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The Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association (AzLTA) is the only statewide organization working on behalf of Arizona’s Lodging & Tourism Industry. If you are not a member you are missing out on countless ways to save valuable time, money and resources every single day! Right now, hundreds of hotel owners, general managers, Presidents/CEOs, franchisees, suppliers, attractions, and other industry partners are taking advantage of countless benefits that help their businesses run more efficiently and profitably. 

As Arizona’s statewide voice of advocacy, we proactively work with members, leaders, and business associations to protect and promote our industry. We continue to fight special interest groups attempting to impose costly, onerous, and duplicative industry mandates. As an active member, you will have access to exclusive data and insights, industry communications, workforce development resources, discounts, events, networking opportunities, and much more including:

  • Access to members-only resources including STR forecast metric reports
  • Government affairs newsletter containing federal, state, and local industry updates
  • Free anti-human trafficking training for your employees
  • Free of charge unlimited postings on our online job board
  • Complimentary 15-minutes of legal advice and guidance on operational issues your property may face
  • Exclusive savings on healthcare insurance and group plans designed for industry employees

Please review the membership categories below to take advantage of the exclusive opportunities AzLTA provides:

Allied (Supplier or Vendor) Member

An “Allied” member is any organization that supplies a specific product or service to the lodging industry. AzLTA acts as a conduit for these companies to grow their industry knowledge, while networking and conducting business with other members. Primarily comprised of key decision makers in the lodging and tourism industry, our members have the power to sign your dotted line, and we take strides to make our Allied members visible to this niche community.

Corporate Member

A “Corporate” Member is any Law Firms, Banking Institutions or Franchise Companies that own and/or manage at least one Arizona-based property. Please list at least one of your Arizona establishments your company owns or manages.

Lodging Member

A “Lodging” Member is any hotel, motel, resort, guest ranch, timeshare or bed & breakfast doing business in Arizona.

Lodging Independent Member

A “Lodging Independent” Member is any hotel, motel, resort, guest ranch, time share, or bed & breakfast doing business in Arizona that is not affiliated with an established hospitality brand.

Arizona Hotel Owners Group

An “AZ Hotel Owners Group” Member is any AAHOA hotel owner doing business in Arizona.

Tourism Plus Member

A “Tourism Plus” Member is any private business, attraction, non-profit, sports team, or association that supports the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Industry.

Tourism Pro Member

A “Tourism Pro” Member is any destination, convention & visitors bureau (CVB), college or university, chamber of commerce or government entity that supports the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Industry.

For more information about membership, email us 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.