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Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year

This award recognizes an employee of a CHLA member lodging property who goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities. Nominees are judged on outstanding and unusual service to the property, to the guests, and to the community. Sponsored by Embassy Carpets

2018

Francisca Melena, Housekeeper, Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach
Carmelita Wood, Front Desk, Menlo Park Inn, Menlo Park
John Dunleavy, Bartender, Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz

2017

Carlos Ubias, Front Desk Supervisor, The Landing Resort & Spa, South Lake Tahoe
Alan Narayan, Front Desk Lead, Dinah’s Garden Hotel, Palo Alto
Lauren Bergloff, Sustainability Leader & Naturalist, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes

2016

Edwin Valondo, Front Desk, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Campbell
Leticia Lopez, Front Desk Supervisor, Ramada Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Daniel Newhouse, Restaurant Server, Hotel del Coronado, Coronado

2015

Rebecca Hill, Staff Member, Inn at Playa Del Rey, Playa Del Rey
Chris Morano, Chief Concierge, The Fountaingrove Inn, Santa Rosa
Tammy Martin, In-Room Dining Order Taker, Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa

2014

Georgia Kinkead, Front Desk Agent, Glorietta Bay Inn, Coronado
Laura Ybarra, Banquet Server, Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
Tom Wolfe, Chief Concierge, The Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco

2013

Andrew McLaurin, Sr. Front Desk Agent, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, Sausalito
LaMont Simonaro, Maintenance, SeaCrest Ocean Front Hotel, Pismo Beach
Matt Leonhardt, Concierge, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Sacramento

2012

Nichole Phillips, Chef, Dunbar House, 1880, Murphys
Hortencia Renteria, Public Areas Attendant, Andaz San Diego, San Diego
Jim Catlett, Golf Starter, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai

2011

Martha Moreira-Sanabria Turndown Attendant, Montage Hotel Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
Virginia Baker, Lead Concierge, Monterey Marriott, Monterey
Luis Becerra, Maintenance Supervisor, Glorietta Bay Inn, Coronado

2010

Tyler Layton, Guest Services Agent, Hotel Abri, San Francisco
Norman Rodriguez, Restaurant Supervisor, The Westin Pasadena, Pasadena
Matt Van Hoorbeke, Bellman, Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco

2009

Miguel Cruz, Guest Services Attendant, Four Season's Aviara, Carlsbad
Wade Heath, Parking Lead, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim
Elizabeth Latham, Housekeeper, San Clemente Inn, San Clemente

2008

Mariana Georgescu, Restaurant Supervisor, Hilton Arden West, Sacramento
Luis Mejia, Bell Attendant, Disney's Grand Californian, Anaheim

2007

Tanvir Sheikh, Desk Clerk, Vagabond Inn, Los Angeles
Mary Stone, PBX Operator, Doubletree Guest Suites, Anaheim
Kevin Wong, Storeroom Assistant, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
Maria Cardenas, Head Housekeeper, Vagabond Inn, Los Angeles

2006

Reymundo Duarte, Bakery Supervisor, Fess Parker's Doubletree, Santa Barbara
Terry Henlin, Front Desk/Guest Services, The Dolphin Hotel, Shell Beach
Amabel Luna, Room Service Server, Four Seasons Silicon Valley, Palo Alto

2005

Susie Becken, Executive Assistant, Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel, Burbank
Guillermo Martinez, Concierge Lounge Server, Holiday Inn Torrance, Torrance
Bogart Sanchez, Food Server, Historic Mansion Inn, Riverside
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