Join our Arizona hospitality and meeting industry professionals
and their guests … so much fun for such a worthy cause!
The last two years have brought us together as an industry more than ever before. We’ve been there for each other over the phone, and through Zoom meetings, social media groups and webinars … so let’s celebrate again in person. We invite you to join us at the award-winning Auction, Fundraiser and Dinner. This year we are celebrating our 39th annual event and the “Year of the Tiger.”
This year, proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Arizona Chapter of HSMAI to support our association’s mission and our continuing efforts to provide quality continuing education and scholarships for those professionals currently in the hospitality industry and those who are pursuing a career in the field. Now, more than ever, we need to be able to deliver these important benefits to our members, and we can’t do that without the income we would have actualized from last year’s meetings and fundraising events. Watch the video (click below) to see how the Auction works.
Friday, July 22, 2022
Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa
200 North Centennial Way
Mesa, Arizona 85201
The Arizona Ballroom Foyer
Registration, Cocktail Reception (no-host bar),
and Silent Auction
The Arizona Ballroom
Dinner and Live Auction
After Party and Entertainment
$70.00 Per Person
$675.00 Corporate Table of Ten
The Resort is offering a special overnight rate of $79.00 per room.
This special rate is good for two nights before and after our event.
Book on-line HERE
Let’s make this fun … Safari/Jungle Animal Print!
Complimentary self-parking available.
A concert (Dirty Heads) at the Mesa Amphitheater may add to additional traffic into hotel and general area on Friday, 7/22. The hotel will have staff to assist with directions to our various parking areas. Please tell our team that you are attending the HSMAI auction. Additional parking just south of the hotel in the garage is also available.
Event registration will be through the south door of the Hotel Conference Center.
Look for the signs.
Convention Solutions & Innovation (CSI) – Signage
Cre8ive Event Rentals – Linen
Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa – Host Venue
Event Team Inc. – After-Party Entertainment
Hopper – Table Gifts (Cat Ear Headbands)
Mark Skalny Photography – Photography
National Bank of Arizona – Quarter Counting
Paper Crazy – Printing
Premier Audio Visual – AV Services
Road to Success Marketing – Graphic Services
Themers – Decor
Yvette Koebke Art – Table Gifts (Tiger Art Prints)
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is an individual membership organization with more than 7,000 members worldwide. HSMAI is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals and their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as the Adrian Awards and the Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. More information is at www.hsmai.org.
The Arizona Chapter, the third largest chapter in the U.S., celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2018. The chapter was honored in 2019 as the Chapter of the Year and is the recipient of the most “Chapter Awards of Excellence” in the history of HSMAI. Most recently, the chapter was recognized with the 2020 HSMAI “Pandemic Resilience Award” and a 2021 HSMAI “Award Winning Chapter”. Membership is 100+ members strong, and is comprised of General Managers, Directors of Sales, Sales Managers, Revenue Managers, and Student Members. The chapter offers members a variety of education programs, community volunteer opportunities, leadership and professional development opportunities and a variety of networking and special events. Connect with the chapter at http://hsmai-az.org/.
ABOUT OUR HOST VENUE
Welcome to our Hotel! We are thrilled at the opportunity to host your event. Discover Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa, located in the heart of the Phoenix East Valley adjacent to the Mesa Convention Center and 12 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa is equipped with an outdoor pool, on-site laundry, outdoor courtyard, fitness center, complimentary self-parking, proudly serve Starbucks, and of course, houses beautiful meeting space. CLICK HERE for more information.
THE CONCEPT OF THE AUCTION
The original Chinese Auction was conceived in 1982 by the Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International. This event has gained national recognition and has been adopted by numerous HSMAI and MPI chapters through the U.S. as their major fundraiser.
The auction was originally given the Chinese theme due to the location of the event – the former China Doll Restaurant in Phoenix. Over the years, the auction has grown and has moved its location to larger venues. The Chinese theme has remained.
The idea of the auction is to provide each guest with a list of prizes (such as dinners, golf outings, gift baskets, services, and hotel/resort stays) and a numbered stick. Each table is supplied with a bucket that is placed in the middle. Starting with the number one item, the auctioneer describes that item and asks the guests who are interested in bidding on this item to toss a quarter or quarters in the bucket. The guest then holds their stick in the air. The auctioneer calls out the numbers that are held up. A gonger (who cannot see or hear what is going on) is responsible for hitting the gong after a few seconds. The last number called out when the gong rings has won that prize and goes to the stage to claim it. This sequence of events goes on throughout the evening until all prizes are gone. Over the years, a silent and live auction have also been added to the event.
This event has won numerous awards including “Stars of the Industry” Awards from the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, “Awards of Excellence in Association Management” from the Arizona Society of Association Executives and several HSMAI International Awards.
In 2022, the name of our event was changed to be more diverse and inclusive, but the year of the Chinese Zodiac and the Asian theme remain.
Come ready to have a great time.
This is the perfect event to bring family members, friends, and co-workers too.