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The Hotel Association of Canada's Awards of Excellence presented at HAC2022
The HAC Awards of Excellence program was developed in 2004 to recognize members demonstrating significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership, and commitment to Canada's lodging industry.
The Hotel Association of Canada's Awards of Excellence were presented last evening, May 2, 2022, at the start of #HAC2022. Celebrating performance excellence in Canada's hotel and hospitality industry, this year's awards were sponsored by JRoss Hospitality Recruiters, Ecolab and STR.
The Humanitarian Award recipient is Karen Brooks-Earley, sales and catering supervisor, Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites.
This award recognizes “those working in or who are affiliated with Canada’s lodging industry who demonstrate dedication and responsiveness to the needs of the local, national, and/or global community.”
The Aspiring Hotelier Award recipient is Rachelle Boutin, director of rooms division, Hôtel Le Germain Montréal.
This award recognizes an individual who has “of their own accord made an outstanding contribution of leadership, service and exemplary professionalism.”
The Human Resources Award recipient is Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, accepted by Sandeep Ghosh, general manager, Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites.
This award “is given to programs that develop a human resources culture that attracts, develops and retains highly qualified employees resulting in motivated staff who are able to generate new or repeat business, create goodwill among guests, provide special services, reverse negative public relations situations, and effectively solve guest complaints.”
The Green Key Environment Award recipient is Hyatt Place Ottawa West, accepted by Alison Hunter, general manager.
This award “recognizes lodging properties, companies or suppliers that have developed a culture toward integrating environmental management practices that improve everyday lodging operations while maintaining quality service and guest expectations.”