2019 Hotelier of the Year Award Nomination Form

Nominations for our 2019 awards are now open.

Deadline to submit nominations is 8/22/2019.


Please join us on September 29th at the Broadmoor for the Stars of the Industry Luncheon and the Hotelier of the Year Dinner to celebrate this year’s nominees and winners.


This award honors the General Manager who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to leadership, service, and community and/or civic affairs. The nominees are judged on performance that goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities and outstanding and unusual service to the property, guests and the community.



To qualify for a Hotelier of the Year or the Innovation Award, the candidate:

  1. Must exhibit service above and beyond their normal job responsibilities through outstanding leadership qualities, performing heroic deeds, &/or consistently adding to the general well-being of the guests.
  2. Must be employed by an active CHLA member.
  3. Must be a current General Manager for a minimum of two years, or a former General Manager for at least three years and still active in the industry in a different capacity.


Optional Documentation:

Additional materials may be submitted for the judges’ consideration, but are not required. These may include photos, letters of commendation, guest comment cards or news clippings. All submitted material becomes the property of ILA and will not be returned unless a special request is made.


Awards Presentation:

The Hotelier of the Year and Innovation Awards will be presented during the Hotelier of the Year Dinner on Sunday, September 29th at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.


  • Step 1. Nominee Information

  • Step 2. Your Information

  • Step 3. Description of Qualification

  • Please describe why you think this Nominee is deserving of this award, please use examples of significant innovations/accomplishments and as much specific information as possible. Supporting materials that can help the judging panel to understand why this candidate should win this award should be included.
  • Please tell us how this individual has demonstrated strong leadership at his/her property and moved the industry forward in significant ways? Please specify and provide examples.
  • In the hospitality industry, working with charitable organizations and community groups is paramount to success. Please tell us how the individual has contributed to the community at large, including participation in civic, community, educational and other organizations.