Maryland Hotel Lodging Association Celebrates the Industry’s Best at 2023 "Stars of the Industry" Awards Luncheon
31 winners announced at 33rd annual event honoring exceptional hotel properties and frontline employees from across Maryland
Annapolis, Md. – On April 20, 2023, the Maryland Hotel Lodging Association (MHLA) hosted more than 400 guests – including owners, managers, employees, and partners from Maryland’s statewide lodging industry – at its 33rd annual Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon and Annual Meeting. Held at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, the celebration recognized deserving hotels and team members who have gone above and beyond this past year to provide excellent service to their guests and communities.
Nominations were submitted by MHLA members, and 31 winners were announced in 10 categories celebrating the contributions of every hotel department, including managers, general managers, and staff. A full list of Stars of the Industry winners is included below.
“This awards program honors the brightest stars among MHLA member hotels,” said Amy Rohrer, President & CEO, MHLA. “These extraordinary individuals have risen to every challenge and remain committed to driving guest satisfaction at their properties, which in turn contributes to the industry’s success. We are especially proud to celebrate the accomplishments of all nominees and congratulate our award winners.”
2023 MHLA Stars of the Industry Winners
(NOTE: Division 1 = properties with 250 rooms or less; may have both a select service and full-service winner. Division 2 = full-service properties with more than 250 rooms.)
Top Left: Aaron Wright, General Manager at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center - Presenting Sponsor & Host Hotel
Top Right: (L-R) Stars Committee Members - Micah Logan, Hyatt Place Baltimore; Kathy Konopik, HotelPro; Doug Klein, Sheraton Baltimore Inner Harbor; Aaron Wright, College Park Marriott; Dionne Pratt, Hilton Baltimore; Patrick Miner, Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore Inner Harbor; Kat Burns, Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ; Chuck Chandler, Plamondon Hospitality Partners. (not pictured -Sandip Patel, Crossroads Hospitality)
Lower Left: (L-R) Michael Henningsen, MHLA Chairman; Patrick Miner, Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore Inner Harbor-Stars Committee Vice Chair; Chuck Chandler, Residence Inn Fulton at Maple Lawn-Stars Committee Chair; Amy Rohrer, MHLA President & CEO.
Lower Right: (L-R) Deepak Patel, AHHOA; Sharon Sykes, AHLA; Amy Rohrer, MHLA President & CEO; Liz Fitzsimmons, Maryland Office of Tourism; Ruth Toomey, Maryland Tourism Coalition; Susan Jones, OC Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association; Marshall Weston, Restaurant Association of Maryland.
Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of this event.