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Majority of conversions and revitalizations in the competition


Majority of conversions and revitalizations in the competition

Catégorie : Europe - Évènements - Evènements à venir
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For the "Hotel Property Award 2022", which will be presented at the 196+ hotelforum conference on Thursday, October 6, the interdisciplinary jury of experts has nominated ten hotels from among 36 applicants from seven European countries.

Among the ten nominees are three hotels from Germany, two each from Italy and Austria and one each from France, Iceland and Switzerland.

Four hotels are new developments, three hotels have been created from the conversion of buildings formerly used for other purposes, and three nominees are revitalizations and repositionings or completely new buildings of former hotel properties.

Andreas Martin, chairman of the jury: "While in the entire field of 36 hotels new buildings are slightly in the majority, we see this year among the nominated hotels more repurposing and revitalization (6) than complete new buildings (4). Whether it's a bank building, a factory site, a prison, a warehouse, a palace building or even former hotels, the repurposing and revitalization of existing buildings is likely to continue to gain in importance for the development of striking hotel properties in the future."

The jury of experts, consisting of 18 members in total, is made up of representatives from the fields of architecture, operations, development, financing, technical building equipment and design of hotel real estate, as well as representatives from the media and academia.

According to 196+ hotelforum, the decisive factor in selecting the nominees is the interplay of the following criteria
  • Architecture and design (innovation)
  • Integration into the project environment (destination)
  • Sustainability and technical innovation (future)
  • Originality of the concept (creativity)
  • Economic efficiency (investment)

Voices of jury members on the ten nominees:

Kerstin Lüdemann, Managing Director MPP Meding Plan + Projekt: "The top 10 hotels in the competition reflect very well the range of current developments. A large number have been created from conversions and excellent renovation of existing properties and thus serve the destination category in a special way. In addition, some have outstanding interior concepts that make the properties worthy of an award."

Stefan Hoske, Senior Consultant Architecure & Design at AXOR: "The selection of the top 10 shows that the characteristics of hotel experience, attention to detail, comfort and storytelling are extremely important. Elaborate renovations and restorations or repurposing of old buildings reflect a trend among the nominees. New buildings cleverly integrate into their surroundings and enhance them, or deliberately showcase their architecture to stand out from the neighborhood."

The ten nominated hotels in alphabetical order:

25hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino (Italy, Florence)
Adina Hotel Munich (Germany, Munich)
Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa (France, Gargas)
Hotel des Horlogers (Switzerland, Le Brassus)
Hotel Indigo Vienna - Naschmarkt (Austria, Vienna)
Hotel Luc, Autograph Collection (Germany, Berlin)
MOOONS Vienna (Austria, Vienna)
Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Nani Venice (Italy, Venice)
The Reykjavik EDITION (Iceland, Reykjavik)
Wilmina (Germany, Berlin)

The award winners "Hotel property of the year":

Ruby Luna Düsseldorf (2021), Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, Croatia (2020), Schgaguler Hotel 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 and Accor Suite Hotel Hamburg (2003), Hilton Cologne (2002).

About 196+ hotelforum:

196+ hotelforum is the European Hotel Development Conference, which has been a regular annual feature accommodating networking and exchanges between experts when it comes to hotel properties since 2002. As a hybrid conference, 196+ hotelforum will offer a highly-qualified communication platform for the hospitality industry, with a varied stage programme and various networking formats. It will culminate in the gala evening on the occasion of the presentation ceremony for the “Hotel Property Award” on Thursday, 6 October 2022, once more at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof Munich. An additional programme at KaSpaces is planned until midday on 7 October.

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