2018 Awards Gala (January 2019)
The Minnesota Lodging Association was pleased to recognize nine individuals and organizations on January 10, 2019 for industry excellence. Our 2018 honorees included:

• Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame: John Synstegaard – GrandStay Hospitality

• General Manager of the Year: Rick Bertram – Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minneapolis

• Small Property of the Year: Best Western Plus Chelsea Hotel, Monticello

• Large Property of the Year: The Saint Paul Hotel, St. Paul

• Allied Vendor of the Year: Cushman & Wakefield, Minneapolis

• Head of the House Award: Scott Runge – Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis

• Heart of the House Award: Namgyal Dolma – Minneapolis Marriott City Center

• Rising Star Award: Carrie Mabery – Loews Minneapolis Hotel, Minneapolis

• Hospitality & Tourism Management Program Educator of Excellence: Ann Hutchison – Pillager High School

Congratulations to all! Thank you to the following companies for their sponsorships for our Awards Gala: CFS Interiors & Flooring, DesignWise, Ecolab, Heartland Payment Systems, KLB Insurance, SP Plus Hospitality Services and Upper Lakes Foods!
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