A message and invitation from our friends at HMA & HSMAI:

Dear Industry Partners,

It is again time for us to honor those who have made significant contributions to the betterment of our industry during the past year.

The Thirty-Eighth Annual Gold Key Awards presentation, co-sponsored by the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, will be held, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017, at the TOWN AND COUNTRY RESORT.

Awards will be presented in the following eight categories:

  • Food and Beverage Person of the Year
  • Gold Key Award
  • Guest Service Associate of the Year
  • Heart of the House Associate of the Year
  • Hotel Leader of the Year
  • Hotelperson of the Year
  • Patti Roscoe Award–Allied Person of the Year
  • Salesperson of the Year

HSMAI will be presenting the James V. Cunningham Personalized Service Award and the HSMAI Revenue Manager of the Year as part of the Gold Key Awards program.

The period covered by the nomination is 2016 and all employees in the hospitality industry in the county are eligible for nomination. Nominations will be judged by the top elected officers of the participating organizations and MUST BE RETURNED NO LATER THAN NOON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017.  Nominations may be submitted for one or all categories via mail, email, or online at  Nominations should be 750 words or less and attachments with the forms will not be accepted. Please contact us with any questions regarding the appropriate category for a nominee, 619-224-2811 or

We appreciate the support of the following organizations:

  • International Special Events Society
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • National Association of Catering Executives
  • San Diego Concierge Association
  • San Diego Tourism Authority


Gold Key Awards Committee 2016


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