FOR THE NINTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, The Peninsula Beverly Hills hosted Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey awards. On a beautiful evening overlooking the lights of Los Angeles from the hotel’s rooftop, we lauded the winners of our sweet 16th awards. It was truly a night to remember as we celebrated those travel companies consistently going above and beyond, as voted by our readers. In addition to honoring those winners, we also feted the Airline and Hotel of the Year; winners of our 2019 Wines on the Wing airline wine competition; and Quint Status, Hall of Fame and Crystal Status winners, those companies that won the same GT Tested Reader Survey award for the fifth, 10th and 15th consecutive years, respectively.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
PRIOR TO WORLD WAR I, it was virtually unheard of to have a woman working in the hospitality industry. Women occasionally worked alongside their husbands to operate B&Bs, and the rare pensione was female-run; but as the men went off to war, the need for extra help in hotels gave rise to women entering the industry.