Food and Beverage Associate of the Year

Congratulations to the 44th Annual Gold Key Award Winners!

 

SDCLA and The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International San Diego honored twelve hospitality professionals that exemplify the very best of the San Diego hospitality industry at our annual Gold Key Awards Event on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

44th Annual Gold Key Award Winners:

Pattie Roscoe – Allied Person of the Year Award:
Allie Asuncion, San Diego Tourism Authority

Food and Beverage Associate of the Year:
Cecilia “Ceci” Almazar, Omni San Diego Hotel

Heart of the House Associate of the Year:
Juanita Aparis, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Guest Service Associate of the Year:
Diana Sanchez, The Lodge At Torrey Pines

Sales Associate of the Year:
Darlene Larson, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Hotel Manager of the Year:
Priscilla Reyes, Omni San Diego Hotel

Hotel Executive of the Year:
Bess Miller, Courtyard San Diego Downtown

Good Earthkeeping Award:
Evans Hotels

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award:
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Gold Key Award:
Councilmember Stephen Whitburn, City of San Diego

HSMAI SD James V. Cunningham Personalized Service Award:
Claudia Ludlow, Glorietta Bay Inn

HSMAI SD Revenue Manager of the Year:
Justin Hulet, Sycuan Casino Resort

To learn more about the event and each of this year’s winners, click here.

Thank you to our Gold Key Event Sponsor, Evans Hotels!

Tribute to Hospitality Icon, Terry Brown

A message from Mayor Todd Gloria to Gold Key Attendees


TAKE A LOOK AT LAST YEAR’S EVENT

The 43rd Gold Key Awards presentation, co-hosted by the San Diego County Lodging Association and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI San Diego), were held on February 23, 2023, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Ten hospitality professionals, who exemplify the very best of San Diego County’s hotel community, were presented Gold Key Awards before a gala audience of hotel, political and business leaders.

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize and congratulate all of our exceptional winners:

Pattie Roscoe – Allied Person of the Year Award: Christina Jeffries, San Diego State University

Food and Beverage Associate of the Year: Francisco “Chico” Montanez, Bahia Resort Hotel

Heart of the House Associate of the Year: Raquel Reyes, The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Guest Service Associate of the Year: Kimberly Hawes, Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Sales Associate of the Year: Logan Webster, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Hotel Manager of the Year: Charles McCay, Omni San Diego Hotel

Hotel Executive of the Year: Diane Koczur, Evans Hotels

Gold Key Award: Holiday Bowl-Sports San Diego

HSMAI SD James V. Cunningham Personalized Service Award: Giselle Guzman, Flagship Cruises & Events

HSMAI SD Revenue Manager of the Year: Charles Rullan, Hotel del Coronado

Take a look the 2023 year’s event:

CBS 8 – San Diego County Lodging Association hands out Gold Key Awards

 

Click here for more information about this year’s event and winners.

See this year’s full list of nominees!

Please contact the SDCLA office at info@lodgingsd.com or 619.678.1195 with any questions.


We appreciate the support of the following organizations:

  • Hospitality Human Resources Group
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International San Diego
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • National Association of Catering & Events
  • San Diego Concierge Association
  • San Diego Tourism Authority