AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Oregon’s hospitality industry is brimming with outstanding individuals who go above and beyond, raising the bar for excellence in performance, service and commitment to the industry. ORLA recognizes these individuals and organizations annually through peer-to-peer nominations and connection with our national affiliates' programs.
ORLA Hospitality Industry Awards
As a highlight of ORLA’s Annual Convention, the Hospitality Industry Awards recognize the exemplary performance and qualities that set the high standards for the entire industry to achieve. Nominations for the Lodging Operator of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, Employee of the Year, and Allied Member of the Year awards are open year-round.
NRAEF Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity Awards
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation created the Restaurant Neighbor Award to highlight the positive contributions restaurants make in their local neighborhoods each and every day. The Faces of Diversity American Dream Award honors individuals from a diverse background who, through hard work and determination, have realized their American dream. ORLA honored four 2018 state finalists of these awards during the 2018 Convention.
AH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards
The AH&LA Stars of the Industry awards program recognizes outstanding accomplishments of lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality service of the industry. All AH&LA student members, member properties, and employee members are eligible to submit an entry. Visit AH&LA’s website for details and to apply.