Planning ceremonies that make even hospitality employees feel welcome.
Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
Members of The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) placed their bets for a good cause this summer at the 11th annual Pony Up for the Kids fundraiser event, held at Arlington International Racecourse. Proceeds went directly into a fund for the IHLA Educational Foundation Scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to local students pursuing degrees in hospitality. (See the latest winners on page 45.) To date, the program has awarded $400,000 to deserving students. Guests were able to enjoy the racecourse’s private Beverly D.
The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) recently presented the general manger of the Palmer House Hilton, Dean Lane, with the Hotelier of the Year award for the state of Illinois. Lane won the regional Hotelier of the Year award for Chicago in October, which qualified him to compete for the state title.