Heart of the House Associate of the Year

Heart of the House Associate of the Year

The 40th Annual Gold Key Awards presentation and dinner, co-sponsored by the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International were held Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

The SDHMA wants to thank this year’s Gold Key award nominees and congratulate each winner on their incredible achievement.

Awards were presented in the following categories:

Patti Roscoe
Allied Person of the Year
Sponsored By: Bill Howe Plumbing,
Heating and Air

GABRIEL “BOBBY” RAMIREZ
Centerplate

Food & Beverage
Person of the Year
Sponsored By: Andaz San Diego
SAMM WASHINGTON
Hilton San Diego Airport
Harbor Island

Salesperson of the Year
Sponsored By: The San Diego
International Airport

JORDAN LAUGHREN
Evans Hotels

Hotel Leader of the Year
Sponsored By: The Ocean Park Inn
KIM AVANT
Grande Colonial Hotel

HSMAI James V. Cuningham
Personalized Service Award
TED FILE
San Diego Tourism Authority

Hotelperson of the Year
Sponsored By: Allseated
DANIA DUKE
Hilton San Diego
Gaslamp Quarter

Guest Service
Associate of the Year
Sponsored By: Ace Parking
ADHARA MERELES
Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Heart of the House
Associate of the Year
MARIA CASTRO
Estancia La Jolla

HSMAI
Revenue Manager of the Year
CHRIS KRAMER
Omni San Diego

Gold Key Award
Sponsored By: The San Diego Tourism Authority

CARL WINSTON
Director, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
at San Diego State University

You may contact the HMA office for more information at 619-224-2811 or info@sdhma.com

We appreciate the support of the following organizations:

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