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2016 Stars of the Industry Awards Program

2016 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.

2016 Award Recipients

Front of the House Employees of the Year

Graciela Delgadillo, Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown
David Pace, Prairie Meadows Casino Hotel, Altoona
 

Heart of the House Employees of the Year

Amil Jusic, Country Inn & Suites, Clive (no photo available)
Bobby Edminster, Hotel Julien, Dubuque

Department Manager of the Year

Jack Baker, Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown

Sales and Marketing Employees of the Year

Jack Boettcher, Marriott West Des Moines

Iowa Bed & Breakfast Guild's Innkeeper of the Year/Iowa Lodging Association Star Award for Excellence

Dale & Judy Mills, Cupola Inn Bed & Breakfast, Nora Springs

Community Service Award

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (Bryan Stolz, GM, accepting award)

Hotelier of the Year

Jean McBreen, GM, GrandStay Hotel & Suites, Ames


Property of the Year Award

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (Bryan Stolz, GM, accepting award)


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 six categories:

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