Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Edinburgh's Linda Meek receives 2022 Hoosier Hospitality Award

EDINBURGH, IN - Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) announced the Hoosier Hospitality Award winners Thursday. Nominations for Hoosier Hospitality Awards are submitted by community members and destination patrons and are reviewed and selected by IDDC. Outstanding service is a significant factor in determining whether a person returns to an individual business or destination.
Linda Meek, Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Edinburgh’s Banquet Captain, was one of 16 recipients of the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Hoosier Hospitality Award. Sprague Hotel Developers’ President and CEO Janeen Sprague expressed her gratitude for the award winner. “I am so proud to have Linda on our team,” Sprague said, “It means a lot to our company that Linda has earned this award and is recognized for her excellent hospitality she gives to our guests.”

Linda Meek started as banquet manager at the Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Edinburgh in 2018.  “She has been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years and is a pivotal reason why our Hilton Garden Inn has been ranked as the #1 Hilton Garden Inn in the state of Indiana. Employees like Linda are an asset to any business, and we are lucky to have her,” said Hilton Garden Inn General Manager, Daniel Arnold.

“Linda is often behind the scenes, the hidden gem of our hospitality efforts at Hilton Garden Inn,” said Arnold. “Linda is never concerned about individual credit, and she regularly dedicates countless hours, often after regular office hours, helping at the hotel, helping the staff at the Garden Grille & Bar restaurant, and looking for creative ways to make events at our hotel memorable for guests. She has been a blessing to our hotel.” 

“These award winners represent the best of our state from the Leisure and Hospitality Industry,” said IDDC Secretary and CEO Elaine Bedel. “These individuals dedicate their time and service to showcase to visitors and their communities what a great place Indiana is to work, live and visit.”