International Society of Hotel Associations Presents 2018 Awards of Excellence

The International Society of Hotel Associations (ISHA) has presented the 2018 Awards of Excellence to member state hotel and lodging associations. The ISHA Awards of Excellence were given out recently at the annual ISHA Winter Conference in Denver, Colorado. Winners have been recognized in five categories for state lodging associations.

The winners of the 2018 Award of Excellence in each category include:

– Communications – North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association

– Education & Workforce Development – Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association

– Events & Fundraising – Rhode Island Hospitality Association

– Government Affairs – Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association

– Member Programs – Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association

“ISHA is pleased to recognize these five award winners,” stated Christina Pappas, Executive Director of ISHA.  “Their programs in these categories help set the standard for others to follow.”

ISHA presents the annual Awards of Excellence for the best lodging association programs and services, and these are widely recognized as the “best of the best” within the hotel and lodging association industry, representing innovation and creativity that has brought tangible results to the association and its members. Award winners receive complimentary registration to a future ISHA Conference.

ISHA serves as a centralized conduit of information that supports its members’ efforts, particularly where state and local advocacy is concerned.  “We have the collective voice that we use when we talk to AH&LA and AAHOA on national issues. Additionally, ISHA can link our members who need assistance dealing with a particular advocacy issue together with other member hotel and lodging associations that have successfully dealt with similar advocacy or regulatory problems,” said continued Pappas.

The International Society of Hotel Associations’ industry partners include AH&LA, AAHOA, ARDA, AH&LEF, United Health Group, Best Western, IHG, Hilton, Marriott, Fisher Phillips, Heartland, ServSafe and STR.