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CFHLA Recognizes Our 2021 Members of the Year and the Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award Recipient

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – On Saturday, December 18th, the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA) held its annual Hospitality Gala at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, where CFHLA celebrated and recognized our organization’s 2021 award winners including the Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award, Lodging Member of the Year, Allied Member of the Year and the Engineer of the Year.

This year, the Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award was presented to Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. This award is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by CFHLA. The award is named after the first CFHLA Board of Directors Chairperson, Charles Andrews, and it recognizes an individual’s achievements and contributions to Central Florida’s Hospitality Industry, as well as the community at large. CFHLA would like to thank Mayor Demings for his consistent support of the Central Florida hospitality industry throughout his career in public service. Additionally, Mayor Demings has shown tremendous leadership, perseverance, and dedication to the betterment of our community, throughout this pandemic.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings (second from right) receives the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association's highest award during the organization's 2021 Hospitality Gala at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo: J Willie David III / Florida National News.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings (second from right) receives the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association’s highest award during the organization’s 2021 Hospitality Gala at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo: J Willie David III / Florida National News.

Furthermore, CFHLA would like to congratulate the following 2021 Lodging, Allied and Engineer of the Year Honorees who were also recognized at the Hospitality Gala.

Brian Comes receives his award during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo courtesy of the CFHLA.

Brian Comes receives his award during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo courtesy of the CFHLA.

The 2021 CFHLA Lodging Member of the Year Award was presented to Brian Comes, Area Vice President, Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Erin Sims receives her award during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo courtesy of the CFHLA.

Erin Sims receives her award during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo courtesy of the CFHLA.

The 2021 CFHLA Allied Member of the Year Award was presented to Erin Sims, President, Landform of Central Florida.

Justin Bolin receives his award during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo courtesy of the CFHLA.

Justin Bolin receives his award during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo courtesy of the CFHLA.

The 2021 CFHLA Engineer of the Year Award was presented to Justin Bolin, Director of Property Operations, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Congresswoman Val Demings, Assistant to Orange County Administrator Lucas Boyce (right) and a guest pose for a photo during the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association's 2021 Hospitality Gala at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. Photo: J Willie David III / Florida National News.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Congresswoman Val Demings, Assistant to Orange County Administrator Lucas Boyce (right) and a guest pose for a photo during the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association’s 2021 Hospitality Gala at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. Photo: J Willie David III / Florida National News.

Other elected officials in attendance included Mayor Demings’ wife, Congresswoman Val Demings, State Senator Victor Torres, State Representatives Daisy Morales, Kristen Arrington and David Smith, Orange County Commissioner Maribel Gomez Cordero. Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph, Orange County Public School Board Chair Teresa Jacobs, Osceola County Vice Mayor Viviana Janer and others were also in attendance.

State Senator Victor Torres and State Representative Daisy Morales pose for a photo during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo: J Willie David III / Florida National News.

State Senator Victor Torres and State Representative Daisy Morales pose for a photo during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo: J Willie David III / Florida National News.

(l-r) Osceola County Commissioner and Board Vice Chairwoman Viviana Janer (left), Susanna Randolph and her husband, Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph, State Representative Daisy Morales and State Representative Kristen Arrington pose for a photo during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo: J Willie David III / Florida National News.

(l-r) Osceola County Commissioner and Board Vice Chairwoman Viviana Janer (left), Susanna Randolph and her husband, Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph, State Representative Daisy Morales and State Representative Kristen Arrington pose for a photo during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo: J Willie David III / Florida National News.

Orange County School Board Chair Teresa Jacobs and State Representative Daisy Morales pose for a photo during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo: J Willie David III / Florida National News.

Orange County School Board Chair Teresa Jacobs and State Representative Daisy Morales pose for a photo during the CFHLA Hospitality Gala Saturday, December 18, 2021. Photo: J Willie David III / Florida National News.

The Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association’s mission is to advance tourism and the community through hospitality. As the world’s largest regional lodging association, CFHLA represents approximately 80 percent of the more than 125,500 hotel rooms in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, and the nearly 500 “supplier” organizations that do business with the hospitality and tourism industries.

For more information on the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association, please visit www.cfhla.org.

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