**The nominations process begins July 1 and closes at midnight on July 31, 2017.** **

The Hospitality Awards celebrate and recognize our industry’s exceptional members, restaurants and hotels. Awards are presented to dedicated individuals who define hospitality with their generosity of spirit and devotion to their organization and guests.

The awards are being introduced in 2017 as an opportunity to celebrate and recognize those who have made outstanding commitments to the industry. With the help of the Hospitality Awards Steering Committee, we strive to recognize the industry’s exceptional members, restaurants and hotels, and create an evening where the hospitality industry gathers to celebrate its successes.

Rules and regulations: Nominator(s) and nominee(s) must be directly related to the hospitality industry or registered media within Long Beach. Nominations are only being accepted through the website, linked to survey monkey. All nominations are at the discretion of the five person judging committee and are final. No nominations will be accepted after midnight July 31, 2017. The top five nominees from each category will be announced by August 28, 2017. The winner from each category will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sept. 27, 2017 at the Hotel Maya.