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Nominations sought for 2021 Cintas SHINE Award honouring professional housekeepers

* Cintas-SHINE-2021.jpgHousekeeping professionals are the key to guest satisfaction in hotels and other hospitality properties.

To recognise the hardworking individuals who keep rooms, lobbies and other areas clean, Cintas Corporation has this week announced the launch of the 2021 Cintas SHINE (Star Housekeepers In a New Era) Award.

The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and additional prizes for their property, including:

• $2,500 in cleaning & hygiene products and services from Cintas
• A training & development package from the Indoor Environmental Healthcare & Hospitality Association (IEHA), a Division of ISSA, valued at $3,500
• A package from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, which includes a GBAC on-site consultation and enrollment in the GBAC Fundamentals Course 2.0, valued at $3,300
• A comprehensive product package from Rubbermaid Commercial Products, valued at more than $2,300

Nine runners-up and their hospitality properties will each receive a prize package valued at more than $1,800. This includes a $500 cash prize for each runner-up; their facilities there will enjoy complimentary membership to IEHA, a free IEHA training course, enrollment in the GBAC Fundamentals Course 2.0 and a Rubbermaid Commercial Products housekeeping cart.

"Talented housekeepers are working tirelessly to uphold cleanliness during this difficult time, and often do not have an opportunity to be celebrated," notes Nicole Beall, senior director - hospitality & gaming enterprise at Cintas Corporation. "We are excited to recognise the professionals who are keeping the heart of the industry beating and showcase excellence every day."

The program is open to US-based employees in the hospitality industry who work in a housekeeping role. Nominations must be 500 words or less. No purchase necessary to enter. A judging panel comprised of hospitality expert and television and podcast host Anthony Melchiorri, and representatives from Cintas, IEHA, GBAC and Rubbermaid will review the nominations and select the winner and runners-up based on the quality of the entries.
Anthony Melchiorri says: "The hospitality industry will undoubtedly make a comeback after the pandemic because of the amazing housekeepers who go out of their way to enhance the guest experience at every opportunity.

"We are excited to recognise the talented and essential professionals who have helped clean and maintain hotels and promote health & safety."

The award program is open to housekeeping professionals employed at hospitality properties in the US. Submit nominations through Friday, 15th October, 2021 at:


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