Bruce Garrett HM Awards New Zealand General Manager

Up against nine other leading General Managers from around the country, Bruce Garrett of The George Christchurch wins the New Zealand General Manager at the Hotel Management (HM) Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence. Now in its 9th year this event represents the regions leading awards for the accommodation industry. Over 800 properties are nominated and the nominations are open to hotels and staff at properties across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The HM Awards are hosted and presented by HM – Hotel & Accommodation Management, a leading industry magazine. This year, 48 HM Awards were bestowed to recognise excellence over a range of categories at a ceremony held at the Sydney Town Hall on Friday 2 September 2011. The finalists and winners were decided by a key judging panel made up of 50 industry professionals and travel media. Major achievements in the last 12 months are pivotal to any individual or property winning an HM Award. For this Bruce Garrett is certainly highly qualified as not only has he been at the helm during the all of the Christchurch earthquakes, surely the most difficult period for hotels ever seen in New Zealand, he has also led the property toward its many accolades including:

World Travel Awards
Australasia’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2010
New Zealand’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2010

Travel + Leisure ‘Worlds Best Hotels Survey
#1 in New Zealand in the Travel + Leisure ‘Worlds Best Service Awards’ 2011
#2 in New Zealand by Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best Hotels Survey’ 2011
#1 in New Zealand by Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best Hotels Survey’ 2010

5 Star rating
Envirogold rating

Bruce was proud to be at the ceremony to collect his award and was moved that during the course of the ceremony over $60,000 was raised for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust, the greatest charity display the accommodation industry has seen for years.

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