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AzLTA honors 'Stars of the Industry'

The shining stars of the hospitality and tourism industry were celebrated at the annual Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association’s (AzLTA) Stars of the Industry awards luncheon, held last week at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort.

The Stars of the Industry award was created more than 40 years ago by the American Hotel & Lodging Association to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the lodging industry. While the categories have evolved over the years, the concept is still the same: to honor lodging and tourism employees who best symbolize the quality service of the industry.

The 2013 Stars of the Industry Winners

Outstanding Employee of the Year: Jarrod Voeller, Door Captain, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Outstanding Manager of the Year: Michael Cairns, Executive Chef and Director of F&B, Montelucia Resort & Spa

Front of the House Manager of the Year, Small Property: Kim Cole, Director of Public Relations, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

Front of the House Manager of the Year, Large Property: Thomas Williams, Director of Guest Services, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Heart of the House Manager of the Year, Small Property: Robin Younger, Director of Housekeeping, Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Heart of the House Manager of the Year, Large Property: Eddie Zrimsek, Assistant Spa Director, Montelucia Resort & Spa

Food & Beverage Employee of the Year, Small Property: Dusty Cox, Server, The Hotel Congress

Food & Beverage Employee of the Year, Large Property: Peter Genovese, In-room Dining and Pool Server, The Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes

Guest Service Employee of the Year, Small Property: Jason Kennedy, Bellman, The Boulders

Guest Service Employee of the Year, Large Property; Otto Valdez, Guest Services Supervisor, Tempe Mission Palms

Housekeeping Employee of the Year, Small Property: Lucas Alonzo, Houseperson, Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

Housekeeping Employee of the Year, Large Property: Nilda Staniscia, Uniform Attendant and Seamstress, Montelucia Resort & Spa

Property Achievement awards in five categories were also announced at the event. These awards highlight programs that showcase the involvement of multiple employees and departments which go above and beyond to build a better community internally and externally.

Community Service: Arizona Biltmore

Guest Relations, Lodging: The Boulders, “True Waldorf Committee”

Guest Relations, Tourism: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, “The Navigator Program”

Special Event, One Time: W Scottsdale, “CHILL”

Special Event, Ongoing: The Phoenician, “Discover the Phoenician with Phoe-Phoe and Friends”

Special Event Ongoing, Tourism: Phoenix Chapter of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association, “Chinese Auction”

Good Earthkeeping Award: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain’s Serenity pool. Photo: Barbara Kraft

Top 5: Southern Arizona Accommodations (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Southern Arizona Accommodations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Dr.,
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 299-2020
loewshotels.com
Features 398 guest rooms, four restaurants and lounges, eight tennis courts, two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, fitness trails, swimming pools and a full-service spa.


The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

15000 N. Secret Springs Dr.,
Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 572-3000
ritzcarlton.com
Nestled in the high Sonoran Desert against the Tortolita Mountains, The Ritz-Carlton features a destination spa; world-class hiking; Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf; indoor and outdoor dining, including True American Cuisine at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar — all within a striking canyon setting.


Canyon Ranch

8600 E. Rockcliff Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85750
(800) 742-9000
canyonranch.com
Dozens of fitness activities, spa cuisine, wellness consultations in preventive medicine, nutrition, stress management, spiritual awareness, and body and skin care treatments.


JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.,
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 792-3500
jwmarriottstarrpass.com
Rich with culture, history and beauty, this resort is complete with world-class spa facilities, nationally acclaimed golf courses, fine dining and award-winning restaurants, and perfectly designed convention and meeting spaces.


Westward Look Resort

245 E. Ina Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85704
(800) 722-2500
westwardlook.com
Set high in the foothills overlooking Tucson and warmed by an abundance of desert sunshine, Westward Look Resort is a rejuvenating resort environment inspired by the beauty of its pristine natural surroundings.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Southern Arizona Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Southern Arizona Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Southern Arizona Accommodations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Canyon Ranch

8600 E. Rockcliff Rd., Tucson, AZ 85750
800-742-9000
canyonranch.com
Dozens of fitness activities, spa cuisine, wellness consultations in preventive medicine, nutrition, stress management, spiritual awareness, and body and skin care treatments.


JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85745
520-792-3500
jwmarriottstarrpass.com
Rich with culture, history and beauty, this resort is complete with world-class spa facilities, nationally acclaimed golf courses, fine dining and award-winning restaurants, and perfectly designed convention and meeting spaces.


Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Dr., Tucson, AZ 85750
520-299-2020
loewshotels.com
Features 398 guest rooms, four restaurants and lounges, eight tennis courts, two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, fitness trails, swimming pools and a full-service spa.


Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

15000 N. Secret Springs Dr., Marana, AZ 85658
520-572-3000
ritzcarlton.com
Nestled in the high Sonoran Desert against the Tortolita Mountains, The Ritz-Carlton features a destination spa, world-class hiking, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, indoor and outdoor dining including True American Cuisine at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar, all within a striking canyon setting.


Westward Look Resort

245 E. Ina Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704
800-722-2500
westwardlook.com
Set high in the foothills overlooking Tucson and warmed by an abundance of desert sunshine, Westward Look Resort is a rejuvenating resort environment inspired by the beauty of its pristine natural surroundings.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

2010 Best of the Best Awards

2011 Best of the Best Winners

On March 31st, the 2011 Best of the Best Awards reception and dinner was held at Camelback Inn where Ranking Arizona recognized the companies that Arizona’s public ranked as their favorites to do business with.

During this special night of networking and celebrations, Ranking Arizona presented awards to its 2010 B.O.B. winners, 2010 and 2011 Platinum Hall of Fame honorees and the 2011 B.O.B. winners.

View photos of the event on Flickr.


Video by Nick Cervi

Congratulations to the 2011 Best of the Best Winners!

Advertising, Marketing & Media

Winner
KPNX-TV Channel 12

Finalists
News Talk 92.3 KTAR

The Lavidge Company

Business Services

Winner
Wist Office Products

Finalists
O’Neil Printing
Jani-King Southwest

Entertainment

Winner
Donovan’s Steak & Chop House

Finalists
T. Cook’s at Royal Palms
Vincent’s on Camelback

Finance & Professional

Winner
National Bank of Arizona

Finalists
Arizona State Credit Union

Farmers Insurance Co.

Health Care

Winner
St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

Finalists
Chandler Regional Medical Center
Delta Dental of Arizona

Manufacturing & Technology

Winner
The Go Daddy Group Inc.

Finalists
Ping
The Boeing Company

Real Estate Commercial

Winner
CB Richard Ellis

Finalists
Ryan Companies US Inc.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Real Estate Residential

Winner
Rossmar & Graham

Finalists
Fireside at Norterra by Del Webb
Legacy Design Build Remodeling

Retail

Winner
Scottsdale Fashion Square

Finalists
Molina Fine Jewelers
Camelback VOLKSWAGEN Subaru Mazda

Tourism

Winner
Phoenix Convention Center

Finalists
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

2009 Best of the Best Winners


Best of the Best Awards 2011, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

Best of the Best Awards 2011: Tourism

Winner: Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix Convention Center, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 The Phoenix Convention Center boasts 1 million square feet of rentable meeting rooms, exhibition halls and pre-function foyer space, positioning Phoenix among the nation’s top 25 largest convention centers. On the secluded second level of the West Building is an Executive Conference Center, perfect for upscale meetings catering to smaller corporate groups. The state’s large ballroom, with 45,600 square feet, is adorned with kites “floating” in the North Ballroom ceiling, reminiscent of the desert night sky. The culinary reputation of the convention center is the talk of the Valley, with the custom menus created by Executive Chef Jesus Cibrian, inspired by his international experience and use of locally grown produce.
Year Est: 1972
Meeting SQ.FT.: 1M total rentable sq.ft.
Principal(s): John Chan
Phoenix Convention Center Logo, Best of the Best 2011, Tourism 100 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
800-282-4842
www.phoenixconventioncenter.com



Finalist: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 The sun rises and sets the Santa Catalina Mountains aglow. A breathtaking sunset burns orange over stunning city views just before the stars emerge to twinkle in the night. No matter how you spend your day, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort you’ll find yourself in awe of the living desert that surrounds you. Start your day with a Sonoran Desert Ultimate Rehydration body treatment in Loews Ventana’s world-class spa, or check out a round of golf on one of two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses. Relax by the pool or explore the wonders of the Sonoran Desert on a half-mile Window Walk Nature Trail. For dinner, watch the sun set from the patio of the Flying V Bar & Grill and gaze out at the city lights.
Year Est: 1984
Rooms: 398
General Manager: Brian Johnson
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Logo, Best of the Best 2011, Tourism 7000 N. Resort Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85750
520-299-2020
www.loewshotels.com/ventanacanyon



Finalist: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North combines scenic beauty, authentic design, a multitude of recreational amenities and superb service to create an intimate desert experience unmatched in the Southwest. Located adjacent to the renowned Weiskopf-designed courses of Troon North, and set on 40 acres of vibrant desert blooms, the resort features 210 luxurious guestrooms, including 22 suites, most of which are appointed with telescopes for stargazing, private plunge pools, kiva fireplaces and outdoor garden showers. Guests can experience a full-service spa and fitness center, golf, tennis, distinctive cuisine in the resort’s three restaurants, hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing.
Year Est: 1999
Rooms: 210
General Manager: Vince Parrotta
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Logo, Best of the Best 2011, Tourism 10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
480-515-5700
www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale


Arizona Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011