2019 Stars of the Industry Awards

Berkeley, Calif. – The California Hotel & Lodging Association announced its 2019 award-winners on November 22, 2019 during its Stars of the Industry celebration at the Claremont Club and Spa. 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

Johnny Munos, Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn, Sonoma
Jose Bautista, Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey
Samuel Arevalo, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey

Outstanding Manager of the Year

Margo Della, Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim
Tina Keramari, Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco

Outstanding General Manager of the Year

Steven Ortmann, The Palm Garden Hotel, Thousand Oaks

HD Supply Housekeeping Award

Rosa Centeno, Alpine Inn & Suites, Daly City
Eduardo Ruiz, Handlery Union Square Hotel, San Francisco
Daniel De La Cruz, Ramada Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

The Peggy Mosley Industry Champion Award

John Spear, Hotel Drisco, San Francisco

The Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of the Year

Abigail Derohanian, InterContinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco
Zack Moghaddam, Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach

WIL Connect Leader of the Year

Jacqueline Dacanay, Fairmont San Jose, San Jose
Yan Liu, Axiom Hotel, San Francisco

Community Service

Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes

Good Earthkeeping

Shore Hotel, Santa Monica

Guest Relations

Magic Castle Hotel, Los Angeles
CHLA Partners