OTTAWA — The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is accepting entries for the 2015 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 6 and the awards will be presented March 1 at the HAC Annual Conference, in Toronto.
Launched in 2004, the awards program recognizes individuals, companies or properties that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and commitment to our industry in the following divisions:
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 centres, golf courses etc.) for their commitment to improving the environmental performance of their meetings and/or events operations as well as the well-being of their staff and guests.
Stephen Phillips Passion for Hospitality Bursary
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 & CEO of AFM Hospitality Corporation Inc., who passed away from cancer in early 2007. The bursary will be awarded to the hospitality student who best represents the qualities that Stephen Phillips brought to the industry.