And The Nominees Are…
Hotel Interactive® Unveils Finalists For Second Annual Lodging Industry’s Elite Awards
Influential executives from all facets of the industry ranging from well-known brand companies and owner/operators to leading purchasing and design firms will be on hand for Hotel Interactive®’s second annual Lodging Industry Elite awards program.
Nominees for as many as 15 categories recognizing stand-out executives, as well as ground-breaking projects, will be on hand at Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas on May 13 for the three-hour event. You can cast your vote here.
The Innovator Of The Year category features Bill Linehan, Red Lion Hotels Corporation; David Kong, Best Western; Geoff Ballotti, Wyndham Hotel Group; Roger Bloss, Alternative Hospitality; Marc Anthony Crimi, Walker Hotel Collection; and Masudur Khan, Seaside Lodging.
Finalists for the Outstanding Ownership Company of the Year include Pacifica Hotels; Concord Hospitality; Shaner Hotel Group; Hotel Equities; AD1 Global; and Jamsan Hotel Management.
Companies in contention for the Third-Party Operator of the Year include Charlestowne Hotels; Chesapeake Hospitality; Vesta Hospitality; Prism Hotels & Resorts; broughtonHOTELS; and Marshall Hotels & Resorts.
Nominees for the Purchasing Company of the Year include Jaguar Hospitality; Carver & Associates; The Stroud Group; PMI International; Hospitality Merchandising; and Partners Management Group, Inc.
Purchasing Company Executive of the Year finalists include Gus Sarff, GS Associates; Vince Coppola, Hersha Purchasing & Design; Sean Hatch, Hatch Purchasing Corp.; Elisa Whaler, Bray Whaler; PJ Jones, Project Dynamics; and Albert Solis, Hospitality Plus Inc.
Nominees for the Design Company Of The Year include BAMO, Inc.; Tipler Design Group; Pickard Design Studio; DiLeonardo International; Baskervill; and Leo A. Daly.
In the category of Design Executive Of The Year, the finalists include Deborah Lloyd Forrest, Forrest Perkins; Lauren Chipman, Chipman Design & Architecture; Lauren Rottet, Rottet Studio; Rebecca Jones, RD Jones; Andrew Alford, AJ Capitals/Graduate Hotels; and Michele Espeland, Cuningham Group Architects.
Brand Purchasing Executive Of The Year will feature the following executives: Paul McArdle, Hilton; Rick Summa, Choice Hotels; Sebastien Brunel, Accor; Isabelle Larocque, Four Seasons; Beth Reitzel-Gordon, Wyndham Vacation Ownership; Anne Hanch, Hyatt.
Vying for Owner/Operator Purchasing Executive Of The Year are Erin Weiner, Noble House Hotels & Resorts; Marla Davis, Remington; Laura Herzog, Wynn Design & Development; Diana Caballero, Harrahs; Lisa Litke, Commonwealth Hotels; and Sharron Koch, Auro Hotels.
The Young Executive of the Year nominees include Justin Jabara, Meyer Jabara; Michael Fuerstman, Pendry Hotels; Adam Marquis, Pacifica Hotels; Dev Patel, Kamla Hotels; Vicki Poulos, Moxy Hotels; and Biran Patel, AAHOA/BHP Investment Company.
The new Hotel Opening of the Year is represented by the Hotel Indigo Tulsa Downtown; Even Hotel Miami – Airport; Jupiter NEXT (Portland); An Artful Hotel, Midtown New York; SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tampa North Land O’ Lakes (FL); and Fairlane Hotel (Nashville).
The Most Unique Hotel Conversion has netted projects such as the Embassy Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport; Hotel Indigo Madison (WI); NYLO Hotels; The Eliza Jane (New Orleans); The Greentree Inn & Suites Pinetree (AZ); and Beaver Creek Lodge (CO).
Female Executive of the Year finalists feature Janis Cannon, Choice Hotels; Vera Manoukian, Hilton; Leslie Hale, RLJ Lodging Trust; Stephanie Atkisson, HP Hotels; Allison Handy, Prism Hotels; and Sheena Collins, Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
The nominees for Brand Intro of the Year include Motto by Hilton; Aiden by Best Western; Clarion Pointe by Choice Hotels; Jupiter Hotel; Compass Hotels by Margaritaville Resorts; and Caesars Entertainment.
Hospitality companies up for Excellence In Sustainability include Dream Hotel Group; Benchmark Hospitality; Caesars Entertainment Corp.; Naples Hotel Group; Hersha Hotels & Resorts; and Aqua-Aston Hospitality, Inc.
Voting for the aforementioned awards will take place HERE.