NFHLA seeks ROSE Award nominees

Nominees accepted in 24 hospitality categories for 8th annual event on Feb. 9


North Florida Hotel & Lodging Association is well-known in the northeast Florida area’s five counties that boast some of the finest hospitality destinations in the country. Recognized as an issue driven association that represents more than 120 hospitality-related companies spanning Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau and St. Johns County, it continuously advocates for over 40,000 employees in the lodging and hospitality industry.

The ROSE Awards is an annual red carpet event that recognizes and celebrates Northeast Florida’s front-line hospitality employees who demonstrate excellent customer service. These industry champions showcase the region’s commitment to creating an extraordinary visitor experience.

It is time to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 8th annual ROSE (Recognition Of Service Excellent) Awards. The event is slated for Feb. 9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.

The Master of Ceremonies 2016 is WJXT-TV’s News Anchor Bruce Hamilton, an Emmy Award-winning television, radio and newspaper journalist.

“I’m very pleased to share in the excitement of the ROSE Awards as we recognize many of our region’s most professional and passionate hospitality employees,” Hamilton said.

All nominations must be submitted through the online form at ~ Due Friday, January 15, 2016.

Monies raised from the ROSE Awards are given to scholarship recipients. The first scholarship is awarded to students who are currently enrolled in a Hospitality or Culinary college program, and who have graduated from a high school or college program. Recipients must currently reside or have immediate family residing within Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau or St. Johns County

The second scholarship is a tuition reimbursement scholarship awarded to hospitality employees who are seeking to continue their education in their respective field

NFHLA’s Mission is to “Serve its membership with a lobbying voice at local and state levels on all issues affecting the Northeast Florida hotel industry — as well as serving its membership and the community with pertinent resources, education, scholarships and networking opportunities”.

For more information on the ROSE Awards visit or contact Caitlin Mauney at (904) 421-9176 or