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October 3, 2022
Sterling hospitality receives hospitality hero of the year award
Sterling Hospitality receives Hero of the Year Award

Atlanta-Based Restaurant Group Honored in Georgia Restaurant Association’s Crystal of Excellence Awards Sept. 27

Sterling hospitality receives hospitality hero of the year awardAtlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.comSterling Hospitality received a high honor in the Georgia restaurant industry by being named Hospitality Hero of the Year in the Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards.

Across its multiple restaurant concepts, including Marlow’s Tavern, the Woodall, Market Street Café and the Spinning Room, Sterling Hospitality has created a culture of world-class hospitality that has extended to its clients, vendors, employees and guests and built unique and welcoming spaces in many neighborhoods and communities.

John C. Metz, executive chef, CEO and co-founder of Sterling Hospitality, credits his long-term team for the restaurant group’s continued success.

“My staff is constantly looking for opportunities to go above and beyond in service of our guests and the neighborhoods where we are located,” says Metz. “We enjoy partnering with local nonprofit organizations like No Kid Hungry and Special Olympics Georgia to enhance the quality of life in the communities we call home.”

Hospitality Hero of the Year was one of two GRACE Awards that Sterling Hospitality took home this year. the Woodall was named the Favorite Neighborhood Hangout in the “Georgia on my Mind” People’s Choice Awards, a new category added to the GRACE Awards this year.

“We are honored that our guests and community believe in the quality of what we’re building at Sterling Hospitality, and it means a lot to have won two GRACE Awards for our efforts,” adds Metz.

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About Sterling Hospitality

Sterling Hospitality operates Marlow’s Tavern, which offers classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist, as well as Sterling Culinary Management, which specializes in creating on-site restaurant and café options for the corporate dining industry; Market Street Café, a corporate café concept located in the Prominence Tower building; and the Woodall, which serves a globally inspired take on contemporary favorites.

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