Utah Hotel & Lodging Association

Stars of the Industry Awards

The Stars of the Industry Awards is a chance for our members to recognize their employees as the best in the business. This is an opportunity to show your employees you appreciate what they are doing for you and your company. The winner will proceed to the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s national competition.

Start nominating your best employees! Good luck to all our members and their staffs!

Who to Nominate: Who smiles when they come into work? Who is always on time for their shift? Which one of your employees jumps at the chance to work extra hours? In a time when many hotels cannot offer raises to their employees, this is one way to show you appreciate your employees. Don’t hesitate to nominate any of your employees; you know you have some who deserve recognition.

Deadline: ALL nominations must be submitted by October 15, 2013 to:
     Utah Hotel & Lodging Association
     P.O. Box 1028
     Kaysville, UT 84037

NO late submissions will be accepted. All materials submitted will become property of UH&LA and will not be returned.

2013 Guidelines

2013 Category Information

2013 Nomination Form

Examples of Nominations:

Congratulations to the 2013 Winners:

Lodging Employee of the Year:  Cheryl Covey - Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn


Outstanding Manager of the Year:  Jacqueline Livingston - The Chateau at Deer Valley


Food and Beverage Service Employee of the Year:  Karolina Sempsrott - Hilton Garden Inn Layton


Food Preparation Employee of the Year:  Haydar Abu-Khamseen - Hilton Salt Lake City Center


Housekeeper of the Year:  Herminia Cornejo - The Chateau at Deer Valley


Maintenance/Engineering Employee of the Year:  Leodegario Rodriguez - Stein Erickson Lodge


Sales Employee of the Year:  Sydney Cooper - University Inn and Conference Center


Concierge/Bellman of the Year:  Jhayson MaCaalay - The Residences at the Chateau