Do you stand out with your hotel property from your competitors through a successful overall approach consisting of architecture, design and innovation? Then take part in one of the most important competitions of the hotel real estate industry!
Whether you are running a luxury or budget hotel, whether it is privately owned or managed by a hotel chain, or a city hotel or holiday resort, hotelforum regards a homogeneous combination of all the individual aspects to form a winning, and ultimately economically-successful, hotel concept as crucial.
The decision of the jury will be primarily influenced by a number of different, non-exclusive, criteria:
- the originality of the accommodation concept,
- architectural quality (building and façade),
- integration into the project’s surroundings,
- design (interior fittings),
- innovation (planning and construction, design, operation and technology, as well as related processes, environment/sustainability), as well as profitability.
All hotels completed and opened in Europe between January of the previous year and June of the present year are eligible to take part in the competition.
Any company involved in the planning and operation of the hotel may take part, e.g. the project developer, hotel owner, hotel operator,investor, architect or interior designer.
The Hotel Property Award is one of the most popular prizes in the industry. Since 2002 award has been presented annually. The growing number of applicants over the last years is a confirmation of the increasing significance of this industry award.
The award stands for quality. Regardless of whether you are the winner, finalist or among all nominated hotels - use this quality seal for your PR and marketing purposes as an investor, owner, operator, project developer, architect or interior designer.
Up to two hotels may be submitted per year by each company applying. The hotels must be located in Europe and have been constructed and opened between January 2018 and June 2019.
The application process for the Hotel Property Award
Any company involved in the planning and operation of the hotel may take part, e.g. the project developer, hotel owner, hotel operator, investor, architect or interior designer.
Each hotel can only take part in the competition once, and no hotel can apply two years in a row.
The nomination by the hotel & tourism Munich jury
After having visited the hotels the expert jury will select the nomineesfrom among the completed applications that have been submitted. The jury normally meets at the beginning of September 2019 of the respective competition year and present the nominated hotels.
The award ceremony
The finalists and the winner of the Hotel Property of the Year Award 2019 will be presented on the evening of 9 October 2019 at hotel & tourism Munich, the hotel development conference at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich at the end of the trade fair Expo Real. All nominated hotels will also receive an award during the event, and will be showcased within the exhibition area.
The hotelforum media partners AHGZ (Matthaes Verlag beim Deutschen Fachverlag) and hotelbau (Forum Zeitschriften und Spezialmedien) support the competition through editorial coverage.
press coverage 2018 (excerpt)