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2023 Nominations: Open!

At hotels across the country there are star employees who drive who our industry forward, embodying the true meaning of hospitality.

From the general manager who treats staff like family, to the laundry attendant who goes the extra mile each and every time, our industry is filled with incredible people and inspiring stories.

The Stars of the Industry Awards is the industry’s most prestigious national awards program and serves to shine a light on our industry’s best and brightest.


  • North Star Award: Lodging Employee of the Year
  • General Manager of the Year: Full - Service Property
  • General Manager of the Year: Select - Service Property
  • Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leaders of the Year
  • Paving the Way Award (Recognizing Female Trailblazers)

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. 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.

Questions? Please email Allison Brennan.