Stars of the Industry

    This November, hundreds of hospitality professionals met in Southern California to celebrate CHLA’s annual Stars of the Industry award ceremony. During this ceremony, CHLA was privileged to honor some of the most dedicated and exemplary hospitality staff that California has to offer. Tears were shed and laughs were had as people came together to celebrate one-another’s successes and, in many cases, triumphs over challenges faced during the past year.

    Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year—Large Property
    Salvador Sorro, InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
    Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year—Medium Property
    Geraldo Alvarez, The US Grant
    Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year—Small Property
    Andrew Rutherford, Rest, A Boutique Hotel
    Outstanding Manager of the Year—Large Property
    David Stieve, Terranea Resort
    Outstanding Manager of the Year—Medium Property
    Carlos Iribe, Pacific Palms Resort
    Outstanding Manager of the Year—Small Property
    Adreanna Flores, Days Inn by Wyndham
    Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of Year Award
    Julie Poincenot, Fairmont San Francisco
    WIL Connect Leader of the Year Award
    Karina Chung, Rosewood Miramar Beach
    HD Supply Housekeeping Award—Large Property
    Christopher Bennett, The Meritage Resort and Spa, Vista Collina Resort
    HD Supply Housekeeping Award—Medium/Small Property
    Shirley Chen, Argonaut Hotel
    Outstanding General Manager of the Year—Large Property
    Misoon Kong, DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
    Outstanding General Manager of the Year—Small Property
    Franck Legrand, Cornell Hotel de France
    Good Earthkeeping Award
    Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay
    Community Service Award
    1070 Hospitality/Holiday Inn Express Ukiah
    Guest Relations Award
    Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego-La Jolla