HM Awards dates & key information

What are the key dates for 2019?
Nominations open: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Nominations close: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (at 5pm AEST)
Finalists announced: Monday, July 29, 2019
Ticket bookings close: Friday August 23, 2019
HM Awards 2019 Gala Presentation Dinner: Friday September 6, 2019

Who can enter the HM Awards?
Entries for the 2019 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 specific judging criteria for each category?
Yes there is and the judging criteria can be found here:

Is there a cost to enter the 2019 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 2019 HM Awards Gala Presentation Dinner will be held at ICC Sydney on Friday 6 September, 2019. The 2018 ticket cost was AUD $270 (ex GST) or $2700 (ex GST) per table of 10 but prices for 2019 have not yet been set. This years theme is “Las Vegas” so dress accordingly or in Black Tie.

When do ticket sales open and close for the HM Awards Gala Presentation Dinner?
Tickets will open shortly and close on Friday 23 August, 2019 (subject to availability).

To book a seat or a table, use the link on this website, or email

What time is the 2019 HM Awards Gala Presentation Dinner?
Pre-drinks: 6.00pm (TBA)
Dinner: 7.00pm (TBA)
After-party within the venue: from 10.15pm (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