Strategic Partners

Industry Supporters

  • Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network (AATN)
  • Arizona Attorney General’s Office
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
  • Arizona District Export Council
  • Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority
  • Arizona State University
  • AZ Big Media/AZ Business Magazine
  • Global Phoenix Chamber
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Suns Advisory Council
  • Pima Community College
  • Phoenix Committee of Foreign Relations
  • Phoenix Business Journal
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Rocky Point Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • The Lodging Conference
  • University of Arizona

AzLTA Strategic Partners

We thank the following organizations that support the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association. By being a strategic partner of AzLTA, you support our mission to advance and advocate for Arizona’s hospitality, sports, lodging and tourism industry.

AzLTA’s strategic partnership program runs for one calendar year (January through December). All strategic partnerships are 100% customizable to fit each organizations’ needs. AzLTA will prorate the fees and benefits for companies that enroll in the program after Jan. 31.


Would you like to become a Strategic Partner?

Learn more about our Strategic Partnerships, programs and advertising opportunities available to AzLTA members only.

Contact Karin Jimenez, VP of Industry Relations at

Nomination Criteria

Application Guidelines

All honorees must be employed by hotels, attractions, tourism businesses, hospitality or other supporting businesses that are of the Arizona hospitality industry.

Who can enter?

The Stars of the Industry awards competition is open to all Arizona hospitality businesses, hotels, and tourism employees.

Who can nominate a Star?

Anyone! A nominator can be an employer, a manager, a friend, regular customer, or anyone else who knows a Star in Arizona’s hospitality industry who deserves recognition.

What does it cost to enter?

Entering or nominating for the Stars of the Industry Awards is free.

What do nominees receive?

All nominees will receive an AzLTA Stars of the Industry Recognition Certificate.  The winners of each award will be announced at the Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon on June 16, 2023 and receive an engraved plaque at the awards presentation.  All winners will be announced in AzLTA’s Industry Insider newsletter, by a press release, and on the AzLTA website. Winners will automatically be entered in the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s national Stars of the Industry Awards program. It is AzLTA’s privilege to celebrate the accomplishments of all the nominees and winners presented each year.

Nominations and Eligibility

The nomination process begins in April and we’ve made it easy.  Simply complete the online nominee application form and email the application to AzLTA explaining why the nominee deserves the Star award in their category.

Rules & Judging Criteria

Nominees must have served in the industry for a minimum of two years (please state total number of years in description) and will be judged on performance beyond normal job responsibilities, professionalism, and outstanding and unusual service to the property, guests and the community.

Using no more than three double-spaced pages, describe why your nominee should be honored. Give examples of:

  • Extraordinary support to fellow employees.
  • Specific event(s) that best describes the nominee’s exceptional service.
  • Outstanding leadership qualities, heroic deeds or actions that consistently add to the general well-being of guests.
  • Other great accomplishments to the industry or community.

Include photos and any materials substantiating the award entry, such as letters of commendation, guest comment cards, news clippings and other support materials received during 2021-2023 for the judges’ consideration.