Morgantown, WV (December XX, 2022) – Jolene Downs, Director of Sales at the Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown, achieved her goal of exceeding 1 million dollars in sales this year. This is an outstanding accomplishment.

Downs has worked in the hospitality industry for over 14 years. In 2018, she worked for a Marriott property and received the Sales Leader of the Year award from the managing company of that property. In addition, Downs was nominated as Marriott Sales Leader of the Year. In 2020, Jolene started working for Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown as the Director of Sales. By exceeding her million dollar goal, she has shared her knowledge and sales tactic with Hilton Brand Support to help other Hilton sales leaders achieve their objectives.

In June of 2022, Jolene set an aggressive goal of $1 million dollars over the current budgeted goal. The whole Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown team and the corporate office, Taylor Hospitality, joined in on the excitement of Jolene hitting her goal. 

“One of my sales mentors taught me the importance of stretching goals. We always had our goals that corporate would set for us, but then we wanted to achieve our own goals we set for ourselves. Being able to reach for the stars is something that I have practiced ever since,“ stated Jolene. “This whole experience has allowed the entire team to work and achieve this together.”

Michael White, General Manager of Hilton Garden Inn says, “Jolene’s strong background in sales and hospitality has brought her to achieving this prestigious accomplishment. It is very rewarding to see associates set goals, work hard to achieve them, and then crush them! The company and myself are so proud of her and value her commitment and dedication to ensuring the Hilton Garden Inn has the best opportunity in hospitality. She is truly an asset to the property and we are excited to see what 2023 has in store for her!”

From the front desk associates and the food and beverage staff to the engineering and housekeeping departments, this remarkable achievement would never have been possible without the entire effort given from the whole Million Dollar Team at Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown.

Based in Waynesboro, VA, Taylor Hospitality, an Up To Par Management company, is a proven hospitality management / consulting firm with over 100 years of combined experience successfully operating hotels, restaurants, banquet facilities, and bars. 

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