Outstanding General Manager of the Year

This award honors a hotelier who has demonstrated superior professionalism in operating a CHLA or CABBI member property and taken a leadership role in the industry by actively participating in association, community, or industry programs.


Misoon Kong, DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, San Jose
Stefan Mühle, Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco
Franck Legrand, Cornell Hotel de France, San Francisco


Paulette Fischer, The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, Huntington Beach
Dania Duke, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp, San Diego
Roberto Mota, Menlo Park Inn, Menlo Park


Steven Ortmann, The Palm Garden Hotel, Thousand Oaks


Marc R. Kassouf, General Manager, Quiet Creek Inn, Idyllwild
James Lim, General Manager, Omni Hotels & Resorts San Francisco, San Francisco


Roger Huldi, W San Francisco, San Francisco
Liz Hall, Inn at Playa Del Rey, Playa Del Rey
Scott Mills, The Garland Hotel, North Hollywood


Ann Callahan, Hillcrest House, San Diego
Rick Riess, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
Grant Coonley, Hilton Los Angeles, Los Angeles


Tom Patton, Ramada Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Anne Marie Presutti, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco


Jim Treadway, Bardessono, Yountville
Don Shindle, The Westin Verasa Napa, Napa
Kelley Cosgrove, The Fairmont San Jose, San Jose


Jon Kimball, The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco
Stefan Muhle, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, Sausalito
Jody Blackinton, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, San Diego


Claudia Ludlow, Glorietta Bay Inn, Coronado
Sal Abaunza, L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
Albert Smith, Hotel Palomar, Los Angeles
Tom Klein, The Fairmont, San Francisco


Alison Cooper, Comfort Suites Barstow, Barstow
Michael Pace, W San Francisco, San Francisco
Steve Viscio, Larkspur Hotel Union Square, San Francisco


Terri Haack, Terranea Resort & Spa, Rancho Palos Verdes
Douglas R. Korn, US Grant, San Diego
Bill Phelps, Hadsten House Inn & Spa, Solvang


Stefan Muhle, Orchard Hotels, San Francisco
Anna Marie Presutti, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
Marisa Schaffer, Hallmark Inn, Davis


Jim Durbin, San Diego Marriott Gaslamp, San Diego
Ann Marie Kimble, Homewood Suites by Hilton, San Diego
Bill Phelps, Hadsten House Inn & Spa, Solvang


Maureen Raynaud, Dolphin Bay Hotel, Shell Beach
John Steinbach, Embassy Suites Resort, Lake Tahoe
Wes Tyler, Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco


Kathleen Cochran, Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado


Kim Akers, Glorietta Bay Inn, Coronado
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