By Jenny Dreiling
September 24, 2018
Urban Stay Nominated For Three Out of The Ten 2018 ASAP Serviced Apartment Awards
Urban Stay is proud to announce that we have been nominated for three out of the ten prestigious 2018 ASAP Serviced Apartment Awards. After receiving a record number of submissions for this year’s annual industry awards the ASAP announced the shortlisted companies on Thursday the 20th of September 2018. The ASAP (Association of Serviced Apartment Providers) is a non-profit organisation representing the international serviced apartments sector. The organisation has been growing rapidly and is currently representing 189 member companies in 19 countries worldwide. More specifically, the ASAP recognises excellence in the hospitality sector at the awards ceremony, held this year on December 06th 2018. It is the UK’s first recognition programme targeting the Serviced Apartment Sector.
The judges of this year’s 2018 ASAP Serviced Apartment Awards include some of the most influential and experienced industry leaders:
· Juliet Price, Consultant Executive Director, HBAA
· Lesley Putnam, Regional Alliance Manager EMEA – UK, Crown Worldwide Group
· Michael Kessler, Chief Revenue Officer, ReviewPro
· Janet Harmer, Associate Editor, The Caterer
· Marie Hickey, Director – Commercial Research, Savills UK
· Jon Bolger, Director, Travel Equilibrium Consultancy
· Samantha van Leeuwen, Head of Hotels & Venues, PwC
· Geoffrey Rowe, Business Development Manager, The Springboard Charity
Urban Stay is thus very proud to be amongst the 99 shortlisted companies for this year’s awards. In particular, Urban Stay is very honoured to be shortlisted not just for one, but three out of the 10 2018 ASAP Serviced Apartment Awards. With so many outstanding aparthotels, short let accommodation providers, relocation companies and corporate accommodation operators in London, the UK, and globally, we sure feel very special right now.
Urban Stay Nominated For Industry Breakthrough & Innovation Award
Urban Stay continuously strives to challenge the status quo in the hospitality sector by offering something truly special to all guests. In particular, Urban Stay’s initiatives strive to add value and creativity to the traditional serviced accommodation offering. Urban Stay’s focus lies in responding to the needs of today’s evermore sophisticated business and leisure travellers while creating a true ‘wow’ experience. The company’s innovative product and service launches so far include dedicated pet welcome packs, private chef experiences, personalised dog biscuits, free umbrellas, and free welcome sim cards, among others.
Jenny Dreiling Nominated For Rising Star Of The Year Award
Jenny has tremendously contributed to the growth and success of Urban Stay. Jenny is the driving force behind all of Urban Stay’s innovative ideas, creative thinking, website design, content writing and online marketing. At the same time she is in charge of all of Urban Stay’s daily bookkeeping, corporate finance and financial forecasting. Over the four years of Urban Stay’s history Jenny has become one of the most recognised female leaders in the serviced apartment industry. She has consequently already been nominated this year for the Rising Star of The Year Award 2018 of Serviced Apartment News.
Urban Stay Nominated for Serviced Apartment SME Business Of The Year Award
Urban Stay is especially proud to be nominated for this year’s SME Business Of The Year Award. Designed to recognise excellence, innovation and best practice in the serviced apartment industry, we’re very honoured and humbled to have been shortlisted for this big award. Urban Stay already won the 2018 award as best serviced apartment provider of 51 to 200 units by Serviced Apartment News, and the ASAP award is just as prestigious.
Urban Stay’s Co-founder and Director of Finance and Marketing Jenny Dreiling comments: “2018 has turned out to be a very big year for Urban Stay. We have expanded our serviced apartment portfolio in London to add luxury accommodation at Oxford Circus in Central London. We have also expanded our innovative service offering by allowing our guests to book a private chef straight to their London serviced apartment. In addition, we’re very happy that the Urban Stay family has been growing. We now have a dedicated Partner Relations Manager and Business Development Manager to drive the company forward. I’m extremely proud of the whole team and Urban Stay’s progression over the years and especially with how 2018 has turned out. To be nominated for so many 2018 ASAP Serviced Apartment Awards is truly remarkable. Especially considering the record number of entries the ASAP has received this year, we’re very proud to still stand out among so many fantastic businesses; both on a company and individual basis.”