Atlantis Casino Resort Spa’s CEO, John Farahi was presented with the prestigious Hotelier of the Year Award for 2011. The presentation was made by Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki during the Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association's (NHLA) Stars of the Industry awards night that was held in conjunction with the Nevada Governor's Conference on Tourism on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.
The Hotelier of the Year Award is presented to representatives from northern and southern Nevada. It is the highest honor conferred to a Nevada Hotel & Lodging General Manager, Multi-Unit Manager, Corporate Executive or Owner affiliated with NHLA. Nominees were judged on their professionalism and service to the property, their employees, guests and the community. According to NHLA, the Hotelier of the Year is recognized by industry peers for their exemplary achievements, contributions and leadership.
''Mr. Farahi is well deserving of this prestigious award,'' said Van Heffner, President and CEO of the NHLA. ''His lifetime commitment to professionalism, dedication and high standards is evidenced at his properties and in the communities he serves. It is a privilege to bestow Nevada's most acclaimed industry honor to Mr. Farahi.''