Stars of the Industry

November 30, 2017
The Phoenician

Created by our national partner, The American Hotel & Lodging Association, more than 45 years ago, Stars of the Industry recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the lodging industry. This annual awards luncheon honors lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality of service in the industry. All AzLTA member companies, properties and employees are eligible to submit a nomination.

Congratulations to our 2017 Stars of the Industry Winners!

Management

Front of the House Manager of the Year (Small Property) – Adrian Perez – The Saguaro

Front of the House Manager of the Year (Large Property) – Rick Boyer – The Phoenician

Heart of the House Manager of the Year (Small Property) – Cynthia Fonseca – Hotel Valley Ho

Heart of the House Manager of the Year (Large Property) – Julio Posada – Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Tourism Manager of the Year – Donovan Hanley – Detours

Outstanding Manager of the Year (overall) – Carrie Johnson – Embassy Suites by Hilton Tucson Paloma Village

Non-Management

Food & Beverage/ Sales/ Catering Employee of the Year (Small Property) – Marianne Pashia – Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

Food & Beverage/ Sales/ Catering Employee of the Year (Large Property) – Shaharra Junious – The Westin Kierland Villas

Guest Services Employee of the Year (Small Property) – Edgar Aguayo – Enchantment Resort

Guest Services Employee of the Year (Large Property) – Andrew Sullivan – Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

Housekeeping/ Engineering/ Maintenance Employee of the Year (Small Property) – Nick Helton – Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Housekeeping/ Engineering/ Maintenance Employee of the Year (Large Property) – Floridalma Devian – Arizona Grand Resort  

Tourism Employee of the Year – Joyce Lingenfelter – Flagstaff CVB

Outstanding Employee of the Year (overall) – Juan Verdugo – The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Property/ Company

Community Service (Lodging) – The Wigwam – Feed my Starving Children

Community Service (Tourism) – University of Phoenix Stadium – West Valley Gives     

Guest Relations (Lodging) – CopperWynd Resort & Club

Guest Relations (Tourism) – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Good Earthkeeping (Lodging) – Hotel Congress Tucson 

Special Event: One-Time (Lodging) – Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa – Nirvana

Special Event: Ongoing (Lodging) – DoubleTree Resort by Hilton PV/ Scottsdale – Boys & Girls Thanksgiving Dinner

Special Event: Ongoing (Tourism) – Cactus League Spring Training