Save the Date
September 22, 2023

Registration Opens June 7, 2023

Please join the AzLTA in a remarkable evening with many of Arizona’s most prominent industry leaders for the ATLAS Gala on Friday, September 22, 2023, at the Arizona Biltmore – A Waldorf Astoria Resort. 

The lodging and tourism industry’s most distinguished Gala, ATLAS is a unique thought-leadership event where statewide leaders come together to celebrate the industry. ATLAS is the most prestigious event standing for Arizona Tourism, Lodging, Arts/Attractions and Sports. ATLAS encapsulates all that makes the lodging and tourism industry one of Arizona’s crown jewels.

 At the ATLAS Gala, we recognize an extraordinary group of honorees comprised of industry icons, and community  leaders whose contributions and tireless efforts have elevated “Arizona on the Global Stage.”

Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner/Awards: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Arizona Biltmore, 
A Waldorf Astoria Resort
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Thank you to our Title Sponsor

For sponsorship information, please contact Karin Jimenez at kjimenez@azlta.com

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.

2022 HONOREES