MONTREAL — The Hotel Association of Greater Montreal (AHGM) presented six awards at its second Hotelia Awards gala, last week. The event took place at the new Hôtel William Gray on Sep. 16, 2016. Nominees were selected by an independent jury consisting of experts from different areas of the tourism industry.
“We are particularly proud of the high quality of our members’ submissions this year as well as how innovative and ingenious the initiatives were. The jury certainly didn’t have an easy job,” says Eve Paré, CEO of AHGM.
The six winners include:
- The Stroke of Genius Award, presented by Virtuo, went to Suite 2116, Chez Dédé — Hotel 10 for enhancing visibility and reputation through an original, innovative and effective marketing strategy.
- The Community Involvement award, presented by PSAV, went to Marriott Château Champlain for demonstrating exceptional community involvement and support of a charitable cause.
- Olivier Perret — executive chef at Sofitel Montréal Golden Mile — received The Ambassador award, presented by Tourisme Montréal for Perret’s outstanding contribution to promoting Montreal hotels.
- The HR with Heart award, presented by HotellerieJobs, was awarded to Matthieu Saunier — executive chef at Intercontinental Montreal Hotel — for implementing the most innovative measures to boost his team’s motivation, performance and personnel retention rates.
- The Accessibility award was given to the Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel for demonstrating the highest level of improvement in accessibility for people with disabilities.
- Finally, the Environmental Responsibility award, presented by Fusion Énergie, went out to Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal for implementing outstanding environmental initiatives and reducing its ecological footprint.