Last month, the Greater Chattanooga Hospitality Association (GCHA) held its annual STARS of the Industry Awards Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton Place in Chattanooga. At this gala, three associates from the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown were honored with awards. They were:


  • Mary Childress, Director of Sales – Large Property Manager of the Year
  • Kelley Koppinger, Executive Chef – Chef of the Year
  • Gabrielle Gorman, Front Desk Agent – Large Property Employee of the Year


The nomination forms submitted for these three associates spoke very highly of the service they provide to the guests of the Chattanooga Marriott on a daily basis.  Whether it was stepping up to the plate and performing under extreme pressure or giving their time and efforts back to the community, Mary, Kelley and Gabrielle embody the “Whatever It Takes” attitude from which Shaner is known.


Congratulations on your well deserved recognition!