A little more than halfway into the first ever public vote for Lodging Hospitality's annualaward winners, the tiny Padre Hotel in Bakersfield, CA has a narrow lead on the massive LA Live project in Los Angeles. More than 3,200 votes have already been cast and the Padre has received 39% as of Monday afternoon. LA Live, featuring the Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriott, is close behind with 32% of the vote.
The five projects were all honored in the April issue of Lodging Hospitality and the public vote winner will be further spotlighted online and in a later issue. The poll closes on May 31, so there's still plenty of time to vote for your favorite.