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2019 Hotel Hero Awards Finalists

Rising Star
Coco Chen, Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Nina Fagaraz, Palace Hotel
Ivana Mihailovic, Hotel Zoe
Firaaz Rahman, Omni Hotel
Richard Tan, Park Central San Francisco

Unsung Hero – 300 Rooms or Less
Collins Chu, Orchard Hotel/Orchard Garden Hotel
Randall Miyashiro, Hotel Abri Union Square
Rolando Salic, Taj Campton Place
Lucila Sunga, Hotel Zoe
Ursula Widera-Cohen, Huntington Hotel

Unsung Hero – 301 Rooms or More
Aster Chekole, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Ana Duarte, The Westin St. Francis
Tom Johnson, Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Yanina (Nina) Ramirez Roach, Omni Hotel
Ana Velis, Courtyard San Francisco Downtown

Beyond the Call of Duty – 300 Rooms or Less
Jacob Bradford, Galleria Park Hotel
Guillermina Chavez, Taj Campton Place
Shirley Chen, Argonaut Hotel
Felix Garcia, Kimpton Buchanan
Greg Rios, Orchard Hotel/Orchard Garden Hotel

Beyond the Call of Duty – 301 Rooms or More
Norlita Campos, Courtyard San Francisco Downtown
Monica Cereda, Fairmont San Francisco
Fatima Galimba, Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Isaac Uy, Omni Hotel
Tomas Vaquerano, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Werner Lewin Lifetime Achievement – Operations
Raquel Chacon, The Westin St. Francis
Fely Imperial, Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Raymond (Lung Fu) Law, Loews Regency
Heidi Romulo, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Drew Tenerio, San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Lifetime Achievement – Department Manager
Ricardo Beltran, The Westin St. Francis
Angie Clifton, Palace Hotel
Christine Himpler, Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Silvano Rivas, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Frank Spiteri, Handlery Union Square Hotel

Bob Begley Lifetime Achievement – Hotel Executive
Michael Baier, Park Central San Francisco
David Chin, Engage Hospitality
Terry Haney, Inn at the Presidio/Lodge at the Presidio
Peter Koehler, InterContinental San Francisco
Suzie Yang, Galleria Park Hotel

Community Spirit
Argonaut Hotel
Fairmont San Francisco
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Tilden Hotel

Axiom Hotel
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Omni Hotel
Orchard International Group, Inc
San Francisco Marriott Marquis


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John Spear General Manager / Hotel Drisco March 21, 2017


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