WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

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


A hyperlink will be available on July 1, 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.

          
          

Nominations will be accepted for the following 13 categories:

          

RISING STAR AWARD

This award is given to an individual who has been in the industry for less than five years, but demonstrates the potential to become a pivotal figure in the hospitality community.

          

UNSUNG HERO AWARD

This award is given to an individual who enables their organization to enhance guest experiences. An unsung hero strives to improve customer service out of professionalism and dedication to true hospitality.

          

BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AWARD

This award is given to an individual who demonstrates a willingness to go “beyond the call of duty”. At a minimum, the employee created an unforgettable experience for a guest or colleague.

          

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award is given to an individual (non-manager) who has proven dedication and commitment to the hospitality industry for over ten years.

          

COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

This award is given to an individual that contributes to the community. Contributions include volunteer efforts, donations and giving back through various programs and organizations.

          

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

This award is given to a hospitality company committed to environmental sustainability. This commitment can be proven through instituting green design and equipment, water conservation, local food sourcing and waste reduction programs.

          

HOTEL AWARD

This award is given to the hotel that contributes to the community financial but also through community efforts and strategic partnership to move Long Beach forward.

          

RESTAURANT AWARD

This award is given to the restaurant that contributes to the community financial but also through community efforts and strategic partnership to move Long Beach forward.

          

ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

This award is given to a new business, (less than 18 months) that has made a positive impact on their local community and been a steward within the community it serves.

          

SPECIAL EVENT AWARD

This award can be a one time or reoccurring special event given for programs that demonstrate a create approach to schedule events, anniversaries, charity events, or holidays.

          

INNOVATION HOSPITALITY AWARD

This award is presented to an individual or organization that show a commitment to the destination through partnerships and innovative ideas has significantly helped move Long Beach Tourism forward.

          

SUPPLIER MEMBER AWARD

This award is given to a supplier who has worked in partnership with the hospitality organizations to make a difference in the local community.

          

HOUSEKEEPING AWARD

This award gives hotels the opportunity to recognize non-management housekeeping award to recognize housekeepers/room attendant who show a commitment to exemplary guest service, exceptional cleanliness and a true passion for the hospitality business.