Event Details

Event Details

2019 GPHA Stars of the Industry Call for Nominations

The GPHA’s highest honor is the Stars of the Industry Award recognizing achievements in hospitality industry. This prestigious peer recognition has been given annually for 25 years. The award recognizes the achievements, outstanding performance, and quality service of a GPHA member who has made extraordinary contributions to our organization and to the hospitality industry over the course of his or her career.

All nominations are to be submitted online. Members can upload the nominations online on Google Drives: 2019 SOI Call for Nominations


Members can complete the information online on Google Drives:
 2019 SOI Call for Nominations


Download the 2019 Stars of the Industry Criteria and Guidelines


Download the 2019 Stars of the Industry Online Nomination Instructions


All nominations must be received by Wednesday, November 13, 2019.


Any member of GPHA can nominate a candidate for this award. For more information on criteria and to nominate a candidate click on the links above. The award will be presented at our annual awards gala, Stars of the Industry, December 3rd.

You can access the 2019 Stars of the Industry Call for Nominations information on our website www.gpha.us/events

Questions, email Sue at sgeyer@gpha.us

2018 gala photos and sponsors

The event photo gallery can be found HERE. We also included the Cliquecam photo booth gallery HERE.

Congratulations to the winners:
  • Heart of the House Employee of the Year - Tahisha Acres, Loews Philadelphia Hotel
  • Front of the House Employee of the Year - Dwight Martin, Holiday Inn Express Midtown
  • Support Staff of the Year - Eric McCauley, Sofitel Philadelphia
  • Department Supervisor of the Year - Kito Pearson, Hotel Palomar
  • Lodging Manager of the Year - Debbie Moy, Loews Philadelphia Hotel
  • Valet Employee of the Year - Mamadou Kane, The Windsor Suites
  • Student Intern of the Year - Camilla Patrizio, Hotel Monaco
  • Community Service Award - The Windsor Suites
  • Community Champion Award - Kashif Washington, Hotel Monaco
  • Guest Relations Award - Jason Frink, Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center


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