Each year NEWH gives out its most prestigious award, the ICON of Industry. The award celebrates leaders in hospitality manufacturing, these manufacturers have uniquely impacted the industry through their innovative work, consistently dedicated their time and efforts to community or industry outreach through education and/or corporate giving, and been doing business in hospitality manufacturing for more than 30 years.

In addition, each year an international scholarship is given to two exemplary students in the recipient’s honor, who have completed at least half of their program toward a degree in the hospitality industry, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, participated in an industry internship, and exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and scholarship.

This award and the first scholarship is presented at the Gold Key Awards Reception in New York City held in conjunction with BDNY and the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in November. The second scholarship is presented at the Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality Panel at BDwest in March in San Diego.


2022 Call for Nominations closed March 15, 2022
2023 Call for Nominations – open December 2022 – March 1, 2023

Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2022 recipient!