In the News - December 2022
CFHLA Hospitality Gala
December 20, 2022
The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association held its annual Hospitality Gala on Saturday, December 17th at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, where over 1,200 Members and community leaders were in attendance.
The year-end celebration recognized the Association’s award winners, which included, the Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award, Lodging Member of the Year, Allied Member of the Year, Engineer of the Year and PAC Member of the Year.
This year’s Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award recipient was Jason Siegel, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports!). The highest honor bestowed upon an individual by CFHLA, the award is named after the first CFHLA Board of Directors Chairperson, Charles Andrews. The award recognizes the recipient’s achievements and contributions to not only the Central Florida hospitality industry, but to the community at large.
CFHLA would like to thank Mr. Siegel for his contributions to the region’s hospitality industry, as under his purview, the Greater Orlando Sports Commission has thrived as one of the largest regional sports tourism organizations in the country, hosting more than 350 events during his six-year tenure. Additionally, GO Sports has driven more than $1 billion in economic impact from 2016-2022 for the City of Orlando, and Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties.
The CFHLA Board of Directors and its Members would also like of offer congratulations our 2022 Lodging, Allied, Engineer and PAC Members of the Year honorees.
The 2022 CFHLA Lodging Member of the Year Award was presented to Jesse Martinez, General Manager, The Alfond Inn at Rollins.
The 2022 CFHLA Allied Member of the Year Award was presented to Lou Rocco, President and CEO, Global Sourcing, International, LLC.
The 2022 CFHLA Engineer of the Year Award was presented to Ryan Garro, Marriott Vacations Worldwide.
The 2022 CFHLA PAC Member of the Year Award was presented to Erin Sims, Landform of Central Florida, Inc.
VIEW PHOTOS From the Event
CFHLA Cares Drive
December 15, 2022
Each year, CFHLA hosts several collection drives to support our local students in need within Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties.
We will be hosting our final December CFHLA CARES Collection Drive, THIS SATURDAY, December 17th in conjunction with the CFHLA Hospitality Gala at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort (1000 W Lake Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830).
For more information, please contact Melanie Anesh at (407)-313-5022 or email@example.com.
CFHLA Legends Plaque Unveiling
December 12, 2022
Earlier this week, we recognized and honored our 2021 CFHLA Legends, Peter Kacheris and Gerald Urquiola, with the unveiling of our permanent plaques at the Orange County Convention Center.
Thank you to all of our members, guests and past Legends who attended this celebration as we shared our gratitude to these hospitality leaders who have substantially impacted the transformation of CFHLA and the entire Central Florida Hospitality Industry!
Since 2012, the portraits of all of the CFHLA Legends can be found prominently displayed in a dedicated space in the West Concourse Foyer of the convention center.
Congratulations Peter and Gerald!
Enjoy photos from the event HERE.
Greater Orlando Sports Commission's CEO Jason Siegel to Receive CFHLA'S Highest Honor
December 2, 2022
The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA) will be recognizing Jason Siegel, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports!) as the association’s 2022 Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award recipient. MORE