Knoxville hosts 2015 PAULY awards

The Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association will hold their annual Stars of the Industry Awards and Scholarship luncheon on Thursday, May 7, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, 501 Henley Street, Knoxville.

This is the 11th year to present the prestigious PAULY Awards to celebrate the brightest stars of the Greater Knoxville hospitality industry.

National Travel and Tourism Week is celebrated during the first week of May as a way to shine a light on the industry. During this week, the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association recognizes the “Stars of the Industry” who excel in providing customer service and are shining examples of hospitality. The awards were named in memory of Paul Sherbakoff who, for years, was a mentor and leader in the Knoxville hospitality industry.

Hallerin Hilton Hill, talk show host, motivational speaker and trainer will be the special guest speaker. The scholarships are presented to students who are furthering their education in hospitality, tourism or culinary arts.
Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association is a not for profit organization for hotels/motels, restaurants, venues, attractions, service and suppliers of the hospitality/tourism industry-dedicated to enhance the economic, legislative and social interest of its members throughout the Greater Knoxville area.

For more information, contact Jill Thompson, Executive Director, Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association, 865-567-6325.