by San Diego Hotel-Motel Association
The Thirty-Eighth Annual Gold Key Awards dinner was held February 22 at the Town and Country Resort. Awards were presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of the tourism industry.
The event was co-sponsored by the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. Other participating organizations were International Live Events Society, Meeting Professionals International, National Association of Catering and Events, San Diego Concierge Association, and San Diego Tourism Authority.
Congratulations to the following people on being honored with the highest level of achievement in our industry and living up to our destination’s moniker as America’s Finest City.
Patti Roscoe-Allied Person of the Year
San Diego Convention Center Corporation
Hotelperson of the Year
Food & Beverage Person of the Year
Manchester Grand Hyatt
Guest Service Associate of the Year
Salesperson of the Year
Renaissance San Diego Downtown
Heart of the House Associate of the Year
REBECCA “BECKY” FRIBERG
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Hotel Leader of the Year
HSMAI JAMES V. CUNNINGHAM AWARD
CHEF DARYL O’DONNELL
Centerplate, San Diego Convention Center
HSMAI REVENUE MANAGER OF THE YEAR
GOLD KEY AWARD
FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY BY SOMEONE OUTSIDE OF THE INDUSTRY WAS PRESENTED TO
USS MIDWAY MUSEUM