As the international symbol of hospitality, the San Antonio Pineapple Award is presented to those who represent the best in their field, celebrating the success & spirit of our industry. Our annual Gala, held during National Travel & Tourism Week, recognizes the amazing contributions our members provide to the hospitality industry in San Antonio. Pineapple Awards are given to winners selected from applications received in 9 categories:
- Employee of the Year Front of House
- Employee of the Year | Heart of House
- Manager of the Year
- General Manager of the Year | Select Service
- General Manager of the Year | Full Service
- Allied Member of the Year
- Hotel of the Year | Select Service
- Hotel of the Year | Full Service
Special discretionary awards are also given for the Volunteer of the Year and the Sieggy Lifetime Achievement Award.
All members are encouraged to nominate their exemplary employees, co-workers, & managers to receive the recognition they so richly deserve.
Pineapple Gala Sponsors:
Hospitality Classic Golf Tournament
Serving as our biggest fundraiser, our fall golf tournament is widely considered one of the best of the year! From VIP swag bags for each golfer, to delicious cocktails & amazing food, to fun on every tee, to a jam-packed awards reception with music, silent auction, & raffles; experience the game of golf with the exceptional hospitality only the tourism industry can provide.
SAHLA’s Hospitality Classic Gallery:
Bed Making Competition
Held yearly during International Housekeeping Week, this event highlights the incredible value housekeeping staffs provide our industry & celebrates their daily contributions to our guests & our hotels. Housekeepers are judged on speed and quality against their peers, with the top five individuals taking home cash prizes. Awards are also given to the teams with the Best Overall Score, Best Attire, and Best Team Spirit. The Bed Making Competition has a fun-filled, electric atmosphere fueled by the passion of the heart of house from our San Antonio Hotels, making for a truly unique event not to be missed!
Each lunch provides an update on association activity, industry information & insights, & opportunities for allied member service promotion. The quarterly Trend Report Series features forecast reports presented by various sources including Expedia, Source Strategies & CBRE. The Advocacy Series includes candidate forums & briefings from elected officials on relevant industry issues.
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