With the Annual Convention and Tradeshow just a few months away, the time has come again to nominate a peer for the 2014 HFTP Paragon Award. A panel of industry experts selects the award winner, who will be recognized at the Annual Convention & Tradeshow in October. Nominations for 2014 are due to the HFTP Global Office by August 11. Read the post below from recipient Agnes DeFranco, CHAE to learn more about this distinguished award.
The word paragon means a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality, a model of excellence. To that end, in 1999, HFTP selected two individuals, who have made a significant and lasting contribution to both HFTP and the hospitality industry, to be the inaugural Paragon Award recipients. Ms. Alice Bank and Mr. Henry “Buddy” Weeks carried the banner in 1999. Since then, a total of 18 individuals have been honored with this accolade.
Unlike other awards, the Paragon is most inclusive. It is an HFTP award, however the nominees are not restricted to HFTP members. They can be representatives of industry-related associations, societies or trade publications. They can also be leaders from hospitality businesses, educational institutions and other related disciplines. The Paragon is also most prestigious because individuals are not only nominated, but the nomination requires recommendation letters to be submitted to a panel of industry experts — peers of the potential recipient — to choose the winner. Read More »