February 27, 2023
Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Make plans to celebrate North Carolina’s hospitality industry at NCRLA’s annual Stars of the Industry, a hospitality awards gala that highlights the Stars of our restaurants, hotels, and bars. Mark your calendars for Monday, February 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham.
Individual tickets and reserved tables are now on sale!
NCRLA is so excited to announce the 2023 Stars of the Industry winners.
Restaurateur of the Year: Scott Crawford • Crawford Hospitality
Lodging Operator of the Year: Gary Chhabra • CMC Hotels
Ken Conrad Award for Service to the Community: Steve Thanhauser & Van Eure • Angus Barn
Griff & June Glover Award for Service to the Association: Dave Gronewoller • GC Partners Inc.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Lance Trenary • Golden Corral Corporation
Hospitality Partner of the Year: Steve Troxler • Department of Agriculture
Restaurant Managers of the Year: Igor Gacina • Parizade and Ashley Greene • Bluewater Waterfront Grill
Lodging Managers of the Year: Jason Whitaker • Extended Stay America and Mike Masri • Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown
Restaurant Employees of the Year: Matthew Barry • Midwood Smokehouse and Tiffany Oates • Biscuitville
Lodging Employees of the Year: Charles Prince • TownePlace Suites Wilmington; Regina Triche • Hampton Inn & Suites Jacksonsville; Faustina Tagoe • The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Hospitality Champions of the Year: Rep. John Bradford • Sen. Phil Berger
Award category descriptions are as follows:
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!
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