Paul Christensen, general manager of the Radisson in Park City and the Peruvian Lodge in Alta has been named 1993 Hotelier of the Year by the Utah Hotel Motel Association.

Vodelyn Smith of Hojo Inn, Brigham City, and Marilyn Scolman of Inn at Snowbird were recognized as Employees of the Year. Sophia Lazalde of University Park Hotel & Suites was named Roomkeeper of the Year.The association also presented Gold Key Public Relations Awards to Doubletree Hotel for its "Room at the Inn" program in the community service category and Snowbird for its disabled skier and NFL benefit in the "special events" category.

The awards recognize Utah people and properties that exemplify the service and spirit of the hospitality industry.

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The Utah Hotel Motel Association is a nonprofit trade association representing the lodging industry in governmental and public relations and providing education and training to lodging employees.

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