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Hotel Association of Canada Seeks Entries for their
2011 Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence

September 7, 2011 – Ottawa, ON
– The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is now accepting entries for the 2011 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence. Now in its eighth 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 HAC 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.

Outstanding Supplier Award
Recognizing Allied Members of the Hotel Association of Canada that have made a significant contribution to the Canadian lodging industry and to their individual lodging customers. Candidate will have provided outstanding customer service and support.
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.

Winners will be honoured at an Awards Luncheon March 6, 2011 in conjunction with HAC’s Annual Conference at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, ON.  To access the Hall of Fame Awards Call for Entries, and to view a list of past winners, visit and click the “Awards” link on the main page.   Deadline for submissions is November 28, 2011.

The Hotel Association of Canada is the national organization representing the lodging industry in Canada. Our membership encompasses the provincial and territorial hotel associations, the corporate hotel chains, independent hotels, motels and resorts and the many suppliers to the hotel industry. Our objective is to assist both our national and international members as they endeavour to enhance their competitiveness and achieve their bottom line.

Andrea Myers
Director, Member Programs
T: (613) 237-7149 x 102


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