Serviced Apartment News to launch industry awards scheme

George Sell By George Sell
06 September 2015 | Updated 13 September 2015

UK: Serviced Apartment News is delighted to announce it is launching the Serviced Apartment News Awards.

The inaugural awards for the serviced apartment, extended stay and aparthotel sector will take place at a ceremony in a 5 star London venue, in March 2016.

The awards will include categories for properties, operators, service providers, agents, marketing campaigns, innovation and individuals.

The awards will be judged by a panel of industry experts - with all shortlisted developments being visited by judges. One category - the Industry Inspiration award, for the individual who has done the most to inspire the sector - will be voted for by Serviced Apartment News readers.

Entries for the awards are free of charge and can be submitted from November 2015 onwards.

Piers Brown, CEO of International Hospitality Media, the parent company of Serviced Apartment News, said: "We're very excited about launching the awards, which will be a great way of rewarding best practice in our industry, raising awareness of the exciting developments, innovative companies and dynamic individuals who make the serviced apartment and extended stay sector such a vibrant arena to work in."

There has already been a hugely positive response to the awards from the industry.

Max Thorne, CEO - Property, SACO said: "I am delighted to see that Piers Brown and his team have taken the aptitude and lead in recognising that the serviced apartment industry is producing some incredible stories of both business ingenuity, significant customer recognition and person stories of outstanding commitment. These are being achieved within the sector week after week. These milestones and industry changing events need acknowledging and celebrating and are a testament to everyone whom works so hard to ensure and consumers, owners and investors, continue to enjoy the increasing success of this important part of the hospitality sector."

Andrew Fowler, director of Urban Villa, said: "It's super news that the inaugural Serviced Apartment News Awards' will be a standalone event. Putting the spotlight on the individuals and businesses, and rewarding best in class achievements, will help drive the serviced apartment, aparthotel and extended stay sectors' quality standards and awareness. That's great news for all of us."

Ricky Kapoor, commercial director of The Edinburgh Collection and Holyrood Aparthotel, said: "It's great to see our industry celebrating best practice with the first standalone awards evening. This gives the sector more recognition within the wider hospitality industry and collectively drives us forward. Serviced Apartment News should have done it sooner!"

Jan Jacobsen, global project manager, travel, meetings & events at AIG said: "The inaugural Serviced Apartment News Awards are a great initiative. The event promises to be a super opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the industry's leading businesses, teams and individuals who have performed outstandingly in their chosen field over the last 12 months."

Naveen Ahmed, owner, Roomzzz Apartment Hotels, said: "Roomzzz will definitely be entering the awards. I'm delighted Serviced Apartment News has taken the initiative for our sector, see you in March 2016."

For more information and for details of entering, attending and sponsoring the Serviced Apartment News Awards, please contact +44 (0)208 340 7989

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