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Discover the complete list of winners of the XXIst edition of the Hospitality Awards

Congratulations to all the candidates, winners and finalists who demonstrated that hospitality is constantly reinventing itself.

This edition was once again placed Under the High Patronage of Mr Emmanuel MACRON, President of the French Republic.

Satya Anand, president EMEA at Marriott International, the world's leading hotel group, presided over the ceremony. « I am delighted to preside over this edition to celebrate the achievements in our industry and shine a light on the talents who have been delivering exceptional innovations in the most unprecedented of times. Arne Sorenson was a true believer in innovation, he once said: « Be inquisitive, you will never know if you do not try ». How we lived, worked, traveled 20 months ago has been turned on its head. Our core purposes are welcoming guests and connecting with people. We survived and reopened our doors. As an industry we responded to the new normal. As we start to see the world returning to a new normality, it might be easy to return to the familiar, but we can’t, it is now time to embrace the path of opportunities”.

Chairman Yu, chairman and CEO of the world's second-largest hotel group Jin Jian International Hotels was awarded the Lifetime Achievement for the meteoric rise he has imprinted on the group he has been leading for numerous years, In my 45-years career in hospitality, I have grown from a waiter to an executive. Jin Jiang was born 86 years aga, it entered the US market in 2010, European market in 2015 and set up its global presence in 2018. After Covid 19, industrial evolution will give birth to new business models. The global industry shall work in coordination to embrace the new challenges.”

" How great it was to have our hospitality Family back together for the Hospitality Awards. Despite a situation that was and remains very tough, we are still standing. The competition is part of the game. But I can tell you that our industry has already won by demonstrating such resilience and dynamism. Our industry is responding to fundamental and anthropological needs. As social animals, we need social interactions and diversified experiences to creates memories.
This is exactly what our industry delivers. The applications we received this year in the social responsibility category illustrate our human values.” Declares Vanguélis Panayotis, chairman, Hospitality ON.

It was the projects, ideas, achievements, genius and energy of hoteliers that were rewarded at the 21st Hospitality Awards, which this year saw a record number of applications reflecting the spirit of innovation and inventiveness of the hospitality sector. This year the jury was chaired by Christian Karembeu, former French international soccer player whose career has made him travel around the world.

The jury rewarded the following candidates:

Best initiative in social responsibility

Winner: Accor - DISCOVER THE ALL HEARTIST FUND BY ACCOR

Finalist : Odalys Groupe – Protecting women victims of domestic violence

Finalist : The Indian Hotels Company Limited - TAJ FOR FAMILY & MEALS TO SMILES

 

Best initiative in sustainable development

Winner: Sun Resorts - SUN CORAL NURSERY

Finalist : Accor – Stop to single-use plastic in its hotels by 2022

Finalist : Marriott International – Hotel Marques de Riscal, Built in solar panels as a roofing solution

 

Best accommodation concept - individual initiative

Winner: - Les Hotels (Très) Particuliers – LES MAISONS DE CAMPAGNE - REINVENTING THE IDEAL OF A COUNTRY HOUSE

Finalist : Chouchou Hotel - Elegancia – A POPULAR WORD, FULL OF AFFECTION & KINDNESS FOR YOUR SPECIAL ONE

Finalist : SV Hotels Group – STAY KOOOOK

 

Best professional success

Winner: Rita Amorim

Winner: Bonn Paramacharoenroj

Finalist : Kshitij Gandhi

Finalist : Zoe Tudela

 

Best team achievement

Winner: The Indian Hotels Company – QMIN & Goa

Finalist : Accor – AllSafe

Finalist : Marriott International – Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & SPA

 

Ceremony attendees were also asked to contribute to the selection of winners in seven categories:

 

Iconic asset

Winner: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Finalist :  Kimpton Saint-Honoré Paris

Finalist :  J Hotel Shanghai Tower

 

Best advertising campaign

Winner: B&B Hotels – A bad day deserves a good night, with B&B HOTELS

Finalist: Accor - Unveil the world, Sofitel ALL Safe, Experience the grandest of feelings, The Art of pullman campaigns

Finalist : Appart’City – #FREETOMOVE

 

Best marketing operation

Winner: Honotel – #HOMPPY, LA VIE DE CHÂTEAU AU PRIX D’UN STUDIO

Finalist: Accor – REVEAL COBRAND PAYMENT CARD BY ALL & VISA

FinalistMarriott International – MARRIOTT BONVOY LOCAL EXPLORERS

 

Best accommodation concept – Group

Winner: Accor – NOMADISM X ACCOR LIVE LIMITLESS: THE AUGMENTED VAN EXPERIENCE

Finalist: Euro Disney S.C.A – DISNEY'S HOTEL NEW YORK - THE ART OF MARVEL

Finalist: Louvre Hotels Group – HOSHO, MY BED IN TOWN

 

Best initiative in talent management

Winner: Louvre Hotels Group - CHAUD DEVANT!

Finalist :  Accor - ACCOR Indigenous programs

Finalist :  IHG Hotels & Resorts - IHG Rise program

 

Best F&B experience

Winner: Marriott International - GRANDE BRETAGNE hotel - POOL YOUR CINEMA

Finalist : IHG – Kimpton Paris Saint Honoré – MONTECITO Brasserie

Finalist : The Indian Hotels Company Limited - SEVEN RIVERS BREWPUB REVOLUTION IN INDIA

 

Best wellness experience

Winner: The Indian Hotels Company Limited - JIVA INNERGISE

Finalist : Accor - THE PULLMAN POWER FITNESS POD

Finalist : Louvre Hotels Group - FITUP – ABDOMINALS, WORK, REST!

 

GRAND PRIX

This year the Grand Prix by Hospitality On was awarded to Hyatt Hotels Corporation

... via a live electronic vote. Once again, this year, innovation and exemplarity were favored and both international groups and independent hoteliers were rewarded.

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