ATLANTIC CITY — Nominations for the 21st annual Atlantic City Host Awards are being accepted through Friday, March 23. The Host Awards honor employees in the tourism and hospitality industry who go above and beyond expectations to enrich the experience of visitors.

Management personnel may nominate any nonmanagerial employee from their hotel, restaurant, retail, tourism or hospitality-related field, as well as the public sector, in 27 categories.

Nomination forms, as well as a detailed description of each category, can be found at Nominations may be mailed or delivered to the CRDA at 2314 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401, or emailed to Doreen Prinzo at Deadline is Friday, March 23. The Host Awards selection committee, which is made up of hospitality and business professionals, will review all submissions in confidence and as many as five finalists will be chosen in each category.

Nominations are being accepted in the following categories: Best Server, Fine Dining, noncasino; Best Server, Casual Dining, noncasino; Best Server, Fine Dining casino restaurant; Best Server, Casual Dining casino restaurant; Best Server, Banquet/Catering; Best Food and Beverage Support; Best Bartender; Best Host/Hostess; Best Visitor Information Service Personnel (Thomas G. Henning Award); Best Retail Sales Associate; Best Valet; Best Door Person; Best Bell Person; Best Room Service Personnel; Best Butler; Best Room Attendant/Housekeeper; Best Food Production Personnel; Best Guest Services/Concierge; Best Heart/Back of the House Personnel; Best Reservationist; Best Security Personnel; Best Casino Games Personnel (Ray Kot Award); Best Casino Support Personnel; Best Public Area Personnel; Best Cashier; Best Cocktail Server; and Best Spa Personnel.

This year’s annual Host Awards ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 2, in the Adrian Phillips Theater at Historic Boardwalk Hall. All finalists receive two complimentary tickets to the event. Family, friends and co-workers are invited to purchase additional tickets to attend the event and support their nominee. Tickets are priced at $65 for an individual; tables of ten are priced at $650.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Doreen Prinzo at 609-449-7156.

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