Gold Key

Gold Key

Each year we honor those who have made significant contributions to the betterment of our industry. The Thirty-Ninth 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 2017 Gold Key Awards will be at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

 2017 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

The period covered by the nomination is 2017 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.

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 Thirty-Ninth Annual Gold Key Awards on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center.

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 $95 per attendee
Table of 10 $950
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