Call for Entries Now Open - Green Key Environment and Green Key Meeting Awards

2016 HAC Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence Call For Entries
Sep 28, 2016 10:15 AM ET

OTTAWA, September 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is now accepting entries for the 2016 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence. The Hall of Fame Awards program continues the Association’s tradition of acknowledging the strong standards and values of those involved in and with the lodging industry.

The awards program proudly recognizes those individuals, companies or properties that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to our industry in the following divisions:    

The Humanitarian Award
Given for individuals/programs that demonstrate to residents that the individual property is responsive to the local community.

The Human Resources Award
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 Green Key Environment Award
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 Green Key Meetings Award
Recognizes facilities of all sizes (hotels, motels, resorts, convention centers, golf courses etc.) for their commitment to improving the environmental performance of their meetings and/or events operations as well as the well-being of their staff and guests.

Nominations are also open for the Stephen Phillips Passion for Hospitality Bursary. This bursary is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Phillips, former Vice-Chairman & CEO of AFM Hospitality Corporation Inc., who passed away from cancer in early 2007. The bursary will be awarded to the hospitality student who best represents the qualities that Stephen Phillips brought to the industry.

Access the Hall of Fame Awards nomination forms and view a list of past winners at

Deadline for submissions is Friday November 11, 2016.

Awards will be presented on February 15-16, 2017 at the HAC Annual Conference .

About the Hotel Association of Canada
The Hotel Association of Canada is the effective voice of the Canadian Hotel & Lodging industry. For over 100 years, it has worked to enhance the prosperity of the Industry through strong member engagement, effective advocacy, and the provision of value added programs and services. The Hotel Association represents more than 8,100 hotels, motels and resorts that encompass the $17.5 billion Canadian hotel industry which employs 288,000 people across Canada.

Linda Hartwell
Director - Marketing, Communications & Program Development
T: (613) 237-7149 x 103