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Presented by Washington Hospitality Association, the Stars of Hospitality awards celebrate the truly exceptional professionals and properties that exemplify the very best of Washington hospitality.

Nominate the stars on your team and let them know how much you value the passion and talent they bring to work each day.


Please join us at the Stars of Hospitality Awards Dinner, hosted by Sysco, on Sunday, November 3 at the The W Hotel in Bellevue, where we will celebrate the 2019 winners.

The submission deadline has been extended to September 15, 2019.

Submissions are now closed.

Employee of the Year

Nominate your non-management superstar to get the recognition they deserve on our industry’s biggest stage. We want to hear about the very best of the unsung heroes. The people who drive our industry every single day to make it great. This employee goes above and beyond, makes guests feel special, helps fellow employees and engages with the local community.

General Manager of the Year

The finest general managers see the big picture while also looking after all the small details that make their vision a reality. These individuals have risen through the ranks and come to exemplify all the best attributes of our industry. They are managers who reach out to guests, inspire employees and extend themselves to the broader community.

Emerging Hospitality Leader

This award is about recognizing the emerging leaders around us, those that energize the industry and inspire those around them. Do you work with an exemplary young professional under 30 who exhibits these traits? Share their story of “out of the box” thinking and their dedication to the craft of our trade.

Paving the Way Award

This award honors a woman who is more than a leader. She’s also a role model in the community and a mentor who is committed to raising up those around her. Her reach extends beyond the day-to-day and resonates through the property, industry and community. Nominate the woman who is a shining example of all that can be accomplished in our industry.

Innovation Award

Our industry thrives on innovation. It’s what elevates the guest experience and propels us forward. This award honors a property, company or individual that drives fresh thinking and inspires a culture of innovation. To nominate a person, property or a company, tell us how they’ve initiated innovative practices and helped create a climate that encourages others to do the same.