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2018 Top HAT Finalists

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Finalists for the 2018 Top HAT Awards have been announced!

Below are the finalists for all award categories for the 2018 Top HAT Awards. Congrats to all of the finalists - we look forward to celebrating with you on Nov. 8 at the 2018 New Mexico True Top HAT Awards Gala!

All finalists will be revealed over the upcoming days.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

 

Outstanding Event

Light among the Ruins

Jemez Historic Site | New Mexico Historic Sites | NM Department of Cultural Affairs | Museum of New Mexico Foundation | Village of Jemez Springs

 

Monuments to Main Street
Visit Las Cruces

 

National Governors Association Summer Meeting
Kesselman-Jones,Inc


 

Santa Fe Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

TOURISM Santa Fe

 

Fiestas de Las Vegas

City of Las Vegas

 

Outstanding Attraction

Comfort Suites Military Museum

Comfort Suites Gallup

 

CORE (Center of Recreational Excellence)

City of Hobbs

 

Los Alamos Nature Center

Pajarito Environmental Education Center

 

New Mexico Chile Bike Tour

Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, Inc

 

The Algodones Gallery

Sandoval County

 

Best New Experience

Best in Show Night - Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Emerald Tanner | Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial | gallupARTS/Art123 Gallery

 

Manhattan on the Mesa: Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Bradbury Science Museum

 

Santa Fe 2926

New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society

 

Santa Fe Artists in Residence

TOURISM Santa Fe

 

Taos Vortex

Meow Wolf

 

The Rio Grande Theatre

Visit Las Cruces

 

 

MARKETING

 

Best Broadcast Campaign

Sandia Resort & Casino

"Get Closer"

Agency: Tribal Resources

 

City of Deming
Great American Duck Race

Agency: HK Advertising

 

Santa Fe County
"Travels with Darley" television episodes

Agency: DCN Creative

 

Best Print Campaign

City of Gallup / Gallup McKinley Chamber of Commerce

2018 Gallup Visitors Guide

 

Tour of the Gila (Silver City)
Gila Monster Gran Fondo

Agency: SkyWest Media

 

Chamber of Commerce of Truth or Consequences and Sierra County
Sierra County Visitors Guide

 

Visit Albuquerque

Southwest: the Magazine Special Section - Your Adventure in Albuquerque

Agency: McKee Wallwork + Co.

 

La Fonda on the Plaza

Spirit of Authenticity

Agency: Ideas and People

 

Santa Fe County

Wild West Flavor

Agency: HK Advertising

 

Best Digital Campaign

Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation

Caribbean Cruise Raffle

 

City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas Tourism

 

TOURISM Santa Fe
The City Different

Agency: Fuseideas

 

Visit Albuquerque

The New VisitABQ.org

Agency: Simpleview, Inc.

 

Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce

2018 Tour of the Gila

Agency: SkyWest Media

 

Best Social Media Campaign

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

Seasonal Sunrise

 

Western New Mexico University (Silver City)
Fiesta Latina 2018

Agency: SkyWest Media

 

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
"We Shall Continue"

 

Visit Albuquerque

Visit ABQ Instagram Stories: Weekend Event Roundup

 

Visit Taos

Yuletide in Taos Influencer Trip

Agency: The Waite Company

 

Most Innovative Campaign

Visit Albuquerque

2018 Elements of ABQ Press Trip

Agency: Turner PR

 

Village of Jemez Springs
Soak it All In Photo Contest

Agency: InPress, LLC

 

TOURISM Santa Fe
Santa Fe Margarita Trail app

 

Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Jolt Your Off Road Journey

Agency: Griffin & Associates | XYNERGY

 

Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals

Old Town Shop & Win Contest

Agency: Gilded Creative

 

 

PERSONNEL

 

Back-of-House Food & Beverage Employee of the Year

Charles Guiswite

Executive Pastry Chef

Isleta Resort & Casino

 

Christina Martinez

Executive Chef

El Monte Sagrado

 

Marcos Gonzales

Banquet Manager

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

 

Osbaldo Sanchez

Stewarding Supervisor

Hyatt Regency

 

Peter Vigil

Banquet Chef

La Fonda on the Plaza

 

Front-of-House Food & Beverage Employee of the Year

Gloria John

Breakfast Attendant

Quality Inn & Suites

 

Trina Jojola

Restaurant Manager

Isleta Resort & Casino

 

Larry Fleming

Lead Bartender

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

 

Robert "RJ" Romero

Banquet Manager

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

 

Tony Romero

Lead Server

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

 

Back-of-House Hospitality Employee of the Year

Derek Morganti

Assistant Engineer

Hyatt Regency

 

Joshua Arnold

Co-Owner; Maintenance Manager

Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals

 

Pearl Alford

Housekeeping Inspector

El Monte Sagrado

 

Rocio Duran

Room Attendant

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

 

Veronica Corona

Housekeeping Manager

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

 

Front-of-House Hospitality Employee of the Year

Amanda Gesten

Catering Manager

La Posada de Santa Fe

 

Desiree Quintana

National Sales Manager

La Fonda on the Plaza

 

Diana Roman

Front Desk Agent

Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque

 

Hunter Bienvenu

Assistant Front Office Manager

Eldorado Hotel & Spa

 

Jennifer Leighton

Catering and Conference Services Manager

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

 

Leslie Sanchez

Night Auditor

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

 

 

PREMIER

 

Supplier/Vendor of the Year

Joe's Pasta House

Rio Rancho

 

Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals
Albuquerque

 

Simply Social Media
Santa Fe


 

Hospitality Professional of the Year

Damen Kompanowski

General Manager

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

 

David Kohler

Director of Food and Beverage

Sandia Resort & Casino

 

Joani Jones

Director of Sales

Crowne Plaza Albuquerque

 

Jourdan Elterman

Revenue Manager - Lodge Collection

The Lodget at Santa Fe

 

Mark Mares

Senior Sales Manager

Eldorado Hotel & Spa

 

Robin Henry

Associate Director of Sales

Hotel Chaco

 

Tourism Professional of the Year

Anthony Magdalena

Staff Lead

Pueblo of Jemez Walatowa Welcome Center

 

Bill Lee

Executive Director

Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce

 

John Feins

Director of Marketing

Meow Wolf

 

Limited Service Hotel of the Year

Comfort Suites

Gallup

 

Hampton Inn

Deming

 

Full Service Hotel of the Year

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

Santa Fe

 

Hotel Andaluz

Albuquerque

 

Sandia Resort & Casino

Albuquerque

 

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

Santa Fe

 

The Blake at Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley

 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FINALISTS HERE!

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL MARKETING FINALISTS HERE!

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL PERSONNEL FINALISTS HERE!

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL PREMIER FINALISTS HERE!

 

 

Stay tuned as we announce the remaining 2018 Top HAT Awards!

 

Premier Awards - Friday, Sept. 28



 

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Early Bird (discounts end 10/5)

General Admission

$110 - Individual
$1,100 - Table of 10

Early Bird (discounts end 10/5)

Member Pricing

$80 - Individual
$800 - Table of 10

Prices after 10/5
$140 - Individual
$1,350 - Table of 10
Prices after 10/5
$110 - Individual
$1,100 - Table of 10

 

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