Welcome to the San Diego Hotel-Motel Association
The San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association is a federation of hotel and motel owners and operators representing approximately 22,000 rooms in lodging establishments throughout the county. Members range from small family-owned properties to major convention hotels. The Association also represents allied member businesses that are affiliated with the San Diego visitor industry.
The mission of the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association is to serve the needs of our members with resources and communication on education, technology, human relations and other industry issues; and to provide advocacy and representation on legislative and regulatory issues at all levels of government.
The Association also represents the viewpoints of the lodging industry to the public through a positive public relations campaign focusing on the local news media outlets.
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2014 Gold Key Awards
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
February 27, 2015 Contact: Namara Mercer (619) 224-2811
For Immediate Release
GOLD KEY AWARD WINNERS HONORED BY TOURISM INDUSTRY
The Thirty-Sixth Annual Gold Key Awards dinner was held last night at the Omni San Diego. Awards were presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of the tourism industry.
The event was co-sponsored by the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. Other participating organizations were International Special Events Society, Meeting Professionals International, National Association of Catering Executives, San Diego Concierge Association, and San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau. Awards were presented in the following categories:
Patti Roscoe-Allied Person of the Year Hotelperson of the Year
LORIN STEWART JODY BLACKINTON
San Diego Tourism Marketing District Hersha Hospitality
Food & Beverage Associate of the Year Guest Service Associate of the Year
PENNY BENTO LEEANN KINKELAAR
Wyndham San Diego Bayside U.S. Grant Hotel
Salesperson of the Year Heart of the House Employee of the Year
MARGIE SITTON ELISY NOWELL
San Diego Tourism Authority Catamaran Resort and Spa
Hotel Leader of the Year
U.S. Grant Hotel
HSMAI JAMES V. CUNNINGHAM AWARD
San Diego Convention Center Corporation
GOLD KEY AWARD
FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY BY SOMEONE
OUTSIDE OF THE INDUSTRY WAS PRESENTED TO
SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY