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HSMAI Region Europe Awards

 

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Categories:

  1. The HSMAI Europe Young Hotelier of the year 
  2. The HSMAI Europe Young Talent of the year 
  3. The HSMAI Europe Sales Professional of the year
  4. The HSMAI Europe Revenue Optimization Professional of the year 
  5. The HSMAI Europe ‘Best Technology Innovator of the year’ - Award
  6. The HSMAI Europe ‘Best Customer Experience of the year’- Award
  7. The HSMAI Europe ‘Best use of culture in a customer centric strategy’ - Award
  8. The HSMAI Europe ‘Best use of Brand’ - Award

The awards will be handed out during the Award Ceremony which takes place on the evening of Tuesday January the 28th at the Savoy Hotel in London. The same day that our HSMAI Region Europe ROC and the HSMAI Sales Leader Forum will take place.

For questions and additional information, please contact us on postbox@hsmai.eu 


The HSMAI Europe Young Hotelier of the Year in cooperation with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

This award will be handed out on a yearly basis to young people in the hotel industry. Candidates will be appraised on the basis of their careers, as well as their accomplishments during the last year.

The aim of the awards is to promote result oriented and innovative leadership among young executives, and to focus on the importance of being a business leader in the industry.

Competition rules:
The nominee must:
– work in a European country
– be 33 years old or younger on December 31.2019
– work as an executive at a hotel

To qualify for the award, a nominee must:

  • Currently work for a hotel or hotel group on-property. 
  • They have excelled in their jobs in the last year, because they have delivered exceptionally good results, or because they have been specially inventive in their business and executive position.

They demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas:

  • Creativity & Initiative
  • Sales Acumen
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Advancement of the Discipline

Outstanding personalities have to be nominated by a supervisor and / or General Manager or Managing Director or the head office.

Candidates who succeed in the first round, will be invited to an interview with our jury via conference call. 


The HSMAI Europe Young Talent of the Year 

This award will be handed out on a yearly basis to young people in the hotel and/or travel industry. Candidates will be appraised on the basis of their careers, as well as their accomplishments during the last year.

The aim of the awards is to promote result oriented and innovative leadership among young executives, and to focus on the importance of being a business leader in the industry.

Competition rules :
The nominee must:
– work in a European country
– be 30 years old or younger on December 31.2019
– work as an executive at a hotel or travel industry company

To qualify for the award, a nominee must:
currently work for a hotel or hotel group on-property or in a regional office / head office, or work for an airline, travel agency or any travel or tourism related company (including technology). They have excelled in their jobs in the last year, because they have delivered exceptionally good results, or because they have been specially inventive in their business and executive position.

Demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas:

  • Creativity & Initiative
  • Sales Acumen
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Advancement of the Discipline

Outstanding personalities have to be nominated by a supervisor and / or General Manager or Managing Director or the head office.

Candidates who succeed in the first round, will be invited to an interview with our jury via conference call. 


The HSMAI Europe Revenue Optimization Professional of the Year

Nominations for the Revenue Optimization Professional of the Year come from HSMAI and the industry at large. Nominees represent the very best in the hospitality industry in revenue optimization. Nominations are judged by a panel of revenue management leaders on a variety of criteria. 

To qualify for the award, a nominee must:

  • Work in a European country
  • Currently serve in an on-property, multi-property, cluster or regional revenue optimization role for a brand, management company, ownership group, or independent property.
  • Have more than 75% of their responsibilities focused specifically on the day-to-day management of revenue optimization for the property(s).
  • Play a significant and key role in the optimization of the revenue potential of the organization, in its competitive environment.
  • Demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas: Lifelong Learning; Innovative Leadership; Cross-Discipline Collaboration; Talent Development; and Advancement of the Discipline.

They demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas:

  • Creativity & Initiative
  • Revenue Optimization
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Advancement of the Discipline

Outstanding Revenue personalities have to be nominated by a supervisor and / or General Manager or Managing Director or the head office.

Candidates who succeed in the first round, will be invited to an interview with our jury via conference call. 


The HSMAI Europe Sales Professional of the Year

The HSMAI Europe Sales Professionals of the Year Award recognizes and promotes excellence in the field of sales in the hospitality industry. Honorees exemplify strong sales performance producing measurable results.

To qualify for the award, a nominee must:

  • Work in a European Country
  • Currently work for a hotel or hotel group on-property or in a regional office, or work for an airline, travel agency or any travel or tourism related company (including technology) in a sales role.
  • Have more than 75% of their responsibilities focused specifically on the day-to-day Sales management for the property(s).
  • Play a significant and key role in the optimization of the Sales potential of the organization, in its competitive environment.
  • Demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas: Lifelong Learning; Innovative Leadership; Cross-Discipline Collaboration; Talent Development; and Advancement of the Discipline.

Demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas:

  • Creativity & Initiative
  • Sales Acumen
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Advancement of the Discipline

Outstanding sales personalities have to be nominated by a supervisor and / or General Manager or Managing Director or the head office.

Candidates who succeed in the first round, will be invited to an interview with our jury via conference call.


Best inn Class Categories:

 

The HSMAI Europe ‘Best Technology Innovator of the Year’ - Award 

This award goes to the technology provider who has delivered an innovative solution to a long established challenge, provided an alternative (more efficient) solution to a current practice or introduced a solution to satisfy a recent consumer trend. The winner must have successfully deployed their solutions to a large customer base who achieved a demonstrable benefit as a result.

With the nomination we will need the following information:

  • Challenge – Describe the challenge that your company attempted to meet
  • Solution – Give a brief description of the rationale behind the submitted entry
  • Goal – What was the goal of the activity?
  • Effect – Describe the effect of the activity

The HSMAI Europe ‘Best use of culture in a customer centric strategy’- Award in cooperation with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

This award includes communication and recognises the company that has successfully (re-)defined their core purpose and implemented a culture and a sense of “WHY”. This unique message is also visibly translated and implemented into commercial activity and yields positive results in terms of increased revenues, customer satisfaction scores or other relevant KPIs.

To qualify for the award, a nominee must:

  • Be a company or department of a company in the hospitality & tourism industry in Europe
  • Have followed a process of change to improve customer centricity and / or evolve the company culture. 

The company demonstrates excellence in all of the following areas:

  • Customer centricity 
  • Customer Experience
  • Employee Experience 
  • Significant results

 With the nomination we will need the following information: 

  • Challenge – Describe the challenge that your company attempted to meet
  • Solution – Give a brief description of the rationale behind the submitted entry
  • Goal – What was the goal of the activity?
  • Effect – Describe the effect of the activity

The HSMAI Europe ‘Best use of Brand’- Award

This award includes the development of new brands as well as pivoting or repositioning of existing brands.
 
It can be branding efforts for a product or service, a customer loyalty program, talent initiative, community engagement or any other initiatives for companies or destinations. In short, using brand to influence customer, industry, employee or other stakeholder behavior, choices or values.
 
Including strategic thinking and brand positioning, identity, branding activities, communication and implementation in organization. What was the reason for establishing or repositioning/pivoting the brand? How was the development process done, what insights does it build on, how has it created or changed its category or taken a role in the market. What are the results?
 
Explanations and/or case studies of, for example, brand platforms, communication concepts, names or visual identities, engagement of internal and external stakeholders. The organisation must demonstrate fresh thinking about branding and bold choices and/or moves that gives the brand significant influence in its market.

The company demonstrates excellence in all of the following areas:

  • Brand strategy
  • Brand launch/relaunch/pivot activities
  • Development and implementation
  • Internal and external engagement
  • Significant results

 With the nomination we will need the following information: 

  • Challenge – Describe the challenge that your company attempted to meet
  • Solution – Give a brief description of the rationale behind the submitted entry
  • Goal – What was the goal of the activity?
  • Effect – Describe the effect of the activity

Press here to fill out your nomination(s)