Hospitality Excellence Celebration
Each year, Discover Albany meets with the board, partners, and stakeholders at the Annual Celebration of Hospitality Excellence to celebrate the year's accomplishments. We take a moment to honor our Albany Ambassadors, present the Professor Anthony J. Strianese Hospitality Excellence Award, and look ahead to the next year.
The Professor Anthony J. Strianese Hospitality Excellence Award was developed to recognize excellence in travel and tourism in the Capital Region. “The Toby,” as it’s lovingly referred to in the hospitality community, is named for Professor Strianese, an instructor and chair of Schenectady County Community College’s School of Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism program, and co-author of several hospitality textbooks.