MH&LA announces 2016 Lodging Industry Award Winners!

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Nominations Currently Being Accepted! **Submit Nominations by January 25, 2016**

MARYLAND LODGING EMPLOYEES AND PROPERTIES RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE

Three (3) lodging member hotels, seventeen (17) individuals and one Allied member company were recently recognized for excellence at the Maryland Hotel & Lodging Association™ 27th Annual Stars of the Industry Awards Program.
At the conclusion of the Awards event, MH&LA Chairman James LoBosco noted “It is truly an honor to recognize every nominee and winner who is here today. You represent the best of the best in the lodging industry. All of you are stars!”A record number of nominees were received this year. The Lodging winners, listed below, will be submitted to the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s national awards program.
LODGING EMPLOYEE AWARD WINNERSGeneral Manager of the Year (Div. 1)
Gary Burke, Annapolis Waterfront Hotel
sponsored by Unlimited Restoration, Inc.General Manager of the Year (Div. 2)
Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg/ B.F. Saul Hospitality Group
sponsored by Warfield & Sanford Elevator CompanyManager of the Year (Div. 1)
Timothy Matt, Hilton Garden Inn Frederick
sponsored by SERVPRO of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Manager of the Year (Div. 2)
Jose Pilatuna, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
sponsored by Progressive Waste Solutions

Room Keeper of the Year (Div. 1)
Maritza Amaya, Hilton Garden Inn Frederick
sponsored by Metro Laundry Service

Room Keeper of the Year (Div. 2 )
Magdalena Hernandez, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
sponsored by Commercial Laundry Corporation

Support Employee of the Year (Div. 1)
George Koliofotis, The Hotel at Arundel Preserve
sponsored by Academy Linens

Support Employee of the Year (Div. 2)
Thomas Wells, DoubleTree by Hilton Annapolis/Spire Hospitality
sponsored by Maryland Live! Casino

Guest Services Agent of the Year (Div. 1)
Alachiae Keesee, TownePlace Suites BWI
sponsored by PSAV-Maryland

Guest Services Agent of the Year (Div. 2)
Tambra Nyman, Baltimore Courtyard by Marriott
sponsored by Frictionless Hospitality Solutions by Netlink

Guest Services Agent of the Year (Div. 2)
Joanna Tooley-Jose, Loews Annapolis Hotel
sponsored by Frictionless Hospitality Solutions by Netlink

Administrative Employee of the Year (Div. 1)
Theresa Lara, Holiday Inn Express Germantown
sponsored by Visit Montgomery

Administrative Employee of the Year (Div. 2)
Krystal McIntyre, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
sponsored by Visit Frederick

Food & Beverage Employee of the Year (Div. 1)
Faye Solideh, Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor
sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College- Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism Institute

Food & Beverage Employee of the Year (Div. 2)
Andre Harry, Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
sponsored by Herron Printing & Graphics

Stevan Porter Emerging Leader (Div. 1)
Tiffany Maynor, Home2 Suites Baltimore/Aberdeen
sponsored by Ecolab, Inc.

Stevan Porter Emerging Leader (Div. 2)
Ross Baker, Plamondon Hospitality Partners
sponsored by Constellation – Building Systems

PROPERTY/COMPANY AWARD WINNERS

Community Service
Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
sponsored by Holiday Inn Express & Suites / B.F. Saul Hospitality Group

Good Earth Keeping
Turf Valley Resort
sponsored by BGE Smart Energy Savers Program

Prism Award (Diversity)
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina
sponsored by A-1 Flood Tech

Gary Burke Receives GM of the Year Division 1 Award

Nearly 250 members attended the event on April 5th
Table setting at Stars Banquet

Thank you to our host hotel Turf Vally Resort.
Gary Burke Receives GM of the Year Division 1 Award

Congratulations to Gary Burke, Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, General Manager of the Year – Div. 1
Katie Doherty receives GM of the Year Division 2 Award

Congratulations to Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg,General Manager of the Year – Div. 2
2016 Committee Members

Thank you to all of our 2016 Star committee members.

Special Event
Turf Valley Resort
sponsored by Heartland Payment Systems
Allied Member of the Year
Academy Linens
sponsored by Days Inn Baltimore Inner HarborFor more information contact the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association at
mhla​@MDLodging.​org. More photos will be posted on the MH&LA website soon.

Thank You to the following
for donating to the event: 
Awards presented by Petra Compel with Event Tech
petra​@eventtech.​com | 410-360-5006 Photography services by Kevin Reppenhagen with KRR Photography Limited
kevin​@krrphotography.​com | 410-280-3535

KRR Photography

Music and DJ Services by Dan Hawkins with MusicMasters
teamdj​@musicmastersonline.​com | 410-252-2299

Music Masters

Award plaques provided by Andy Byrd with Victory Awards and Promotions, LLC
andybyrd​@victoryawards.​com | 410-431-8966

Victory Awards and Promotions

Many thanks as well to our host Turf Valley who also donated
A/V services, linens and centerpieces.

Turf Valley Resort

 

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