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2018 Stars of the Industry Awards Program

2018 Sponsors - We thank you!

Interested in sponsoring the Star Awards? A number of great opportunities are available. Contact Shellie at 1-800-743-IOWA (4692) or ila@netins.net.

2018 Award Recipients

GrandStay Hotel & Suites, Ames
Tracy Gibbs, Spirit of Hospitality & Sean Pratt, Heart of the House Award

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites, West Des Moines
Sharon Shearon, Front of the House Award & Jamie Anderson, Sales & Marketing Employee of the Year 


Staybridge Suites, Des Moines Downtown
Rich Swope, Department Manager of the Year
 

Marriott Properties
Rana Lewis, Front of the House Award, Des Moines Downtown
Michelle Curtis, Department Manager of the Year, Coralville
Whitney Jensen, Spirit of Hospitality, Hotel Blackhawk Autograph Collection, Davenport



Sheraton West Des Moines
Amanda Wiley, Heart of the House Award

Prairie Meadows, Altoona
Olivia Aldrich, Heart of the House Award

Gateway Hotel, Ames
Jamie Courtney, Sales & Marketing Employee of the Year
 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Steve Mullen, Spirit of Hospitality

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
Brittney Campbell, Department Manager of the Year

Hotelier of the Year
Patrick Miller, GM, Marriott Des Moines Downtown



Properties of the Year Awards
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Hampton Inn Des Moines Airport
 

IL&HA Scholarship Winners
Alyssa Weigle, Abigail Bergstrom, & Alanis Morales Cuadrado from Iowa State's Student Chapter


2017 Award Recipients
Hotelier of the Year
Tara McLaughlin, GM, Country Inn & Suites, Northwood
Properties of the Year
Prairie Meadows Hotel, Altoona
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown


2016 Award Recipients
Hotelier of the Year
Jean McBreen, GM, GrandStay Hotel & Suites, Ames
Property of the Year
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

2015 Award Recipients

Hotelier of the Year
Bryan Stolz, GM, Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Property of the Year
Hotel Julien, Dubuque

2014 Award Recipients
Hotelier of the Year
Lisa Tuller, GM, West Des Moines Marriott
Property of the Year
Des Moines Marriott Downtown

2013 Award Recipient
Hotelier of the Year
Skip Hammerman, GM, Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown

2012 Award Recipients
Property of the Year
Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown
Hotelier of the Year
Dan Withrow, GM, Sheraton West Des Moines

2011 Award Recipients
Property of the Year
Chase Suite Hotel, Clive
Hotelier of the Year
Terry McLane, GM, Des Moines Marriott

Nominate a Star

Members can nominate in individuals for awards in several categories including:

  • Front of the House
  • Heart of the House
  • Community Service Award
  • Department Manager of the Year
  • Sales & Marketing Manager of the Year
  • Spirit of Hospitality
  • Hotelier of the Year

An outstanding hotel is honored as Property of the Year.
For details on nominating, download the nomination form.

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