Awards for Excellence 2021: Entries Now Open

Now in its 24th year, the Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence are held annually to celebrate the successes and achievements of the hospitality industry across New Zealand.

Each year, Hospitality New Zealand recognises businesses in the accommodation and food and beverage sectors for their hard work, and for their commitment to excellence in their field.

Entrants have the opportunity to put forward their products to an expert judging panel, benchmark themselves against industry peers, providing valuable insights for future development and approaches.

For the first time, the Awards are open to the entire New Zealand hospitality industry. Anyone can enter the Awards by completing a category entry form.

Entry can be made via our dedicated Awards website and will remain open until 20 June 2021.

The self-nomination process is free to HNZ members. Non-members can enter for a fee; these details can be found on the website.

Winners will be announced on the evening of 9 September at the formal/black-tie Awards for Excellence Dinner. A Supreme overall winner will also be announced, along with the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

“The Awards for Excellence program has been developed to recognise the best of the best of the industry, individuals, operators, owners, properties that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to the industry and have shown a commitment to looking after the communities in which they operate,” commented Hospitality New Zealand CE Julie White.

For more information, or to enter the Awards for Excellence 2021, visit