Nominate a Rising Star!

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03 September 0   0

Know someone who deserves the Top HAT (Hospitality and Tourism) Award?

Nominations are open to select a New Mexican "Rising Star" in the field of hospitality and tourism. The Top HAT (Hospitality and Tourism) Awards celebrates an outstanding team or individual that has shown exceptional dedication to their company's brand promise and to the growth of tourism in New Mexico.

Awards include:

  • Marketing awards (Best Print Campaign, Best Digital Campaign, Best Broadcast Campaign, Most Innovative Promotion/Ad)
  • Product Development awards (Outstanding Event, Outstanding Attraction, Best New Mexico Tourism Experience of the Year)
  • Personnel awards (Front-of-House Food & Beverage, Front-of-House Hospitality, Back-of-House Food & Beverage, and Back-of-House Hospitality Employee of the Year)
  • Professional of the Year award (Hospitality Professional of the Year, Tourism Professional of the Year).



Last Day to Submit Nominations: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 Extended to Oct. 16, 2015

Before you nominate, see the award description and questions for nominations


The Top HAT Awards Gala committee will select the winner, who will be announced and celebrated at the annual awards dinner on November 10, 2015 at the Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque.

Members and non-members can nominate a New Mexican team or individual who qualifies under the award categories. The nominee does not have to be a member to be nominated. Members: first nomination is free, $10/nomination thereafter. Non-members: $15/nomination