Night of A Thousand Stars

January 27, 2019

JW Marriott, LA Live
Los Angeles, CA


About the Event

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, we are rolling out the red carpet and unveiling a new star studded event, Night of A Thousand Stars! This unprecedented evening will take us to the land where stars are born, Los Angeles, CA for a triple feature of celebrations:

Join us and bring your entire team to celebrate all that makes the hospitality industry so special. Since 1953, AHLEF has enabled thousands of future hoteliers to follow their dream. Proceeds from Night of A Thousand Stars will help opportunity youth and aspiring hotel employees pursue a career in hospitality through scholarships and training programs. Let’s build on our industry’s great history by celebrating our current stars and helping launch our future ones!

Who is Attending?
Night of A Thousand Stars will bring together a virtual Who's Who of the hotel industry!  Attendees will include: AHLEF's Board of Trustees, AHLA's Board of Directors, winners and finalists of the AHLA Stars of the Industry Awards, past AHELF scholarship award winners and other leading hotel industry executives.

Put your company in the spotlight on our industry's brightest stage!  Night of A Thousand Stars is a valuable opportunity to gain exposure for your brand and network with the hotel industry's top executives while supporting a great cause - the future of our industry. Sponsorships are tax-deductible less the benefits received. Please contact Brad Aldrich for more information on sponsorship opportunities .

The Stars Awards

Stars Awards Photos

With its new Los Angeles location, a grander, more elegant venue, and famed presenters, the 2019 AHLA Stars of the Industry Awards will be the star-studded Oscars of the hospitality world. We will celebrate our industry's top performers, properties and unveil the winner of the North Star Award for the Lodging Employee of the Year!

It's not too late to nominate your star employee today!

2017 North Star Award Finalists
(Click the star to watch each finalists video)  

Celebrating Our Incoming Chair

AHLA will be welcoming Geoff Ballotti as our new Board Chair! Geoff is a long time AHLA member, hotel industry leader and is President & CEO of the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.  

Learn more about Geoff.



Funding Our Future

AHLEF is building tomorrow's hotel industry -- and the talent to fuel it. Since its inception the foundation has raised and distributed millions in scholarship funds while supporting workforce development programs for Opportunity Youth and scholarships to help aspiring hoteliers pursue their dream.  

An Evening to Support Our Scholars

Photo of Jessie Cheon, Scholarship Recipient

Photo of LaDarius Pugh, Scholarship Recipient


Registration for Night of a Thousand Stars is now open. Click below to join us for this incredible night.

  • $25,000 – Includes a table of 10 with preferred placement and logo recognition on all marketing and promotional materials
  • $15,000 – Includes table of 8 with preferred placement and recognition in onsite materials
  • $500 – Individual ticket to the event
Register Now