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196+ FORUM VIENNA: TEN NOMINEES FOR "HOTEL INNOVATION AWARD 2022" HAVE BEEN SELECTED (Germany)

For the "Hotel Innovation Award 2022" , which will be presented for the first time during the 196+ forum Vienna conference, the interdisciplinary jury of experts has nominated ten hotels or hotel groups among 14 applicants from five European countries

196+ FORUM VIENNA: TEN NOMINEES FOR "HOTEL INNOVATION AWARD 2022" HAVE BEEN SELECTED (Germany)

For the "Hotel Innovation Award 2022" , which will be presented for the first time during the 196+ forum Vienna conference, the interdisciplinary jury of experts has nominated ten hotels or hotel groups among 14 applicants from five European countries

Category: Europe - Germany - Events - Events
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2022-11-21


The award ceremony will take place during the gala dinner on Monday, November 28, 2022, in the ballroom of the Vienna City Hall.

The award is aimed at innovative hotels or hotel groups from Europe and focuses on a different aspect of innovation in the hospitality sector each year. This year, the focus is on human resources.

Among the ten nominees are six applicants from Germany, and one each from France, Ireland, Austria and Switzerland. In reviewing the applications, the focus was on the following areas of human resources: recruiting, leadership, retention management, employee learning & development, employer branding, diversity & inclusion management and digitalisation.

Michael Widmann, jury chairman: "The hotel industry and tourism must be made more attractive for employees through innovations and contemporary working models. Alongside sustainability and digitalisation, this is one of the most important challenges for the hotel industry. This requires fresh ideas, which we would like to award as examples."

The seven-member expert jury* is made up of members from the fields of human resources, science, operations and consulting.

According to 196+ forum Vienna, the decisive factor in selecting the nominees is the interplay of the following criteria :

  • Differentiation & game changing
  • Scalability & economic viability
  • Impact for employees
  • Impact for society & hotels

The ten nominated applications in alphabetical order (including their application category):

  1. 25hours Hotels (Hamburg, Germany) – Employer branding
  2. BWH Hotel Group (Eschborn, Germany) – Employee learning & development
  3. Hilton Hotels Austria (Vienna, Austria) – Diversity & inclusion
  4. Kempinski Hotels S.A. (Geneva, Switzerland) – Other
  5. Kerten Hospitality (Dublin, Ireland) – Leadership
  6. Louvre Hotels Group (Puteaux/La Défense, France) – Employee learning & development
  7. MHP Hotel AG (Munich, Germany) – Employee learning & development
  8. RIMC International Hotels & Resorts GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) – Digitalisation
  9. Ruby GmbH (München, Deutschland) – Other
  10. Seminaris Hotels (Berlin, Germany) – Employee learning & development

*Jury member:

  • Celine Chang, Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences
  • Burkhard von Freyberg, Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences
  • Andreas Martin, 196+ events
  • Yasamin Miller, PM3A Executive Search
  • Sebastian Noack, Bette
  • Michael Widmann, PKF hospitality group
  • Patrizia Zueck, Ruby

About 196+ forum Vienna:

From November 27 to 29, a joint event of PKF hospitality group with Vienna Tourist Board and Museum Booster will take place in Vienna, positioning it as the leading European conference for hospitality, tourism and culture. During the conference, the newly created industry award "Hotel Innovation Award" will be presented for the first time by 196+ forum Vienna. The conference will take place on Monday, November 28, 2022, at the Hilton Park Vienna with around 300 participants from the hospitality, residential, tourism, leisure culture and museum sectors. The main theme is "Place Making" with a focus on innovation. To this end, leading figures from these industries will come to Vienna to address the key challenges facing the sector and present them in talks, expert discussions and based on case studies. On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, Walk & Talk tours will present the latest hotel and tourism projects in Vienna.


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