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Nominate Your Star Today!

2021 Nominations Now Closed

These are challenging times. Yet so many hotel employees are rising to the challenge.
Who has inspired you?

Kitchen staff serving meals to first responders.
Front desk teams taking precautions to safely assist guests.
Housekeepers incorporating enhanced cleaning protocol to ensure guest and team member safety.

Every hotel has a hero.  AHLA Wants to Know - Who’s Yours?

Nominate your colleagues today!

Login to Submit Applications
(use your AHLA credentials)


  • Include photos and/or video of your candidate so we can give your star the recognition they truly deserve!
  • Submit your hotel hero by November 1st for the opportunity to get recognized as part of AHLA’s Hotel Heroes social media campaign!
  • Final deadline for Stars of the Industry is December 31, 2020

Winners of the AHLA Stars of the Industry will be recognized at the annual Night of a Thousand Stars awards gala! Hosted in the city of stars - Los Angeles, CA - Night of a Thousand Stars is the Oscars of the hospitality world where we will celebrate the best and brightest of our industry. Click here for the listing of award categories and descriptions. Each of the three finalists for the North Star Award (Lodging Employee of the Year) will be recognized and celebrated with their own video profile before the winner is announced live at the event.

Select applicants will be recognized as part of AHLA’s ‘Hotel Heroes’ social media campaign, created to celebrate the incredible people who have risen to the challenge during this pandemic. Only EARLY-BIRD Stars of the Industry applicants who provide photos or video footage will be eligible.

AHLA members can login to submit a nomination using their AHLA member login. You may save your work and return to the application as often as needed prior to the nomination deadline. The application must be completed and submitted to qualify for judging. 

All AHLA member companies, properties, and employee members are eligible to submit an entry. Nonmembers will not be considered. For inquiries about your AHLA membership status please contact Member Services at membership@ahla.com or (202) 289-3100. 

Click here for nomination criteria details.

Nominations are due by December 31, 2020!
For specific questions, contact Allison Brennan at abrennan@ahla.com or (202) 289-3111.