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Winners of the Top HAT Awards Gala!

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 those two have merged to form the new New Mexico Hospitality Association, we brought the Top HAT Awards Gala front and center with a fun-filled night of celebration!
Please visit http://newmexicohospitality.org/2017TopHAT for information on this year's Top HAT Awards Gala.
 

2016 Winners

Premier Award
Hospitality Professional of the Year
Ed Pulsifer
La Fonda on the Plaza
Premier Award
Tourism Professional of the Year
Alyson Hyder
Taos Central Reservations - Taos.org
Premier Award
Hotel of the Year
La Fonda on the Plaza
Premier Award
Destination of the Year
Village of Ruidoso
Premier Award
Destination of the Year
Santa Fe
Personnel Award
Back-of-House Food & Beverage Employee of the Year
Salvador Morales
Eldorado Hotel & Spa
Personnel Award
Back-of-House Hospitality Employee of the Year
William J. Andazola
Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque/Downtown-University
Personnel Award
Front-of-House Food & Beverage Employee of the Year
Jeannie Whitman
Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Gallup East
Personnel Award
Front-of-House Hospitality Employee of the Year
Mark Shott
Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque/Downtown-University
Marketing Award
Best Broadcast Campaign
Music in the Mountains True
Town of Red River
Marketing Award
Best Digital Campaign
#ThePuebloStory
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Marketing Award
Best Print Campaign
Austin, TX Initiative
TOURISM Santa Fe
Marketing Award
Most Innovative Campaign
Native American Artist Rooms
Nativo Lodge - Heritage Hotels & Resorts
Product Development Award
Best New Experience
Santa Fe Margarita Trail
TOURISM Santa Fe
Product Development Award
Outstanding Attraction
Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return
Meow Wolf
Product Development Award
Outstanding Event
Los Alamos ScienceFest 2015
Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation

 

2015 Winners

Front-of-the-House Hospitality
Ruben Marquez
Assistant Bell Captain
La Fonda on the Plaza
Front-of-the-House Food and Beverage
Andrew Garcia
Assistant Dining Room Manager
La Fonda on the Plaza
Back-of-the-House Hospitality
Mat Bolinger
Director of Operations
Spectra/Santa Ana Star Center 
Back-of-the-House Food and Beverage
Ryan Numair
Chef De Cuisine
Hotel Andaluz
 
Outstanding Event
Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta
TOURISM Santa Fe
Outstanding Attraction
La Fonda Detours- Docent Art & History Tours
La Fonda on the Plaza
Best Print Campaign
Las Cruces Country Music Festival
Las Cruces Convention & Visitors Bureau
Agency: Moetiv8 Marketing
Best Digital Campaign
Fly to Sunshine
Albuquerque Convention Center & Visitors Bureau
Agency: McKee, Wallwork & Co.
Best Broadcast 
The Bachelor in Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico
TOURISM Santa Fe
Most Innovative Campaign 
New Lobby Lounge Naming Contest
Eldorado Hotel & Spa
a Heritage Hotels & Resorts property
Tourism Professional of the Year
Georgia Strickfaden
Owner/Operator
Buffalo Tours
 
Hospitality Professional of the Year
Rafael Avalos
Director of Housekeeping
Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

 

 Enjoy pictures from our Facebook page.

 

 

2017 Top HAT Sponsors

Award Sponsor

 

 

Exhibit Table Sponsor

Other Sponsors & Partners

 


 

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