Outstanding Associate Achievements

IDM is pleased to share the announcement that two of our associates, Abby Rein of HotelRED in Madison, Wisconsin and Bobby Edminster of Hotel Julien Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa have been selected as recipients of special awards from their respective state associations.

Bobby Edminster has been with Hotel Julien Dubuque for an amazing 40 years, starting his career at the hotel in 1976. He has since been an integral part of the kitchen team for the onsite restaurant, Caroline’s, and the many banquets hosted at the hotel. His peers have described him as reliable, hardworking, and a continuously positive force. After being nominated for a 20 Year Associate Award with the Iowa Restaurant Association, Bobby’s story and the hundreds of nominations he’s received from his peers over the past 40 years, the association subsequently announced Bobby as the Iowa Restaurant Employee of the Year. His successes were celebrated in October at the association’s award ceremony.

Abby Rein, one of the team members since the opening of HotelRED in 2011, started as a guest service representative and has since become an integral part of the front of house team as a Guest Service Supervisor and Sales Administrator. Abby is known for her work ethic, her positive spirit, and her willingness to go above and beyond for the guests and her peers. Abby was celebrated among 12 other exemplary associates around the state at the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association Conference in November where she was presented with the Spirit of Hospitality Award. Joining her on the stage was another associate from the HotelRED team, Mariya Bubela, who was nominated by her chief employer, North Central Group.

IDM is very proud of our associates who represent our hotels and strive to not only provide our guests with extraordinary service, but also deliver that same hospitality to their teams. We congratulate Abby, Bobby, and Mariya on their extraordinary awards and thank them for their service to our truly unique businesses.