Announcing the Nominees for the 2023 SIRIUS ACADEMY AWARDS

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achievements and honor their contributions to our thriving community.


Welcome to the 2023 SIRIUSACADEMYAWARDS – a celebration that showcases the extraordinary impact of our industry's potential to create a better world. Our HoteliersForGood initiatives resonate with the power to inspire, empower, and transform the lives of young individuals globally. With our industry as a living laboratory of cultures, our diverse cross-section of people – a blend of colors, cultures, languages, backgrounds, and beliefs – grants us a profound advantage in addressing one of the most pressing global issues: race and racism.

The collective belief shared by our esteemed Academy Members in harnessing the hospitality industry's power to uplift the youth is evident in their dedicated volunteering efforts to support the Academy's vital work. Annually, a distinguished panel of Academy members selects the winners of the SIRIUS Academy Awards, making these accolades the most coveted in the global hospitality landscape, endorsed by both academia and hospitality leaders.

At the heart of our mission lies the conviction that fostering gender equality at executive levels is paramount for the industry's future. We are committed to propelling positive change through academic research, sponsorship networks, innovative design strategies, and engaging communication.

True luxury has always been synonymous with innovation. Its essence transcends mere consumerism and defies conventional utility, championing creativity without boundaries. Our luxury leaders are pioneers who blaze trails, not follow paths – and sustainable luxury stands as a beacon of innovation more than ever before.

Join us in this remarkable journey where industry pioneers come together to celebrate our shared vision and commitment to a world shaped by purpose, diversity, and sustainable luxury.


Step into a realm of distinction and honor as we introduce the illustrious SIRIUSACADEMYAWARD – a beacon of excellence within the global hospitality industry, presented not just by accolades, but by peers. Born from the visionary minds of the HoteliersGuild Academy of Hospitality Arts, this award stands as a beacon that illuminates and rewards excellence across international hospitality.

Underpinning this prestigious recognition is a resolute mission: to celebrate, foster, and uplift the voices of hospitality's Next-Gen through scholarships, while paying homage to those who have steered the industry forward – Hoteliers, Architects & Designers, and Chefs who have indelibly shaped a world of DEEPER and more SUSTAINABLE LUXURY.

Beyond being a hallmark of distinction, the SIRIUSACADEMYAWARD is an embodiment of purpose. Spearheaded by the non-profit and non-political HoteliersGuild Academy of Hospitality Arts, curated with insight by Hon. Co-founder Lindsey Ueberroth of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, this campaign has left an indelible imprint. A substantial grant from Lindsey Ueberroth has paved the way for underprivileged African female students to chase their dreams of studying hotel management and tourism, and their journey is supported by allies like the Study Access Alliance, the IU-International University of Applied Sciences, the Institut Paul Bocuse, and several other esteemed institutions.

Powered by the generosity of spirited HoteliersGuild members, our collective effort has already yielded over 50 scholarships – a testament to the transformative impact that collaboration and shared purpose can achieve. As we tread this path of distinction, let us stand united in celebrating the remarkable contributions of our industry's leaders, and in shaping a future where excellence meets sustainability.

Absolutely, the underlying raison d'être for these awards extends beyond just recognition; it's about creating awareness and securing funding for our SIRIUSAWARD Scholarship drive. These scholarships aim to empower the next generation of hospitality leaders, equipping them with the tools they need to further elevate the industry while also contributing to a sustainable and equitable future. So by celebrating today's successes, we're also investing in tomorrow's promise. Let's come together to make this vision a reality!



• Anne Arrowsmith

• Davide Bertilaccio

• Sue Williams

• Franka Holtman

Sustainable Luxury Independent Hotels

• Zulal Wellness Resort

• KEEMALA, Phuket

• Potatohead Bali

• Whatley Manor


• Bill Bensley

• Luca Franco

• Alberto Apostoli

• Yvonne O'Brian

• Eva Malström

• & Sonu Shivdasani


• Jason Friedman

• Danilo Zuchetti

• Nathalie Seiler-Hayez

• Valerie Ferguson

• Francois Delahaye


• Red Carnation Hotels Collection

• Soneva

• Bill Bensley Collection


• Clare Smyth,

• Paolo Casagrande

• Helena Rizzo

• Sophie Pic

• Manu Buffara

• Oswaldo Presazzo



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