OTTAWA — The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is accepting entries for the 2016 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence, it was announced Aug. 30.
The awards program recognizes those individuals, companies or properties that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 11. Awards will be presented at the HAC Annual Conference Feb. 15-16, 2017, at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
The Humanitarian Award
Given for individuals/programs that demonstrate to residents that the individual property is responsive to the local community.
The Human Resources Award
Given for programs/individuals that develop a climate conducive to new and/or repeat business, create goodwill among guests, provide special services, reverse negative public relations situations or effectively solve guest complaints.
The Green Key Environment Award
Recognizes lodging properties that have developed a culture towards integrating environmental management practices that improve everyday operations and the bottom line, while maintaining quality service and meeting guest expectations.
The Green Key Meetings Award
Recognizes facilities of all sizes (hotels, motels, resorts, convention centers, golf courses etc.) for their commitment to improving the environmental performance of their meetings and/or events operations and the well-being of their staff and guests.
Nominations are also open for the Stephen Phillips Passion for Hospitality Bursary. This bursary is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Phillips, former vice-chairman and CEO of AFM Hospitality Corp., who passed away from cancer in 2007. The bursary will be awarded to the hospitality student who best represents the qualities that Stephen Phillips brought to the industry.
Access the Hall of Fame Awards nomination forms and view a list of past winners here http://hotelassociation.ca/site/news/Awards.asp