Join us for the 4th Annual
AzLTA Doug Yonko Memorial Golf Tournament

Thursday, November 30, 2023
The Westin Kierland Golf Club

10:30 am Registration & Warm Up
12:30 pm Shotgun Start

Be part of the 4th Annual Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association Golf Tournament. Hosted by the AzLTA, the tournament will take place on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the Westin Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale.  A portion of the funds raised will provide scholarships to deserving students pursuing studies in the travel, tourism, sports, and/or hospitality industry.

Now more than ever attracting and retaining a high-quality workforce is critical to the success of our industry. We’re humbled by the ability to, in some small way, help students and their families reach their career goals. Join the cause!

Gather A Foursome Now!

Take advantage of the early bird pricing. We look forward to seeing you on the greens!

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Find a sponsorship package that is the perfect fit or let us build a custom package just for you!
Email for more information or call 602-604-0729.

Thank You to our Title Sponsor




Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association

1240 E. Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 604-0729

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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.