Legislative Industry Kickoff Breakfast

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Please save Thursday, January 19, 2023, for AzLTA’s annual Legislative Industry Kick-Off Breakfast. Our Legislative Industry Kick-Off Breakfast convenes industry, community, and legislative leaders to discuss the most pressing topics facing our industry and provides an opportunity to learn more about our policy priorities heading into the 2023 Legislative Session.

Additionally, this year all eyes will be on Arizona as we host Super Bowl LVII and the WM Phoenix Open back-to-back. Our second panel will discuss how these Mega Events shine a light on the importance of our industry and benefit our great state. Hear from industry leaders on how to leverage the power of Mega Events, the impact on the overall health of a host city’s economy the broader reach into our rural communities.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with business and elected leaders and learn where our industry and the state is headed in 2023.

Legislative Industry Kickoff Breakfast


Thursday, January 19, 2023
Check-in Time: 7:30 a.m.
Program Time: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.


The Camby, Autograph Collection
2401 E Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016


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 Karin Jimenez at kjimenez@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.