On December 5, 2016 the first International Hospitality Awards® will be held in Ukraine. The event will bring together participants from 8 countries and honor the best hotels in 25 nominations. The Awards will be held by HOTELIERO Club that used to organize Ukrainian Hospitality Awards® since 2011. After 5 years of honoring the best hotels in Ukraine it has been decided to withdraw to the international level and launch International Hospitality Awards®.
The nominees of International Hospitality Awards® in 2016 will become hotels from 8 countries: Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia. This choice has been made due to the active development of hospitality industry in these countries as well as the great potential for attracting solid investments.
Mission of the Awards - is not only awarding of the best hotels, but also development of professional and competitive hospitality industry through promoting achievements of local hotels and resorts. The Awards assists in the development of the quality of hotels’ services and stimulates the growth of the competitiveness in hospitality industry of local markets as well as abroad.
The Awards’ Nominations are: Best Luxury Hotel, Best Green Hotel, Best Program for Corporate & Social Responsibility, Best Marketing Campaign, Best Sport Hotel, Best Business Hotel 5*, Best Business Hotel 4*, Best Business Hotel 3*, Best Apart Hotel, Best Boutique Hotel, Best Country Hotel, Best Resort Hotel, Best SPA Hotel, Best Design Hotel, Best Historical Hotel, Best Mice Hotel, Best Restaurant in a Hotel, Best Hostel, Best Ethno-Hotel, Best Mini-Hotel, Best Medical Hotel, Opening Of The Year, Best Local Chain, Best Ski Resort, Best Bar in a Hotel.
The nominees are proportionally assessed on the basis of the professional opinion of the Jury Members (50%) and consumers’ rating in the international online Booking systems: Booking.com (25%) and TrustYou.com (25%). Thus, not only opinion of the Jury Members will influence on results but also guests` impression. The Jury Board will consist of 2 experts from each of 8 participating countries.
The main factors that determine the reputation of the Awards and the confidence of participants are transparency and objectivity. Participation is free of charge for all the nominees and every hotel can take part in the Awards. Independent observer of International Hospitality Awards® will be international auditing company.
The first ceremony of International Hospitality Awards® will be held in Ukraine, InterContinental Kyiv Hotel, December 5, 2016.