2017 Best of the best
hotel awards gala

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Hyatt Regency LAX
5:30 - 9:30 PM

Join your hotel industry peers for our 3rd Annual Best of the Best Hotel Awards Gala. Early Bird ticket pricing ends Thursday, 10/26/17!

2017 finalists

Hotel of the Year

  • Peninsula Beverly Hills
  • The London West Hollywood
  • Terranea Resort
  • The Kinney – Venice Beach
  • Hyatt Regency LAX
  • Sunset Marquis

General Manager of the Year

  • Norbert Relecker, Mondrian Los Angeles
  • Gerry Peck, Shore Santa Monica
  • Tom Whelan, Hotel Amarano
  • Stacey Rivera, Redondo Beach Hotel
  • Terri Haack, Terranea Resort
  • Javier Cano, Ritz Carlton LA, JW Marriott LA Live

Rising Star

  • Patricia Aquino, Travel Industry Sales Manager – Airtel Plaza
  • Hilary Feutz, Social Communications Manager – Terranea Resort
  • Jasmine White, Front Desk Supervisor – Hotel Amarano
  • Michael Rodarte, Director of Revenue Management – Hotel Indigo
  • Jason Montgomery, Director of Revenue Management – The Line
  • Bu Myint, Revenue Manager – Airtel Plaza

Unsung Hero

  • Bill Dalleske, Hyatt Regency LAX
  • Lavon Minor, The L.A. Hotel Downtown
  • Teri Onorato, Los Angeles Athletic Club Hotel
  • Thomas Harris Jr, Le Parc Suites
  • Theresa Chu, Marriott Hotels
  • Rosa DelRio, Hotel Amarano Burbank

Beyond the Call of Duty

  • Worksu Asefa, Le Parc Suites
  • Chris Willard, Genre Hotels
  • Dustin Hess, Hotel Shangri-La
  • Don Tiffany, Hotel Amarano
  • Sonia Elias, Best Western PLUS Sunset Plaza
  • Michael Weber, Terranea Resort

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Bryan Haluza, Director of Revenue Optimization – Terranea Resort
  • Wendy Kheel, VP Tourism Insights – Discover LA / LACVB
  • Libby Zarrahy, Dir. Of Marketing & Public Relations – Hyatt Regency LAX
  • Barry Podob, DOSM – Le Parc Suites
  • Maggie Oliva, GM – Inn at Venice Beach
  • Mitch Woolley, DOO – E-Marketing Associates

Best New Hotel

  • Kimpton Everly Hotel Los Angeles
  • InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
  • Freehand Los Angeles
  • Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown
  • Dream Hollywood
  • Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Best Hotel Sales Team

  • Ace Hotel
  • Hotel Indigo
  • Elan Hotel
  • The L.A. Hotel Downtown
  • Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
  • InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

Best Food & Beverage

  • The Dream Hollywood
  • Montrose West Hollywood
  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Santa Monica
  • Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
  • Sydell Group – The Line/Freehand
  • Kimpton – Palomar/Wilshire/Everly

Best Revenue Manager

  • Asha Gradek, Loews Santa Monica
  • Travis Lough, Sheraton Gateway LAX
  • Gerald Griffin, Pacifica Hotels
  • Andrea Larkin, Shutters on the Beach & Casa del Mar
  • Egres Thana, CRME, InterContinental LA Century City
  • Scott Roby, Evolution Hospitality

Hotel Community Ambassador

  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Hotel Amarano Burbank
  • OLS Hotels & Resorts
  • Discover LA / LACVB
  • Hyatt Regency LAX
  • Terranea Resort

Outstanding Partner to the Industry

special thanks to our sponsors

for More info contact

Daniel Conti
Chair, Best of the Best Hotel Awards Gala
(415) 819-8146