City, resort hoteliers win state awards

February 01, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Robert L. Steele III, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, has been named 1996 corporate hotelier of the year by the Maryland Hotel & Motel Association, while Leonard P. Berger of the Sheraton Fontainebleau in Ocean City was named independent hotelier of the year.

Steele has played a key role in the tourism industry, serving on the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association Board, as well as several other tourism and community organizations, and heading the Greater Baltimore Committee's tourism group.

Berger serves as a member of the Ocean City Convention Center Committee and as chairman of the Maryland Tourism Development Board, the governing body for the state tourism office.

In its seventh annual "stars of the industry" awards, the statewide association also recognized hotels for their service. The Omni Inner Harbor won the community service award; Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, guest relations; Hess Hotel Group, special event, for the opening of the Sleep Inn in Edgewood; Admiral Fell Inn, Baltimore, environmental quality award.

Also recognized were Sarah King, Columbia Inn Hotel & Conference Center; Joe Mangum Jr., DoubleTree Guest Suites, BWI; Terry Kalmey, Renaissance Harborplace Hotel; Charles Johnson, Holiday Inn Inner Harbor; and others.

Pub Date: 2/01/97

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