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Golden Pineapple Award Winners

This annual event honors, recognizes and celebrates the Central Florida front-line and supervisory lodging employees, who represent the best and most exceptional service in Central Florida.

Each of these dedicated hospitality individuals have demonstrated a positive and hardworking attitude, a passion for serving others, is a devoted ambassador, and understands the importance of the guest experience - from the moment of check-in to the moment they leave the property on their way home.

On Thursday, March 2nd, CFHLA hosted its annual Golden Pineapple Awards dinner and celebration at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

This year, CFHLA recognized over 280 “front line” and management/supervisor employees, from 70 different Central Florida lodging properties, for their exemplary service and outstanding customer satisfaction throughout 2022.

Additionally, George Waldenberger of WFTV9, served as our guest emcee for the event, which attracted nearly 1,100 attendees. Throughout the evening, CFHLA recognized and honored the following fifteen hospitality employees, as the winners for each of the categories.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Atlantic Southern Paving and Sealcoating, Clean Tec Outsourcing, Clean Tec Services, Helpro Cleaning Services, IR Mechanical Services and Staff Pro Workforce Solutions, for their generous support.

Also, thank you to Encore (AV Provider), Edlen (electrical provider), Harvill's Produce, Inc. (in-kind donor) and Britt Runion Studios (in-kind photographer).

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

CLICK HERE to view the profiles of our winners.


CLICK HERE to view 2023 awards dinner photographs (for 2022 Honorees).