Capital Restaurant and Hospitality Awards winners for 2000 unveiled

Capital Restaurant and Hospitality Awards winners for 2000 unveiled

WASHINGTON — The Capital Restaurant and Hospitality Awards for 2000 were announced at the annual awards gala here recently. The event was held at the Washington Hilton hotel.

A collaboration of the Washington D.C. Convention and Visitors Association, or WCVA, and the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, or RAMW, the annual awards are voted on by Washingtonians to decide the best in the Washington restaurant and hospitality industry.

This year’s winners included: Equinox, New Restaurant of the Year; Clyde’s, Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year; and 1789 restaurant, Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year. Also honored were WHERE magazine’s Rick Mollineaux, RAMW Associate Member of the Year; Robert Collins, Odyssey Cruises, Hospitality Employee of the Year; and Maine Reiley, PGI/Washington, Inc., Hospitality Ambassador of the Year. Also recognized were Andreas Kranias, Hilton Arlington and Towers, Hospitality Manager of the Year; Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, WCVA Member of the Year; Old Ebbitt Grill, WHERE magazine Visitor’s Choice Award; and Sebastian “Sib” DiMeglio, Guest Services, Inc., Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award.

More than 1,000 hospitality industry leaders attended the black-tie gala, which was held to benefit the Marriott Hospitality Public Charter High School.

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