hotelmanagement.com.au – 06 September, 2019
The 17th iteration of the HM Awards, presented once again by Sealy Posturepedic, soared to new heights in front of a record crowd of nearly 1,000 at Sydney’s International Convention Centre on Friday night.
The calibre of nominations in 2019 saw the highest number of joint winners set in the event’s history, with judges unable to separate the two best entries received across a host of categories.
Most awards saw over 50 nominees put their best feet forward in an effort to claim the prestigious accolade (in some cases over 80 entries were received), with the judging process more difficult than ever before.
HM Editor-In-Chief and Chief Judge of the HM Awards, James Wilkinson, said the calibre of this year’s entries were the best in the event’s history.
“The quality of entries in the HM Awards this year was unlike anything we have seen before. It was a challenge to even choose the finalists from up to 80 entries in some cases, let alone decide on a winner and highly commended.
Some notable winners for the Fijian and South Pacific categories are:
Fijian Property – sponsored by Withers Worldwide
WINNER: VOMO Island Fiji
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fiji Marriott Resort, Momi Bay and Kokomo Private Island
South Pacific General Manager – sponsored by Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
WINNER: Neeraj Chadha, Marriott International Fiji and Samoa
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Vincent Macquet, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa
You can read the full article and view the full list of winners here.