James Foice, ASAP Chief Executive, comments: “We are thrilled to be launching the fifth ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards at a time when the sector has seen some of the greatest achievements to date.
“ASAP now represents 183 member organisations in 14 countries which is a growth of nearly 400% during this period and with 96% of our members saying they want us to continue to grow the programme, we are therefore building on the outstanding successes over the last five years to make the 2017 ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards Programme bigger and better than ever.”
The 2017 Awards Programme has been expanded to a total 10 awards:
· Serviced Apartment Marketing Award
· Serviced Apartment Investment in People Award
· Serviced Apartment Rising Star of the Year Award
· Serviced Apartment Team of the Year Award
· Serviced Apartment Industry Breakthrough Award – Operator & Agent Companies
· Serviced Apartment Industry Breakthrough Award – ASAP Business Partners
· Serviced Apartment SME Business of the Year Award
· Serviced Apartment Corporate Business of the Year Award
· Serviced Apartment Guest Experience Award
And new for the 2017 Programme is:
· Serviced Apartment Corporate Account Management Award
The fully inclusive ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards recognise excellence, innovation and best practice at individual, team and company level throughout the industry to mark the sector’s significant achievements over the last 12 months, not only by ASAP members but the wider industry including operators, agents and suppliers.
There will also be an additional award to recognise an ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in the industry in 2017 but this award will be made by the ASAP Steering Committee and will not be open to entries via the application process.
ASAP has today launched a new dedicated website for the 2017 Industry Awards: http://www.asapawards.org.uk/ with detailed guidance about the Awards Programme where the entry information pack can be downloaded. Applications from the industry are open from Monday 8 May through to 5pm Monday 14 August 2017. The awards shortlist will be announced early September with all shortlisted entries going forward to the final judging by a panel of industry experts. ASAP will announce the 2017 Award winners at the ASAP Gala Dinner on Thursday 7 December, following on immediately after the annual ASAP Convention.
Richard Whittaker, ASAP Chairman comments: “The ASAP Awards Programme is the perfect opportunity to pause and to reflect on your company and employee achievements over the last year and to celebrate all that is good. The Awards Dinner is also great at bringing together all involved in the serviced apartment industry and it’s a great opportunity for the ASAP and the serviced apartment industry as a whole to promote service excellence. “
Stuart Winstone, ASAP Deputy Chairman, adds: “The ASAP Awards are the perfect platform to celebrate the many successes of the serviced apartment sector. It’s the one opportunity to receive recognition from the sector’s dedicated trade body, the people who set the standard for serviced apartments.”
With so much innovation and ambition in this rapidly expanding serviced apartment sector, ASAP anticipates a record level of award entries this year.