Visit Pensacola honors Hospitality Heroes

Visit Pensacola announced its annual Hospitality Hero Winners on Wednesday, May 4, in front of industry peers, partners, and community stakeholders. The Hospitality Hero Award Ceremony and Luncheon is an annual event dedicated to celebrating the hospitality and tourism industry members.

“This is always one of the best days during National Travel and Tourism Week,” Visit Pensacola Board Chair Deandra Holcomb said. “Day after day, the people we’re celebrating today are making things happen in the hospitality and tourism industry –servers, tour operators, maintenance, and more. Without these people, tourism in the Pensacola area simply wouldn’t happen.”

This year’s winners include:


Rosendo Morillo Peralta


Surf & Sand Hotel

1 year of Hospitality service


Restaurant/ Dining

Chris Dickens

Head Chef

Flora-Bama, LLC

2 years of hospitality service


Shopping/ Service 

Unity Spurlock 

Assistant Office Manager ProHealth

8 years of hospitality service



Tim Jones

Taxi Driver


10 years of hospitality service

Attractions/ Venues

Jean Marie Jones

Ticket Taker Supervisor

Saenger Theatre

37 years of hospitality service

Year-round, Visit Pensacola invites people to nominate industry members to be celebrated for their hard work and service throughout the year. If you receive or witness exceptional service, we invite you to nominate here. To download pictures of today’s winners, click here. For more information on the winners or events happening during National Travel and Tourism Week, visit