Athens GA Hospitality Awards

Athens Hospitality Award LogoThe Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to recognize exceptional service in the local hospitality and tourism industry. Athens, Georgia, takes great pride in the level of customer service provided to all of our guests.

Each fall, the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau presents the Athens Hospitality Awards to deserving recipients at all levels of the hospitality industry.

  • Partner of the Year Award: Honors a CVB partner in the local hospitality industry who recognizes the value of working together to achieve greatness.
  • Classic Host Award: Recognizes a local individual committed to bringing a new convention, meeting or event to the Athens-Clarke County area that generates a significant economic impact.

Nominate an Athens Hospitality Professional Today!

We invite nominations from the public for the following two awards. Please help us recognize our dedicated hospitality professionals by completing the brief nomination form. All nominees must work in Athens-Clarke County at the time of nomination and subsequent award.

  • Hospitality HEROES Award:  Recognizes front-line service employees who provide exceptional service to guests. Nominees are evaluated on attitude, workplace knowledge, and familiarity with the community, communications skills, and the ability to exceed the visitor’s expectations. Hospitality HEROES winners represent their employers and Athens as ambassadors of outstanding service.
  • Louis Griffith Hospitality Leadership Award: Recognizes a management-level employee for leadership in the local hospitality industry. Nominees are evaluated on management, leadership skills, and their vision for the hospitality industry. Louis Griffith Hospitality Leadership Award winners display foresight and exceptional leadership skills and have positively impacted the Athens-Clarke County hospitality industry and the community as a whole.


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