The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association has named the recipients of the 2018 HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Harris Rosen, president and CEO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, will take home the Albert E. Koehl Award for Hospitality Marketing, while Steve Bartolin, chairman of The Broadmoor, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Winthrop W. Grice Award for Public Relations. HSMAI will recognize Rosen and Bartolin at the Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and Gala on January 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
The HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have spent a major portion of their careers in the hospitality and travel profession and have contributed to the betterment of the industry in a significant and lasting way over an extended period of time.
“HSMAI is proud to recognize Harris and Steve for their dedication to advancing the growth of the global hospitality industry throughout their remarkable careers,” said Robert A. Gilbert, HSMAI's president and CEO.
Rosen is Florida’s largest independent hotelier. Founded in 1974, Rosen Hotels & Resorts currently includes nine Central Florida hotels providing 6,694 guestrooms—approximately six percent of the Central Florida inventory. The company also owns several subsidiaries that maximize operational efficiencies, including Millennium Technology Group, a provider of IT products and telecommunications services for the hospitality industry, and ProvInsure, Rosen’s insurance agency and risk management consulting company.
As part of his philanthropic efforts, Rosen donated a 20-acre site at the foot of Rosen Shingle Creek and $10 million to the University of Central Florida to develop the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Rosen also funds a $2.5-million dollar scholarship endowment for UCF that is matched by the state and is funding a planned future expansion of the college.
Steve Bartolin served for 24 years as president and CEO of The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2015, Steve was named chairman of The Broadmoor and its related businesses that include The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp, Seven Falls, The Broadmoor Fishing Camp, The Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway, and Broadmoor Development Company. With the acquisition of Sea Island Resort, he was named president of the newly formed Broadmoor-Sea Island Company.
Bartolin was named 1997 Resort Executive of the Year and 2005 Colorado Hotelier of the Year, and in 2009, he was inducted into the Colorado Lodging Hall of Fame. He also has been an active member of the AH&LA Resort Committee and played an active role in governmental affairs advocating for the hotel industry.