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BOSTON, MA (April 13, 2017): The Massachusetts Lodging Association gathered on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Boston Park Plaza to honor exemplary employees and unique programs in the hospitality industry, at the 2016 Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon. 

"We had over 100 nominees throughout the various categories and this event is an opportunity to recognize them and all of their hard work," said Paul J. Sacco, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Lodging Industry. "These nominees represent the best of the best and are the face of hospitality in Massachusetts. Their dedication is part of what makes our lodging industry so remarkable." 

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:    

Employee of the Year 

  • Oliver Garnett, Boston Harbor Hotel (up to 250 Rooms)
  • Paul Nichols, Royal Sonesta Boston (over 250 Rooms)

Manager of the Year 

  • Johnathan Dove, Kimpton Onyx Hotel (up to 250 Rooms)
  • Kerry McGill, The Langham, Boston (over 250 Rooms)

Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader 

  • Jamie Mantegazza, Kimpton Marlowe Hotel (up to 250 Rooms)
  • Lucy Halvorson, The Colonnade Hotel (over 250 Rooms)

General Manager of the Year

  • Joe Mellia, The Envoy Hotel (up to 250 Rooms)
  • Terry Dunbar, Hyatt Regency Boston (over 250 Rooms)

Industry Partner of the Year

  • Lisa Deveney, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Community Service

  • The Bostonian, NFL Play 60, Red Nose Day, St. Francis Schooze Cruise 2016 (up to 250 Rooms)
  • InterContinental Boston, Various Community Service Programs (over 250 Rooms)

Employee Relations 

  • Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel, Ridiculously Personal Employee Experience (up to 250 Rooms)
  • Omni Parker House, 30+ Club, 40+ Club (over 250 Rooms)

Innovation Award 

  • Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, Technology Upgrades, Kipsu and Pressreader (up to 250 Rooms)
  • Fairmont Copley Plaza, Rooftop Harvest Dinners/Bee Garden (over 250 Rooms)

Student Chapter of the Year

  • Boston University

About the Massachusetts Lodging Association

The Massachusetts Lodging Association is a trade association representing and promoting the lodging industry in Massachusetts.  With a wide variety of members ranging from lodging properties and businesses and 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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