Bartender of the Year

  • Raheem Johnson, Capital Ale House

 Charlie Buser Award for Attraction Employee of the Year

  • Britt Thurman, Science Museum of Virginia

Hotel Employee of the Year

  • Elaine Callis, Hilton Richmond Downtown

Restaurant Employee of the Year

  • Andrew Borror, Capital Ale House, Harrisonburg

Legislator of the Year

  • Senator Chap Petersen

Chef of the Year

  • Michael Ritenour, Massanutten Resort

Supplier of the Year

  • River City Food Tours

Rising Pineapple Award for Hospitality & Tourism Student of the Year

  • Bridget Greenwood, Virginia Tech

Brewery of the Year

  • Alewerks Brewing Company

Distillery of the Year

  • KO Distilling

Winery of the Year

  • King Family Vineyards

Hotelier of the Year

  • Paul Cooper, Retro Hospitality

Jim Ricketts Award for DMO/CVB Employee of the Year

  • Melissa Hopper, VisitNorfolk

Jim Wordsworth Award for Restaurateur of the Year

  • Sal Speziale, Ciao Osteria

Travel Attraction of the Year

  • The National Museum of the Marine Corps

Restaurant of the Year

  • Michie Tavern

Hotel of the Year

  • Quirk Hotel Charlottesville

Golden Pineapple Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Mercy Chefs & Founder Gary LeBlanc

Hospitality Hero Individual Award

  • Kelli Mueller, The National Conference Center

Hospitality Hero Business or Organization Award

  • Visit Loudoun