OTTAWA — The deadline is fast approaching for entries in the Hotel Association of Canada’s 2016 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence, as all submissions must be received by Friday, Nov. 11. Awards will be presented Feb. 15-16, 2017 at the HAC Annual Conference.
The awards program recognizes those individuals, companies or properties that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to our industry in the following categories:
The Humanitaria 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 Awards — 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 as well as 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 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.
Access the Hall of Fame Awards nomination forms and view a list of past winners at http://hotelassociation.ca/site/news/Awards.asp