'FOH' of the Year

That front desk or valet greeting sets the tone for a memorable accommodation stay. These hospo folks know your name upon arrival and go out of their way to make your stay top notch.



2019 Winner

Mike Kowk
Hotel Manager
Scott’s Inn & Restaurant​



2018 Winner

Debra Patriquin
Front Desk Agent
South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre


2020 Nominees

Sharlene Canlas
Guest Services
Coast Hotel & Conference Centre

Charlene Muchipisi
General Manager
Hospitality Inn

Irene Klossner
Front Desk Clerk
The Plaza Hotel

Izaac Hampel
Front Desk
Best Western Plus Kamloops

Madison Montgomery
Front Desk 
Sandman Signature Hotel & Conference Centre

Tracy Jobbary
Riverside Bed & Breakfast

Paul Kernot
Guest Service & Motel Manager
Grandview Motel

Tanya Chandra
Front Desk
Ramada by Wyndham Kamloops

Mike Kowk
Hotel Manager
Scott's Inn & Restaurant

2020 Award Sponsor

Accommodation Leader of the Year


The Process

From July 1st - October 31st, 2019 we gathered nominations from visitors, employers, locals and family and friends through an online form. From there we have a committee of industry experts score the nominator comments according to a criteria scale to narrow the categories to three. On December 12th, 2019 the committee met to discuss and determine the winner in each category. We invite you to join us in celebrating the hospitality industry and announcing our winners on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at the Valley First Lounge in the Sandman Centre. 



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