tourism Super Service Award for the month of October.
Carbon County Tourism Director Tina Grange introduced the recognition, beginning by saying she received a letter that led her to change the dynamics of the award this time around. The letter was received from Kevin Costner’s hosting team, specifically Jill Zerby.
Grange read the letter, which began by stating that without Grange herself, they would never have accomplished a task so outside of Zerby’s comfort zone. Moving the film crew from Moab was a difficult task for Zerby and she wished to commend the management of the local hotel for their work.
She started with Amy at the Ramada in Price, saying she had the patience of a saint, the biggest smile and was always available. Her front desk, maintenance team and food and beverage manager made them feel at home.
“Memories and friends have definitely been made at the Sports Page Bar,” Zerby said.
She then praised those at the Greenwell Inn, explaining that they were also to house some of the crew and that it was a perfect place for some members. Credit also went to the Super 8, with Zerby saying all of the reception staff were polite, happy and had no problem welcoming his crew.
“I really don’t know what I would have done without all of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Zerby said, also praising the Legacy Inn.
Price made a big impression on Zerby that she will never forget. With this, four prizes were awarded that day. First went to Gina with the Greenwell, second to Diana with the Legacy Inn, third to Amy with the Ramada and the final prize went to Kami McManus with the Super 8.
Commission Chairman Larry Jensen thanked them all and said he knew it was a great event for the community. He also praised Grange, saying she cared that there was room for everyone.
Commissioner Casey Hopes said it’s not just this event that hotels deserve praise for, but as other events have grown, such as mountain bike racing, hotels have. managed amazingly. Commissioner Hopes went on to say that people talk about how accommodating the community is.
Finally Commissioner Tony Martines said that everyone always talks about the friendliness of the various hotel staff and that is a good thing to hear.