LEXINGTON, Ky. – VisitLEX today announced the 17 Lexington Hospitality Award winners for 2019 during an awards luncheon at the Keene Barn at Keeneland Race Course. The Kentucky tourism and travel industry contributed more than 15 billion to the state’s economy in 2018 and more than 3.3 billion in wages to Kentucky workers.
The Lexington Hospitality Awards honor front-line, non-managerial staff and volunteers in the tourism industry who have demonstrated exceptional service. The awards honor front-line workers throughout the Bluegrass Region, where tourism employs more than 27,500 people.
Mary Quinn Ramer, President of VisitLEX stated: “Our tourism industry would not be the same without the people we have honored today! Their positive interactions with visitors help ensure all of our guests feel welcome, help create memorable experiences and encourage repeat visitation. We are fortunate to have these unsung heroes as part of our hospitality community!”
The 2019 winners are:
VisitLEX is honored to present Mrs. Deirdre Lyons and Dr. Mark Lyons the #SharetheLEX award for their love and passion of Lexington and for their unwavering dedication to tourism throughout the Bluegrass Region. From the Alltech World Equestrian Games to the annual Alltech ONE conference, the Lyons family has played an integral role in bringing tens of thousands of visitors to Lexington. Mary Quinn Ramer, President of VisitLEX, stated: “The #SharetheLEX Award is not given every year but rather when there is a deserving winner. We are thrilled to present this award to Mrs. Lyons and Dr. Mark Lyons for all of their efforts to showcase Lexington!”
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VisitLEX Announces 2019 Hospitality Award Winners Mrs. Deirdre Lyons and Mark Lyons Receive #Shareth
May 14, 2019