ROSE AWARDS RECOGNITION OF
Visit Boise has always believed in recognizing exceptional service. That’s why we participate in the Recognition of Service Excellence (“ROSE”) Award Celebration.
The ROSE Awards honor exceptional employees in the tourism and hospitality industry who enhance the visitor experience. The awards cover several categories and are presented to employees who provide exemplary service.
The ROSE Awards is an opportunity for us to celebrate the people in our hospitality industry who go above and beyond to create memorable experiences for our visitors and guests.
April 29, 2024 | 6-9pm | Treefort Music Hall
Congratulations to the 2023 ROSE Award Winners!
Accommodations: Eleanor Block, Braintree Hospitality – Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum
Attractions: Samantha Maxey, Snake River Wine Tours
Bar/Tasting: Ryan Hutchinson, Potter Wines
Behind the Scenes: Rudy Oliver, West Boise YMCA
Dining/Caterers: Anthony Hansen Mairs, The James Boise
Retail: Norma Jean Weimer, BSU’s C-Store (Chartwells)
Transportation: Lika Knight, Treasure Valley Family YMCA
Volunteer: John Holsman, Idaho State Museum
Manager of the Year: Kevin Blakeslee, Meriwether Cider
Community Impact: Pam Draper, Idaho Youth Soccer Association
Spirit of Hospitality: Dan Prinzing, Wassmuth Center for Human Rights
Who is eligible?
Non-managerial employees (with exception of Manager of the Year and Spirit of Hospitality nominations) in the hotel, restaurant, bar, retail, transportation, attractions, event/meeting planning, tourism or hospitality-related fields, including the public sector are eligible to be nominated for a ROSE Award. There will be a Manager of the Year and an overall Spirit of Hospitality Award that managers or owners may be eligible for. Employees should have direct contact with, or provide support to, visitors and customers, and distinguish themselves by promoting Boise and surrounding areas through exemplary service and customer satisfaction.
A Nomination Committee comprised of hospitality and business professionals will confidentially review all nominations and select up to three (3) finalists in each of the nine (9) main award categories which include:
- – Accommodations/ Lodging
- – Dining/ Caterers
- – Bar/ Tasting Room
- – Behind the Scenes
- – Retail
- – Volunteer
- – Attractions
- – Transportation
- – Manager of the Year
In addition to the nine main awards, there will be one overall Spirit of Hospitality ROSE Award recipient.
Judging and voting will take place in March 2024. The finalists in each category will all be honored along with announcing the overall winners in each category at the ROSE Awards on April 29, 2024 at Treefort Music Hall.
Congratulations to past winners: 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023
Manager of the Year and Spirit of Hospitality champion and finalist winners
- – 2 tickets to attend the ROSE Award Celebration
- – A beautiful custom trophy
- – One dozen red roses
- – Press release inclusion in local media
- – Recognition as the Manager of the Year, Spirit of Hospitality Winner, Community Impact Winner, or award finalist
- – Name recognition on wall plaque at the Visit Boise office