2018 Stars of the Industry Awards

Coronado, Calif. – The California Hotel & Lodging Association announced its 2018 award-winners on November 27, 2018, during its Stars of the Industry celebration at the Hotel del Coronado. This annual event honors the lodging employees and properties that best embody the quality service standards of the industry.

Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year

Carmelita Wood, Front Desk, Menlo Park Inn, Menlo Park
John Dunleavy, Bartender, Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz
Francisca Melena, Housekeeper, Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach

Outstanding Manager of the Year

Suman Chand, Assistant General Manager, Springhill Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas, Sacramento
Kether Johnson, Assistant General Manager, Ramada Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Corey Menotti, Guest Relations Manager, Hotel del Coronado, Coronado

Outstanding General Manager of the Year

James Lim, General Manager, Omni Hotels & Resorts San Francisco, San Francisco
Marc R. Kassouf, General Manager, Quiet Creek Inn, Idyllwild

HD Supply Housekeeping Award

Brenda Vallejo, Housekeeping Inspector, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco

The Peggy Mosley Industry Champion Award

Stephanie McCaffrey, Owner, McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn, Twain Harte

The Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of the Year

Fernando Mondragon, HR Coordinator/Recruiter, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Indian Wells

WIL Connect Leader of the Year

Joselyne Simonsen, Director of Human Resources, Omni Hotels & Resorts San Francisco, San Francisco

Community Service

Good Earthkeeping

Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes

Guest Relations

Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco
CHLA Partners