Hotel Manager of the Year

SAVE THE DATE: 44th Annual Gold Key Award!

We cannot wait to celebrate with you all in 2024! We will be sharing further details and nomination information in the coming months.

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The Gold Key Awards celebrate the truly exceptional professionals that exemplify the very best of the San Diego hospitality and tourism industry. 

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 or 619.678.1195 with any questions.

We appreciate the support of the following organizations:

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