SD Lodging Association bestows Gold Key awards

9 hospitality experts and allies and just one nonprofit corporation gained Gold Key Awards through the San Diego County Lodging Association’s 43rd once-a-year awards ceremony on Feb. 23. The recipients symbolize the ideal of San Diego County’s resort group, in accordance to an association information release.

“The stories of these devoted individuals are heart-warming as they exemplify the ‘hospitality DNA’ so a lot of in our San Diego lodge group convey to their professions each working day,” explained Fred Tayco, SDCLA’s executive director. “As San Diego’s accommodations continue on to get well from the world-wide pandemic, it’s vital to honor individuals who direct by instance, executing what is excellent for friends, colleagues and the local community.”

Christina Jeffries of San Diego Condition College obtained the Pattie Roscoe Allied Human being of the Calendar year at the San Diego Lodging Association’s once-a-year Gold Critical Awards ceremony.

About 400 of San Diego hospitality, political and business enterprise leaders, like Mayor Todd Gloria, joined people of Gold Key nominees for the awards celebration at the Sheraton San Diego Resort & Marina’s ballroom where the winners had been introduced. The 2023 recipients are:

Christina Jeffries, San Diego Condition College – Pattie Roscoe Allied Man or woman of the 12 months

Francisco “Chico” Montanez, Bahia Vacation resort Lodge – Food and Beverage Associate of the Year

Kimberly Hawes, Loews Coronado Bay Resort – Guest Company Associate of the Calendar year

Raquel Reyes, The Lodge at Torrey Pines – Heart of the Dwelling Affiliate of the 12 months

Charles McCay, Omni San Diego Lodge – Hotel Supervisor of the Year

Logan Webster, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego – Sales Associate of the Yr

Diane Koczur, Evans Motels – Resort Government of the Year

Giselle Guzman, Flagship Cruises & Occasions – James V. Cunningham Personalised Provider Award

Charles Rullan, Hotel del Coronado – Income Administration Experienced of the 12 months

In addition, Sports San Diego, a nonprofit that marketplaces the area as a sport vacation spot for activities like the SDCCU Vacation Bowl, received the Gold Key. The Gold Essential goes to an organization that doesn’t function directly in hospitality or tourism, but embodies the spirit of the field and finds impressive means to add to the betterment of the business.

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