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17 10 2019

hotelforum: PKF hotelexperts presents the “Hospitality Innovation Award” to the Mayor of Vienna, Dr. Michael Ludwig

Michael Widmann, Managing Director of PKF hotelexperts said: “The theme of this year’s hotelforum is the convergence of the residential and hotel worlds. There are more and more mixed forms that respond to modern living needs, such as smaller residential units, coupled with providing more services. This creates both opportunities and risks for cities – one example of this is serviced apartments. Despite all the innovations, many large cities however currently face the same problem: The rents are no longer affordable for large numbers of normal earners. This problem also exists in Vienna – but to a lesser extent than in Munich, for example. The main reason for this is the policy of subsidised housing that has been consistently pursued for around 100 years. More than 50 percent of Vienna’s tenants live in these homes. This helps create a well-balanced social structure in the city – especially since these homes are distributed relatively evenly across all of Vienna’s districts. We are awarding this year’s “Hospitality Innovation Award” to Vienna’s Mayor Dr. Michael Ludwig for the consistent continuation of this policy – who thus also receives it on behalf of his predecessors in office and the entire city of Vienna.”

15 10 2019

hotelforum: The Schgaguler Hotel in Castelrotto/Kastelruth, South Tyrol, is the winner of the “Hotel Property Award 2019”.

Munich, 15 October 2019 – This year’s “Hotel Property Award 2019” went to the Schgaguler Hotel in Castelrotto/Kastelruth, South Tyrol. The prize was awarded at the hotelforum gala evening held on 9 October. Andreas Martin, Managing Director of hotelforum management GmbH, said: “On the one hand, this year’s award winner has distinguished itself through its consistent stylistic implementation of the repositioning of an outdated apartment hotel concept by the architect Peter Pichler. At the same time, however, the Schgaguler family also succeeded in bringing about a change from the generation of the parents to their four children. Three of the children are responsible for the day-to-day running, whilst their eldest brother, who is a photographer, shares responsibility for the interior design of the hotel, and their parents continue to look after the holiday guests on a personal basis”.

02 08 2019

hotelforum: 51 hotels from 14 countries are applying for the European “Hotel Property Award 2019”

51 hotels from 14 European countries have applied this year for the “Hotel Property Award 2019”, which will be presented on Wednesday, October 9 as part of hotelforum.

16 05 2019

hotelforum is looking for the winner of the Hotel Property Award 2019

hotelforum is looking for the winner of the Hotel Property Award 2019 The European “Hotel Property Award 2019” will be presented in Munich on Wednesday, 9 October Application deadline 30 June Munich, 25th April 2019 – hotelforum, the European Hotel Development Conference, will be held this year on Wednesday, 9 October. The competition aims to appeal to both hotel developers as well as to hotel owners, operators, investors, architects and interior designer. Both the conference and the evening function will take place at the Bayerischer Hof in Munich, and the highlight of the gala evening will be the presentation of the “Hotel Property Award”.

11 10 2018

hotelforum: “Hospitality Innovation Award” presented by PKF hotelexperts to Alex Tourski from the izi.TRAVEL platform

Munich, 11 October 2018 – This year’s “Hospitality Innovation Award” goes to Alex Tourski from izi.TRAVEL. The prize was awarded by PKF hotelexperts, and was presented to the storytelling platform founder Alex Tourski at yesterday’s hotelforum gala evening. The winner of the “Hotel Property Award 2018” was also announced on the same evening.

11 10 2018

hotelforum: QO Amsterdam is the winner of the “Hotel Property Award 2018”

Munich, 11 October 2018 – This year’s winner of the “Hotel Property Award 2018” is the QO Amsterdam. The prize was awarded at the hotelforum’s gala evening yesterday. Andreas Martin, Managing Partner of hotelforum management GmbH: “The QO Amsterdam won the hotelforum jury over both with its consistently sustainable concept and with its high quality standards. One might say that the building is a ‘living’ organism that behaves like a chameleon and at the same time meets the highest criteria in terms of CO2, water, energy and waste management.”

19 09 2018

hotelforum: 12 nominees shortlisted for the “Hotel Property Award 2018”

Andreas Martin, Chairman of the hotelforum jury: “Once more this year, the creative variety and international diversity of the 52 excellent applications left the interdisciplinary jury with the challenge of highlighting 12 special hotel concepts. It is interesting to note that only five of the nominated hotels are newly built. The intelligent conversion or refurbishment of existing properties is therefore increasingly coming into the spotlight of sustainable hotel developments.”

15 08 2018

hotelforum: 52 hotels from 13 countries are applying for the European “Hotel Property Award 2018”

Andreas Martin chairs the hotelforum jury: "The record number of entries from 52 applicants reflects the number of recent openings, and is also a gratifying confirmation of the competition itself. I am particularly pleased about the growing number of applicants from other European countries. The variety of applications shows how innovative the European hotel property market has now become. The 'upcycling' approaches are interesting here too, both in terms of materials, as well as for hotels for which there is no longer a place on the market, or for former office premises."

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