The Sacramento Hotel Association (SHA) is a nonprofit, professional trade organization of lodging properties representing more than 5,000 guestrooms in the greater Sacramento area. Our members represent a range of lodging properties. The association also represents allied businesses and suppliers engaged in the local visitor industry.
Friday, March 28
SHA Hospitality Gala and Awards Presentation: Employee and Supplier Recognition Awards
The Citizen Hotel
926 J Street, Sacramento
6:15pm - Reception | 7:00pm - Dinner | 8:30pm - Awards
Thanks to everyone's efforts and participation, this year's community service project was a tremendous success. In addition to a dynamic cadre of team leaders and volunteers, we had terrific agency partners for this community revitalization effort and donations project in South Sacramento.
On Saturday, September 7, the Sacramento Hotel Association and more than 200 volunteers from its member hotels and vendor companies offered a day of improvements, donations and community pride at several City Parks and a Community Garden in the Avondale/Glen Elder Area of South Sacramento, along with projects at the George Sim Community Center and the Colonial Heights Library. Volunteer teams also worked at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento, Camellia Basic Elementary School, Elder Creek Elementary School, Mercy Housing/Kennedy Estates, Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO), St. John's Shelter for Women & Children and at a Sacramento Habitat for Humanity jobsite. Volunteers completed a variety of outdoor and indoor tasks for this service project, including landscape cleanup, plantings, facility cleaning and donation sorting. Volunteers also donated gently used clothing to St. John's Shelter for Women & Children and the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
Volunteers from the following hotels, companies and organizations participated in the service project: Ace Parking, California Hotel & Lodging Association, The Citizen Hotel, Doubletree by Hilton, Embassy Suites, Hilton Arden West, Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Hyatt Regency, Lions Gate Hotel, Marriott/Fairfield Cal Expo Hotels, Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, Residence Inn Downtown, Sacramento CVB, Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, Sheraton Grand and Yellow Cab Co. of Sacramento.
Thanks to Yellow Cab Co. of Sacramento for sponsoring the t-shirts and to the hotels that donated food and beverage service for the day. In addition, special thanks to the City's Volunteer Coordinator, as well as staff from the George Sim Community Center and the City Parks & Recreation Department for partnering with us.
The Sacramento Hotel Association honored outstanding hotel employees and an industry supplier at its 21st Annual Hospitality Gala, March 15, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. SHA also presented two local cIollege students with $1,000 scholarships at the Gala.
A full recap of the Gala and event photos will be published in the June issue of Reader Board.
Awards were presented to the following outstanding hotel employees as “2012 Hospitality Employees of the Year.”
2012 Hospitality Employees of the Year
The Citizen Hotel
Joe Martinez, Front Desk Host
Courtyard by Marriott Cal Expo
Mohammed “Moe” Nazeem, Front Desk Associate
DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
Keith Griffith, Restaurant Server/Bartender
Embassy Suites Sacramento
Marie Bello, Front Desk Agent
Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Chad Rodgers, Restaurant Server/Supervisor
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
Siu Lum Lau, Maintenance Technician
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Marcelino Cisneros, Lead Steward
Lions Gate Hotel & Conference Center
Yolanda Alcaraz, Line Cook
Residence Inn by Marriott Sacramento Downtown
Esperanza Rodriguez, Front Desk Agent
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
Georgiy Girzhu, Engineer
Sheraton Grand Hotel Sacramento
Jenny Amaya, Room Attendant
Lazaro Hernandez, In-Room Dining Server
Supplier of the Year
Young’s Market Company
The award was presented to Young’s Market Company representatives Mike Simpkins, Vice President/Branch Manager, and Onita Nogales, National Account Executive.
SHA presented two $1,000 tuition scholarships to local college students.
Chelsea Inderbitzin, CSU, Sacramento
David Thrailkill, MTI College