• 13-JUL-2021

  • Las Vegas, NV

Exemplary Hospitality Worker Honored as LVCVA Hospitality Hero

Exemplary Hospitality Worker Honored as LVCVA Hospitality Hero

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) today honored the second quarter winner of the Hospitality Heroes recognition program during its board of directors meeting. Hospitality Heroes celebrates frontline hospitality workers whose hard work and dedication help make Las Vegas a world-class destination. 

Samantha Fry, pool operations manager at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, received the Hospitality Heroes Industry Award after an independent selection committee of local business leaders chose her out of a field of 130 nominations. The Hospitality Heroes program has garnered nominations from resorts and tourism-related businesses since its January launch. Online nominations for the third quarter will be accepted through July 26.

Fry started at Treasure Island in 2012 as a lifeguard at age 16 and has remained at the property for nearly a decade while earning her high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree at UNLV. She was promoted to a management position in 2016, overseeing the pool, cabanas and VIP guests. Fry’s colleagues describe her as dedicated, hardworking and an exceptional leader. She can commonly be seen delivering food and drink to sunbathers, helping clean up spills or performing lifeguard duties if needed. In her time at the pool, Fry has made two water rescues that required medical attention.

Tourism is Southern Nevada’s top economic driver, representing nearly 30 percent of overall employment in the state. The year-round Hospitality Heroes program was created to celebrate the accomplishments of an elite group of frontline hospitality workers while showcasing the resilience of the tourism industry. 

The Hospitality Heroes section committee is made up of leaders from the Vegas Chamber, Latin Chamber of Commerce, Urban Chamber of Commerce, Henderson Chamber of Commerce and UNLV’s School of Hospitality. Visit www.LVCVA.com/HospitalityHeroes to nominate an outstanding hospitality worker.


The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas alone, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting leisure and business visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop designed by The Boring Company and also owns the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor.


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