Lodging Employee of the Year

This award recognizes an employee of a CH&LA member lodging property who goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities. Nominees are judged on outstanding and unusual service to the property, to the guests, and to the community.

2014

Georgia Kinkead, Front Desk Agent, Glorietta Bay Inn, Coronado

Laura Ybarra, Banquet Server, Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills

Tom Wolfe, Chief Concierge, The Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco

 

2013

Andrew McLaurin, Sr. Front Desk Agent, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, Sausalito

LaMont Simonaro, Maintenance, SeaCrest Ocean Front Hotel, Pismo Beach

Matt Leonhardt, Concierge, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Sacramento

 

2012

Nichole Phillips, Chef, Dunbar House, 1880, Murphys

Hortencia Renteria, Public Areas Attendant, Andaz San Diego, San Diego

Jim Catlett, Golf Starter, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai

 

2011

Virginia Baker, Lead Concierge, Monterey Marriott, Monterey

Luis Becerra, Maintenance Supervisor, Glorietta Bay Inn, Coronado

Martha Moreira-Sanabria Turndown Attendant, Montage Hotel Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills

 

2010

Tyler Layton, Guest Services Agent, Hotel Abri, San Francisco

Norman Rodriguez, Restaurant Supervisor, The Westin Pasadena, Pasadena

Matt Van Hoorbeke, Bellman, Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco

 

2009

Miguel Cruz, Guest Services Attendant, Four Season's Aviara, Carlsbad

Wade Heath, Parking Lead, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim

Elizabeth Latham, Housekeeper, San Clemente Inn, San Clemente

 

2008

Mariana Georgescu, Restaurant Supervisor, Hilton Arden West, Sacramento

Luis Mejia, Bell Attendant, Disney's Grand Californian, Anaheim

 

2007

Maria Cardenas, Head Housekeeper, Vagabond Inn, Los Angeles

Tanvir Sheikh, Desk Clerk, Vagabond Inn, Los Angeles

Mary Stone, PBX Operator, Doubletree Guest Suites, Anaheim

Kevin Wong, Storeroom Assistant, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco

 

 

2006

Reymundo Duarte, Bakery Supervisor, Fess Parker's Doubletree, Santa Barbara

Terry Henlin, Front Desk/Guest Services, The Dolphin Hotel, Shell Beach 

Amabel Luna, Room Service Server, Four Seasons Silicon Valley, Palo Alto

 

2005

Susie Becken, Executive Assistant, Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel, Burbank

Guillermo Martinez, Concierge Lounge Server, Holiday Inn Torrance, Torrance

Bogart Sanchez, Food Server, Historic Mansion Inn, Riverside