Industry Awards & Recognition

Oregon’s hospitality industry is brimming with outstanding individuals who go above and beyond, raising the bar for excellence in performance, service and commitment to the industry. ORLA recognizes these individuals and organizations annually through peer-to-peer nominations and connection with our national affiliates' programs. View the Awards Archive list of past winners.

ORLA Hospitality Industry Awards

As a highlight of ORLA’s Annual Convention, the Hospitality Industry Awards recognize the exemplary performance and qualities that set the high standards for the entire industry to achieve. Nominations for the Lodging Operator of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, and Employee of the Year awards are now open. Download the nomination form here and submit by July 17, 2017. Read more about the 2016 award winners.

NRA Restaurant Neighbor Awards

The National Restaurant Association together with American Express, created the Restaurant Neighbor Award to help honor restaurants who are actively involved in their community and honoring the positive contributions restaurants make in their local neighborhoods each and every day. ORLA recognized the 2016 state winners during the annual Convention.

Visit the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation website for details on how to apply. 

AH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards

The AH&LA Stars of the Industry awards program recognizes outstanding accomplishments of lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality service of the industry. All AH&LA student members, member properties, and employee members are eligible to submit an entry. Visit AH&LA’s website for details and to apply.


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