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 Outstanding Young Hotel Executive of the Year Award recognises a young executive who has made an exceptional contribution to their employer in the past 12 months and engaged with the wider hotel industry.

The Award sponsor
Sparkle Master Drycleaners has been in business since 1998 under its current owners and has continually increased business turnover to become the largest dry cleaning operation in Auckland. Our business has been based on providing a reliable professional service principally to the Hotel Trade, operating 365 days a year.

Quality has been the hallmark on which Sparkle has built its business reputation. We understand that costs and efficiency obviously play a major role in running a Hotel. With that in mind we offer an Automated Garment Management System, tracking garments (RFID chips) to and from Sparkle, with the ability to give detailed billing. Sparkle’s philosophy has always been to consider ourselves to be in partnership with the hotel, rather than just as service provider, which is why we will always go the extra distance for our clients and their customers.

Entry criteria
Nominees will:
- have been employed by their current employer for at least 12 months immediately prior to nomination
- 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
- be aged under 30 years at 31 March 2019.

Self-nominations are welcome but must be supported by the nominee’s general manager and/or current manager.

Your nomination must include:
- a nomination form with all fields 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:
   o prior hotel/hospitality experience/employment
   o knowledge, experience, interest, involvement and career aspirations in the hotel industry
   o hotel education, training and self-development/personal development
- supporting statements from the general manager and/or current manager and any other relevant source
- 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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