UK: The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) held its annual awards ceremony in London last week.
ASAP chairman and director of City Apartments
David Smith won the Lifetime Achievement, recognising "his leading
role in establishing and leading the association to be the primary
voice for the industry".
ASAP managing director James Foice said: "David is a true visionary, who saw the potential for our sector early on and has been a powerful advocate for serviced apartments both as the owner of his own business, and as a superb chairman of the ASAP."
The award winners on the night were:
• The Industry Leader
Highly Commended: Oakwood Worldwide
Winner: Marlin Apartments
• The Best Guest Experience
Highly Commended: City Apartments
• The Most Innovative Serviced Apartment Operator
Highly Commended:The Apartment Service
Winner: Oakwood Worldwide
• The Best Hospitality & Service Experience
Highly Commended: SACO The Serviced Apartment Company
Winner:Cheval Harrington Court
• Category: Outstanding Individual/Rising Star
Highly Commended: Charlotte Glover, Town or Country
Winner: Fernando Diez, Executive Serviced Apartments (ESA)
Foice said: "The judges were hugely impressed with the quality of entries for the awards this year. The theme for the ASAP Annual Conference focused on the guest experience, and all our winners and highly commended entries were notable for their absolute dedication to providing a great guest experience. Our congratulations go to all the winners and highly commended entries, all of whom demonstrated why our industry is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with."