Nominations Being Accepted for AH&LA’s Stars of the Industry Awards Competition

2012-12-21 — / — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the national trade association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, is seeking nominations for the 2013 Stars of the Industry Awards competition.  The competition recognizes employee and lodging property achievement in 11 categories, including Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year, Outstanding General Manager of the Year, and Technology Innovation of the Year.

More than half of AH&LA’s partner state associations (PSAs) host competitions, and these state winners are forwarded to AH&LA for consideration for the national awards.  In some cases, the PSAs do not offer awards in the same categories as those in the national competition.  In those instances, as well as for those PSAs with no state awards programs, nominations should be submitted directly to AH&LA no later than February 15, 2013.

“The Stars of the Industry Awards program is an outstanding way of recognizing employees and properties who strive for excellence by going above and beyond what is expected,” said Joe McInerney, AH&LA president/CEO.  “Receiving this prestigious award is a great motivator for lodging industry employees, and it’s a tremendous way for general managers and other leaders to showcase the high caliber of men and women working in today’s lodging industry.”

For more information on Stars of the Industry, the award categories, the nomination process, and the list of 2012 winners, please visit

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Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers.  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry.  Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.  For more information, visit