Detroit, Mich. – Hamtramck resident Mohammed Rahaman was honored as the Transportation Category Winner at last night’s (Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016) Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) Awards. Rahaman, who works as a Valet Driver, was among more than 200 hospitality superstars that were recognized at the ceremony that took place at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Rahaman is the face and spirit of the arrival experience at the Courtyard by Marriott – Detroit Downtown. He always has a welcoming smile and warm greeting for each guest. His love for cars has served him well and compliments each guest about their car. He is always lending a hand not matter the situation.
Rahaman takes the accountability to a whole other level. He is a true Detroit ambassador and knows valuable information about the city and city wide events. He takes pride in himself, the city and the hotel as a whole.
“Metro Detroit’s hospitality community plays a huge part in the visitor experience of the 18 million people that come to region each year,” said DMCVB President & CEO Larry Alexander. “Individuals like Mr. Mohammed Rahaman make a difference in our region and we are honored to recognize their contributions in making Detroit shine.”
ROSE Award nominations were provided by clients, guests, supervisors and the general public. One winner in each of six categories was chosen by a panel of expert hospitality professionals, along with one Overall Service Champion.
Rahaman received dinner for two at London Chop House, a $100 Visa gift card, two Detroit Tigers game tickets, the prestigious crystal ROSE Award, one dozen red roses, a bottle of champagne and an announcement in Visit Detroit Magazine and on visitdetroit.com.
WXYZ’s Glenda Lewis served as mistress of ceremonies for the evening, which included entertainment by Jeremy Ellis – Electronic Musician, Beth Griffith and DJ Kevin.
The event was sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts, Unite Here Detroit Local 24, the Detroit Tigers, Full View Productions, Wesley Berry Flowers, Cavalier Pictures, Don Graham and Joe’s Gourmet Catering and Events.
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel to maximize additional visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues and job opportunities.
More than 700 businesses are represented in the DMCVB’s membership. The DMCVB was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau. visitdetroit.com