Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association Hosts 4th Annual Stars of the Industry Hospitality Awards Gala on October 2, 2014

NHLA is honoring exemplary hospitality employees working within Nevada’s hotel industry at the 4th Annual Stars of the Industry Hospitality Awards Gala.The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association (NHLA) is honoring exemplary hospitality employees working within Nevada’s hotel industry at the 4th Annual Stars of the Industry Hospitality Awards Gala on Thursday, October 2 from 6 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. The gala will take place at The New Tropicana's Havana Room, 3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

The Hotelier of the Year award is the highest honor conferred to a Nevada Hotel and Lodging General Manager, Multi-Unit Manager, Corporate Executive or Owner affiliated with NHLA. Nominees will be judged on their professionalism and service to the property, their employees, guests and the community. The Hotelier of the Year is recognized by industry peers for his or her exemplary achievements, contributions and leadership.

Other Employee of the Year awards include Manager, Emerging Hospitality Leader, Food and Beverage, Guest Service, Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Casino. Additional awards include Sustainability and Supplier. A Nevada hotel property excelling in sustainability efforts along with successful and innovative initiatives will receive the Sustainability award. A Supplier of the Year award will be awarded to a member company providing outstanding support to the industry.

The keynote presenter for the 2014 Stars of the Industry Awards Gala is Katherine Lugar, President and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

“We are so pleased to once again host and present this prestigious hospitality awards event," said Lynn Mitchell, NHLA chairman of the board.  "As the hospitality industry is the largest and strongest in Nevada, recognizing the exceptional employees providing exemplary services for our visitors is extremely important and well-deserved.  The Stars of the Industry is a formal event attracting top level executives, resort owners, dignitaries, employees, media and supporting industry companies in honor of our nominees and award recipients. It truly is the hospitality event of the year.”

Sponsors for the event include Hilton Grand Vacations, Hilton Worldwide, Ideas Revenue, The Rainmaker Group, Lodge Tools, Workplace ESL, Catalytic Pure Air, Southern Wine and Spirits, CLI Groups, LVCVA, Venetian, and Silver Lining Amenities.

Nominations for awards are now open and can be submitted via the website by NHLA members.

Tickets are also available to attend the Stars of the Industry Hospitality Awards Gala.  Ticket prices are $125 per person, $650 for a table for six or $900 for a table for eight.  Visit for more information. The New Tropicana has extended a special rate of $55 per night plus tax for gala attendees wishing to stay the night. Book your room now.

About NHLA

The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association is the leading industry association in Nevada and one of the strongest in the USA. Since 1979, NHLA has been the unifying voice for Nevada's multi-billion dollar resort and lodging industry. With over 200 hotels and industry supporting vendor members, NHLA is the state's largest industry advocate. The mission is to serve the lodging industry by providing representation at the local, state and national levels in industry affairs; provide comprehensive and robust educational resources and programs; offer valued member benefits; provide industry communications and value-added member based services.