Southern hospitality is more than a catch phrase in Athens, Georgia. It’s something we often take for granted because, here, it just is.  The Athens Hospitality H.E.R.O.E.S. (Hospitality Employees Recognition of Excellent Service) Awards program exists to remind us to recognize those individuals who provide top notch service and hospitality day in and day out.  Throughout the year, Hospitality H.E.R.O.E.S. recognizes those front-line employees in the local Athens hospitality industry who exceed expectations to provide excellent service to residents and visitors alike. These outstanding waiters, hostesses, cooks and chefs represent their employers and Athens as ambassadors of outstanding service. These exceptional service industry leaders grow our local tourism industry everyday. Each year, the Hospitality H.E.R.O.E.S. of the Year Award is presented to one outstanding front-line employee. The winner, selected from nominations collected throughout the year, is presented with a “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” package, typically worth several hundred dollars. If you’ve dined at The National and experienced a level of service and hospitality that exceeded your expectations, nominate that server, hostess, bartender, or cook that made your meal extra special by completing this form. 

Southern hospitality is more than a catch phrase in Athens, Georgia. It’s something we often take for granted because, here, it just is. 

The Athens Hospitality H.E.R.O.E.S. (Hospitality Employees Recognition of Excellent Service) Awards program exists to remind us to recognize those individuals who provide top notch service and hospitality day in and day out. 

Throughout the year, Hospitality H.E.R.O.E.S. recognizes those front-line employees in the local Athens hospitality industry who exceed expectations to provide excellent service to residents and visitors alike. These outstanding waiters, hostesses, cooks and chefs represent their employers and Athens as ambassadors of outstanding service. These exceptional service industry leaders grow our local tourism industry everyday.

Each year, the Hospitality H.E.R.O.E.S. of the Year Award is presented to one outstanding front-line employee. The winner, selected from nominations collected throughout the year, is presented with a “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” package, typically worth several hundred dollars.

If you’ve dined at The National and experienced a level of service and hospitality that exceeded your expectations, nominate that server, hostess, bartender, or cook that made your meal extra special by completing this form