Signature Events

SAHLA's Biggest and Most Well-Known Events

SAN ANTONIO PINEAPPLE AWARDS GALA

As the international symbol of hospitality, the pineapple represents the spirit of service that lives in the heart of our industry.

 

The San Antonio Pineapple Award is presented to those who represent the best in their field, recognizes the amazing contributions our members provide to the hospitality industry in San Antonio.

 

Pineapple Awards are given to winners selected from applications received across a variety of categories for employees, managers, hotels, and allied partners. Special discretionary awards are also given for outstanding service to the Association as the Volunteer of the Year and lifetime industry accomplishment with 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!

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!

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!

HOSPITALITY’S HIDDEN GEMS | CULINARY SHOWCASE

Many people may not realize that some of the best restaurants in San Antonio are nestled right among the hotels we walk and drive past everyday. We are incredibly proud of the culinary experiences our hotels provide and want to shine a light on their contributions to the growing foodie scene in our city.

 

Hospitality’s Hidden Gems is the Association’s newest signature event celebrating the incredible chefs we have at our hotel properties and shining a light on their contributions to San Antonio’s foodie scene.

 

If you want a taste of the best the hospitality industry has to offer, this is a foodie’s dream event!

MONTHLY LUNCHEONS

With an average of 9 per year, 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 Smith Travel, Source Strategies, & CBRE. Advocacy events include candidate forums & briefings from elected officials on relevant industry issues.