FREDERICK, Md. (June 25, 2019) — Michael Henningsen, executive
vice president of hotel operations at Plamondon Hospitality Partners, has been named
the Ambassador of the Year by the Maryland Hotel Lodging Association (MHLA).
This award was presented to recognize a member of MHLA whose
efforts have contributed to the Association’s legislative wins, membership
growth and/or successful events in the past year. Members of the Association’s board
of directors were invited to submit nominations for the award, with the executive
committee approving the selection.
“Mike is a great asset to MHLA and an inspiring leader
throughout the Maryland hospitality industry,” said MHLA Chairman Chuck
Chandler. “His efforts over the years have been invaluable and it is an honor
to present him with this award.”
Henningsen has worked in the hospitality industry for more
than 35 years, including the past 20 years that he has been employed by
Plamondon Hospitality Partners in Frederick. He currently serves as the immediate
past chair for MHLA.
Henningsen makes it a priority to give back in his home
community of Frederick. He currently serves as the board treasurer for the
Tourism Council of Frederick County, and is a former board member for the Weinberg Center
for the Arts, also in Frederick. Plamondon Hospitality Partners frequently
hosts blood drives for the American Red Cross, something that Henningsen, a
former chairman of the board for the Red Cross in Frederick, has always been a
The Maryland Hotel Lodging Association is a trade-based
membership organization representing hotels across the state and related
industry and service providers. The organization strives to actively advance
the interests of the lodging industry in Maryland at the state and local
Plamondon Hospitality Partners is a hotel management and development company headquartered in Frederick, Maryland. Their current portfolio includes several Marriott and Hilton properties across three states.
Pictured from left to
right: Chuck Chandler, MHLA Chairman; Michael Henningsen, Plamondon
Hospitality Partners; and Amy Rohrer, MHLA President & CEO