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    In front of almost 600 hoteliers, industry leaders and major suppliers, the winners of the 2014 HM Awards presented by Sealy have been awarded to some of the Australasian accommodation industry’s brightest stars. Held at the prestigious Sydney Town Hall on September 5 and hosted by television personality Larry Emdur, the HM Awards have, for […]

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    In front of almost 600 hoteliers, industry leaders and major suppliers, the winners of the 2013 HM Awards presented by Sealy have been awarded to some of the Australasian accommodation industry’s brightest stars.

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    Presenting the winners and highly commended recipients from the 2012 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence.

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    In front of a record crowd of almost 600 hoteliers, industry leaders and major suppliers, the winners of the 2011 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, presented by Sealy, have been announced. Held at the prestigious Sydney Town Hall (Sep 2) and hosted by television personality Larry Emdur, the HM Awards have, for the […]

Finalists announced for the 2015 HM Awards presented by Sealy Posturepedic

Finalists have been revealed for the 2015 HM Awards presented by Sealy Posturepedic.

All eyes are now firmly on who will take out those categories and the remaining five to be announced on the night at the HM Awards Gala Presentation Dinner at Sydney Town Hall on Friday, September 4.

Tickets are currently selling fast for the Australasian accommodation industry’s premier night of the year, one that will see almost 50 HM Awards handed out, recognising excellence over a range of categories, from people and departments to properties and chains.

The emcee with be announced soon and a special guest musical act will be revealed on the night, as will the star hotel chefs creating the entrée, main and dessert.

In the last 13 years, almost 7000 people have attended the HM Awards and more than 500 awards have been awarded to hotels across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The 2015 HM Awards presented by Sealy Posturepedic gala presentation dinner is being held at Sydney Town Hall on Friday, September 5, 2014.

For bookings: +61 (0)2 8586 6193, bookings@hmawards.com.au, or download booking form here

HM AWARDS 2015 FINALISTS

PROPERTY AWARDS – AUSTRALIA

1. SERVICED APARTMENT PROPERTY
Adina Adelaide Treasury, SA
Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront, NT
Capri by Fraser Brisbane, QLD
Emu Walk Apartments, Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, NT
Fraser Suites Perth, WA
Fraser Suites Sydney, NSW
Quest Breakfast Creek Brisbane, QLD
Quest Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW
The Sebel Brisbane, QLD
The Sebel Chatswood, NSW
The Sebel Docklands, Melbourne, VIC
The York by Swiss-Belhotel, Sydney, NSW

2. ECONOMY PROPERTY
Best Western Sanctuary Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Best Western Warragul, VIC
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Glenferrie Lodge, Kirribilli, NSW
Golden Chain Begonia City Motor Inn, Sebastopol, Ballarat, VIC
Golden Chain City View Motel, Warwick, QLD
Golden Chain Country Home Motor Inn, Shepparton, VIC
ibis Adelaide, SA
ibis Sydney Airport, NSW
ibis Sydney World Square, NSW
Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, NT
Travelodge Hobart, TAS

3. MIDSCALE PROPERTY
Atura Blacktown, Prospect, NSW
Atura Dandenong, VIC
Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, NT
Fraser Place Melbourne, VIC
Mantra on Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Mantra South Bank Brisbane, QLD
Mantra Wollongong, NSW
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru, NT
Mercure Sydney Hotel, NSW
The Elms Motor Inn, Tumut, NSW
Travelodge Southbank, Melbourne, VIC
Wyndham Hotel Melbourne, VIC

4. UPSCALE PROPERTY
Crowne Plaza Coogee, NSW
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, NSW
Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane, QLD
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra, ACT
Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour, NSW
Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
Parkroyal Melbourne Airport, VIC
Peppers Gallery Hotel, Canberra, ACT
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, NSW
Sails in the Desert hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, NT
The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites, Brisbane, QLD
Vibe Darwin Waterfront, NT

5. UPPER-UPSCALE PROPERTY
Crown Metropol, VIC
East Hotel Canberra, ACT
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, NSW
Grand Hyatt Melbourne, VIC
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, VIC
NEXT Hotel Brisbane, QLD
Pan Pacific Perth, WA
Pier One Sydney Harbour, NSW
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour,NSW
QT Canberra, ACT
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, NSW
Sheraton Melbourne, VIC

6. LUXURY PROPERTY
Crown Towers Melbourne, VIC
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, NSW
One&Only Hayman Island, QLD
Park Hyatt Melbourne, VIC
Park Hyatt Sydney, NSW
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, TAS
QT Sydney, NSW
Sofitel Brisbane Central, QLD
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, VIC
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, NSW
The Langham, Sydney
The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites, Brisbane, QLD

7. AUSTRALIAN LODGE
Cape Lodge, Margaret River, WA
Kim’s Beach Hideaway, Toowoon Bay, NSW
Lake House, Daylesford, VIC
One&Only Emirates Wolgan Valley, NSW
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, TAS
qualia, Hamilton Island, QLD
Saffire, Freycinet Peninsula, TAS
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, SA
Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester, QLD
Spicers Peak Lodge, Maryvale, QLD
The Lodge on Elizabeth, Hobart, TAS
Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Arnhem Land, NT

8. BUSINESS HOTEL
Crowne Plaza Melbourne, VIC
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, NSW
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, VIC
Hilton Sydney, NSW
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, VIC
InterContinental Sydney, NSW
Next Hotel Brisbane, QLD
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, NSW
Sofitel Brisbane Central, QLD
Sydney Harbour Marriott, NSW
The Westin Sydney, NSW

9. RESORT
Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, NT
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, NSW
Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, SA
One&Only Emirates Wolgan Valley, NSW
One&Only Hayman Island, QLD
Peppers Beach Club and Spa, Palm Cove, QLD
Pinctada Cable Beach Resort, WA
Pullman Magenta Shores Resort, Magenta, NSW
QT Falls Creek, VIC
QT Port Douglas, QLD
qualia, Hamilton Island, QLD
Saffire, Freycinet Peninsula, TAS

10. HOTEL INTERIOR DESIGN
Capri by Fraser Brisbane, QLD
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra, ACT
HotelHotel, Canberra, ACT
Ibis Adelaide, SA
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, Sydney, NSW
Next Hotel Brisbane, QLD
QT Sydney, Sydney, NSW
The Alex, Perth, WA
The Langham, Sydney
The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites, Brisbane, QLD
Thorngrove Manor Hotel, Stirling, SA
Tryp by Wyndham Fortitude Valley Brisbane, QLD

11. BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Emporium Hotel, Brisbane, QLD
Gambaro Hotel, Brisbane, QLD
Harbour Rocks Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Hotel Lindrum, Melbourne, VIC
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa, Katoomba, NSW
Ovolo Laneways, Melbourne, VIC
Pier One Sydney Harbour, NSW
QT Canberra, ACT
QT Sydney, NSW
The Cullen, Prahran, VIC
The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites, Brisbane QLD
The Olsen, South Yarra, VIC

12. NEW PROPERTY
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Airport, NSW
Atura Albury, NSW
Capri by Fraser Brisbane, QLD
DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne, VIC
Halcyon House, Cabarita, NSW
Hotel Kurrajong, Canberra, ACT
Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath, NSW
ibis Adelaide, SA
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, NSW
Next Hotel Brisbane, QLD
The Alex, Perth, WA
Vibe Hotel Marysville, VIC

13. MEETINGS & CONFERENCING PROPERTY
Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, NT (Uluru Meeting Place)
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, NSW
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, Leura, NSW
Grand Hyatt Melbourne, VIC
Hilton Sydney, NSW
Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, Kingscliff, NSW
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, VIC
QT Canberra, ACT
QT Port Douglas, QLD
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough, WA
Sofitel Brisbane Central, QLD

14. REGIONAL PROPERTY
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, NSW
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, Leura, NSW
Lake House, Daylesford, VIC
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa, NSW
Lindenderry, Red Hill, VIC
Mantra Lorne, VIC
One&Only Emirates Wolgan Valley, NSW
One&Only Hayman Island, QLD
QT Port Douglas, QLD
qualia, Hamilton Island, QLD
Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester, QLD
Vibe Hotel Marysville, VIC

15. DAY SPA
Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, NT (Red Ochre Spa)
Lake House, Daylesford, VIC (Salus Spa)
One&Only Emirates Wolgan Valley, NSW (Timeless Spa)
One&Only Hayman Island, QLD (One&Only Spa)
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, TAS (Waldheim Alpine Spa)
Pullman Sea Temple Port Douglas, QLD (Vie Spa)
QT Gold Coast, QLD (spaQ Gold Coast)
QT Sydney, NSW (spaQ)
qualia, Hamilton Island, QLD (spa qualia)
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD (One Spa)
Saffire, Freycinet, TAS (Spa Saffire)
The Langham Melbourne, VIC (Chuan Spa)

16. HOTEL BAR
Emporium Hotel, Brisbane, QLD (Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar)
Establishment, Sydney, NSW (Palmer & Co)
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, NSW (Grain)
Grand Hyatt Melbourne, VIC (Ru-Co)
Hilton Sydney, NSW (Zeta Bar)
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, Sydney, NSW (Stillery)
Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour, NSW (Wine Bar at The Ternary)
Park Hyatt Sydney, NSW (The Bar)
Pier One Sydney Harbour (The Gantry)
QT Gold Coast, QLD (Stingray)
QT Sydney, NSW (Gowings Bar)
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, NSW (Blu Bar on 36)

17. HOTEL RESTAURANT
Crown Towers Melbourne, VIC (Rockpool Bar & Grill)
Hilton Sydney, NSW (glass Brasserie)
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra, ACT (Chifley’s Bar & Grill)
Lake House, Daylesford, VIC
Park Hyatt Sydney, Sydney, NSW (The Dining Room)
Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW (Abode Bistro)
Pier One Sydney Harbour (The Gantry)
QT Gold Coast, QLD (Bazaar)
QT Sydney, NSW (Gowings Bar & Grill)
Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, VIC
Sofitel Brisbane Central, QLD (Prive 249)
Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville, QLD (The Long Apron)

18. TECH-HOTEL
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane, QLD
Crown Towers Melbourne, VIC
Grand Hyatt Melbourne, VIC
Hilton Sydney, NSW
HotelHotel, Canberra, ACT
ibis Adelaide, SA
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, VIC
Next Hotel Brisbane, QLD
Oaks Elan Darwin, NT
Park Hyatt Sydney, NSW
QT Sydney, NSW
The Darling Hotel, NSW

PROPERTY AWARDS – NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH PACIFIC

19. NEW ZEALAND HOTEL
Crowne Plaza Queenstown
Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Queenstown
Heritage Auckland
Hilton Auckland
Hilton Queenstown
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown
Novotel Auckland Airport
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
The George, Christchurch
The Langham, Auckland
The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments, Queenstown

20. NEW ZEALAND REGIONAL PROPERTY
Aroha Wellness Retreat, Glenorchy
Craggy Range Winery cabins, Hawke’s Bay
Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco
Hilton Lake Taupo
Holiday Inn Rotorua
Millbrook, Central Otago
Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo
Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch
Quest Napier
Quest Rotorua Central
Te Wanoui Forest Retreat, Franz Joseph Glacier
The Hermitage, Mt Cook

21. NEW ZEALAND LODGE
Blanket Bay, Glenorchy
Fiordland Lodge, Te Anau
Huka Lodge, Taupo
Kaimata Lodge, Dunedin
Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown
Otahuna Lodge, Christchurch
Owen River Lodge, Murchison
Peppers Awaroa Lodge
Peppers Parehua, Martinborough
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay
Warekauhau Country Estate, Palliser Bay
Whare Kea Lodge, Lake Wanaka

22. FIJIAN PROPERTY
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa
Laucala Island Resort
Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Malolo Island Resort
Outrigger Fiji Resort
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort
Sheraton Fiji Resort
Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa
The Westin Fiji Resort and Spa
Vomo Island Resort
Yasawa Island Resort and Spa

23. SOUTH PACIFIC PROPERTY
Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences, New Caledonia
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia
Kia Ora Resort and Spa, Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Le Meridien Ile des Pins, New Caledonia
Matavai Resort, Niue Island
Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Sheraton Deva Noumea Resort and Spa, New Caledonia
Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort, Samoa
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach and Private Island, French Polynesia
Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, French Polynesia
Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa, Cook Islands

PROPERTY AWARDS – ALL COUNTRIES (AUSTRALIA, NZ & STH PACIFIC)

24. MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Best Western Australasia (‘Discover Your Hotel Type’)
DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street (hotel launch)
Golden Chain Australia (‘Happy Road Trippers’)
Grand Hyatt Melbourne (‘Autumn Winter Leisure Collection’)
ibis Hotels Australia (‘ibis Play’)
InterContinental Wellington (refurbishment marketing campaign)
Pan Pacific Perth (‘Autumn Escapes’)
Parkroyal Darling Harbour (‘Parkroyal Winter Campaign 2014’)
Quest Serviced Apartments (national media campaign)
Spicers Retreats (‘Make Room for Romance’)
TFE Hotels (‘Great Weekends’)
The Star, Sydney (‘Give Your Guests The Star Experience’)

25. SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
AccorHotels Pacific (Accor Race to Survive Fiji for Cure Kids)
Best Western Australasia (World Vision)
Fiji’s Coral Coast Hotels (Sigatoka Hospital Maternity Ward)
Golden Chain Australia (Wetland Care)
Mercure Sydney Hotel (Room for Hope program)
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort (Conua School Hall)
Parkroyal Parramatta (Respect & Care)
Skycity Entertainment Group, Australasia (SKYCITY Community Trusts)
Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa (Community Service Initiatives)
The Rees Hotel Queenstown (Cure for Brain Cancer)
Wyndham Hotel Group, Australia (Wyndham’s Greatest Shave)

PEOPLE AWARDS – ALL COUNTRIES (AUSTRALIA, NZ & STH PACIFIC)

26. CONCIERGE
Amir Ayoub, Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
David Tabor, Skycity Grand Hotel, Auckland, NZ
Jason Eade, InterContinental Wellington , NZ
Joe Coorey, Pullman Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Josh Lane, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, NZ
Kris Mosch, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, NZ
Mark Peyton, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth , NSW
Nick Steele, Barclay Suites Auckland, NZ
Pericles Yiannakis, Sofitel Brisbane Central, QLD
Peter McBrearty, The Langham Melbourne, VIC
Shaun Ryan, Skycity Hotel Auckland, NZ
Yuki Kimura, Brisbane Marriott, QLD

27. HOTEL CHEF
Anthony Flowers, Accor’s Darling Harbour Hotels, NSW
Ben Batterbury, The Rees Hotel Queenstown, NZ
Ben Devlin, Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach, NSW
Ben Nicholls, Pullman Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Deepak Mishra, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport, VIC
John Savage, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, VIC
John Slaughter, Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, NSW
Marc Soper, Wharekauhau Country Estate, NZ
Richard Arboleda, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, NZ
Robin Wickens, Royal Mail Hotel, VIC
Ryan Hong, Parkroyal Darling Harbour, NSW
Sunil Pajnoo, Parkroyal Parramatta, NSW

28. FOOD AND BEVERAGE ASSOCIATE / MANAGER
Abhi Gurung, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport, VIC
Antonio Vilaca, Best Western Premier Terrace Hotel, Perth, WA
Arati Ravindran, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, NZ
Becki Parker, The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites, Brisbane, QLD
Craig Wood, InterContinental Wellington, NZ
Felicity Evans, Atura Blacktown, NSW
Filippo L’Episcopo, Park Hyatt Sydney, NSW
Hans Joachim, Parkroyal Parramatta, NSW
Michael Brislane, Mercure Hotel Sydney , NSW
Oswald Chambers, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Fiji
Rohan Ranathunga, Novotel Sydney Central, NSW
Steven Martins, Mercure Sydney International Airport, NSW

29. HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATE / MANAGER
Abbie Williams, Radisson Hotel and Suites, NSW
Ainslie Quilty, Crowne Plaza Terrigal, NSW
Aliesha Dickson, Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, NSW
Andrew Hecker, Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney, NSW
Angela James, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, NZ
Chris Purdy, Mantra Group (WA/SA/NT)
Chris Street, Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, QLD
Holly Johnson, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, VIC
Jennifer Scott, Mercure Hotel Sydney, NSW
Justine Whalan, Park Hyatt Sydney, NSW
Kasey Findlay, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport, VIC

30. SALES AND MARKETING ASSOCIATE / MANAGER
-Announced Tuesday August 4

31. COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE / MANAGER
Bek Boyle, Jupiters Hotel and Casino Gold Coast, QLD
Deborah Gold, Hilton Worldwide
Emma Corcoran, InterContinental Hotels Group
Fiona Cusumano, Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Ginni Post, AccorHotels (Pacific)
Jasmine Cook, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, NSW
Karena Noble, Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, NT
Lauren Bremner, Best Western Australasia
Lauren Brown, The Langham, Sydney, NSW
Stephen Howard, AHL/QT Hotels
Tara Bishop, The Langham, Melbourne, VIC
Yvette Peverell, Mantra Group

32. FRONT OFFICE ASSOCIATE / MANAGER
-Announced Tuesday August 4

33. FINANCE ASSOCIATE / MANAGER
Ben Morris, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport, VIC
Kit Chia, Parkroyal Darling Harbour, NSW
Michael Gray, Wyndham Corporate Centre, QLD
Michael Gunasekera, Rydges Parramatta, NSW
Orlando Galingana, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, NZ
Robert Curnow, Mercure Brisbane, QLD
Sarah McFarland, Rydges Sydney Central, NSW
Tarun Abraham, Sofitel Auckland, NZ
Victoria Benevolenskaya, Sheraton on the Park, NSW
Wan Hei Yong, Novotel Sydney Central, NSW
Yogesh Solanki, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Fiji

34. REVENUE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE / MANAGER
Andrea Blair, Parkroyal Darling Harbour, NSW
Bradley Garnett, Skycity Hotels Group, Australasia
Cameron Mead, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport, VIC
Chris James, Sofitel New Zealand
Dennis Mehling, Rydges Sydney Central, NSW
Gabby Hamrozi, Mantra Group VIC/TAS
Jason Rangel, Novotel Sydney Central, NSW
Jennifer Jago, Sheraton on the Park, NSW
Krista Wright, Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, NSW
Michael Tscherne, Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, NSW
Nikita Beresnev, Parkroyal Parramatta, NSW
Sven Weissenborn, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and Crowne Plaza Newcastle, NSW

35. HOUSEKEEPER
-Announced Tuesday August 4

36. HOTEL ENGINEER
Adam Lane, RACV Royal Pines Resort, QLD
Alan Bettridge, The York by Swiss-Belhotel, NSW
Andy Goonesekera, InterContinental Sydney, NSW
Anura Yapa, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, NSW
Chris Winter, QT Sydney, NSW
Doug Smith, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, NSW
Gerald Brown, Mantra 2 Bond Street, NSW
Graham Nuske, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport, VIC
Michael Cook, Pullman, Novotel and Ibis Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Mike Fe’ao, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, NZ
Robin Power, Crowne Plaza Melbourne, VIC
Wayne Adamson, Rydges Campbelltown, NSW

37. RISING STAR
-Announced Tuesday August 4

MAJOR AWARDS – ALL COUNTRIES (AUSTRALIA, NZ & STH PACIFIC)

38. SOUTH PACIFIC GENERAL MANAGER
Alan Burrows, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa
Erik Stuebe, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa
Gerard Knight, Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Marcus Niszow, Pacific Resort Hotel Group, Cook Islands
Mark Leslie, Vomo Island Resort Fiji
Mark Slimmer, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji
Peter Hopgood, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
Shane Cunning, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Fiji and Samoa
Simon Harper, Novotel Suva Lami Bay
Steve Anstey, Likuliku and Malolo Island Resorts, Fiji
Steven Andrews, Castaway Island, Fiji
Thomas Tait, Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

39. NEW ZEALAND GENERAL MANAGER
Adie Meredith, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka
Andy Cunningham, Fiordland Lodge
Bradley Burnett, Skycity Entertainment Group
Bruce Garrett, The George Christchurch
Graeme Back, BreakFree on Cashel, Christchurch
Mark Rose, The Rees Hotel Queenstown
Paul Columbus, Novotel Auckland Airport
Paul Evans, Stamford Plaza Auckland
Robert McGufficke, Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Scott Hamilton, InterContinental Wellington
Vincent Macquet, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa
Wouter de Graaf, Sofitel New Zealand

40. AUSTRALIAN GENERAL MANAGER
Carl Forrest, Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, VIC
Craig Syphers, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport, VIC
Erkin Aytekin, Pullman Melbourne on the Park, VIC
Ilan Weill, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, VIC
Joel Gordon, Atura Blacktown, NSW
Kelye Woodgate, The York by Swiss-Belhotel, NSW
Manfred Pieper, Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, NT
Marcus Hanna, Sofitel Brisbane Central, QLD
Michael Bourne, QT Sydney, NSW
Patrick Cheok, Mantra Parramatta, NSW
Richard Christie, Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sonia Lefevre, The Langham, Sydney, NSW
Suzy Berry, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Flynns Beach, Port Macquarie, NSW

41. ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM
AccorHotels Victoria (‘Planet 21 and Soap Aid’)
Emporium Hotel Brisbane, QLD (leadership in sustainability)
Hilton Sydney, NSW (sustainable operations)
Novotel Auckland Airport, NZ (leadership in sustainability)
One&Only Emirates Wolgan Valley, NSW (leadership in sustainability)
Qstation, Manly, NSW (leadership in sustainability)
Quality Hotel Downtowner on Lygon, VIC (energy efficiency)
RACV Royal Pines Resort, QLD (leadership in sustainability)
The Langham, Auckland, NZ (leadership in sustainability)
The Observatory, Port Macquarie, NSW (‘Green Future’)

Major Awards (JUDGES ONLY)

42. HOTEL BRAND
-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 4, 2015

43. ACCOMMODATION CHAIN
-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 4, 2015

44. HOTEL OF THE YEAR
-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 4, 2015

45. HM MAGAZINE AUSTRALASIAN HOTELIER OF THE YEAR
-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 4, 2015

46. HM MAGAZINE ASIA-PACIFIC HOTELIER OF THE YEAR
-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 4, 2015

HALL OF FAME
-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 4, 2015

SERVICE TO THE INDUSTRY
-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 4, 2015

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2015 HM Awards key dates

Nominations Open
Friday May 1, 2015

Nominations Close
Friday June 26, 2015

Finalists Announced
Monday August 3, 2015

2015 HM Awards, presented by Sealy Posturepedic, Gala Presentation Dinner
Friday September 4, 2015
Venue: Sydney Town Hall
Dress: Black tie
Bookings: +61 (0)2 8586 6193, bookings@hmawards.com.au, or download booking form here