Entries open for 2019 NZ Hotel Industry Awards
Entries are open for prestigious awards that celebrate the achievements of the outstanding individuals who work in New Zealand hotels.
The 2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards will celebrate the success of 12 individuals in roles ranging from Front Office Services to General Manager, as well as a hotel with an outstanding environmental initiative.
Sally Attfield, Hotel Sector Manager at TIA, says the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards are unique in rewarding the efforts of those filling key hotel roles.
“There are numerous award programmes that recognise incredible hotels but we aim to celebrate the people who are vital to delivering outstanding guest experiences. We also want to exhibit the wide range of exciting career options available in the hotel sector,” Ms Attfield says.
A new category is being introduced in 2019 with the Hotel Industry Technology Innovation Award, recognising an employee who has made an exceptional contribution in championing a technology project that has led to increased guest satisfaction and operational efficiency.
Horwath HTL Director Stephen Hamilton says the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards are going from strength to strength.
“We attracted a record number of entries in 2018 and I expect the competition will be just as fierce this year,” Mr Hamilton says.
Ingmar Becker of the Bolton Hotel in Wellington, winner of the 2018 Hotel Industry Concierge of the Year, says that entering the awards was valuable.
“I would encourage everybody to enter the award because it raises the profile of yourself, it gives you the opportunity to look back on yourself, what you’ve achieved in the last year, and raises your profile within the industry as well,” Mr Becker says.
Annalise Stewart, Executive Housekeeper at the InterContinental Hotel Wellington, says winning the 2018 Hotel Industry Housekeeper Employee of the Year has boosted her career. It was also an opportunity to win recognition for her achievements.