Hospitality Hero

The Hospitality Hero is an award created and presented by Meet Minneapolis to honor a spectacular individual in the hospitality industry.

The criteria nominees meet include someone that:

- Showcases Minneapolis in a positive light.
- Goes the extra mile in providing service to visitors, enhancing the visitors’ experiences and desire to return to Minneapolis.
- Demonstrates pride in and commitment to Minneapolis’ hospitality industry.

If this sounds like someone you know, please complete the form to nominate someone for the Hospitality Hero Award.

Past Hospitality Heroes 2016:

1st Quarter – Benard Asante – Marriott City Center 

2nd Quarter – Kefle Callender – Doubletree by Hilton Park Place

3rd Quarter– Samson Desta – Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

4th Quarter – Metro Transit Police Department 


Past Hospitality Heroes 2015:

1st Quarter – Seng Sengpanya – Sous Chef, The Marquette Hotel 

2nd Quarter – Brandon Peterson – Sales & Catering Coordinator, W Hotel – The Foshay 

3rd Quarter– Jim Kyndberg – Executive Chef, Radisson Blu Downtown 

4th Quarter – Roxanna Benson – Banquet Captain and Lead Server,  Hell’s Kitchen 


Past Hospitality Heroes 2014:

1st Quarter 2014  Frank Goldman — Barista, Hyatt

2nd Quarter 2014  Ellen Kosmoski and Jayne Miller — Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

3rd Quarter 2014  Thomas Moore — Minneapolis Marriott City Center

4th Quarter 2014  Becky Harris - Event Lab


Past Hospitality Heroes 2013:

1st Quarter 2013 Nicolle Toth — Concierge, IDS Center

2nd Quarter 2013  Anthony Acosta — Bartender, The Local

3rd Quarter 2013  Judith Wright — Housing Services, Meet Minneapolis

4th Quarter 2013  Melissa Roth — Sales Coordinator, The Commons Hotel

This is a self-paced educational program designed to prepare our hospitality community and event volunteers with the valuable information, tools, and resources needed to prepare for the many meeting attendees, and leisure and business travelers and many special events Minneapolis hosts. The purpose is to "coach" our hospitality team to exceed visitors' service expectations and leave a positive, lasting impression. Become a Hospitality Hero >>>