Nominations & Voting

Nominations are now open. See below for info on all the key dates and stay up to date by signing up to the Hotel Management newsletter.

Entries for the HM Awards are open to people who work in the hotel industry in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. It is free to enter your nomination.

Key Dates for 2022

Nominations opened: Friday 22 July, 2022
Nominations closed:
Friday 26 August, 2022 (at 5pm AEST)
Finalists announcements: Monday 3 October, 2022
HM Awards 2020 Gala Presentation Dinner: Friday 25 November, 2022

 

The Entry Process

Entries for the 2022 HM Awards are open to people who work in the hotel industry in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. It is free of charge to enter your nomination.

The nominations are available online where the relevant details must be completed.  To nominate, click here after reading the criteria below.

HM Award Categories

The Award categories include:

PROPERTY AWARDS – AUSTRALIA
PROPERTY AWARDS –
NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH PACIFIC
PEOPLE AWARDS
MAJOR AWARDS
GENERAL AWARDS
Serviced Apartment Property New Zealand Hotel Concierge (presented by Hostplus) South Pacific General Manager Marketing Campaign
Economy Hotel New Zealand Regional Property Hotel Chef New Zealand General Manager Innovative Collaboration
Midscale Hotel New Zealand Lodge Food & Beverage Associate Australian General Manager Environmental Program
Upscale Hotel Fijian Property Human Resources Associate Service to the Community
Upper-upscale Hotel South Pacific Property Sales & Marketing Associate Hotel Brand (judges only)
Luxury Hotel or Property Communications Associate Accommodation Chain (judges only, presented by Hostplus)
Australian Lodge Front Office Associate Australasian Hotel (judges only)
Business Hotel Finance Associate Australasian Hotelier (judges only)
Resort Revenue Management Associate Asia-Pacific Hotelier (judges only)
Hotel Interior Design Housekeeper (presented by AHS hospitality) HM Awards Hall of Fame (judges only)
Hotel Interior Design Hotel Engineer
Boutique Hotel Rising Star (presented by Hostplus)
New Hotel
Meetings & Conferencing Property
Regional Property
Day Spa
Hotel Bar
Hotel Restaurant
Tech-Hotel (presented by Foxtel)

 

Guidelines

For PROPERTY and DEPARTMENTAL categories
The name and address has to be completed, while up to 300 words are able to be submitted (outlining major achievements over the last 12 months – from September 6, 2021 to September 10, 2022 – and why it is believed the individual should win the specific category). Optional: a YouTube video link is also able to be submitted with the nomination again this year, with a maximum length of 5 minutes.

Specifically within the PROPERTY and DEPARTMENTAL categories:

    • For the NEW HOTEL category: The property must have opened between September 6, 2021 and September 10, 2022, to be considered.
    • For the HOTEL BAR category: A current menu of the food and drink offerings (including cocktail lists) must be attached with the nomination.
    • For the HOTEL RESTAURANT category: A current menu of the food and drink offerings (including wine and cocktail lists) must be attached with the nomination.
    • For the DAY SPA category:  A current menu of the treatments on offer must be attached with the nomination.

For PEOPLE categories
The name and address has to be completed, while up to 300 words are able to be submitted (outlining major achievements over the last 12 months – from September 6, 2021 to September 10, 2022 – and it is believed the individual should win the specific category).  Optional: a YouTube video link is also able to be submitted with the nomination again this year, with a maximum length of 5 minutes.

For RISING STAR of Year
This award recognises an associate  30 years or under who has achieved significant milestones in the hotel industry. The name and address has to be completed, while up to 300 words are able to be submitted (outlining major achievements over the last 12 months – from September 6, 2021 to September 10, 2022 – and why you believe a rising star should win the specific category). Optional: a YouTube video is also able to be submitted with the nomination this year, with a maximum length of 5 minutes.

For MAJOR awards
The name and address must be completed, while up to 300 words is able to be submitted (outlining major achievements over the last 12 months – from September 6, 2021 to September 10, 2022 – and why it is believed the individual should win the specific category). Optional: a YouTube video link is also able to be submitted with the nomination again this year, with a maximum length of 5 minutes.

For the HOTEL BRAND, CHAIN, HOTEL, AUSTRALASIAN HOTELIER and ASIA-PACIFIC HOTELIER
These are not open for submissions and are decided on by Regional CEOs (as per the judging process since 2007).

For INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION of Year
This award recognises an outstanding collaboration between a property, a brand or a chain with an external partner – for example a technology, airline, F&B, travel company (or other) collaboration. The name and address has to be completed, while up to 300 words are able to be submitted (outlining the collaboration that happened over the last 12 months – from September 6, 2021 to September 10, 2022 – and why you believe you should win the specific category). Optional: a YouTube video is also able to be submitted with the nomination, with a maximum length of 5 minutes.

Judging Process

 

    1. Nominations for General Awards are closed categories
    2. The judging panel – made up of over 20 leading travel writers, industry consultants, association heads and selected leading suppliers – decides the finalists and subsequently the winners and highly commended recipients.
    3. The judging panel will be sent a list of every property nominated in those categories.
    4. Written submissions for each category will be taken into consideration and voting will be based on a 3-2-1 points system (3 points for first, 2 points for second and 1 point for third).
    5. The judging panel will also be asked to nominate their leading hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific on a 3-2-1 points basis.
    6. The judging panel will be asked to leave any category blank where they did not feel they knew enough about the nominations in that category.

Notes

    • General, People and selected Major Awards will be judged by HM magazine Editor James Wilkinson and several senior hotel industry consultants. Judging for these categories will be based on the 300-word submission (and optional YouTube video) to accompanied each entry and the decision on the winner and highly commended recipient will need to be unanimous.
    • Major Awards – Brand, Chain, Hotel, Australasian Hotelier and Asia-Pacific Hotelier will be decided entirely by a panel of leading CEOs and Managing Directors across Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific. They will be asked to nominate on a 3-2-1 points basis (not including themselves, their staff or properties in their own chain).
    • All judges and judging decisions will remain anonymous (the results have been audited by EY [Ernst&Young] previously and now Withers Worldwide since 2008).

Nominations

The nominations for the 2022 HM Awards open Friday 22 July and close on Friday 26 August, 2022. Judges will then go through all the submissions and finalists will be announced on Monday 3 October, 2022.

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To nominate for the Awards, click below.