Date: March 2018
Location: Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
Name: The Serviced Apartment Awards 2018
What/How: The Serviced Apartment Awards are the only awards to exclusively recognise excellence across the serviced apartment, extended stay, aparthotel and short-term
Now in it’s third year, the organisers received more than 200 entries from around the world. These were reviewed by a panel of independent judges which includes journalists, architects,
designers, investors, consultants and travel buyers.
They introduced a new award – Buyer of the Year – which recognised the crucial role that business travel and the people who procure it play in the serviced apartment sector.
Two categories – the Rising Star and Industry Inspiration awards – have been voted for by Serviced Apartments News readers in their thousands.
Sponsors of the event were: Nomad Aparthotels, Criton Apps, Adagio Aparthotels, Avvio, Brera Serviced Apartments, Cycas Hospitality, The Fine Bedding Company, Frasers Hospitality, Grange Hotels, Hypnos Beds, Maxxton, PROCLAIM Communications, Stay AKA and Yays.
Supporting partners were: Serviced Apartment News, Buying Business Travel,
The Global Business Travel Association, PA Life and Travel Intelligence Network.
Best marketing or branding campaign
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore
Best use of social media
Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments – Unlock the Neighbourhood
Best interior design
Stradonia Serviced Apartments, Krakow
Best architecture/external design
Soulmade Hotel & Co-Living, Munich
Best use of technology
Allora by Avvio
Best service provider
Best short-term rental platform/operator
Best Operator 1 to 50 units
Best operator 51 to 200 units
Best operator 201+ units
Best property 1 to 20 units
Craven House Serviced Apartments, London
Best property 21 to 70 units
Executive Residency by Best Western, Nairobi
Best property 71+ units
Staybridge Suites Liverpool
Buyer of the year
Jan Jacobsen, AIG
Yolanda Blomjous, Short Stay Group and Yays
John Wagner, Cycas Hospitality
The judges included: Geoff Allwright, Travel Manager Airbus Group, Chris Bown, Deputy Editor Hotel Analyst, Catherine Chetwynd, Journalist for BBT – Buying Business Travel, Charlotte Evans, Group Publishing Director of Conde Nast Johansens, Harry Douglas HVS, Andrew Harrington,co-founder AHV Associates, George Sell, Editor Serviced Apartment News, Mark Skinner, Partner The Highland Group, Lee Whiting, Global Head of Travel Operations for HSBC, Mark Wood, Director Dexter Moren Associates and Camil Yazbeck, Investment Director of Patron Capital
THPT Comment: The owners of THPT (Dev Anand and Associate Partner, Charles McCrow) started the first serviced apartment booking agency in 1991! and John Wagner was a rookie sales manager with Marriott’s Residence Inn…so interesting to see how the sector has grown in 35 years…it even has it’s own awards ceremony and industry trade body (based in the UK – ASAP) and magazine!
First Seen: Serviced Apartment News