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2016 Top HAT Awards Gala

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ABOUT: 2016 Top HAT Awards Gala | Isleta Resort & Casino | November 17, 2016

Celebrate those who have done exceptional work to elevate the travel, tourism, and lodging industry in New Mexico. The 2016 New Mexico Top HAT (Hospitality and Tourism) Awards Gala is an annual dinner and awards ceremony that celebrates the top hospitality and tourism individuals, businesses, and teams. Join us as we celebrate the outstanding tourism and hospitality teams and individuals who have shown exceptional dedication to their organization and to the growth of toursim in New Mexico. Awards include: Marketing, Product Development, Personnel, and Premier awards including: Hospitality Professional of the Year, Tourism Professional of the Year, Hotel of the Year, and Destination of the Year. Net proceeds go toward the Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund powered by the Albuquerque Community Foundation. Help raise money for an endowed scholarship fund that contributes to the success of countless students pursuing a career in travel and tourism.

Our goal is to raise $15,000! Tourism Association of New Mexico (TANM) had the TIARRA awards and New Mexico Lodgers Association (NMLA) had the Stars of the Industry Awards but since our merger to the New Mexico Hospitality Association in 2014, the Top HAT Awards Gala is the premier travel, tourism, and lodging awards ceremony in New Mexico!

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Date:

November 17, 2016

Location:

Isleta Resort & Casino 11000 Broadway Blvd SE Albuquerque, NM 87105

Prestigious Top HAT Awards include:

Marketing Awards 

• Best Print Campaign (brochure, magazine, and other print media)
• Best Digital Campaign (social media, website, and other digital platforms)
• Best Broadcast Campaign (TV, radio, video, etc.)
• Most Innovative Campaign (All platforms including print, digital, broadcast, outdoor, PR, etc. is eligible)

Product Development Awards

• Outstanding Event (fairs, festivals, conferences, ceremonies, formal parties, concerts, conventions, etc.)
• Outstanding Attraction (museum, exhibit, tour, etc.)
• Best New Experience (new tourism related event, attraction, experience, introduced after July 1, 2015)

Personnel Awards

• Front-of-House Food & Beverage Employee of the Year (Eligible “Front of House Employees” constitutes as employees who have high guest interaction.)
• Front-of-House Hospitality Employee of the Year (Eligible “Front of House Employees” constitutes as employees who have high guest interaction. Depending on how your property defines it, "Hospitality" may include: Front Desk, Bellman, Admin, Customer Service, Sales & Marketing, Management, etc.)
• Back-of-House Food & Beverage Employee of the Year (Eligible “Back of House Employees” constitutes as employees who have low guest interaction.)
• Back-of-House Hospitality Employee of the Year (Eligible “Back of House Employees” constitutes as employees who have low guest interaction. Depending on how your property defines it, "Hospitality" may include: Front Desk, Bellman, Admin, Customer Service, Sales & Marketing, Management, etc.)

Premier Awards

• Hospitality Professional of the Year (All hospitality personnel are eligible.)
• Tourism Professional of the Year (All tourism and marketing personnel are eligible.)
• Hotel of the Year (All hotels in New Mexico are eligible.)
• Destination of the Year (All destinations in New Mexico are eligible.)
 

As the premier awards ceremony of the travel, tourism, and lodging industry in New Mexico, this event celebrates the finalists and announce winners of the prestigious Top HAT Award in a fun and elegant environment. This event is also the major fundraiser for the Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund, powered by the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

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