Cintas S.H.I.N.E. (Star Housekeepers In a New Era) Award

Congratulations to the 2021 Cintas S.H.I.N.E.
(Star Housekeepers In a New Era) Award grand prize winner:

Miriam Rodriguez Alvarez
Best Western Plus Villa Del Lago Inn, Patterson, Calif.

According to Miriam Rodriguez Alvarez’s manager at Best Western Plus Villa Del Lago Inn, she “has changed the housekeeping department for the better.” Miriam strives for perfection in cleanliness, and although she is deaf, she does not allow it to be an obstacle in her housekeeping role. She always has a positive attitude and regularly communicates with and shows appreciation for hotel guests. Miriam helps lift employee morale and has been instrumental in upholding cleanliness for the property during the pandemic.

And congratulations to our nine runners-up:

Angel Alsina – Hilton Garden Inn in Fort Myers, Fla.
Calandra Sampson – Days Hotel Flagstaff in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Cathy Rogers – Best Western Plus Morristown Inn in Morristown, N.J.
Jaime Meraz – Viceroy Snowmass in Snowmass Village, Colo.
Lorena Perales – Airlie in Warrenton, Va.
Makinson Sido – Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Marie Rousseau – Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla.
Shirley Chen – Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco
Yen Nguyen – Motif Seattle, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel in Seattle


The 2021 Cintas S.H.I.N.E. (Star Housekeepers In a New Era) Award recognizes hardworking housekeeping professionals who are instrumental to the success of the hospitality properties they maintain. By upholding cleanliness, these individuals have protected the wellbeing of guests and fellow employees with grace, grit and integrity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colleagues, supervisors, family members, hotel guests and others are invited to submit nominations for qualified housekeeping employees between Monday, September 13, 2021 and Friday, October 15, 2021.One grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, and additional prizes for their property, including:

Nine runners-up and their hospitality properties will each receive a prize package valued at more than $1,800, which includes: a $500 cash prize for each runner-up, and each runner-up’s hospitality property will receive a complimentary membership to IEHA, a free IEHA training course, enrollment in the GBAC Fundamentals Course 2.0 and a Rubbermaid Executive Quick Cart.


Award Information

The 2021 Cintas S.H.I.N.E. Award shines a light on housekeeping professionals who are rising to this unprecedented occasion with grace, grit and integrity.

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The nomination period has ended. The winner and runners-up will be announced the week of November 8, 2021!

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About Cintas

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