Entries in the 2016 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, presented by Sealy Posturepedic, have been extended one last time until Wednesday June 29.

Once more, almost 50 HM Awards will be handed out and will recognise excellence over a range of categories, from people and departments to properties and chains.

Entries are once more open to staff and properties across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, and are processed online at

Annually, over 700 different properties are nominated and 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 13 years, over 7100 people have attended the HM Awards presented by Sealy Posturepedic and more than 550 awards have been awarded to hotels across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The 2016 HM Awards presented by Sealy Posturepedic gala presentation dinner is being held at Sydney Town Hall on Friday, September 2, 2016.

Reserve your table now by emailing James Wilkinson on or by calling +61 (0)2 8586 6204.

2016 HM Awards Key Dates

Nominations close: Wednesday June 29, 2016

Finalists announced: Friday July 29, 2016

HM Awards 2016 Gala Presentation Dinner: Friday September 2, 2016

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management