Night of a Thousand Stars

January 27, 2019

JW Marriott, LA Live
Los Angeles, CA

Night of a Thousand Stars

About the Event

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:

Never before has AHLA hosted an event with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the heart and soul of hospitality as we support an incredible cause – the Foundation. In what we anticipate will become AHLEF’s premier fundraiser, 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. Since 1953, AHLEF has enabled thousands of future hoteliers to follow their dream. By attending you will help us continue to help thousands more!

Please join us and bring your entire team to celebrate all that makes the hospitality industry so special.  Night of a Thousand Stars will be conveniently held Sunday night prior to the start of ALIS. Let’s build on our industry’s great history by celebrating our current stars and supporting our future ones!

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Who is Attending?
A virtual Who's Who of the hotel industry will descend on Hollywood the weekend of Night of a Thousand Stars!  Attendees will include members of AHLEF's Board of Trustees, members of AHLA's Board of Directors, winners and finalists of the AHLA Stars of the Industry Awards and their colleagues, past AHELF scholarship award winners and other leading hotel industry executives from hotels across the country.

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 the industry.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Night of a Thousand Stars, please contact Brad Aldrich for more information.

The Stars Awards


The 2019 AHLA Stars of the Industry Awards promises to be much more than an awards show. With its new Los Angeles location, a grander, more elegant venue, and famed presenters, it 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!

Nominations for the 2019 AHLA Stars of the Industry Awards are now closed. 

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

Lisalani Maria Derrick


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.



AHLEF: Funding Our Future

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (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 job training for Opportunity Youth and workforce development programs to help aspiring hoteliers pursue their dream.  

An Evening to Support Our Scholars



Registration for Night of a Thousand Stars is now closed. Limited seats are still available. Please contact for more information. 

  • $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