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Friday, July 26, 2013

HM Awards Finalists Announced in 24 Categories



Finalists have been revealed in 24 categories for the 2013 HM Awards presented by Sealy.

Due to an overwhelming number of entries and the extra time being taken by the judging panels to select finalists, highly commended recipients and winners, the announcement of finalists this year will be staggered.

24 categories have been announced today (July 26), with a further 17 to be revealed next Friday (Aug 2) and the remaining five to be announced at the HM Awards Gala Presentation Dinner in Sydney on Friday, September 6.

Tickets are currently selling fast for the Australasian accommodation industry's premier night of the year, one that will see almost 50 HM Awards handed out, recognising excellence over a range of categories, from people and departments to properties and chains.

Channel 7 television personality Larry Emdur will host the evening for the third time in 2013, one that's expected to attract around 600 hotel industry professionals.

In the last ten years, almost 5000 people have attended the HM Awards and more than 400 awards have been awarded to hotels across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The HM Awards are presented by Sealy; hosted by HM magazine and hotelmanagement.com.au; co-hosted by AHS, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Foxtel Business, Intrust Super and Nespresso; and sponsored by Dometic, HotelHome Australia, Prototype Furniture, Spice magazine, www.spicenews.com.au, Time Out Melbourne, Time Out Sydney and Travmedia.com.

The 2013 HM Awards gala presentation dinner is being held at Sydney Town Hall on Friday, September 6, 2013.

For bookings, visit www.hmawards.com.au


HM AWARDS 2013 FINALISTS

Australian Property Awards

1. Serviced Apartment Property

To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013

2. Budget Accommodation
BreakFree Aanuka Resort

Breakfree Diamond Beach
Country Comfort Ipswich
Econolodge Sydney South
Formula1 Perth Airport
Formula1 Melbourne
Formula1 Sydney Airport
Habitat HQ
Ibis Budget Auckland Airport
Outback Pioneer and Lodge

3. Economy Hotel

To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013

4. Midscale HotelTo be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013


5. Upscale HotelTo be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013

6. Upper-upscale HotelTo be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013

7. Luxury HotelTo be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013

8. Australian Lodge
Cape Lodge, Margaret River
El Questro Homestead
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Kim's Beach Hideaway
Lake House, Daylesford
Longitude 131
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
Qualia
Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld
Wildman Wilderness Lodge

9. Business Hotel

To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013

10. Resort
To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013


11. Hotel Interior Design
To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013


12. Boutique Hotel
To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013


13. New HotelAdina Apartment Hotel Norwest
Best Western Premier The Terrace Hotel
Fraser Suites Perth
QT Sydney
Quest Sydney Olympic Park
Quest Bendigo Central
Quest Frankston on the Bay
Quest on Franklin, Adelaide
Salamanca Wharf Hotel, Hobart
The Flinders Hotel

14. MICE Property
To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013


15. Regional Property
To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013


16. Day Spa
To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013


17. Hotel Bar
To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013


18. Hotel Restaurant
To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013


19. Tech Hotel
To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013

New Zealand & South Pacific Property Awards

20. New Zealand Hotel

To be announced on Friday, August 2, 2013

21. New Zealand Regional PropertyBest Western 555 on Bayview

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco
Hilton Lake Taupo
Millbrook, Central Otago
Owen River Lodge
Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo
Peppers Clearwater Resort
Quest Napier
Quest Rotorua Central
Te Wanoui Forest Retreat, Franz Joseph Glacier

22. New Zealand LodgeBlanket Bay, Glenorchy
Huka Lodge, Taupo
Kaimata Lodge, Dunedin
Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown
Otahuna Lodge, Christchurch
Owen River Lodge, Murchison
Peppers Awaroa Lodge
Peppers Parehua, Martinborough
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay
Warekauhau Country Estate, Palliser Bay

23. Fijian PropertyFiji Beach Resort and Spa by Hilton
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Royal Davui
Shangri-La's Fijian Resort, Yanuka
Sheraton Fiji Resort
Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa
Vomo Island Resort
WorldMark Resort Denarau Island
Yasawa Island Resort and Spa

24. South Pacific Property
Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, French Polynesia
Madang Star International Hotel, Papua New Guinea
Aggie Grey's Lagoon, Beach Resort and Spa, Samoa
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia
Le Meridien Ile des Pins, New Caledonia
Matavai Resort, Niue Island
Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach and Private Island, French Polynesia
Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa, Cook Islands

Property Awards - All countries (Australia, NZ & Sth Pacific)

25. Marketing Campaign

Best Western Australasia
Crowne Plaza Terrigal
DoubleTree by Hilton
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Hamilton Island
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
Mercure Sydney
Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley
Parkroyal Darling Harbour
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Sofitel Brisbane Central

26. Service to the Community
Accor Hotels
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Hilton on the Park Melbourne
Mercure Sydney
Parkroyal Parramatta
QStation, Manly
Stamford Hotels
The Sebel Pier One
The York by Swiss-Belhotel
Yasawa Island Resort and Spa, Fiji

People Awards - All countries (Australia, NZ & Sth Pacific)

27. Concierge
Allan Alvarez, Sydney Harbour Marriott

Colin Toomey, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
David Board, Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
David Mclean, Swissotel Sydney
David Patt, InterContinental Sydney
Gary Chan, Four Points by Sheraton Sydney
Graham Hodgson, Emporium Hotel Brisbane
James Ridenour, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
Justin Matheson, The Sebel Pier One Sydney
Rhett Constantine, Pullman and Mercure Melbourne Albert Park
Stuart Spicer, Pan Pacific Perth

28. Hotel ChefAnthony Craven, The Langham, Sydney
Dan Hunter, Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld
Daniel Simpson, Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
Desmond Carneiro, Sheraton on the Park
John Savage, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
John Slaughter, The Sebel Pier One Sydney and Harbour Rocks Hotel
Leigh Robbins, Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne
Pierre Khodja, The Flinders Hotel
Stefan Blee, Best Western Premier Hotel 115 Kew
Tamas Pamer, InterContinental Sydney
Will Eaglesfield, Eichardt's Private Hotel, Queenstown (NZ)

29. Food and Beverage AssociateBibek Karmacharya, Cambridge Hotel Sydney
Catalina Rueda, Sydney Harbour Marriott
Geraldo Suntah, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Izumi Kawanarada, Pan Pacific Perth
Jade Hobson, Parkroyal Parramatta
Linda McComiskie, Sheraton on the Park
Matthew Carroll, Park Hyatt Sydney
Michael Nicholls, The Langham, Sydney
Robin Khurana, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport
Tal Thorne, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Tom Woods, InterContinental Sydney

30. Human Resources Associate Amber Margrain, Pullman Auckland
Corinna Saffhill, Sydney Harbour Marriott
David Hannan, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Emily Squires, Novotel Northbeach Wollongong
Gemma Hillis, Novotel Perth Langley
John Timson, Academie Accor
Jorja Salisbury, Quest Serviced Apartments
Kasey Findlay, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport
Kyla Shearer, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Marinus Snetler, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Perth
Olivia Hazledine, Novotel Melbourne on Collins

31. Sales and Marketing Associate
Abby Howard, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Adelaide

Abigail Murphy, InterContinental Sydney
Carla Klotz, The York by Swiss-Belhotel
Craig Adamson, The Langham, Sydney
Daniel Hoffmann, Sydney Harbour Marriott
Josie Armao, Novotel Melbourne on Collins
Megan Staal, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Michael Anderson, Pullman Auckland
Michael Foster, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport
Morag Ritchie, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Ryan Weissel, Quest Serviced Apartments

32. Communications Associate Cristina Magni, Hilton Auckland and Hilton Lake Taupo
Gaynor Reid, Accor Asia-Pacific
Hansni Bhagani, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Jessica Somers-Haggie, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Karena Noble, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia
Kimberly Roberts, Hilton Brisbane
Lauren Kekwick, Swissotel Sydney
Sophie Baker, Hamilton Island
Stephen Howard, QT Hotels and Resorts
Virginia Chong, Pan Pacific Perth
Yvette Peverell, Mantra Group

33. Front Office Associate Alexis Hvalgaard, Mercure Perth Hotel
David Atatagi, Quest Bondi Junction
Jim Ewan and Penny Maitland, Best Western Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
John Kuharski, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Nicole Finnsson, Ibis Melbourne Glen Waverley
Nicole Garthwaite, Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco
Prayer Ariel, Novotel Sydney Central
Sawaid Saeed, Parkroyal Parramatta
Stewart Manson, Holiday Inn Sydney Airport
Tamara Carter, Diamant Hotel Brisbane
Vanesa Montiveros, The Langham, Sydney

34. Finance AssociateAaron Tan, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport
Alex Holland, Best Western Premier Hotel 115 Kew
Bee Tan, Mercure Sydney
Geoff Rossiter, Sheraton on the Park
Grant Smith, Holiday Inn Sydney Airport
Joe Ward, Sydney Harbour Marriott
Scott McLeod, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Shirley Robbins, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Walter Fernando, Novotel Melbourne on Collins

35. HousekeeperAngela Senscall, Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Darwin
Bernadette Hobson, The Sebel Pier One Sydney
Carol Enriquez, Mantra on Kent, Sydney
Deborah Barnes, Crown Metropol Melbourne
Dewi Sriati, Ibis Perth
Emil Beshay, The Langham, Sydney
Helen Titus, Madang Star International Hotel, Papua New Guinea
Marcelina Tkalec, Parkroyal Parramatta
Marleen Gilbert, Wyndham Resort Torquay
Myra Sullivan, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Adelaide
Stephanie (Ye) Lu, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Perth

36. Hotel Engineer
Alan Bettridge, The York by Swiss-Belhotel

Andy Goonesekera, InterContinental Sydney
Anton Van Den Brink, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Cyrus Tolentino, Sydney Harbour Marriott
Janusz Zaklikowski, The Langham, Sydney
Manuel Wong, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Matthew Worth, Four Points by Sheraton Sydney
Michael Cook, Pullman, Novotel and Ibis Sydney Olympic Park
Philip Cram, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Ralf Moritz, Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas
Robin Power, Crowne Plaza Melbourne

37. Rising Star
Angelica Krithararis, Albany Motel, Melbourne
Bianca Tachdjian, Quest North Ryde
Caroline Larsson, Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne
Dominoe Aranyi, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport
Garry Sudika, Melbourne Marriott Hotel
Jessica Marcus, Cambridge Hotel Sydney
Lucy Fitzpatrick, Park Hyatt Sydney
Nithiya Kala, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Sarah Garner, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Shane Bourma, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Vicky Stasous, Parkroyal Parramatta

Major Awards - All countries (Australia, NZ & Sth Pacific)

38. South Pacific General Manager

Bob Speed, WorldMark by Wyndham Resort Denarau Island, Fiji

David Thomas, Madang Star International Hotel, Papua New Guinea
Frederic Lebegue, Fiji Beach Resort and Spa managed by Hilton
Gerard Knight, Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Marcus Niszow, Pacific Resort Hotel Group, Cook Islands
Michael Monks, Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa
Simon Harper, Novotel Suva Lami Bay, Fiji

Scott Williams, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa
Peter Hopgood, Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji

Shane Cunning, Sheraton Fiji Resort
Thomas Tait, Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

39. New Zealand General Manager
Andy Cunningham, Fiordland Lodge

Bruce Garrett, The George Hotel, Christchurch
Clare Davies, Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco
Felix Borenstein, Owen River Lodge
Fraser McKenzie, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside and ibis Rotorua
Mark Rose, The Rees Hotel, Queenstown (NZ)
Richard Rooney, Wharekauhau Country Estate
Rob McIntyre, Pullman Auckland
Roger Brantsma, Hilton Auckland and Hilton Lake Taupo
Simon Tocker, Peppers Parehua
Wouter de Graaf, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

40. Australian General ManagerBruno Cristol, Traders Hotel Brisbane
Chris Sedgwick, Accor Hotels Queensland and Northern Territory

Christopher Northam, Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Palm Cove
Daniel Allia, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne
Joost Heymeijer, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Michael Sheridan, The Sebel Pier One and Harbour Rocks Hotel, Sydney
Richard Meulet, Establishment Hotel, Sydney
Russell Durnell, Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast
Scott Horn, Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld
Sonia Lefevre, The Langham, Sydney
Vincent Hoogewijs, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

41. Environmental Program
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Emporium Hotel Brisbane
Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour
InterContinental Sydney
Novotel Auckland Airport
QStation, Manly
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Sydney Harbour Marriott, Circular Quay
The Langham, Sydney

Major Awards (Judges Only)

42. Hotel Brand

-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 6, 2013


43. Accommodation Chain-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 6, 2013

44. Hotel of the Year-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 6, 2013

45. HM Magazine Australasian Hotelier of the Year-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 6, 2013

46. HM Magazine Asia-Pacific Hotelier of the Year-To be revealed at the HM Awards on September 6, 2013

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