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hotelforum 2018
10 October 2018, Munich

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the european
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15th anniversary of hotelforum

hotelforum 2017, the European Hotel Development Conference, which is for hotel and real estate professionals, has been held alongside the International Trade Fair for Property and Investment EXPO REAL on Friday, 6 October and Saturday, 7 October 2017 in Munich. The conference took place at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, and welcomed anyone from the European hospitality and real estate industry.



The attendees of the conference benefited from ample networking opportunities with experts within the hotel development sector. The conference which was held under the topical motto IMAGINE IDEAS & INNOVATIONS 2017 focused on the recent changes in the industry, innovative hotel projects, new brands, technical innovations, current trends and sub-aspects of hotel development amongst others. Everybody had a chance to have discussions with leading representatives of the hotel and real estate industry.


The highlight of the conference on 6 October 2017 at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof was the gala dinner. 400 guests celebrated 12 nominees, three finalists and the winners of the following industry awards: Hospitality Innovation Award and the Hotel Property Award

Winner "Hotel Property Award 2017“:

Bretterbude, Heiligenhafen

Three finalists (in alphabetical order):

Bretterbude, Heiligenhafen

Motel One Berlin-Upper West

Roomers, Baden-Baden

Prize winner "Hospitality Innovation Award":

Vanessa Borkmann and Wilhelm Bauer from the innovation network “FutureHotel” of Fraunhofer IOA

On Saturday morning, 7 October 2017, participants joined an unusual hotel tour on foot through downtown Munich including visits to the news pop-up hotel THE LOVELACE, the newly opened 25hours Hotel München The Royal Bavarian and insights about the concept of BEYOND by Geisel.

The Hotel Property Award celebrated also its 15th anniversary in 2017. This year 50 hotels applied for the Hotel Property Award which was a record participation on this special anniversary. hotelforum welcomed applications from hotels all over Europe which opened between January 2016 and June 2017 and which stood out from their competitors through a successful overall approach consisting of architecture, design and innovation.

Announcements for 2018:

hotelforum goes heimtextil: Visit us at the fair trade for home and contract textiles heimtextil

11 January at Frankfurt a.M. under next year's motto "The future is urban".

Regarding the upcoming application period for Hotel Property Award 2018 please visit our website in spring 2018.

hotelforum 2018 will be back 10 October 2018 in Munich!

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