Friday, September 6 will see the best and brightest in hospitality from across New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific descend upon Sydney's ICC for the HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence.

Now in its 17th year, the awards celebrate the best properties, departments, people, chains and brands across Asia Pacific.

Finalists across 30 categories have now been announced and we're extremely proud to declare that our Chief Concierge, Ingmar Becker, has been shortlisted for the Concierge award.

There's some stiff competition, with 22 finalists vying for the coveted award, including a further two finalists in Wellington.

A member of the exclusive Hotel Concierge Society Les Clefs d'Or New Zealand, Ingmar is known for making the impossible possible for our guests. His elegant service style and world-class expertise secured his title as the Concierge of the Year in 2018 at the Hotel Industry Awards and we wish him the best of luck for September's glittering awards night in Sydney!