Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the key dates for 2016?
Nominations open: Monday May 2, 2016
Nominations close: Wednesday June 29, 2016
Finalists announced: Friday July 29, 2016
HM Awards 2016 Gala Presentation Dinner: Friday September 2, 2016

Who can enter the HM Awards?
Entries for the 2016 HM Awards are open to people who work in the hotel industry in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The nominations are available online where the relevant details must be completed.

Is there a cost to enter the 2016 HM Awards?
There is no cost to enter the HM Awards.

When is the Gala Presentation Dinner for the HM Awards and how much is it to attend?
The 2016 HM Awards Gala Presentation Dinner will be held at Sydney Town Hall on Friday 2 September, 2016. Tickets cost AUD $250 (ex GST) or $2500 (ex GST) per table of 10.

When do ticket sales open and close for the HM Awards Gala Presentation Dinner?
Tickets are now open and close on Friday 19 August, 2016 (subject to availability).

To book a seat or a table, email James Wilkinson at

What time is the 2016 HM Awards Gala Presentation Dinner?
Pre-drinks: 6.30pm (TBA)
Dinner: 7.30pm (TBA)
After-party: from 10.30pm (TBA)

How can I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased via this website. To be notified of when ticket sales open this year, subscribe to Hotel Management’s e-newsletter.

Are sponsorship opportunities available?
Yes, sponsorship opportunities are available and more information can be obtained by calling Adam Daff on +61 (0)2 8586 6207 or email