The WAVE Awards
The WAVE Awards, standing for Way Above Visitor Expectations, were created to recognize excellence in hospitality in Grand Rapids and Kent County. Every day, service providers create a positive experience for guests and residents, and it is the goal of the WAVE Awards that the hard work and dedication of these individuals is truly noticed. Please take a moment to show your appreciation by submitting a nomination.
The mission of the WAVE (Way Above Visitor Expectations) Awards is to recognize outstanding service providers in the Kent County hospitality industry. This annual awards program is a partnership between Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Hospitality Association.
One award will be presented in each of the following six categories:
- Restaurants/Breweries presented by Great Lakes Wine and Spirits
- Lodging- less than 150 Rooms presented by Lady Americana
- Lodging- 150+ Rooms presented by Lady Americana
- Retail & Service
- Attractions/Events presented by Steelcase
- Volunteer in Hospitality presented by GVSU Hospitality and Tourism Management Department
New this year, nominations will only be accepted from employers. A maximum of three individuals may be nominated from each business. Nomination form may be submitted online. If you are a guest looking to nominate someone, please inform the general manager at the business. Nominations will open August 1, 2016.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and recognized at the Impacting Hospitality Celebration on November 17, 2016. Employers, nominees and guests are all encouraged to attend this event.
Please help us recognize those individuals who make Grand Rapids and Kent County a great place to visit and enjoy. Questions may be directed to (616) 233-3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.