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Hotel Association of Canada Seeks Entries for their
2012 Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence

August 9, 2012
– Ottawa, ON – The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is now accepting entries for the 2012 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence. In its ninth year the Hall of Fame Awards program continues the Association’s tradition of acknowledging the strong standards and values of those involved in and with the lodging industry.

Each year the Hall of Fame Awards attracts more and more entries from members across the country. The Awards program proudly recognizes those individuals, companies or properties that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to our industry in the following divisions:

The Humanitarian Award
Given for individuals/programs that demonstrate to residents that the individual property is responsive to the local community.

The Human Resources Award
Given for programs/individuals that develop a climate conducive to new and/or repeat business, create goodwill among guests, provide special services, reverse negative public relations situations or effectively solve guest complaints.

The Energy & Environment Award
Recognizes lodging properties that have developed a culture towards integrating environmental management practices that improve everyday operations and the bottom line, while maintaining quality service and meeting guest expectations.

Nominations are also open for the Stephen Phillips Passion for Hospitality Bursary.
This bursary is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Phillips, former Vice-Chairman & CEO of AFM Hospitality Corporation Inc., who passed away from cancer in early 2007. The bursary will be awarded to the hospitality student who best represents the qualities that Stephen Phillips brought to the industry.

Awards will be presented on February 4, 2013 at the HAC Annual Conference Awards Gala Dinner at the Hilton Toronto Hotel | 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON

To access the Hall of Fame Awards Call for Entries, and to view a list of past winners, visit www.hotelassociation.ca and click the “Awards” link on the main page.

Deadline for submissions is November 2, 2012.

About the Hotel Association of Canada

The Hotel Association of Canada is the national voice and resource for the Hotel and Lodging Industry in Canada. For nearly 100 years, it has worked to enhance the prosperity of the Canadian Hotel and Lodging Industry through strong member engagements, effective government advocacy, and the provision of value added programs and services. The Hotel Association represents more than 8,400 hotels, motels and resorts that encompass the $16 billion Canadian hotel industry which employs 284,000 people across Canada.
www.hotelassociation.ca.

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Contact: 

Linda Hartwell
Director - Marketing, Communications & Business Development
T: (613) 237-7149 x 103
hartwell@hotelassociation.ca


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