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2018 Top HAT Awards Gala | Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel | November 8, 2018

Join us at the 2018 Top HAT Awards Gala to celebrate those who have performed exceptional work to elevate the travel, tourism, and lodging industry in New Mexico. The 2018 New Mexico Hospitality Association Top HAT (Hospitality and Tourism) Awards Gala is our annual dinner and awards ceremony that celebrates the top hospitality and tourism individuals, businesses, venues, campaigns, 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.

This event serves as the major fundraiser for the Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund, powered by the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

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Date:

Tuesday, November 

Location:

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel | 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road, Bernalillo, NM 87004

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 will open soon!

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 (All Full-Service hotels and resorts in New Mexico are eligible.)
• Limited Servie Hotel of the Year (All Limited-Service hotels in New Mexico are eligible.)
• Vendor/Supplier of the 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 will open soon!

REGISTER HERE!

 

 

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