AND THE FINALISTS ARE... CLICK HERE TO VIEW

 

The NSW Accommodation Australia Awards for Excellence are recognised as the most prestigious hospitality and tourism awards, honouring the achievement of excellence in a wide range of categories in the accommodation industry inclusive of community contribution, accommodation, restaurants and bars and our people.

The Awards for Excellence are open to all members of Accommodation Australia NSW who meet the nomination criteria. Many winners will also be eligible to enter the high-profile AHA National Awards in 2024.

Please click below to view some of our previous winners: 

IMPORTANT DATES 


NOMINATIONS AND DINNER TICKETS OPEN 
Tuesday, 6 February 2024

NOMINATIONS AND WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS DUE
Friday, 15 March 2024

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED 
Monday, 17 June 2024

PRESENTATION CEREMONY DINNER TICKETS CLOSE 
Friday, 5 July 2024  

PRESENTATION CEREMONY 


VENUE
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
No. 1 Martin Place

DATE AND TIME
Thursday,18 July 2024
6:00pm for a 7:00pm start 

DRESS
Black tie

AFTER PARTY
Verandah Bar 

CATEGORIES

PROPERTY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 

1.   Best Innovation Project (Free to nominate)
2.   Outstanding Achievement in Training
3.   Outstanding Community Contribution
4.   Best Environmental/Sustainability Practices
5.   Disability Inclusion and Access Award (Free to nominate)
6.   Workplace Health and Wellbeing Property of the Year
7.   Conference and Events Venue of the Year
8.   Best Marketing Campaign

PEOPLE AWARDS 

Hotels can nominate one employee per category.

9.     Engineer of the Year
10.   Finance Talent of the Year
11.   IT Talent of the Year
12.   Revenue/Yield Talent of the Year
13.   Food & Beverage Talent of the Year
14.   Conference & Events Talent of the Year
15.   Marketing & Communications Talent of the Year
16.   Sales Talent of the Year
17.   Human Resources Talent of the Year
18.   Rooms Division Talent of the Year
19.   Employee Excellence in Service
20.   Concierge of the Year
21.   Housekeeper of the Year
22.   Chef of the Year
23.   Industry Rising Star
24.   Executive of the Year

PROPERTY AWARDS 

25. Best Casual Dining Experience
26. Restaurant of the Year (Mid-Range – Superior Hotels)
27. Restaurant of the Year (Deluxe Hotels)
28. Bar of the Year (Mid-Range – Superior Hotels)
29. Bar of the Year (Deluxe Hotels)
30. Best Outdoor Experience (including rooftop bars)
31. Best Health Spa & Wellness Experience
32. Redeveloped/Refurbished Property of the Year
33. Motel of the Year
34. Apartment/Suite Hotel of the Year
35. Mid-Range Hotel of the Year
36. Regional Superior Hotel of the Year
37. Metropolitan Superior Hotel of the Year
38. Regional Deluxe Hotel of the Year
39. Metropolitan Deluxe Hotel of the Year
 

OVERALL AWARDS 

Nominations are not required. 

40. Individual Operator of the Year
Note: All individual property finalists in the 2024 Awards are eligible to win this award
41. Group or Brand Operator of the Year
Note: All group or brand property finalists in the 2024 Awards are eligible to win this award

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THE NOMINATION INFORMATION BOOKLET

 

OUR PARTNERS

The presentation of the 2024 NSW Accommodation Awards for Excellence would not be possible without the support of our partners and we acknowledge their invaluable, ongoing contribution to the industry.

TICKETS 

Please note all prices include GST 
Ticket price includes invitation to the After Party at Verandah Bar.

Table of 10     $2800 including GST per table
Individual Ticket     $295 including GST per person

Non-members of Accommodation Australia NSW will be placed on a waiting list as Members and Event Partners get first priority

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MEMBERS MUST LOGIN TO PURCHASE DINNER TICKETS

 

FAQ

WHO CAN ENTER THE ACCOMMODATION AUSTRALIA NSW AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE?

The NSW Accommodation Australia Awards for Excellence is open to all current financial members of Accommodation Australia NSW.

IS THE 'HOW TO NAIL YOUR WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS' WEBINAR RECORDED AND ACCESSIBLE LATER?

Click HERE to watch the Webinar recording.
Click HERE to view the Webinar Presentation slides.

CAN I ENTER MULTIPLE CATEGORIES?

Yes, you can nominate in as many categories as you wish, where your property meets the specific judging criteria.

THERE ARE SOME CATEGORIES THAT REQUIRE A WRITTEN SUBMISSION, DO I NEED TO SUPPLY THIS?

Yes, refer to the Nomination Information Book, any category that has part of the judging made up by “Written submission” must have a written component supplied along with your nomination fee. Your venue will not be judged if this is not provided, as this makes up a percentage of your properties total score.

I ENTERED THE AWARDS IN 2023, CAN I JUST REUSE THE SAME WRITTEN SUBMISSION FOR THE SAME CATEGORY FOR THIS YEAR?

No, you are not permitted to re supply a written submission that was entered in previous years for the same category. Each year a new submission must be provided which answers all the criteria. Judging criteria is subject to various changes each year, so the same submission cannot be used.

CATEGORIES THAT SAY “ANONYMOUS SITE INSPECTION”, DOES THIS ALSO STILL REQUIRE A WRITTEN SUBMISSION?

No, any categories which only say “Anonymous Site Inspection” do not require a written submission.

WHY DO WE HAVE TO PAY A NOMINATION FEE?

A nomination fee is required so the Judges can be paid for their time both in your property to judge and to travel to your property as well as providing a report.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF SOME CATEGORIES REQUIRE “VOUCHER FUNDS” TO BE SUPPLIED?

Some categories require the property to supply additional funds to cover accommodation, meals, parking, Depending on the category, this may include the cost of accommodation, meals, beverages, parking and services costs that are associated with judging the property. This allows the judge to comfortably stay, dine and enjoy the property to its full extent without being inhibited financially. There is no limit to the value you put on the amount, as we encourage each venue to make it an amount that you feel adequately covers what will be judged, as each venue will differ in pricing. The requirements of voucher funds for each category is outlined in the Nomination Information Kit.

The following categories require additional funds;

  • Best Casual Dining Experience
  • Restaurant of the Year (Mid Range – Superior Hotels)
  • Restaurant of the Year (Deluxe Hotels)
  • Bar of the Year (Mid-Range – Superior Hotels)
  • Bar of the Year (Deluxe Hotels)
  • Best Outdoor Experience (including rooftop bars)
  • Best Health Spa & Wellness Experience
  • Redeveloped/Refurbished Property of the Year
  • Motel of the Year
  • Apartment/Suite of the Year
  • Mid-Range Hotel of the Year
  • Regional Superior Hotel of the Year
  • Metropolitan Superior Hotel of the Year
  • Regional Deluxe Hotel of the Year
  • Metropolitan Deluxe Hotel of the Year

Please note: we are not accepting vouchers as a form of payment in the 2024 NSW Accommodation Awards for Excellence.

IF THE JUDGING COST IS LESS THAN THE ‘VOUCHER FUNDS’ PROVIDED, WILL A REFUND BE PROVIDED WITH THE REMAINING FUNDS?

The 'voucher funds' provided are loaded onto a pre-paid Visa card (one for each venue and category) for the judge to be able to use anonymously.  For this reason, we are unable to provide a refund but will ensure the funds are spent by the judge in venue for the amount specified. We encourage each venue to make a decision for an amount that you feel adequately covers what needs to be judged for the category entered.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE JUDGING COST IS MORE THAN THE ‘VOUCHER FUNDS’ PROVIDED?

The judge may not be able to complete all judging criteria. We encourage each venue to make a decision for an amount that you feel adequately covers what needs to be judged for the category entered.

HOW CAN WE BEST ESTIMATE THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE COSTS TO ADEQUATELY COVER WHAT WILL BE JUDGED?

The judge is aware of the amount of 'voucher funds' they are provided for the venue and category they are judging and will choose food and beverage items accordingly. Please note: it is common practice for judges to choose mid-range food and beverage items from the menu.

IS ALL THE JUDGING CONDUCTED BY AA NSW?

No, none of the judging is actually conducted by the AA NSW. All judging is carried out by independent third parties who are specifically hired by AA NSW to judge each venue. All comments, feedback and scoring from judging reports are the views of the individual judge and not AA NSW.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT THE JUDGES TO COME TO MY VENUE?

Judging can begin to take place any time after your completed nomination is received. All judging is completely anonymous except for the ‘people award’ categories where a personal interview is required to take place.

CAN VENUES RECEIVE COPIES OF THE JUDGING REPORT(S)?

Judging reports which contain feedback from judging your venue can be distributed upon request after the NSW Accommodation Awards for Excellence Presentation Ceremony has taken place.

HOW DO I START THE NOMINATION PROCESS?

Head to the NOMINATIONS/LOGIN tab and set up a property account. You can do this by clicking "Create Multiple Property Account" if you manage multiple properties or "Create Single Property Account" if you are only entering one property. Once logged in you can nominate your property in one or multiple categories, purchase tickets, upload written submissions, videos and photos.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A “MULTIPLE PROPERTY LOGIN” AND A “SINGLE PROPERTY LOGIN” WHICH DO I USE?

Two types of login accounts have been created for a more simplified nomination process for properties. As there are various multiple and independent properties that make up our membership, different accounts have been created to capture the correct information needed for judging.
If you are a part of a multiple property which include numerous venues within the one company please use the Multiple Property Login. This will allow you to then nominate and register each venue accordingly, but still track which group it belongs to. This also helps in collating all eligible groups for the “Group/Brand Operator of the Year” category. The Single Property Login differentiates which venues are independently operated and only one venue needs to be registered.

IS MY LOG-IN INFORMATION FROM THE 2023 AWARDS STILL ACTIVE?

No, all 2023 log-in information has been deleted. To nominate as either a Multiple or Single Property in the 2024 Awards for Excellence, you need to create a new log-in. This can be done by clicking ‘Create Multiple Property Account’ if you manage multiple properties or ‘Create Single Property Account’ if you are only entering one property.

HOW DO I BUY TICKETS, CAN I BUY THEM AT THE SAME TIME AS NOMINATING?

Tickets are available for purchase at the same time as nominations are open from. Ticket bookings will officially close Friday, 5 July 2024.

HOW DOES MY PROPERTY BECOME A FINALIST FOR SINGLE OR MULTIPLE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR?

In order to be eligible for Single or Multiple Operator of the Year you must enter a broad range of categories and be a finalist in the categories that you have entered.

CAN I GET A REFUND IF I DECIDE NOT TO ENTER THE CATEGORY AFTER I HAVE PAID?

If you change your mind after the closing date of nominations you will not be eligible to receive a refund.

DO I HAVE ANY RECOURSE IF I BELIEVE I HAVE BEEN JUDGED UNFAIRLY?

No. The judges’ decision is final.

Contact Us

Accommodation Australia NSW
Level 12, Culwulla Chambers
67 Castlereagh Street,
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000
P: 02 9281 6922
E: awards@accommodationaustraliansw.org

Enquiries