Nomination form

The New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards celebrate excellence in our industry. They are managed by Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Horwath HTL.

About this Award
The Hotel Industry General Manager of the Year Award recognises a general manager and/or hotel manager who has a passion for their work so great that they go beyond the call of duty. They are a role model to their peers.

The Award sponsor
AHS Hospitality is Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of hospitality outsourced services to the accommodation sector, responsible for the servicing of over 8,000,000 hotel rooms annually. We have offices and senior management in Auckland and Christchurch. Our industry experience and knowledge ensure we can provide you with access to the most efficient and up to date technology platforms to help reduce and maintain consistent costs for your hotel.

Our service provides a specialised alternative to the in-house approach and delivers consistent results, at a more affordable price to your business. All of our team members are trained specifically in housekeeping operations. AHS Hospitality now employs over 6,000 team members across Australia and New Zealand, servicing a range of hotels including luxury and boutique brands.

Entry criteria
Nominees will:
- have worked in the hotel industry for a minimum of 10 years
-  be employed in a New Zealand hotel at the time of nomination
- results should focus on the 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 year
- the achievements listed by the nominee in this nomination should have taken place within the last three years.

Self-nominations are welcome but must be supported by the head/executive/owner of the nominee’s organisation/property.

Your nomination must include:
- a nomination form with all sections completed, including the contact names and phone numbers of two referees (judges may contact these referees for further information)
- a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae, which should include:
     - focus on your current role and include prior hotel/hospitality experience/ employment
    - knowledge, experience, interest, involvement and career aspirations in the hotel industry
   - hotel education, training and self-development/personal development
- supporting statements from the hotel owner, hotel group owner or senior regional manager
- financial
   - evidence of exceeding KPIs, evidence of how the nominee has contributed to exceeding market metrics
- images:
    - several high resolution (1 MB at least) jpeg images of the hotel property with at least one featuring the nominee
    - one head and shoulders of the nominee (1MB at least)
    - hotel logo.

Once completed, press the submit button at the end of the form and email supporting material and images to:

Entry deadline: 5pm, Monday, 29 April 2019
Nominations will not be accepted after this deadline

The 2019 Awards will be presented at the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, 20 June 2019 at the Cordis, Auckland.

If you have an enquiry, please contact TIA Hotel Sector Manager Sally Attfield, phone 04 495 0814, email

This award is sponsored by:

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