road to the show HX: The Awards to debut in November

CINCINNATI—Hospitality Media Group (HMG) has revealed that its new hospitality industry awards program, HX: The Awards, will kick off HX: The Hotel Experience this November in New York City.

“HX: The Awards brings together the best and brightest in the industry and will recognize and honor the true movers and shakers of 2018,” said Tedd Swormstedt, CEO of HMG. 

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the InterContinental New York Times Square.

The event will include an award for Best Hotel F&B Concept, which will recognize an F&B outlet that complements the hotel property it is located in and showcases creativity and outstanding guest experience through operational excellence. Exceptional food, environment and service create the trifecta of a top-notch, integrated dining experience.

Hotel of the Year will also be awarded, which will recognize a property that delivers guest excellence, takes opportunities to use technology to enhance the guest experience and hotel operation, while always remembering this is a “people” business. The hotel will have embraced sustainable efforts.

There will also be a few leadership awards: General Manager of the Year, which will be presented to a GM who has provided exceptional leadership to both their hotel team as well as ownership; Next Gen Leader, which will recognize an individual who is thinking differently to contribute positively to the hospitality industry and consistently asking “why” and “why not” so they can ultimately make a positive difference; and Outstanding Woman in Hospitality Leadership Award, for a woman who has demonstrated invaluable contributions to the industry and their community at large—mentoring others and taking every opportunity to advance themselves and their organizations for the benefit of the industry and the women around them. HB