With so many options for military lodging facilities, being named the best is a big honor. This year, that honor goes to the Wright-Patterson Inns at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio! Read on to learn how the team at this facility earned the 2021 Air Force Innkeeper Award.
Dayton Daily News ~ ” Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was just recognized as winner of the 2021 Air Force Innkeeper Award. Lodging Manager Janelle Bailey said the entire Wright-Patterson Inns team was excited that all its hard work throughout the year paid off.
‘Winning this award was incredible,’ Bailey said. ‘I am so proud of my team and the hard work they do every day — they stood up, stood tall and continued the mission, no questions asked. I couldn’t ask for a better team and they deserve this win.’
This award was won through staff determination to keep Wright-Patterson Inns open while maintaining a safe environment throughout COVID-19 restrictions, Bailey said. Not a single room had to be shut down as the base lodge constantly flexed with each change to provide top-notch guest care. Along with delivering the best service to guests, the lodging team was also one of the few bases to stay within 1 percent of its operating budget and give to the Air Force Lodging fund.
Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, praised Wright-Patterson Inns for bringing home this award. ‘This is a tremendous honor recognizing the extraordinary work of our 70-plus-strong dedicated lodging team,’ Miller said. ‘Over the course of the past year, we’ve flexed lodging space to provide isolation rooms for COVID-positive teammates, served as an aggregation installation bedding down over 1,500 deployers for ‘restriction of movement’ operations prior to deploying to the (Central Command area of responsibility) and supported a litany of mission partners … all in an extremely challenging COVID operating environment.’ ” ~ Dayton Daily News
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