The Hotel Association of Canada’s Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence Program was developed in 2004 with the purpose of recognizing those of its members (individuals, companies, properties) that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to Canada’s lodging industry.

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The Humanitarian Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize 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.

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Scott Allison  

Scott Allison’s contributions to Marriott International in Canada are innumerable; however, it is his impact on his colleagues at all levels, the hotels that he works with directly, and the Canadian hospitality industry where his guidance and influence is best demonstrated

Scott has been involved with Marriott Canada’s principal charity, the Children’s Miracle Network, since the relationship began 10 years ago. His support and passion for this charity has extended throughout the organization resulting in donations in excess of $4 million dollars. As a father and grandfather, Scott never hesitates to support all Children’s Miracle Network initiatives from golf tournaments to car washes. Truly leading by example, he is frequently in attendance at all of Mariott's property initiatives. Scott inspires him team to strive and go beyond what is expected for the benefit of their charitable partners.



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.

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Carolyn J. Clark 

Carolyn’s extensive career in the hospitality industry spans over 30 years.  She has held various senior positions with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts since 1974, including Vice President, Human Resources; and Executive Director, Human Resources.  Carolyn was promoted as Senior Vice President, Human Resources in 2005 and in 2013 she was appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Americas for FRHI Hotels & Resorts.

As a result of the progressive Human Resource initiatives that have been implemented with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, the Company was recognized for 12 years as an “Employer of Choice” as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.  In 2013 and 2012, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was presented with the Great Gallup Workplace Award, which recognizes organizations that are leaders in creating an engaged workplace culture.  For the past three years, the Company has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 20 Most Attractive Employers.



The Green Key Meetings Award

Recognizes properties (hotels, motels, resorts, convention centers, golf courses etc.) that have incorporated environmental initiatives to its meeting and event spaces which minimize their negative impact on the environment; from energy and water consumption, travel & transportation, food & beverage, handouts, garbage and more.



The International Centre is one of the only privately owned trade and consumer show and conference facilities in Canada. They are proud of their forty plus year history of hosting memorable events and building long-lasting relationships with their clients. When it first opened in 1972, the facility had 260,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Since then they've expanded to approximately 548,000 sq. ft., offering an ideal mix of exhibit, meeting and special event services. Having grown immensely in size and client base, The International Centre today hosts over 450 shows and events each year.

The International Centre has been committed to sustainability for close to a decade, ensuring that they are continuously improving efficiency performance and expanding community outreach and employee engagement programs. The International Centre was the first venue in Canada to receive a 4 Green Key rating in the Green Meetings 2.0 Program. They also received a Level 1 certification for the ASTM/APEX Sustainable Meetings and Events Standard in 2014, among only 14 other venues in North America.



The Green Key Energy & 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. 

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Pemberton Valley Lodge was one of the first hotels in the region to become Green Key Eco -Rated, and very proud to have received five Green Keys which is the highest rating possible. The Green Key Eco Rating Program was designed to recognize hotels that are committed to improving their environmental performance. They have proactively taken measures to conserve energy & water, developed procedures to handle solid waste and hazardous waste, and have extensive recycle procedures embraced by staff and guests. They were the 1st hotel in the region and the 5th hotel in Canada to join “Clean the World”, a program developed to recycle soap and shampoo products. These recycled products are donated to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished countries suffering from high death rates due to acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease.





Sponsor HAC's Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence!

This is an excellent opportunity to profile your organization, enjoy the unique, exclusive participation it brings to the stage at the Hotel Association Conference and support your industry at the same time! 

For details, deliverables and costs on the sponsorship of these awards, contact:

Vicki Welstead | Director, Sponsorship Development 
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