The Emporium Hotel team at the 2010 HM Awards

Nominations for the 2011 HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence, presented by Sealy, are now open at

The 2011 HM Awards are open to staff and properties across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, and nominations close at 5pm on Friday June 17, 2011.

This year, 48 HM Awards will be awarded and will recognise excellence over a range of categories, from people and departments to properties and chains.

Annually, over 700 different properties are nominated. After a lengthy voting process by a key judging panel involving 50 industry professionals and travel media, the finalists and winners are then decided.

In the last eight years, almost 3600 people have attended the HM Awards and more than 300 awards have been awarded to hotels across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The 2011 HM Awards gala presentation dinner is being held at Sydney Town Hall on Friday, September 2, 2011. For bookings, email