Visit Lake Charles is seeking nominations for the inaugural R.O.S.E. (Recognition of Service Excellence) Award ceremony to honor outstanding employees in the hospitality industry who have shown dedication and resilience over the past year. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, March 30. 


“The R.O.S.E. Awards provides a solid platform to shine a spotlight on team members in the hospitality industry who provide exemplary service in a variety of capacities. After the hardships that the industry has faced, it is long overdue to recognize those who have worked diligently to showcase the authentic spirit of hospitality found in Southwest Louisiana. We encourage everyone to nominate local candidates to receive this well-deserved recognition,” said Kyle Edmiston, president/CEO of Visit Lake Charles. 


There are 10 award categories that acknowledge the hard work of various hospitality professionals including those employed by restaurants, hotels, transportation services, casinos, and more. An impartial panel of judges will select the winners in each category.  


The winners will be announced during National Travel & Tourism Week, May 1-7. For more information about ROSE Award nominations or to submit a candidate for consideration, visit