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Massachusetts Lodging Association Honors 2012
Stars of the Industry Award Winners

Boston, MA - March 20, 2013:
 The Massachusetts lodging industry came together at the Colonnade Hotel on Friday, February 15, 2013 to honor exemplary employees and unique programs in the industry, at the 2012 Stars of the Industry Awards Gala. All winners will be submitted to national nomination for the American Hotel & Lodging Association Stars of the Industry Awards, which parallel the Massachusetts Lodging Association awards.

"Once again, we had an exceptional pool of nominees to choose from," said Paul J. Sacco, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Lodging Association.  "With over 120 great submissions, our nominees and winners are raising the bar every year, showing a commitment and excellence to service."

This year's recipients of the Stars of the Industry Awards are:

Community Service
  • White Elephant Nantucket (Property under 150 rooms)
  • Westin Boston Waterfront (Property over 150 rooms)
Employee Relations
  • Hotel Commonwealth (Property under 150 rooms)
  • Nantucket Island Resorts (Property over 150 rooms)
Good Earthkeeping:
  • Onyx Hotel (Property under 150 rooms)
  • Seaport World Trade Center (Property over 150 rooms)
Guest Relations
  • Ames Hotel (Property under 150 rooms)
  • Four Seasons (Property over 150 rooms)
Prism Award
  • Seaport World Trade Center
Special Events - Ongoing
  • Mandarin Oriental (Property under 150 rooms)
  • Hyatt Regency Boston (Property over 150 rooms)
Special Events - One Time
  • Mandarin Oriental (Property under 150 rooms)
  • Revere Hotel (Property over 150 rooms)
Technology Innovation
  • Mandarin Oriental
Industry Partner
  • Beth Stehley, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Employee of the Year
  • Ray Jugistir, The Colonnade (medium property)
  • Pat Powers, Hyatt Regency Cambridge (large property)
Manager of the Year
  • Chris Bonnivier, Orchards, Williamstown (small property)
  • Sherly Michel, The Ritz Carlton (medium property)
  • Seamus Murphy, Omni (large property)
General Manager
  • Adam Sperling, Hotel Commonwealth (medium property)
  • Michael Jorgensen, Westin Copley (large property)
Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader
  • Mitchell Emery, Orchards, Williamstown (small property)
  • Kathryn Rippin, Hotel Commonwealth (medium property)
  • Heather Murphy, Red Jacket Resort (large property)
Women In Lodging (WIL) Connect Leader
  • Marianna Accomando, Seaport World Trade Center
About the Massachusetts Lodging Association:
The Massachusetts Lodging Association is a trade association representing and promoting the lodging industry in Massachusetts.   With more than 700 members, lodging properties and businesses, including industry partners that supply products and services to the lodging industry, the MLA is committed to creating and implementing an aggressive program to develop the business and leisure travel industry in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  MLA is the member state association partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), which represents the lodging industry on a national level.


Chris Pappas


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Also See: Beth Stehley Named Industry Partner of the Year by the Massachusetts Lodging Association / March 2013

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Elects David R. Giblin 2012 Chairman / March 2012

Boston & Cambridge Recognized by ICCA as Top Destination in USA for International Association Meetings / July 2011

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