2021 Heart of Hospitality Award - Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association
The OH&LA presents this Annual Award Competition, which was created to honor the outstanding professionals in our lodging industry. The awards are presented to individuals and properties that epitomize the service and spirit of our industry. This competition is open to all OH&LA member properties; independent or franchise, and their employees. Deadline to apply: November 30, 2021.


The OH&LA presents this Annual Award Competition, which was created to honor the outstanding professionals in Oklahoma's lodging industry. The awards are presented to individuals and properties that epitomize the service and spirit of our industry. This competition is open to all OH&LA member properties; independent or franchise, and their employees. We urge each member property to nominate one employee in each category. Although properties may submit only one employee nomination per category, a property may enter a different employee in each category if they wish. Candidates nominated in previous years are eligible for re-nomination. Please DO NOT have several members of your management team submit duplicate nominations for employees. All nominations and support materials must be received by OH&LA by the deadline. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Below you will be asked to:
  • provide nominee information
  • upload a photo of nominee
  • upload any supporting material necessary
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Nomination Specifics: Heart of Hospitality Award 
Hospitality is the quality of disposition of receiving and treating others in a warm, friendly generous manner. It's an honest appreciation for a person and recognition of their real needs. The Heart of Hospitality Award celebrates a hospitality industry individual who, by their enthusiastic dedication and charitable acts, has left a profound and recognizable mark on guests, peers, industry and/or their local community. The OH&LA is proud to announce this new award category open to an individual or group of individuals. The nominees are judged on:
  • A unique employee who to guests, associates and strangers, is the best possible example of hospitality
  • Someone who creates opportunities to serve others
  • Encourages and inspires others to have a spirit of hospitality
  • Continually supports all aspects of the hotel's operation even those that fall outside his or her specific job title.
All materials must be received in the OH&LA office on or before the deadline. Nominations received after the deadline will not be considered. Faxed nominations or support materials will not be considered.