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2015 Stars of the Industry Awards

San Diego, California – The California Hotel & Lodging Association announced their 2015 Stars of the Industry award winners on Thursday at the US Grant hotel in San Diego. The annual Stars of the Industry awards, presented by USA TODAY, are given out to honor lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality service of the industry. The 2015 awards were given out for five property and six individual categories, as well as one industry supplier category.

Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year

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

Outstanding Manager of the Year

Martin Cisneros, SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, Pismo Beach
Robert Lipinski, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica

Outstanding General Manager of the Year

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

HD Supply Housekeeping Award

Yolanda Trujillo, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego
Vanessa Myers, The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, Berkeley

The Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of the Year

Parris Preston, Homewood Suites San Diego - Del Mar, San Diego
Dylan Cloughen, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
Jennifer Yang, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes

WIL Connect Leader of the Year

Jessica Ordonez-Steenblock, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
Polina Spector, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco

Community Service

Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach

Guest Relations

Technology Innovation of the Year

Savioke, Inc., Santa Clara

Special Events

Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco (Ongoing)
The Fairmont San Francisco, San Francsico (One-time)
CHLA Partners