The Hotelier Awards is a prestigious and respected platform that rests upon the values of transparency and fairness. The main mission of The Hotelier Awards is to recognise the exceptional hoteliers of the hospitality industry and pave the way for the younger hotelier generation. Applying to the platform not only encourages personal growth, it also serves as a great method to give back to your team. The application is completely free of charge.
To apply, you must have held a post at your current property for a minimum of 9 months prior to the application deadline.
1. All applications must be made through the website, except for the Rising Star award*
*Applications for The Rising Star award will be submitted by the school’s faculty. The school’s faculty will select their top 3 applications and nominate them. Applications submitted will be given to Rising Star Judging Panel for review.
2. Select your competition based on where your property is based
3. Complete the questions in the application form, instead of listing all the sections
It is 100% free to apply for the competition. There are no additional costs throughout the competition. If you would like to attend the Grand Awards Ceremony where the winners are announced, tickets cost:
Please note that if the winner announced is not at the ceremony, the trophy will be shipped to their property.
Based on the application and testimonials submitted, the judges look at what the candidates have accomplished for their team and hotel and whether the candidates have gone above and beyond to help achieve the team’s collective goals. Additionally, the judges consider the candidates’ leadership and problem-solving skills as well as their passion for the hospitality industry.
The Hotelier Awards is not a competition for hotels, but for individuals working in the hospitality industry, for that reason, our judges will not be visiting hotel properties as part of their judging process.
The only preparation required before the judging commences is to fill out the application to the best of your knowledge and ability.
The judging process is as follows:
*General Manager and Corporate Hotelier finalists will undergo a face-to-face interview with the Judging Panel on the day of the Grand Awards Ceremony. If a finalist of the mentioned categories cannot attend the face-to-face interview, he or she will be removed from the competition and from winning the award.
Only finalists will be interviewed. During the second round of judging (after the finalist announcement), the interviews are conducted via a phone call. The interviews are recorded (voice-only), transcribed and sent to the judges for review. General Manager and APAC Corporate Hotelier Finalists’ interviews are in-person and conducted on the day of the Grand Awards Ceremony.
All applicants or non-applicants are welcomed to attend the awards ceremony. If you wish to attend the ceremony, a ticket must be purchased.
A winner of the Awards receives a trophy with their name engraved, while finalists receive a framed certificate with their name included. Winners of the Rising Star award receives a trophy and an internship program at the winner’s choice of one of the top five-star hotels worldwide.
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