Serviced Apartment Awards 2018 winners honoured in London

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UK: The winners of the third annual Serviced Apartment Awards celebrated in London last night, at a gala dinner presentation at the Grange Hotel Tower Bridge.

More than 300 international guests attended the black-tie ceremony to see the winners of the 16 awards pick up their prizes. The awards were judged by an independent panel consisting of travel buyers, journalists, architects, designers and service providers, and attracted more than 300 entries from around the world.

Two categories - Rising Star and Industry Inspiration - were voted for by Serviced Apartment News readers via an online poll.

Piers Brown, CEO of International Hospitality Media, the publisher of Serviced Apartment News, said: "It was a wonderful occasion, and very encouraging to see some exciting new companies winning alongside the more established players. Congratulations to all the winners and shortlisted entries."

Click here to read the Serviced Apartment Awards judges' report and here to see video highlights of the event.

The shortlisted entries and winners were:

Best marketing or branding campaign
Shortlisted: Jannah Hotels & resorts
Winner: Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore

Best use of social media
Dream Apartments
Fountain Court Apartments
Winner: Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments - Unlock the Neighbourhood

Best interior design
Hotel TWENTYEIGHT, Amsterdam
Marriott Residence Inn, London Bridge
Q&A residential Hotel by Furnished Quarters
Winner: Stradonia Serviced Apartments, Krakow

Best architecture/external design
Shortlisted: Stradonia Serviced Apartments, Krakow
Highly commended: The Yays Crane Apartment, Amsterdam
Winner: Soulmade Hotel & Co-Living, Munich

Best use of technology
Knowcross at Cheval Residences
Winner: Allora by Avvio

Best service provider
Businesswise Solutions
Winner: Guest Ready

Best short-term rental platform/operator

Winner: Lavanda

Best Operator 1 to 50 units
Ashville Polska
Rafael Kaiser Premium Apartments
Winner: Roam

Best operator 51 to 200 units
Dream Apartments
Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments
Winner: Urban Stay

Best operator 201+ units
Oakwood Worldwide
SACO The Serviced Apartment Company
Winner: Staycity Aparthotels

Best property 1 to 20 units
Shortlisted: COMO Metropolitan London
Winner: Craven House Serviced Apartments, London

Best property 21 to 70 units
Cheval Thorney Court, London
Hotel TWENTYEIGHT, Amsterdam
Stradonia Serviced Apartments, Krakow
Winner: Executive Residency by Best Western, Nairobi

Best property 71+ units
AKA University City, Philadelphia
Staycity York Paragon Street
Zoku Amsterdam
Winner: Staybridge Suites Liverpool

Buyer of the year
Shortlisted: Andy King, Improbable
Winner: Jan Jacobsen, AIG

Rising Star
Jenny Dreiling, Urban Stay
Richard Jodeika, Hyde Park Residences
Roy Liang, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore
Francesca Musotto, Cheval Residences
Winner: Yolanda Blomjous, Short Stay Group and Yays

Industry Inspiration
Guus Bakker, Frasers Hospitality
Paul Constantinou, Quest Apartment Hotels
Anja Graf, Vision Apartments
Tom Walsh, Staycity Aparthotels
Winner: John Wagner, Cycas Hospitality



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