GMBHA’s 3rd Annual Hospitality Leadership Awards

Lelsi Vohwinkel, Human Resources, EPIC, a Kimpton Hotel, celebrates her Manager of the Year Award (over 200 rooms) with her team.

Lelsi Vohwinkel, Human Resources, EPIC, a Kimpton Hotel, celebrates her Manager of the Year Award (over 200 rooms) with her team.

Liliana Torres, Executive Housekeeper, Clevelander and Essex House Hotels, wins Manager of the Year (under 200 rooms). Pictured with GMBHA Chairman Raj Singh, General Manager, Sea View Hotel and Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA.

Liliana Torres, Executive Housekeeper, Clevelander and Essex House Hotels, wins Manager of the Year (under 200 rooms). Pictured with GMBHA Chairman Raj Singh, General Manager, Sea View Hotel and Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA.

Congratulations to the nominees and the winners of our Third Annual Hospitality Leadership Awards which took place on Monday, December 2nd. Many thanks to our Board of Directors, Luis Aloma, General Manager, and his team for a fabulous reception buffet at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Over 350 hoteliers, their managers, our partners and allied upgrade members celebrated our outstanding leaders representing 15 different departments in our hotels.

To view more event pictures courtesy of Al Ricketts Photo, please click here. To view portrait pictures courtesy of Corporate Image Photography, please click here.

3rd Annual Hospitality Leadership Award Winners:

Catering Manager (over 200 rooms)
Jonathan Galindo, JW Marriott Marquis Miami

Catering Manager (under 200 rooms)
Adriana Rader, Doubletree by Hilton Grand Biscayne Bay

Culinary Manager (over 200 rooms)
Gerd Richter, Hilton Miami Downtown

Culinary Manager (under 200 rooms)
Luciano Sautto, Delano

Engineering Manager (over 200 rooms)
Alex Van Winkle, W South Beach

Executive Steward (over 200 rooms)
Jose Alex Basto, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Executive Steward (under 200 rooms)
Ahmed Ahmad, The Setai Hotel

Finance Manager (over 200 rooms)
Maria Chesnova, Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Finance Manager (under 200 rooms)
Venkateswara Reddy, Dream South Beach

F&B/Banquet Manager  (over 200 rooms)
Carl Horace, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

F&B/Banquet Manager (under 200 rooms)
Giancarlo Pagani, SLS Hotel South Beach

Housekeeping Manager (over 200 rooms)
Aileen Hue, Sofitel Miami

Housekeeping Manager (under 200 rooms)
Ordilinda Chavez, The Regency Hotel Miami

Human Resources Manager  (over 200 rooms)
Clariseli Blandon, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Human Resources Manager  (under200 rooms)
Leandro Ortega, Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove

Recreation/Spa Manager (over 200 rooms)
Brian Brytus, Mondrian South Beach

Rooms Division/Front Office Manager (over 200 rooms)
William Rademacher, Shore Club

Rooms Division/Front Office Manager (under 200 rooms)
Ed Ponder, The Betsy Hotel

Sales/Marketing Manager (over 200 rooms)
Sue Krausche, InterContinental Miami

Sales/Marketing Manager (under 200 rooms)
Jean Blackwell Font, The Betsy Hotel

Security Manager (over 200 rooms)
Nelson Ballester, Mandarin Oriental Miami

Security Manager (under 200 rooms)
Chuck Collado, SLS Hotel South Beach

Revenue Manager (over 200 rooms)
Julie Adams, The St. Regis Bal Harbour

Revenue Manager (under 200 rooms)
Audrey Gonzalez, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

Assistant General Manager (over 200 rooms)
Gregory A. Nuñez, Mandarin Oriental Miami

Assistant General Manager (under 200 rooms)
Sandra Grenier, Sea View Hotel

Manager of the Year (over 200 rooms)
Lesli Vohwinkel, EPIC, a Kimpton Hotel

Manager of the Year (under 200 rooms)
Liliana Torres, Clevelander and Essex House Hotels

One thought on “GMBHA’s 3rd Annual Hospitality Leadership Awards

  1. Thank you very much for the award. It’s a great honor which ties me more to my daily commitments and extra efforts. Thank you to the Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association. We are all very proud and grateful for your dedication to promote high quality service and excellence.

    Regards

    Nelson Ballester
    Director of Safety and Security
    Mandarin Oriental Miami

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