Legislative Industry Kickoff Breakfast

Join us on Thursday, January 18, 2024, for the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association’s annual Legislative Kick-Off Breakfast. This event unites industry, community, and legislative leaders for insightful discussions on pressing industry topics. It serves as a platform to delve into our policy priorities leading up to the 2024 Legislative Session.

This year’s program includes a dynamic Arizona Legislative Leadership panel, offering valuable insights into the upcoming challenges faced by our legislative leaders. Additionally, the event will feature a fireside chat with prominent business leaders, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to gain perspectives on current business trends and challenges.

The occasion will also shine a spotlight on critical issues impacting our industry in the state. Don’t miss out on this chance to connect with both business and elected leaders, gaining valuable insights into the trajectory of our industry and the state in 2024.

Legislative Industry Kickoff Breakfast


Thursday, January 18, 2024
Check-in Time: 7:30 a.m.
Program Time: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.


The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 North 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004


Individual Member Admission: $60.00
General Admission: $85.00
Member Table Patron: $400.00 (table of 8)
General Admission Table Patron: $600.00 (table of 8)


For sponsorships and questions about the event, please contact Andrea Corrales at acorrales@azlta.com

Speaker Panel:

Rusty Bowers - R

House Speaker

Reginald Bolding Jr. - D

House Minority Leader

Karen Fann - R

Senate President

Martin Quezada - D

Senate Minority Whip

WHEN: Thursday, January 20, 2022

PROGRAM: 8:00 AM -9:30 AM
WHERE: Sheraton Downtown Phoenix
COST: Member Price $60 | Non-member Price $85

Industry Legislative Kick-Off Breakfast Presented by


For sponsorships or any questions about the event, please contact Andrea Corrales at acorrales@azlta.com


Early Bird

Dec 20 - Jan 2
  • AzLTA members individual (in-person): $50
  • Non-members individual (in-person): $70
  • Member table of 8 (in-person): $350
  • Non-member table of 8 (in-person): $400


Jan 3 - Jan 18
  • AzLTA members individual (in-person): $60
  • Non-members individual (in-person): $85
  • Member table of 8 (in-person): $400
  • Non-member table of 8 (in-person): $450

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.