press releases - 09 10 2020
hotelforum: The Grand Park Hotel Rovinj in Croatia is the winner of the “Hotel Property Award 2020”
The runners-up are the Lighthouse Hotel & Spa in Büsum and the Hotel Ottilia in Copenhagen
Three finalists from three different European countries
Integration into the overall environment is key
press releases - 16 09 2020
- Ten hotels from Croatia, Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands have been nominated
- Newly-built hotels and conversions are evenly balanced
- Sustainability as an overall concept of social, economic and ecological factors
press releases - 02 06 2020
With this competition, hotelforum targets hotels that were completed and opened in Europe between January 2019 and July 2020. This year’s competition is once again looking for new hotel concepts which reinterpret the hotel alphabet of tomorrow, influenced by the increasingly digital environment in which generations XYZ are living. With the Hotel Schgaguler from Castelrotto/Kastelruth in South Tyrol, the Schgaguler family of the same name reached across the generations, and received the ‘Hotel Property Award’ last year. We want to pay special attention to innovative hoteliers and hotel concepts in the current economic situation, which is difficult for everyone.”
press releases - 17 10 2019
Michael Widmann, Managing Director of PKF hotelexperts said: “The theme of this year’s hotelforum is the convergence of the residential and hotel worlds. There are more and more mixed forms that respond to modern living needs, such as smaller residential units, coupled with providing more services. This creates both opportunities and risks for cities – one example of this is serviced apartments.
Despite all the innovations, many large cities however currently face the same problem: The rents are no longer affordable for large numbers of normal earners. This problem also exists in Vienna – but to a lesser extent than in Munich, for example. The main reason for this is the policy of subsidised housing that has been consistently pursued for around 100 years. More than 50 percent of Vienna’s tenants live in these homes. This helps create a well-balanced social structure in the city – especially since these homes are distributed relatively evenly across all of Vienna’s districts. We are awarding this year’s “Hospitality Innovation Award” to Vienna’s Mayor Dr. Michael Ludwig for the consistent continuation of this policy – who thus also receives it on behalf of his predecessors in office and the entire city of Vienna.”
press releases - 15 10 2019
Munich, 15 October 2019 – This year’s “Hotel Property Award 2019” went to the Schgaguler Hotel in Castelrotto/Kastelruth, South Tyrol. The prize was awarded at the hotelforum gala evening held on 9 October. Andreas Martin, Managing Director of hotelforum management GmbH, said: “On the one hand, this year’s award winner has distinguished itself through its consistent stylistic implementation of the repositioning of an outdated apartment hotel concept by the architect Peter Pichler. At the same time, however, the Schgaguler family also succeeded in bringing about a change from the generation of the parents to their four children. Three of the children are responsible for the day-to-day running, whilst their eldest brother, who is a photographer, shares responsibility for the interior design of the hotel, and their parents continue to look after the holiday guests on a personal basis”.