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The Massachusetts lodging industry gathered last Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Boston to honor exemplary employees and unique programs in the industry, at the 2013 Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon. 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.


The Massachusetts Lodging Association would like to congratulate all of the Stars of the Industry nominees and award winners.  This year's recipients of the Stars of the Industry Awards are:    

Community Service

  • Westin Boston Waterfront 

Employee Relations 

  • Onyx Hotel (property under 150 rooms)
  • The Ritz Carlton, Boston Common (property over 150 rooms) 

Good Earthkeeping:

  • Onyx Hotel (property under 150 rooms)
  • Sheraton Boston Hotel (property over 150 rooms) 

Guest Relations

  • Mandarin Oriental (property under 150 rooms)
  • Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston (property over 150 rooms)

Prism Award

  • Four Seasons Hotel Boston 

Special Events - Ongoing

  • Boston Harbor Hotel 

Special Events - One Time

  • The Lenox 

Technology Innovation

  • The Dockside Inn 

Student Member of the Year

  • Jane Merrifield, Hotel Commonwealth 

WIL Connect Leader 

  • Dianna Ahern, The Inn at Longwood Medical 

Industry Partner

  • Stephanie Pappas, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau 

Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader 

  • Shanika Acosta, The Colonnade Hotel (medium property)
  • Pete Screnci, Sheraton Boston Hotel (large property) 

General Manager

  • Laura Dow, Vista Motel (small property)
  • Daniel Donahue, The Lenox (medium property)
  • Paul Tormey, The Fairmont Copley Plaza (large property) 

Manager of the Year

  • Lucas Mulkern, Hotel Commonwealth (medium property)
  • Fergal Gildea, Westin Waltham Boston (large property)

Employee of the Year

  • Gregg Mabey, Orchards Hotel (small property)
  • Tony Blanco, Taj Boston (medium property)
  • James Smith, Omni Parker House (large property)

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. / 617 720 1776

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