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2021 Stars of the Industry Awards

The California Hotel & Lodging Association and the state’s 6,000 hospitality providers honored 16 individuals and properties who represent the best of California’s lodging industry during its annual Stars of the Industry awards on November 18, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year

Salvador Sorro, InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, San Francisco
Gerardo Alvarez, THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
Andrew Rutherford, Rest, a boutique hotel, Plymouth

Outstanding Manager of the Year

Carlos Iribe, Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry
Adreanna Flores, Days Inn by Wyndham Galt, Galt
David Stieve, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes

Outstanding General Manager of the Year

Misoon Kong, DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, San Jose
Stefan Mühle, Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco
Franck Legrand, Cornell Hotel de France, San Francisco

HD Supply Housekeeping Award

Shirley Chen, Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco

The Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of the Year

Julie Poincenot, Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco

WIL Connect Leader of the Year

Karina Chung, Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito

Community Service

Good Earthkeeping

Guest Relations

CHLA Partners