hotelforum: 51 hotels from 14 countries are applying for the European “Hotel Property Award 2019”
02 Aug 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.
Most of the applications come from the German-speaking region (Germany 29, Austria 2 and Switzerland 1). However, compared to the previous year, the number of other participating European countries has increased by another country to make a total of 14. Applicants from the following countries are thus taking part in the competition: Austria, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
In comparison to new hotel constructions, almost half of the 51 hotels applying have now been repositioned after the complete renovation of existing properties – be they existing or closed hotels or converted buildings which had previously been put to completely different purposes. This trend can now also be sporadically observed in the holiday hotel industry.
Andreas Martin chairs the hotelforum jury: “Once more we have had a high level of participation with more than 50 applicants, and I am particularly pleased that the number of European countries taking part in the competition has increased once more. Montenegro is the first holiday region to be represented that is still to be discovered, and Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, is sending two hotels into the competition. The variety of applications, ranging from budget to luxury, shows once more the innovative drive that the European hotel property market has developed in comparison to other continents. This is a very good signal for Europe as a tourist region!”
The “Hotel Property Award” targeted both hotel developers, owners and operators. Applications were received from hotels which were opened between January 2018 and June 2019. All the contestants will be assessed at the jury meeting at the end of August, which will be hosted by the winner of the “Hotel Property Award 2018”, the QO Amsterdam, and the nominees will be selected. The jury will be looking for an interplay between the following categories: architecture and design, integration into the project environment, sustainability and technical innovations, the originality of the concept, as well as cost-effectiveness. Please find enclosed an overview of the applications for the “Hotel Property Award 2019”.
hotelforum, the specialist European Hotel Development Conference for hotel and real estate experts, will be held this year on Wednesday, 9 October at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich with lectures, project presentations and panel discussions, as well as a cocktail reception followed by a gala evening. The press conference starts at 4.45 p.m. Media representatives can attend free of charge. You can register with Martina Rozok, [email protected], +49 (0)170 23 55 988.
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hotelforum is the European Hotel Development Conference, which for 17 years now has been a regular annual feature accommodating networking and exchanges between experts when it comes to hotel properties. The conference agenda and the evening function at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich offer a highly-qualified communication platform as the closing event of the Expo Real real estate fair. The gala evening will culminate in the presentation of the “Hotel Property Award”. hotelforum 2019 will be held on Wednesday, 9 October. You will find more information at www.hotelforum.org.
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