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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, February 22nd, CFHLA hosted its annual Golden Pineapple Awards dinner and celebration at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

This year, CFHLA recognized over 230 “front line” employees, from 60 different Central Florida lodging properties, for their exemplary service and outstanding customer satisfaction throughout 2023.

Additionally, Ybeth Bruzual of Spectrum News 13, served as our guest emcee for the event, which attracted nearly 950 attendees. Throughout the evening, CFHLA recognized and honored the following thirteen hospitality employees, as the winners for each of the categories.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Clean Tec Outsourcing, Clean Tec Services, Massey Services, Inc., Premier Linen Services, Inc., Staff Pro Workforce, Unimac Management, Xclusive Services, and Yardnique, for their generous support.

Also, thank you to Encore (AV Provider), GES (electrical provider), Harvill's Produce, Inc. (in-kind donor), AHLEI (in-kind event partner) 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 2024 awards dinner photographs (for 2023 Honorees).