The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Top 25 Extraordinary Minds and the Marketing and Public Relations Lifetime Achievement Awards. Nominations are open now through Sept. 8, 2023, via the HSMAI registration page.

HSMAI’s Top 25 Extraordinary Minds honors exceptional Sales, Marketing, Revenue Optimization, or Distribution leaders in hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations for their achievements in the preceding 18 months. Selected by a panel of senior industry executives, “Top 25” awardees are high achievers who stand out through their creativity and innovation, cutting-edge campaigns and programs, triumph in challenging situations, and efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.

The Albert E. Koehl Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Marketing and the Winthrop W. Grice Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Public Relations recognize individuals who have spent a major portion of their careers in the hospitality and travel profession and have contributed to the betterment of the industry in a significant and lasting way over an extended period of time.

The HSMAI Top 25 and Lifetime Awards are part of the HSMAI Adrian Awards which celebrate excellence in travel marketing. This year, in the spirit of WanderLOVE, the event will highlight the stories of remarkable campaigns, ads, and experiences that sparked a love for travel, igniting a desire for exploration in travelers around the world.

Nominations are reviewed by a panel of industry experts selected by HSMAI from among its membership and/or Board of Directors. HSMAI selects judges who have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability and have outstanding knowledge of the hospitality industry. Nominations are scored on a scale of 1-10 for the results of their leadership for specific sales, marketing, and revenue management initiatives. See more information about the Top 25 and Lifetime Awards here.

About HSMAI

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners and is the industry's leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals and their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as the Commercial Strategy Conference, Sales Leader Forum, and Adrian Awards. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is a membership organization comprising more than 5,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at hsmai.org.