Hospitality Awards Luncheon

IHLA hosts the Annual Hospitality Awards Luncheon at McCormick Place each May in conjunction with the Annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. 

IHLA is proud to give out its most prestigious awards to deserving recipients who have made significant contributions to the hospitality industry in Illinois. The Association is always pleased to induct a new class of influential leaders into the legacy of honorees who have greatly impacted the industry. 

Each year, the Award Selection Committee determines who has influenced the hotel industry in Illinois and continues to advocate for the greater good for the hotel community and those it serves. The honorees are typically very active in advocacy, associate engagement, and support of IHLA's missions.  

Save the Date for our 2021 Hospitality Awards Luncheon to be held in partnership with the NRA Show on May 22-25, 2021.

Congratulations 2019 J. Patrick Leahy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Marc J. Gordon  | Arnie  F. Karr 

Congratulations 2019 Ambassador of Hospitality Award Winners 
Holly Agra, President, Chicago’s First Lady Cruises
Anthony “Tony” Klok, Principal, Rebel Hospitality, LLC & 2019 Board Chairman, Best Western Hotels & Resorts


   2019 Album

   2018 Album

   2017 Album

For questions about this event, please contact:
Jennifer Chase            
Managing Director, Events
JChase@IllinoisHotels.org312-346-3135 x222