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Nominations Open For The 2009 HM Awards

Nominations for the 2009 HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence, presented by Sealy, are now open at

The 2009 HM Awards are open to staff and properties across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, and nominations close at 5pm on Friday June 19, 2009.

Forty HM Awards will be awarded in 2009 and recognise excellence over a range of categories, from people and departments to properties and chains.

“In so many awards ceremonies, it’s all about the hotel itself. But the HM Awards are really about the oft-forgotten fact that the industry is so much more than just bricks, mortar, king size beds and goose-down pillows. It’s the people that make hotels what they are and that’s why we believe they should receive the most recognition,” says James Wilkinson, Managing Editor of HM magazine.

Annually, over 600 different properties are nominated. After a lengthy voting process by a key judging panel involving 50 industry professionals and travel media, the finalists and winners are then decided.

In the last six years, almost 2500 people have attended the HM Awards and more than 210 awards have been awarded to hotels across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The HM Awards are annually hosted and presented by leading industry magazine HM – Hotel & Accommodation Management. In 2008, over 420 people gathered at Luna Park in Sydney for the presentation dinner.

The 2009 HM Awards gala presentation dinner is being held at Sydney’s Doltone House on August 14 and tables are now on sale. For bookings click here or email [email protected]