Annual Membership Meeting & Stars of the Industry Awards

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2013 CH&LA Annual Luncheon and Stars of the Industry Awards

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CH&LA’s national affiliate, the American Hotel & Lodging Association created the Stars of the Industry awards program more than 40 years ago to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the lodging industry. Today, the concept remains the same — to honor lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality service of the industry.

Winners will be recognized at the Stars of the Industry and Annual Membership Luncheon on Nov. 19, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. There will be an election of officers and directors in conjunction with a program awarding our 2013 Stars of the Industry.

The nomination deadline has passed. Winners will be notified in early November.



Our 2013 Hall of Fame inductee is Luis C. Barrios, General Manager of the Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel in San Diego. While Luis has been the General Manager of his current property since 2004, his career background is quite extensive and began with a degree in Economics from the Universidad Javeriana Bogota in Colombia, South America. Through the years Luis’ career has seen him in multiple capacities, from entering the management-training program at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, to working in sales, then food and beverage for several years, and eventually going on to manage nine different properties for both Evans and Omni Hotel groups. Perhaps what is most impressive about Luis is all of his philanthropic affiliations and industry accolades.  

Read more about Luis and join us as we honor him on at this year's Annual Meeting & Stars of the Industry Luncheon by clicking here.


Congratulations to the 2012 Stars of the Industry Award Winners!

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