The only dedicated awards created for and by the serviced apartment, aparthotel, extended stay and short term rental industry.
2016 saw the launch of the first Serviced Apartment Awards, run by our Serviced Apartment News website. The glittering ceremony is returning in 2018 for the third instalment.
The 2017 awards took place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London on March 20. Dates for the 2018 Awards will be announced during the Serviced Apartment Summit Europe, which takes place 12-13 July in London.
Being FREE TO ENTER and fully inclusive, the awards are open to all serviced apartment aparthotel, extended stay and short term rental operators, alliances, providers and suppliers worldwide. No matter the size of your company, everybody has an equal chance of winning pre-submission and the judging panel promise to recognise excellence at corporate and individual levels.
There are categories for properties, operators, service providers, agents, marketing campaigns, innovation and individuals.
The awards will be judged by a panel of industry experts. Two categories - the Industry Inspiration award, for the individual who has done the most to inspire the sector - and the Rising Star/Best Newcomer award will be voted for by Serviced Apartment News readers.
Andrew Fowler, director of Urban Villa, said: "It's super news that the inaugural Serviced Apartment News Awards' will be a standalone event. Putting the spotlight on the individuals and businesses, and rewarding best in class achievements, will help drive the serviced apartment, aparthotel and extended stay sectors' quality standards and awareness. That's great news for all of us."
Ricky Kapoor, commercial director of The Edinburgh Collection and Holyrood Aparthotel, said: "It's great to see our industry celebrating best practice with the first standalone awards evening. This gives the sector more recognition within the wider hospitality industry and collectively drives us forward. Serviced Apartment News should have done it sooner!"
Jan Jacobsen, global project manager, travel, meetings & events at AIG said: "The inaugural Serviced Apartment News Awards are a great initiative. The event promises to be a super opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the industry's leading businesses, teams and individuals who have performed outstandingly in their chosen field over the last 12 months."
Naveen Ahmed, owner, Roomzzz Apartment Hotels, said: "Roomzzz will definitely be entering the awards. I'm delighted Serviced Apartment News has taken the initiative for our sector, see you in March 2016."
Kelly Murphy, vp marketing, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, said: "BridgeStreet Global Hospitality has remained a steadfast supporter of the Serviced Apartment Summits since inception, directly experiencing the benefits of increasing awareness of our industry, networking and challenging growth and leadership within the serviced apartment sector. The awards are a welcome addition, celebrating industry leadership, achievements and hospitality excellence together."
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