H. Clayton Sparkes Accommodator Award of Excellence

This award has been put forth by the Sparkes Family in recognition of the contribution their father made to the tourism industry in Newfoundland & Labrador. This award will recognize an individual or company in the accommodations sector within the province who exhibits exceptional dedication to quality service and outstanding commitment to the tourism industry, making a solid contribution to the communities in which they live. These are all qualities of Clayton Sparkes and the Sparkes Family deemed it fitting that an award recognizing these characteristics in others be presented in his name.


Please note: 

  • Nominees must be approved under the Tourism Assurance Plan. Learn more.
  • Nominees must be members of Hospitality NL in good standing.
  • Only complete nomination forms will be accepted.
  • Nominations must adhere to the word limit and supporting documentation guidelines.

Previous Award Winners:

2023  The Wilds Resort, Salmonier Line
2022   Kilmory Resort, Swift Current
2021   Twillingate and Beyond Inc., Twillingate
2020   Bonne Bay Inn and Seaside Suites, Bonne Bay
2019   Old Salt Box Co., located throughout Central
2018   Royal Inn + Suites, Happy Valley-Goose Bay
2017   Murray Premises Hotel, St. John’s
2016   Anchor Inn Hotel & Suites, Twillingate
2015   Ocean View Hotel, Rocky Harbour
2014   Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island
2013   Ocean Delight Cottages, Whiteway
2012   Hotel North, St. Anthony and Happy Valley-Goose Bay
2011   Riverwood Inn, Springdale
2010   Quality Hotel, Clarenville
2009   Neddies Harbour Inn, Neddies Harbour
2008   Delta Hotel & Conference Center, St. John’s
2007   Harry Steele, Steele Hotels, NL
2006   John & Peggy Fisher, Fishers’ Loft Inn, Port Rexton
2005   Shelia Kelly-Blackmore, St. Jude Hotel, Clarenville
2004   Cathy Lomond, Hotel Port aux Basques, Port aux Basques


To submit a nomination for the H. Clayton Sparkes Accommodator Award of Excellence, complete and submit the following 4-part nomination form.

*Deadline for nomination submission has been extended to Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023*


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