Gold Key

Gold Key

Each year we honor those who have made significant contributions to the betterment of our industry. The 41st Annual Gold Key Awards presentation is co-sponsored by the San Diego County Lodging Association and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.  The 2019 Gold Key Awards will be at the Hilton San Diego – Bayfront on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

 2019 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 2019 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, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020.

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 41st Annual Gold Key Awards on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the Hilton San Diego – Bayfront.

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

$125 per person

$1,000 per table of 10

Reservations and Award Sponsorships are available now! Please contact the SDCLA office at 619-224-2811.

Thank you~

# of Attendees Description Price
Individual Ticket $125 per attendee
Table of 10 $1000
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2019 SDHMA Gold Key Sponsorship Opportunities

The San Diego Lodging Association is offering its membership an exclusive opportunity to become a Gold Key Awards Dinner sponsor!

Through various sponsorship opportunities below, your company will be able to engage and educate a captive audience about what your company is doing to make a difference in your industry. As a featured Gold Key Sponsor your company would be prominently featured in front of a large crowd of industry leading professionals and influential decision makers.

Take advantage of this opportunity and use your sponsorship as a tool to put your best brand image forward!

# 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
Limited Availability Gold Key Award Sponsorship
  • Table of 10
  • Company Logo in Program
  • Presentation of Award
  • Podium Recognition
$2500
Please contact us for availability
Limited Availability Awards Sponsorship
  • Two tickets for Dinner
  • Company Logo in Program
  • Presentation of Award
$1000
Please contact us for availability
Hospitality Student Sponsorship $100 per attendee

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