Kimberly Wilson give Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) 2014 South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year

Many congratulations to my dear friend Kimberly Wilson, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne for being awarded 2014 South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year by Academy of Hospitality & Tourism. This award is given to a community leader who has shown leadership and commitment to education and hospitality and tourism in South Florida.

Kimberly Wilson AOHT Tourism Professional of the Year
Kimberly Wilson, General Manger, The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne & Rocco Angelo, Associate Dean, Florida International University

Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) is a member of the non-profit National Academy Foundation, which supports partnerships nationally between business and schools to create college and career ready students. 14 Miami public high schools in the Department of Career and Technical Education participate in the AOHT.

Congratulations and thank you to all of our nominees and winners of our 2nd Annual Sustainable Hospitality Awards event.

 We celebrated 12 winners to include 8 Hotel awards and 3 Allied Upgrade/Allied awards. Our fabulous Keynote speaker, Diana C. Beltran Gonzalez, Learning & Delivery Manager, Global Learning and Development at Wyndham Hotel Group and Glenn Hasek, Publisher and Editor of Green Lodging News addressed the audience of 150 guests.


Green Product – Totally Green

Green Service – AMC Liquidators

Restaurant Award – Sushi Maki

Energy Efficiency & Conservation – Surfcomber | A Kimpton Hotel

Water Efficiency & Conservation – JW Marriott Marquis Miami

Waste Reduction & Recycling – we have a tie – InterContinental Miami & Shore Club

Communication & Education (over 200 rooms) – The Palms Hotel & Spa

Communication & Education (under 200 rooms) – Dream South Beach

Overall Sustainable Hospitality (over 200 rooms) – Embassy Suites Miami International Airport

Overall Sustainable Hospitality (under 200 rooms) – Viceroy Miami