Visit Manhattan recognized the successes and outstanding achievements of members of the Manhattan hospitality industry in four categories: Attraction of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Retail of the Year and Lodging of the Year.
Winners of the 2023 awards include:.
2023 Attraction of the Year: Sunset Zoo
2023 Restaurant of the Year: LabCo
2023 Retail of the Year: Manhattan Running Company
2023 Lodging of the Year: Fairfield Inn
“All those who work in the Manhattan Hospitality Industry create an indelible mark, turning moments into memories for our visitors,” said Marcia Rozell, director of Visit Manhattan. “We wanted to recognize four of our partnering businesses who made an exceptional difference in our visitors’ experiences in 2023.”
Manhattan Hospitality Businesses could be nominated within the four categories by their fellow peers. Winners were chosen by a group from the K-State Hospitality Department and non-hospitality business leaders.
During the event held on Nov. 13, industry leaders from various hospitality businesses had the opportunity to recognize their employee of the year. Each entity called out one of their employees to stand before those in attendance to be honored for going above and beyond in their job responsibilities, working hard to welcome visitors to their specific place of business.
Visit Manhattan is the lead tourism agency for Manhattan and Riley County and is part of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce.