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2016 Stars of the Industry Awards

Rancho Palos Verdes, California – The California Hotel & Lodging Association announced their 2016 Stars of the Industry award winners on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The annual Stars of the Industry awards, presented by USA TODAY, are given out to honor lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality service of the industry. The 2016 awards were given out for three property and six individual categories, as well as the inaugural Peggy Mosley Industry Champion Award honoring an outstanding CHLA or CABBI member who has demonstrated professionalism in operating a CHLA or CABBI member property, and have taken a leadership role in our industry and in his or her community.

Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year

Edwin Valondo, Front Desk, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Campbell
Leticia Lopez, Front Desk Supervisor, Ramada Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Daniel Newhouse, Restaurant Server, Hotel del Coronado, Coronado

Outstanding Manager of the Year

Erica Coppola, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, Pismo Beach
Guysell Geter, Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco
Juan Leonis, Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco

Outstanding General Manager of the Year

Ann Callahan, Hillcrest House, San Diego
Rick Riess, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
Grant Coonley, Hilton Los Angeles, Los Angeles

HD Supply Housekeeping Award

Fernando Lozada, Harbor Court Hotel, San Francisco
Stephanie Gonzales, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, La Jolla
Soledad Ibarra, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Carmel

The Peggy Mosley Industry Champion Award

Jim & Carol Beazley, The Beazley House Bed & Breakfast, Napa

The Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of the Year

Patrick Calahan, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
Sadie Larson, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco

WIL Connect Leader of the Year

Kelly Roberts, The Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Riverside
Cindy Hill, W San Francisco, San Francisco

Community Service

CLIFT, San Francisco

Guest Relations

CHLA Partners