Entries Welcomed for Sustainable Hotel Awards

Could you be a winner at this year's HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards?

Could you be a winner at this year's HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards?

Burba Hotel Network (BHN), HorwathHTL, and Stiles Capital Events, co-hosts and organisers of the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), are pleased to announce that entries for the HICAP 2014 Sustainable Hotel Awards are now being accepted.

The deadline for Awards submissions is 31July 2014.

The 25th annual HICAP will be held 15-17 October 2014, at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

HICAP, Asia Pacific’s longest running unequalled gathering place for the hotel investment community, hopes to bring awareness of the importance of sustainable, environmentally-conscious best practices with the HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards.

The HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards were launched in 2007 with the aim of recognising hotel operators and developers in the Asia Pacific region who demonstrate exemplary sustainable practices and environmentally and culturally responsible development.

Awards are provided in the following categories: Sustainable Project Design, Sustainable Operations, Sustainable Destinations, and Sustainable Communities. To be eligible for award consideration, entrants must be able to effectively demonstrate the following:

• Establishment and communication of sustainability and/or environmental management principles;

• Demonstrably measurable efforts to minimise negative economic, environmental, and social impacts;

• Positive contribution to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage and the maintenance of diversity;

• Cultural sensitivity, engendering respectfulness between tourists and hosts, and building of local pride and confidence.

The awards will be presented on the final day of HICAP on 17 October 2014.

To view past winners, our judging panel, or to complete an entry form, visit www.HICAPConference.com. Additional questions or enquiries on the awards can be forwarded via email to SustainableHotelAwards@HICAPconference.com.

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