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 and sharing your story of excellent service
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 Lodging Association.
One award will be presented in each of the following six categories:
- Restaurants/Breweries, presented by Gordon Food Service
- Lodging- less than 150 Rooms, presented by Lady Americana
- Lodging- 150+ Rooms, presented by Lady Americana
- Retail & Service, presented by Priority Health
- Attractions/Events, presented by Steelcase
- Volunteer in Hospitality, presented by GVSU Hospitality and Tourism Management
Nominations will be accepted from both employers and guests from – July 23, 2015. A maximum of three individuals may be nominated from each business. Nomination form may be submitted online.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and recognized at the Impacting Hospitality Celebration on November 19, 2015. 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 email@example.com.