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Hotel Property Award 2012

The Hotel TOPAZZ in Vienna, Austria receives the Hotel Property Award of the Year 2012. This prize will be awarded on the occasion of the hotelforum gala evening on October the 10th. Also the winners of the Blue Hotel Award and of the Hospitality Innovation Award will be honoured on the same evening.

Matthias Niemeyer MRICS, hotelforum jury chairman: "The extremely small gap between the buildings in the historically shaped 1st district of Vienna was the greatest challenge while developing the Hotel TOPAZZ in Vienna. On the area of about 150 square meters the developer, owner and operator Martin Lenikus managed to create an economically efficient "treasure" hotel. Its characteristic façade with oval window openings and dark cladding made of glass mosaics are the hallmark of this bold and accomplished project development with sparkling eyes for the city and watchful eyes for the guest".

From among 20 this year's hotel applications the 11-person jury has chosen the three finalists:

Explorer Hotel Montafon (Gaschurn/Montafon, Austria),
Hotel TOPAZZ (Vienna, Austria)
SAKS Urban Design Hotel (Kaiserslautern, Germany).

In order to determine the nominees addressed were not only the hotel developers but also the hotel owners and operators. Hotels opened between January 2011 and June 2012 standing out from the competition due to successful overall concept for architecture, design and innovation have applied for the Hotel Property Award of the Year. Crucial here according to the hotelforum was the successful and homogenous combination of individual aspects into an accomplished and in addition economically successful hotel concept.

The award winners so far are as follows: 25hours HafenCity Hamburg (2011), roomers Frankfurt (2010), Lindner Park-Hotel Hagenbeck (2009), 25hours Frankfurt (2008), Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway (2007), Hotel Daniel Graz (2006), Colosseo Erlebnishotel Rust (2004), Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo Brüssel and Accor Suite Hotel Hamburg (2003), Hilton Köln (2002).

Hotel Property Award 2012

Location: Vienna, Austria
Owner: Lenikus GmbH
Operator: Lenikus Hotel- und Gastronomiebetriebs Ges.m.b.H.
Project developer: Lenikus GmbH
Architect: BWM Architekten und Partner / DI Michael Manzenreiter
Interior designer: DI Michael Manzenreiter
Category: 4 superior
Construction period: 16 months
Number of rooms: 32 plus penthouse with roof terrace for carrying out events

Another two finalists of the hotelforum 2012 in alphabetical order are as follows:

Explorer Hotel Montafon

Location: Gaschurn/Montafon, Austria
Owner: Jürnjakob Reisigl, Katja Leveringhaus, Daniel Kinast
Operator: Explorer Hotel Montafon GmbH
Project developer: Explorer Hotels Entwicklungs GmbH
Architect: Hans-Martin Renn
Interior designer: Peter Trunzer, camp Busse Duelli Trunzer
Category: 3
Construction period: 7 months
Number of rooms: 100

SAKS Urban Design Hotel
Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Owner: Sachs Hospitality Real Estate Group AG
Operator: SAKS Hospitality GmbH
Project developer: Sachs Real Estate Development GmbH + Co KG
Architect: Prof. Gräf Architekten
Interior designer: Prof. Gräf Architekten / Edelweiß
Category: 4 superior
Construction period: 18 months
Number of rooms: 92

Watch the film  about Finalists  of the Hoel Property Award 2012

Watch the film about Candidates of the Hotel Property Award 2012



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