Baymont Inns & Suites: Sabatke Earns Excellence in Leadership Award
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The Leaders Forum honors Baymont Inns & Suites associate with prestigious honor Milwaukee, Wisconsin (May 27, 2004)—Melva Sabatke, brand manager for Baymont Inns, Inc., was honored with the Excellence in Leadership Award from The Leaders Forum in Milwaukee at its recent Connecting for Success Awards Luncheon on May 20, 2004. The Leaders Forum is a Milwaukee-based organization that promotes leadership through relationships, retention and resource sharing among African-Americans in southeastern Wisconsin.
“Melva is a champion for those in need and her commitment to helping others seems endless,” said Jim Abrahamson, president and chief operating officer for Baymont Inns, Inc. “Melva remains energized by her work, her community and the opportunity of helping others.”
Sabatke was the 2004 Marcus Corporation United Performing Artist Fund Campaign Chairperson, and has coordinated numerous food, clothing, toy and cellular phone drives to benefit individuals and families in Milwaukee that are less fortunate.
“The Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes an African American professional who had distinguished himself or herself through visible leadership, sustained commitment and service to others,” said Flamont T. Bulter, interim executive director of The Leaders Forum. “Melva’s volunteer service and leadership in numerous organizations throughout the community is a testament to her strong leadership.”
Other award recipients included: Johnson Controls, Diversity in Leadership Award; Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Diversity in Action Award; and John W. Daniels, Distinguished Leadership Award.
About Baymont Inns & Suites
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Baymont Inns & Suites continues to be a leading brand in the mid-market segment. The brand offers a 110% Satisfaction Guarantee, and has a frequent-stay program—Guest Ovations®—with more than 345,000 members and growing. Under the 110% Satisfaction Guarantee, if any guest is dissatisfied with any aspect of his or her night's stay and the hotel is unable to resolve the problem, the guest will receive their night’s stay for free, plus a coupon for a 10-percent discount on their next stay at any Baymont Inns & Suites hotel.
In addition, Baymont’s Ovations Rooms offer upscale amenities not found in competitive mid-market hotels, such as plush pillow-top mattresses, down pillows, fluffy towels, branded bath products and free in-room bottled water. The rooms also feature an enhanced workstation with an executive-sized desk, comfortable ergonomic chair and task lamp with a data port.
Baymont Inns & Suites operates or franchises 178 locations in 32 states nationwide, is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS). For more information on The Marcus Corporation, go to www.marcuscorp.com. For more information about Baymont Inns & Suites or to make a reservation, visit www.baymontinns.com or call 1-877-BAYMONT (1-877-229-6668).