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Awards Luncheon: May 10, 2022, 12 Noon at Sony Hall

The first of its kind Women In Tourism Awards, produced by Davler Media’s City Guide, is an awards luncheon that will recognize the accomplishments of female leaders who inspire memorable travel experiences across a variety of categories including two women honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award along with Up and Comer recognitions. 


Be a part of recognizing the accomplishments of these amazing honorees: 

  • Attractions: Nastassia Welter, Summit One Vanderbilt
  • BIDs/Government Affiliated: Kelly Ann Curtin, NYC & Company
  • Cultural Arts/Museums: Carly McCloskey, MoMA
  • Hotel Concierge: Josephine Danielson, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Hotel Management: Becky Hubbard, Lotte New York Palace
  • Meeting/Event Planner: Corrine Statia Thomas, Absolute Events by Corrine, LLC
  • Nightlife: Caroline Hirsch, Caroline's on Broadway
  • Restaurant Operations: Joanne DeSantis, Cucina 8 1/2
  • Restaurant Owner: Ellen Hart Sturm, Ellen's Stardust Diner
  • Retail: Julie Payne, Hershey's Chocolate World
  • Theater: Allison French, Broadway InBound
  • Tour Guide: Emma Guest-Consales, Guides Association of NYC
  • Tour Operator: Cindy VandenBosch, Turnstile Tours
  • Tourism/Ticketing Services: Kathie Stapleton, HSMAI & MPI
  • Transportation: Donna Haynes, MTA

    Special Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement: Mary Farrell, Tishman Speyer/Rockefeller Center
  • Up and Comer: Jasmine Gerald, Jasmine's Caribbean Cuisine

Honorees are celebrated individuals, known as creators and innovators in their industry, who are committed to providing great hospitality experiences, offer leadership to other women, and who deserve to be celebrated for their positive influence on NYC’s tourism industry.

This initiative also includes two community service elements, creating a scholarship for a NYC high school student interested in a career in hospitality and inviting college and graduate level tourism students to attend the luncheon as our guests. Learn more here.

Learn why Davler Media and City Guide launched the Women in Tourism Awards.