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Gongs and fund raising at hotel awards


The hotel industry awards in Sydney last week were also the occasion for fund raising for Christchurch earthquake survivors.

Chris Hutching
Thu, 08 Sep 2011

More than $60,000 was raised last Friday for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust at the 2011 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence dinner.

About 60 hotel industry leaders pledged $1000 each to participate in draws for donated prizes from the awards sponsors. 

A record 600 hoteliers, industry leaders and major suppliers attended the 9th annual awards dinner at the Sydney Town Hall celebrating the awarding of 48 hotel awards for the hotel industry’s finest staff, properties, brands and chains across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Major award winners from New Zealand included Paul Richardson, the head of Accor for New Zealand and South Pacific, who was voted New Zealand Hotelier and Bruce Garrett, the hotel general manager at the George Hotel in Christchurch, was voted best New Zealand general manager.

Best New Zealand Hotel was won by the Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa, the Hilton Taupo was voted best regional property, and Blanket Bay at Glenorchy the best Lodge in New Zealand.

The awards dinner followed the second annual Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition held during the day at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, hosted by hotel industry magazine HM (Hotel & Accommodation Management) and attended by over 200 delegates.  
 

Chris Hutching
Thu, 08 Sep 2011
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