2017 Stars of the Industry Awards

Napa, California – The California Hotel & Lodging Association announced their 2017 Stars of the Industry award winners on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Westin Verasa in Napa, CA. The annual Stars of the Industry awards are given out to honor lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality service of the industry. The 2017 awards were given out for three property and six individual categories, as well as the Peggy Mosley Industry Champion Award honoring an outstanding CHLA or CABBI member who has demonstrated professionalism in operating a CHLA or CABBI member property, and have taken a leadership role in our industry and in his or her community.

Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year

Carlos Ubias, Front Desk Supervisor, The Landing Resort & Spa, South Lake Tahoe
Alan Narayan, Front Desk Lead, Dinah’s Garden Hotel, Palo Alto
Lauren Bergloff, Sustainability Leader & Naturalist, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes

Outstanding Manager of the Year

Eric Miller, Facility Manager, The Landing Resort & Spa, South Lake Tahoe
Donald Violick, Chief Engineer, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Riverside
James Neilson, Event Manager, Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim

Outstanding General Manager of the Year

Scott Mills, The Garland Hotel, North Hollywood
Roger Huldi, W San Francisco, San Francisco
Liz Hall, Inn at Playa Del Rey, Playa Del Rey

HD Supply Housekeeping Award

Teresa Moreno, Housekeeper, Napa Valley Lodge, Yountville
Yolanda Aguirre, Housekeeping Room Inspector, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
Mo Wah Yuan Wong, Housekeeping Coordinator, Omni San Francisco, San Francisco

The Peggy Mosley Industry Champion Award

Rick Anderson, former Owner of, Casa Tropicana, San Clemente

The Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of the Year

Christina Zizzo, Human Resources Manager, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco

WIL Connect Leader of the Year

Janet Casey-Devaney, Director of Operations, Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad
Michelle Gaul, Regional Director, Talent & Culture, Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco

Community Service

Guest Relations

Magic Castle Hotel, Los Angeles
Lake Tahoe Resort, South Lake Tahoe
CHLA Partners