Hotel Interactive®, Inc. has announced that it will be hosting the inaugural Lodging Industry’s Elite awards to recognize top hospitality executives, as well as ground-breaking projects.
The event will take place at MB Steak, a luxury steakhouse brand by David and Michael Morton, in Las Vegas on April 30. The three-hour event will feature high-ranking hotel executives representing a wide cross-section of the industry from the big brands to multi-unit owner/operators, as well as design and purchasing professionals and those companies that service the industry.
Rich Viola, President and CEO of Hotel Interactive®—which was founded in 1998—commented on the significance. “We’re excited to launch this kind of milestone event to coincide with 20 years of being a go-to resource for hospitality industry news and providing daily original content. The Lodging Industry’s Elite enables us to pay tribute to leaders in our industry that have truly earned such recognition,” he said.
Design-driven awards will be doled out based on initial submissions from subscribers to HoteIinteractive.com. In addition, our readers will ultimately vote on the winners from a handful of finalists in each category. The categories for executives are as follows: Design Executive of the Year; Purchasing Company Executive of the Year; Innovator of the Year; Brand Purchasing Executive of the Year; Brand Design Executive of the Year; Outstanding Owner/Operator of the Year; and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Meanwhile, the awards for specific projects will include Best Integration of Social Media; Best New Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel; Best Sustainable Hotel Project; Most Impactful Repositioning; Most Unique Hotel Conversion; Best Dynamic New Build; and Best Experiential Hotel.
The event is designed for the industry to celebrate one another. The unique reception will include networking time as well as drinks and hors d’ouevres followed by a full-course dinner in a relaxed atmosphere where winners will also be announced. In addition, merely participating in the event will result in Hotel Interactive® contributing on behalf of attendees to the Three Square Charity in Las Vegas, a food bank which provides assistance to needy families of Nevada.
The deadline for nominations is January 23. For more information on how to participate, please click on the following link: https://www.lodgingindustryelite.com/