The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) announced the introduction of an awards element to its Annual Conference . The Awards Program was developed in order to proudly recognize those HAC members (individuals, companies or properties) that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to Canada`s lodging industry.
The first annual HAC Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence will be presented at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario on February 15, 2005. The goal of HAC`s Awards Program is to reward strong standards in the lodging industry that will enable this country to remain competitive.
Nominations and submissions are now being accepted in the following three Awards categories:
The Humanitarian Award:
Given for individuals/programs that demonstrate to residents that the individual property is responsive to the local community. Examples include campaigns to benefit local or national service organizations or charities, service to any part of the community through a special project, and/or joint undertaking with community groups for the benefit of the area.
The Human Resources Award (Sponsored by CANADIAN TOURISM HUMAN RESOURCE COUNCIL):
Given for programs/individuals that develop a climate conducive to new and/or repeat business, create goodwill among guests, provide special services, reverse negative public relations situations or effectively solve guest complaints.
The Energy & Environment Award (Sponsored by NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA):
Recognizes lodging properties that have developed a culture towards integrating environmental management practices that improve everyday operations and the bottom line, while maintaining quality service and meeting guest expectations. The program must be able to demonstrate success in one or more of the following areas: energy conservation, solid waste reduction, effluents and emissions, water conservation, purchasing, and business issues.