What is HM Awards?

The HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, presented by Sealy Posturepedic, and now in their 21st year, are the leading industry awards in the region and celebrate the best properties, departments, people, chains and brands in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

What are the Key Dates?

Nominations open Saturday 1 July 2023.
Nominations Close Thursday 7 September 2023.
Nominees will be announced by the end of October 2023.
This year’s winners will be announced at the 2023 HM Awards at The Star Event Centre, Sydney on Friday 24 November 2023.

Who can enter the HM Awards?

Entries for the 2023 HM Awards are open to people who work in the hotel industry in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

How to Nominate?

Nominations are now closed for the 2023 HM Awards. For more information, please click here.

When is the Gala Dinner for the HM Awards and how much is it to attend?

The HM Awards Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 24 November at the Star Event Centre Sydney. Dress Code: 1920’s Black Tie.

HM Awards Tickets*

Early Bird Registration –First Release

Valid Until Friday 27 October 2023

Single Ticket $275
Table of 10 $2,600
Table of 11 $2,860
Table of 12 $3,120

*All pricing is exclusive of GST and payment fees.

What is the Dress Code for the Gala Dinner?

Dress Code: 1920’s Black Tie

Are there specific judging criteria for each category?

Yes there is. To view the judging criteria, click here.

Is there a cost to enter the 2023 HM Awards?

There is no cost to enter the HM Awards.

How is the ticket booking fee used?

HM Awards is committed to making a difference in the world around us and has partnered with Humanitix as our ticketing platform.

In partnership with their network of carefully vetted children’s charities, 100% of the profits from your ticket booking fees fund brighter futures for disadvantaged kids around the world.

Read more about their impact here.

Are sponsorship opportunities available?

Yes, sponsorship opportunities are available and more information can be obtained by calling Tara Ducrou on +61 2 8586 6285 or email