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Hotel Innovation Award 2023

27 November 2023

The "Hotel Innovation Award" focuses on the Environmental, Social and Governance pillars (ESG) of sustainability. It targets hotels, hotel brands or hotel groups which are pioneers in the field of sustainability and present an innovative sustainability statt ESG concept which stands out from among its competitors in terms of impact for society & hotels, differentiation & game changing, and scalability & economic viability.

196+ forum Vienna regards a homogeneous combination of all the individual aspects to form a winning concept.

Conditions for 2023

Set of criteria Hotel Innovation Award 2023

All hotels, hotel brands and hotel groups located in Europe are eligible to take part in the competition. Each company can participate by submitting one sustainability concept for a hotel group, a hotel brand and / or a hotel, provided that these conform to the conditions for participation.

Application is now open until 30 September !

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Previous Winners

Congratulations to the winner Seminaris Hotels.

The hotel group particularly impressed the jury with its New Work concept! Seminaris Hotels have successfully established a cross-departmental, cross-site and cross-hierarchical transformation team, the so-called Trafo Team, which is shaping the cultural change from within. This internal change led to a realignment of Seminaris' own product. Seminaris has recognized the changing world of work and its disruptive potential for its own business model, as it has become increasingly difficult to recruit and retain skilled employees over the long term. That's why Seminaris is focusing on change from within the workforce. They demonstrate that New Work is possible in the hotel industry. "We make people grow" is not only a slogan, they live by it!

Other finalists in alphabetical order:

Hilton Hotels Austria, which has developed a concept to open up new markets and find talent and future potential for the hotel industry. Accordingly, Hilton is recruiting targeted team members of older ages and posting jobs on websites specifically for refugees. Broadening the range of candidates ensures recruiting success and a more diverse work environment. Hilton also works with "Hilfswerk" and other institutions that support the integration of apprentices into the labor market.

MHP Hotel AG - as a further finalist - together with the IST University of Management, Düsseldorf, has set up a dual course of study in which young talents start a distant learning program at the University and complete an internship in three different hotels or brands in three different countries to graduate with a bachelor's degree in hotel management.

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