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hotelforum jury nominates hotels for the “Hotel Property Award 2020”

16 Sep 2020

Berlin, 16 September 2020 – The interdisciplinary jury of hotel experts has nominated ten hotels from among 40 applications received from 12 European countries for the “Hotel Property Award 2020”, which will be presented on Wednesday, 7 October as part of the hotelforum conference.
The nominees include four hotels from Germany, three from the Netherlands, two from Croatia and one from Denmark. Four of the hotels are purely new constructions; three hotels replace former hotel or spa facilities, and three are the result of the conversion of a former brewery, a publishing house and an old village centre, respectively.

Andreas Martin
, Managing Director of hotelforum Management GmbH and Chairman of the jury: “Whether we are talking about newly-developed hotels, repositioning after demolition and the construction of new hotels, or the conversion of existing properties, the development of the neighbourhood and the integration of the new hotel into an existing or newly-developed environment play a central role in all the nominated hotels. The interplay between the individual hotel architecture and the respective project environment was discussed all the more intensively by the expert jury and weighed up against one another in terms of sustainability aspects”.
The expert jury with a total of 19 members is made up of ladles and gentlemen from the fields of architecture, development, finance, operation, technical building installations and design of hotel properties, as well as of representatives from the media and academia.

“The discussion among the jury regarding the nomination for the ‘Hotel Property Award’ was controversial up to the very end, but it was striking and absolutely positive at the same time that more and more attention is being paid to the topic of sustainability – and not only in terms of energy,” according to jury spokesman Jan-Oliver Meding, Managing Director of MPP. “Sustainability is increasingly also seen as a coherent overall concept combining social, economic and ecological factors, and it is becoming increasingly central for a hotel to be embedded in its immediate surroundings.” hotelforum considers interaction between the following categories to be decisive in selecting the nominees

  • architectural design quality (innovation)
  • integration into the project’s surroundings (destination)
  • sustainability and technical innovation (the future)
  • the originality of the concept (creativity)
  • economic efficiency (investment)

The ten nominees in alphabetical order:

  • Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor (Munich, Germany)
  • Grand Park Hotel Rovinj (Rovinj, Croatia)
  • Hotel Bergamo (Ludwigsburg, Germany)
  • Hotel Ottilia (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Lighthouse Hotel & Spa (Büsum, Germany)
  • nhow Amsterdam RAI (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Pierdrei Hotel HafenCity Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)
  • San Canzian Village & Hotel (Buje, Croatia)
  • The Slaak Rotterdam, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • Yotel Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Previous winners of the “Hotel Property Award”:
Schgaguler Hotel Castelrotto/Kastelruth (2019), QO Amsterdam (2018), Bretterbude Heiligenhafen (2017), Reichshof Hamburg CURIO Collection by Hilton (2016), Hotel Zoo Berlin (2015), Holzhotel Forsthofalm Leogang, Salzburger Land (2014), Radisson Blu Hotel Nantes (2013), Hotel TOPAZZ Vienna (2012), 25hours HafenCity Hamburg (2011), Roomers Frankfurt (2010), Lindner Park-Hotel Hagenbeck (2009), 25hours Frankfurt (2008), Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway (2007), Hotel Daniel Graz (2006), Colosseo Erlebnishotel Rust (2004), Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo Brussels und Accor Suite Hotel Hamburg
(2003), Hilton Cologne (2002).
More information about hotelforum:
hotelforum is the European Hotel Development Conference, which for 18 years now has been a regular annual feature accommodating networking and exchanges between experts when it comes to hotel properties. hotelforum will continue to offer a highly-qualified communication platform even as a hybrid conference with a live stage and with a limited number of people being able to attend in person in Munich. There will be a varied stage programme, virtual breakout sessions, opportunities for exhibitors, and various networking formats for the hospitality industry. It will culminate in the presentation of the “Hotel Property Award”. 2020’s event will be held on Wednesday, 7 October. You will find more information at www.hotelforum.org.

Your contact at hotelforum:
Andreas Martin
Managing Director
hotelforum management GmbH
T +49 (0)30 841 82 138 / -139
M +49 (0)172 8961737
[email protected]

Your contact for press enquiries:
Martina Rozok
T +49 (0)30 400 44 68-1
M +49 (0)170 23 55 988
[email protected]



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