The HSMAI Greater New York Chapter Awards of Excellence and the Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award exist to celebrate exceptional achievements in travel and tourism in New York City.  On one memorable night each year HSMAI celebrates these accomplishments with a Black Tie Gala for New York’s top professionals in the hospitality and tourism business.

The HSMAI Greater New York Chapter Awards of Excellence acknowledges committed professionals who consistently exceed expectations, exemplify passion for the tourism and hospitality industry, and demonstrate superb leadership skills. The accomplishments and careers of industry professionals in the Greater New York hospitality community are highlighted as the “Best of the Best” and are nominated by their peers and recognized in the following categories: 

  • The Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award
  • Revenue Management Executive of the Year
  • Hospitality Professional of the Year
  • Sales Executive of the Year
  • Marketing Executive of the Year
  • General Manager of the Year

The Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award, created in 1994, was inspired by industry visionary Frank W. Berkman, a former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HSMAI, who is credited with establishing HSMAI as a highly influential international organization. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of one individual or organization in the hospitality and tourism industry in New York City and is selected by the President of the HSMAI Greater New York Chapter.


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