Gold Key

Gold Key

Each year we honor those who have made significant contributions to the betterment of our industry. The 40th Annual Gold Key Awards presentation is co-sponsored by the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.  The 2018 Gold Key Awards will be at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

 2018 Gold Key Awards

If you’d like to send your nomination via mail or email, please download the Gold Key Award Nomination Form. Nominations should be 750 words or less and attachments with the forms will not be accepted. Please contact us with any questions regarding the appropriate category for a nominee, 619-224-2811 or info@sdhma.com.

The period covered by the nomination is 2018 and all employees in the hospitality industry in the county are eligible for nomination. Nominations will be judged by the top elected officers of the participating organizations and MUST BE RETURNED NO LATER THAN NOON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019.

HSMAI will be presenting the James V. Cunningham Personalized Service Award and Revenue Management Professional of the Year Award as part of the Gold Key Awards program.

We appreciate the support of the following organizations:

  • International Live Events Association
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • National Association of Catering Events
  • San Diego Concierge Association
  • San Diego Tourism Authority

Gold Key Awards Dinner

Please join us for the 40th Annual Gold Key Awards on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Registration and no-host cocktail reception will be from 5:30-6:45, followed by dinner and program at 7:00.  Dress is business attire.

Thank you~

# of Attendees Description Price
Individual Ticket $125 per attendee
Table of 10 $1000
Enter the number of attendees and click "Continue to Pay." Your final amount will be reflected at the checkout page.


2018 SDHMA Gold Key Sponsorship Opportunities

# of Attendees Description Price
Limited Availability Dinner Sponsorship
  • Table of 10
  • Video Introduction
  • Table Placement
  • Company Logo in Program
  • Podium Recognition
$5000
Please contact us for availability
Sold Out Gold Key Award Sponsorship
  • Table of 10
  • Company Logo in Program
  • Presentation of Award
  • Podium Recognition
$2500
SOLD
Limited Availability Awards Sponsorship
  • Two tickets for Dinner
  • Company Logo in Program
  • Presentation of Award
$1000
Please contact us for availability
Hospitality Student Sponsor $100 per attendee

Enter the number of attendees and click "Continue to Pay." Your final amount will be reflected at the checkout page.