Hotel Sales Professionals of the Year

The HSMAI Americas Hotel Sales Professional of the Year Awards recognize and promote excellence in the field of sales in hotels. Honorees exemplify strong sales performance producing measurable results.

Nominations Will Open Soon for 2020

For questions and additional information, please contact Juli Jones at jjones@hsmai.org or 703-506-3276.

To qualify for the On-Property award, a nominee must:

  • Currently serve in an on-property or regional sales role for a brand, management company, ownership group, or independent property.
  • Demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas: Creativity & Initiative, Sales Acumen, Innovative Leadership, and Advancement of the Discipline.

To qualify for the Off-Property award, a nominee must:

  • Currently serve in an off-property regional, national, or global sales role for a hotel brand, management company, or ownership group.
  • Demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas: Creativity & Initiative, Sales Acumen, Innovative Leadership, and Advancement of the Discipline.

Congratulations to the 2019 honorees!

Kristi Griffith, corporate director of sales support at Prism Hotels & Resorts – Off-Property Sales Professional of the Year Award

 

 

 

Valerie Gold Rios, director of sales at IHG – Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista – On-Property Sales Professional of the Year Award.

 

 

 

Past Honorees*

  • Laura Dinu, Director, Groups & Meetings, Global Sales Americas, IHG (Above-property, 2018)
  • Amy Champagne, Director of Sales & Catering at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO (On-property, 2018)
  • Adreana Bailey, National Sales Manager, Hilton DFW Lakes (On-property, 2017)
  • Jane Pearsall, Senior Manager of Worldwide Sales, Global Business Travel, Best Western Hotels & Resorts (Off-property, 2017)

*Titles and employers are as of the time of the award presentation.

Partnership opportunities are available for this awards program. For information, contact Elise Rhinehart.