London: International Hospitality Media’s inaugural Shortyz Awards nomination period has been extended until January 31 2020.
ShortTermRentalz news editor and Shortyz head judge, Paul Stevens, said: “There has been such a high volume of nominations for our first awards ceremony in the short-term rental space, so we have decided to extend the nomination deadline until 23.59 GMT on January 31 2020.”
The Shortyz features 13 award categories and is completely FREE to enter. The categories include 11 that will be won by companies and 2 to be won by individuals who have made a significant contribution to the short-term rental industry, namely the Rising Star and Pioneer categories.
Once the entry period closes on January 31, the panel of expert leading industry judges will be assessing all of the entries and compiling shortlists in each category.
The shortlists will be announced later in February, and it will then be the ShortTermRentalz readers, who decide who should win in each category – when it goes to a public vote on the ShortTermRentalz website.
The voting period will be open for two weeks and details will be published on ShortTermRentalz in due course.
The 2020 awards ceremony will take place as a unique boat party aboard Bateaux London on the River Thames on Wednesday 11 March 2020. This is the evening prior to the Short Stay Show at the ExCel in London and the Serviced Apartment Awards [on the evening of Thursday 12 March 2020], the latter also being organised by International Hospitality Media.
The 2020 Shortyz awards categories are as follows:
- Rising star – a promising individual with a bright future
- Pioneer award – an individual who has innovated and led the sector in its formative years
- Best use of social media
- Best App or website solution
- Best home automation solution or product
- Best ancillary services provider
- Best sales and marketing campaign
- Best corporate accommodation booking channel
- Best OTA / online accommodation booking platform
- Eco award
- Best property management solution
- Best channel manager
- Best property management company [10+ units]
Among the companies that have already submitted nominations are: Rentals United, Guesty, Sonder, NoiseAware, Lyric, HomeAway, Avantio, Furnished Quarters, Vacasa AltoVita, Avantio, Fulhaus, Price Labs, Stay Alfred, Maison Privee, Operto Guest Technologies, Stasher, Virtual Concierge Service, Lavanda, Holidu, Touch Stay, I-PRAC, Letulet, Lavanda, Travelnest, Klevio, YAYS and Veeve.
Industry professionals are also invited to join the likes of Vanessa de Souza Lage [Rentals United], Ken Brown [Furnished Quarters], Andrew Boldt and Humphrey Bowles [GUARDHOG], Avgustina Angelova [ALTIDO], Jacob Wedderburn-Day and Anthony Collias [Stasher], Charlie Marsh [JetStream Tech], Vivi Cahyadi [AltoVita], Moriya Rockman [Smiling House Luxury], Alex Allison [D. Alexander], Robertin Nunez [Co Host Expert Company], and Chris Maughan and Emma Mills [I-PRAC] in submitting nominations for either the Rising Star or Pioneer Award categories.