OTTAWA—The Oct. 23 deadline for the Hotel Association of Canada’s 2014 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence nominations is fast approaching.
The awards program recognizes individuals, companies or properties that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and commitment to the industry in the following categories:
The Humanitarian Award — Given for programs/individuals that demonstate 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 — Recognized 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 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.
Nominations are also open for the Stephen Phillips Passion for Hospitality Bursary. This is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Phillips, former vice-chairman and CEO of AFM Hospitality Corp Inc., who passed away from cancer in 2007. The bursary will be awarded to the hospitality student who best represents that qualities that Stephen Phillips brought to the industry.