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Awards

The ALP Awards were created as a platform to celebrate the incredible and innovative efforts in the independent lodging industry. Not all awards may be given out each year.

Nominations are currently closed. 

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award (formerly the Volunteer of the Year Award) is presented to a dedicated individual who fulfills the “spirit” of the following criteria over the past year:

  • Is an active member of ALP
  • Is serving or has served as a volunteer
  • Works in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner
  • Puts their own agenda aside to work for the benefit of ALP members
  • Possesses the ability to motivate and stimulate others in their volunteer functions
  • Gives a sense of direction and acts as a catalyst to effect exceptional results that benefit ALP
  • Is a role model for others to follow
  • Has a demonstrated track record of success and achievements in ALP endeavors.

All categories of membership are eligible for this award. The recipient of this award is selected by the Leadership Development Committee with approval by the Board of Directors.

Industry Impact Award

The Industry Impact Award (formerly the Chair's Award of Excellence) is a special honor given at the discretion of the ALP’s Chair of the Board of Directors to an individual or organization whose contributions and service have had a lasting impact on the ALP community.

All categories of membership are eligible for this award. The recipient of this award is selected by the Board Chair.

Public Service Award

The Public Service Award is designed to honor an ALP member who has demonstrated a commitment to his/her community and the needs of others.

All categories of membership are eligible for this award. Nominations will be open to all members to self-nominate or nominate a fellow member. The recipient of the award is selected by the Leadership Development Committee with the approval of the Board of Directors.

Independent Lodging Employee of the Year Award

The Independent Lodging Employee of the Year is awarded to a lodging property’s star employee. This employee goes above and beyond in their daily tasks, delivers outstanding guest services, and is passionate, engaged, and committed to the property.

Owners are not eligible to receive the Independent Lodging Employee of the Year award.

Nominations will be open to all lodging professional members to nominate an individual. The recipient of the award is selected by the Leadership Development Committee with approval of the Board of Directors. Conference registration will be complimentary for this recipient.

Innovator Award

The Innovator Award is presented to a property that has demonstrated innovation in the areas of sales, marketing, operations, guest services, technology, revenue management, etc. This property has gone above and beyond the norm to improve overall property management and guest satisfaction.

Nominations will be open to all members to nominate a lodging property. The recipient of the award is selected by the Leadership Development Committee with approval of the Board of Directors.

Allied Partner Award of Excellence

The Allied Partner Award of Excellence recognizes an ALP Allied Partner who demonstrates superior levels of customer satisfaction, service, and business practices and shows significant dedication and commitment to building strong relationships with their customers.

Only Allied Partners are eligible for this award. Nominations will be open to all members to self-nominate or nominate a fellow member. The recipient of the award is selected by the Leadership Development Committee with approval of the Board of Directors.