Los Angeles Business Journal recognizes Tamie Adaya, CEO of Hotel Shangri-la in Santa Monica as top finalist in the Women Making a Difference awards

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Entrepreneur and hotelier Tamie Adaya of Hotel Shangri-la honored for her leadership, creativity and outstanding achievements

Matthew Toledo, Publisher of Los Angeles Business Journal congratulates Tamie Adaya on her award

My secret to being a successful career woman and family person is to realize that you can have it all, but just not all at the same time.

The Los Angeles Business Journal honored Tamie Adaya, CEO of Hotel Shangri-la in Santa Monica at its 2015 Women Making A Difference Symposium and Awards ceremony. Held in downtown Los Angeles on May 4, Adaya was acknowledged for her leadership and business achievements as a top finalist for Business Owner/CEO of the Year.

In its 23rd year, the annual awards celebrate Los Angeles County women who lead by example, demonstrate effective business vision and positively impact the world of business and their communities.

“I am truly honored to receive this prestigious award from the Los Angeles Business Journal,” said Tamie Adaya, CEO of Hotel Shangri-la. “My secret to being a successful career woman and family person is to realize that you can have it all, but just not all at the same time. Life is in stages and to be successful you have to honor and enjoy each of the different stages of your life and career.”

As a student of art, history, pop-culture, and politics, Tamie Adaya brings a distinctive viewpoint and talented leadership to her iconic Art Deco Santa Monica boutique hotel property, which is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Long a family treasure and celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, the recently remodeled Hotel Shangri-La is a reflection of Tamie’s palate—featuring clean, crisp lines, modern lifestyle amenities with a classic flair, an unprecedented attention to detail with a whimsical unpredictability that makes each visit a discovery in self-expression, escapism and pure enjoyment.

Tamie believes that being a successful CEO is not all about work – it’s predominantly about being open to life experiences, blending personal passion and creativity, leading by example and enthusiasm, and developing a culture that elicits the best in all staff to enable the hotel to be profitable, and a fun place to work. Her ability to seamlessly blend business, art, architecture, culture and travel into one international business enterprise is not only envied, but emulated by other leaders.

According to Matthew A. Toledo, Los Angeles Business Journal’s publisher and chief executive officer, the annual Women Making a Difference Awards recognize and honor Los Angeles County women who are setting the example for excellence, leading by example and working towards improving their communities.

About Hotel Shangri-la

The original and urbane Hotel Shangri-la at The Ocean in Santa Monica is anything but ordinary and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Overlooking the Pacific since 1939, the hotel is a striking beacon of Art Deco elegance, a chronicle of the golden era of Hollywood and a quintessential nexus of culture. Hidden away on a high Santa Monica bluff overlooking the ocean and historic Santa Monica Pier, this timeless luxury boutique hotel promises guests their own personal Shangrila. Guests enjoy brilliant views of the Pacific Ocean, a celebrated history and a cultural connection during their stay. In the U.S., for toll-free room reservations only, please call (800) 345-STAY (7829) or for more information, visit http://www.Shangrila-Hotel.com.

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