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The 2024 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence finalists

The finalists have been announced for the 2024 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence, including both well-established favourites and newcomers to the industry.

The Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence are the longest running national awards that honour the achievements of the industry.

Now in its 26th year, the awards, which are hosted by Hospitality New Zealand, will be announced at ceremonies being held across two nights in July.

The business awards celebrate the excellent businesses across the hospitality industry, categories include Best Local and Best Bar.

The people awards recognise the exceptional people in the hospitality industry, categories include Hospitality Leader of The Year, Future Leader of the Year, and Supplier of the Year.

The People’s Choice Award is the only publicly-voted award in the annual awards, with all other categories decided on by a panel of judges.

Steve Armitage, Hospitality New Zealand Chief Executive, says those judging the awards had no easy task.

“We were thrilled by the number of high calibre entries to this year’s awards – I know that the judges had a tough time whittling them down to the selected finalists,” he says.

“Many operators and staff in the hospitality and accommodation sector go above and beyond to provide exceptional manaakitanga to their communities and customers, and while we can’t award each and every one, it’s great to be able to give recognition to those at the top of their game and celebrate the industry as a whole.”

The awards ceremonies will be held on 30 and 31 July, in Christchurch and will coincide with #HNZ24 – a two-day conference and trade show tailored specifically for the hospitality and accommodation sectors.

For the full list of finalists in the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence, click here.

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