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 SystemsAllied 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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