Resort General Manager Matthew LaVine; Award Winner Gloria Dominguez and Director of Rooms Benjamin Ly

Hilton Worldwide has honored Housekeeper Gloria Dominguez at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort with the company’s Spirit of CARE Award today. This award designates Dominguez as a top performer within Doubletree Hotels, a division of Hilton Worldwide. Nominated by their peers because of exemplary loyalty, attitude and service, the chosen team members continually exceed expectations of both customers and fellow team members.

Gloria Dominguez

“Gloria Dominguez continues to make outstanding contributions to guests and team members, showing great enthusiasm in all areas of her work at the hotel,” said Matthew LaVine, “We are proud of her recognition as a Spirit of CARE Award winner, the company’s most prestigious team member award. Employees like Gloria create a welcoming and exceptional experience for guests, which impacts other team members and creates a domino effect of great service. ”

Dominguez represents the true spirit of CARE. Employed at the Resort since July 27, 2000, she always strives to go the extra mile not only with her housekeeping responsibilities, but also in all areas of the Resort. She goes out of her way to open doors for both guests and team members; and she greets everyone with a smile and hello. She truly provides a welcome atmosphere for all. Dominguez also serves as an example for all team members that safety is a priority. No matter how busy she is, she takes the initiative to clean up spills and pick up items on the ground to keep the resort safe and beautiful. Dominguez is an experienced seamstress by trade and this has proved invaluable to the resort during her tenure.

Doubletree Hotels, which has 50,000 employees and more than 230 hotels worldwide, recognizes less than 100 employees a year with this honor. As a recipient of the award, she received a cash prize of $350, two gift certificates or one-night stays at any Doubletree brand property; a plaque, lapel pin, and other special recognition throughout her career with Hilton Worldwide.

Santa Barbara’s largest lodging property, Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort offers 360 guest rooms and suites on 23 acres overlooking the Pacific. Guest facilities include heated outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness suite, spa, beauty salon, gift shop, putting green, tennis courts, bicycle & in-line skate rentals, business center and 50,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting & event space. The Resort has been welcoming and satisfying guests since 1986. Info:

With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 230 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, Doubletree Hotels are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travelers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest reward program, each Doubletree guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them. To make reservations at any Doubletree hotel, travelers can visit our website at, contact their preferred travel professional or call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada.

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. More information about the company.


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