Peter Goldman Award Of Excellence

In 1989, the Hotel Council honored Peter Goldman, long-time leader and icon in the hotel community, with the Award of Excellence. The award was presented to Peter Goldman upon his retirement for his leadership, devotion, and extraordinary service in the hospitality industry.

The Peter Goldman Award of Excellence honors this icon each year by recognizing a devoted leader in the hotel community with skills and energy that raise the level of service and perception of our San Francisco hospitality industry.


Peter Goldman Award of Excellence nominees must:

  • Exemplify outstanding industry knowledge and devotion
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and energy that raise the level of service and perception of the San Francisco hospitality industry
  • Contribute to San Francisco’s reputation as a premier convention and tourist destination
  • Have demonstrated professionalism over the years as a phenomenal hotelier
  • Have demonstrated a warm and caring attitude for others

Past Honorees

2016 – Tom Klein

The Fairmont

2015 – Anna Marie Presutti

Hotel Nikko

2014 – Michael Dunne

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

2013 – Jan Misch

Tuscan Inn

2012 – Tom Constello

USF – Hospitality Management Program

2011 – Clem Esmail

Palace Hotel

2010 – Ralph Lee

Hotel Whitcomb

2009 -Toni Knorr

St. Regis San Francisco

2008 – Stan Bromley

Four Seasons Hotel

2007 – John Cope

Huntington Hotel

2006 – Jon Handlery

Handlery Union Square Hotel

2005 – John Marks

SF Convention & Visitors Bureau

2004 – Robert Begley

Hotel Council of SF

2003 – Hank Biddle

Marriott Lodging

2001-2002 Henri and Werner Lewin

Henri and Werner Lewin

1999-2000 Tom La Tour

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group

1997-1998 – Holger Gantz

San FranciscoHilton & Towers

1996-1997 Henry Berman

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Inc.

1994 – 1995 Richard Swig

Fairmont Hotels

1993 – Paul Handlery

Handlery Hotels, Inc.

1992- Bob Wilhelm

Westin St. Francis

1991 – Herman Wiener

Fairmont Hotel

1990 – Jerry Adams

Cartwright Holding Company

1989 – Peter Goldman

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Fairmont Hotels

2017 – Jo Licata

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

The Economic Forecasting Seminar is a great event as it brings together experts on several different relevant topics in one place. I look forward to this event each year knowing it will arm me and my team with helpful information that we need to plan for the next year and stay tuned in to what is impacting all hotels in the market.

Area Manager | Expedia Group August 20, 2019