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The Roxbury Motel Owner Wins Statewide Achievement Award

The Tourism Executive of the Year recognizes a management/executive who has demonstrated outstanding contributions of leadership and service to his/her community. The nominees are judged on performance that goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities and outstanding services to the industry. Included in this category are: lodging properties, museums, parks and attractions, ski areas, convention and visitors bureaus, convention centers, historical sites, chambers of commerce, colleges and universities, tourism agencies and Allieds.
January 5, 2012—The following press release was issued by the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA)

Albany, NY -- Gregory Henderson, Owner of The Roxbury Motel in Roxbury, New York, is the recipient of the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association’s (NYSH&TA) 2012 Outstanding Tourism Executive of the Year award. Henderson will be recognized at the Association’s 2012 Stars of the Industry Gala & Awards Banquet at the Hotel Albany, an affiliate of Hilton (formerly the Crowne Plaza Albany) on Monday, March 5.

The Stars of the Industry awards program honors employees of the hotels, motels and tourism-related businesses throughout the state who best represent the quality service and spirit of the hospitality and tourism industry.

“Every year, the state’s hospitality industry nominates its most outstanding employees. After reviewing all of the nominations submitted, the judges agreed that Gregory Henderson was the best of the best,” said NYSH&TA President Jan Marie Chesterton. “All the winners of this year’s awards are STARS in every sense of the word and shining examples of what New York State hospitality is all about.”

The Outstanding Tourism Executive of the Year award recognizes an executive who has demonstrated outstanding contributions of leadership and service to his/her community. The Roxbury Motel, an award winning 27 room boutique motel, has been ranked as one of the top five hotels in New York State on for several years, and has been named National Geographic Traveler’s top 100 places to stay.

“I never would have imagined I would be winning an award as prestigious as this one from NYSH&TA,” said Henderson. “It actually leaves me a bit speechless, but also very grateful for the boost inconfidence. Recognition like this helps the dreams to keep flowing, the hard work to feel justified, and the imagination to lose its boundaries.”

Click here to view the press release on the the NYSHTA website

The New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA) is a not-for-profit trade organization representing 1,300 member businesses and individuals in the lodging and attractions industry. NYSH&TA’s mission is to provide a strong voice for the New York state hospitality and tourism industry, and to protect and enhance the financial welfare of the industry