2004 HotelChatter Awards
Welcome to the 2004 HotelChatter Awards.
We wavered back and forth about whether or not we should put together some sort of 2005 list, ala Travel & Leisure, and Conde Nast, you know, looking ahead. Then we realized we were yet to breathe the air in 2005, let alone gather hotel stories from the coming year, so how could we present awards for a year in which the sun is yet to shine?
That said, we decided to put together YAYEL for 2004. We have spent the past two days scouring the nearly 1000 stories we have gathered over the past year here at HotelChatter, which is an amazing amount of stories, if you think about it. We want to thank all the Hotel Mavens out there for participating, and contributing, throughout 2004, and we look forward to your continued participation in 2005, so we can bring you more hotel stories throughout the coming year.
Back to the lecture at hand, we somehow winnowed hundreds of hotel stories down to ten award winners. Setting up these categories, and picking winners, was harder than you might think, so let's get this dog and pony show started.
Here are the categories:
· Best Newcomer
· Best Celebrity Performance (@ a hotel, of course)
· Best Hotel Love Story
· Best Hotel Villain
· Best Hotel Hell Story
· Best Special Effects
· Best Hotel Technology
· Lifetime Achievement Award
· Breakthrough Hotel
· People's Choice Award
We will be presenting these awards throughout the day...stay tuned.