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2017 Top HAT Awards Gala | Hotel Albuquerque| November 14, 2017

Celebrate those who have done exceptional work to elevate the travel, tourism, and lodging industry in New Mexico. The 2017 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 for both limited and full service hotels, and Supplier/Vendor of the Year.

The last two years, this event served as the major fundraiser for the Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund, powered by the Albuquerque Community Foundation. And this year, we will award the first scholarship during the ceremony.

New Awards this Year!

In order to better celebrate the excellence of our industry, we have expanded our awards! We expanded on our Premier Award for Hotel of the Year so we can recognize excellence among our Full Service and Limited Service hotels, and we also added an award to recognize the top supplier/vendor who works with New Mexico hotels. Our new awards eligible for nomination this year:

Full Service Hotel of the Year
Limited Service Hotel of the Year
Supplier/Vendor of the Year

 

REGISTER HERE!

Date:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 

Location:

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

Dress Attire:

This is a formal event dedicated to celebrating excellence in hospitality and tourism, and we ask that our guests to recognize the formality of this event. We please ask that guests adhere to our dress code for the event.

Nominations close Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5 PM (MT).

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, 2016)

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.)
• Full Service Hotel of the Year - new this year! (All Full-Service hotels and resorts in New Mexico are eligible.)
• Limited Servie Hotel of the Year - new this year! (All Limited-Service hotels in New Mexico are eligible.)
• Vendor/Supplier of the Year - new this year! (All vendor/suppliers who work with travel, tourism and lodging businesses 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.

Nominations close Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5 PM (MT).

REGISTER HERE!

Date: 
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Location: 
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town 800 Rio Grande Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87104

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