The HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence are the leading awards for the accommodation industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, and have named Langham Auckland as Best New Zealand Hotel 2016. The HM Awards are hosted annually by leading industry magazine Hotel Management and are now in their 14th year.
The glittering awards dinner that took place at the Town Hall in Sydney last week recognised the accommodation industry’s finest staff, properties, brands and chains across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Langham Auckland Managing Director, Franz Mascarenhas is delighted the luxury hotel has been acknowledged as the leader in New Zealand tourism by the prestigious awards for a second time, having also won this award in 2013. “In addition to our luxurious facilities, the award is a testament to the individual effort every one of our over 400 staff contribute to exceeding our guest’s expectations and creating great memories.” says Mr Mascarenhas.
Mascarenhas also received a Highly Commended acknowledgment in the New Zealand General Manager category.
The Langham, Auckland is also New Zealand’s leading environmental hotel, having won The New Zealand Tourism Industry Award for Environmental Initiative for 2015 and 2016. The hotel, which has EarthCheck certification standards ‘Gold’ status for the last 5 years, is set to achieve the prestigious EarthCheck Platinum level of certification on successful completion of an audit later this year.
Staff at The Langham, Auckland not only provide a high level of quality guest service at the hotel but also contribute to a Volunteer Activity Programme which allows colleagues to volunteer their time, expertise and efforts in the local community, by assisting with community partners such as Ronald McDonald House, Garden to Table, Make a Wish Foundation and Eat My Lunch.
Mascarenhas adds: “In these times when life can often seem so busy, we are proud to be recognised for our contribution to the community and the luxurious oasis of calm we provide to every guest we welcome through our doors”.