Awards

The 2024 Shortyz Awards were held as an in-person awards ceremony at the Skyline London on Tuesday 23 April.

The Shortyz 2024

20 awards were up for grabs at the 2024 Shortyz Awards:

  • Sustainability award [Winner: Host & Stay]
  • Consumer champion award [Winner: Boostly]
  • Best leisure property management company [Winner: OVO Network]
  • Best urban property management company [Winner: Wynwood House]
  • Most effective use of social media [Winner: Plum Guide: Not Your Average Campaign]
  • Best app or website solution [Winner: HomeToGo]
  • Best home automation solution or product [Winner: Minut]
  • Best sales & marketing campaign [Winner: GuestReady:  ‘Embrace your place’]
  • Team of the Year [NEW for 2024] [Winner: Touch Stay]
  • Best OTA / online accommodation booking platform [Winner: Plum Guide]
  • Best property management system [PMS] [Winner: Guesty]
  • Best channel manager [Winner: Hostify]
  • Best ancillary services provider [Winner: Beyond]
  • Best subscription / membership model [Winner: HomeExchange]
  • Best mobile rental accommodation company [Winner: GoCamp]
  • Best holiday site operator [Winner: Skol Apartments Marbella]
  • Rentalpreneur award [Winner: Thibault Masson, PriceLabs and Rental Scale-Up]
  • Innovator / Disruptor award [Winner: Vanessa de Souza Lage, Sustonica]
  • Rising Star – a promising individual with a bright future [Winner: Cynthia Huang, Dtravel]
  • Pioneer award [Winner: Bob Garner, EnviroRental]

All entries were assessed by an expert panel of judges from across the short-term rental industry to decide the final shortlists. The 20 awards were decided by a 50/50 split between the judges’ scores and a public vote of STRz readers.

2024 Shortyz Awards timeline:

  • Entry deadline: Monday 4 March 2024 at 23:59 GMT
  • View the shortlists in full at our video here
  • Awards presentation ceremony [in-person]: Tuesday 23 April 2024

The 2024 Shortyz Awards were hosted by Paul Stevens, editor – short-term rentals at International Hospitality Media, and Georgina Burnett, a TV presenter, celebrity home stylist, DIY interiors vlogger [The Home Genie], writer and property developer.

Why not commit to being a sponsor and being part of something really special this year? Check out our 2024 prospectus here.

 

The Shortyz 2023

Click here to see the 2023 shortlisted nominees + winners

Difference makers from across the global short-term rental industry gathered in London to celebrate the 2023 Shortyz Awards, as 20 new winners were unveiled at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, an emblematic structure of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the city.

More than 200 people attended the star-studded, live, in-person event, hosted by ShortTermRentalz editor Paul Stevens and Boutique Hotel News editor Eloise Hanson.

The 20 award categories were judged by an independent panel consisting of investors, consultants and experts, before a short voting period was held. All of the winners were decided by a 50:50 split between judge scores and the public vote, with more than 65,000 votes cast from around the world.

An unprecedented 390+ entries were received during the entries period, which lasted from the start of December until mid-March.

This year heralded the arrival of one new category – the Rentalpreneur award – which was open to individuals making money from renting out holiday properties as part of their business and educating the rest of the industry on how they too can be successful.

 

The Shortyz 2022

Click here to see the 2022 shortlisted nominees + winners

As your host, I was amazed by the overwhelming response to the Shortyz Awards in 2022 – we received over 350 entries and a whopping 55,000 votes, and the awards are quickly becoming the ‘Oscars of the industry’!

The special awards evening located at The Skyline London was a huge success and brought hospitality leaders together from the global short-term rental industry to celebrate success and best practice. The reactions of the winners on the evening and since the event has been nothing short of amazing – find the testimonials here!

Check out our two-minute highlights video from 2022 here.

 

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The Shortyz 2021

In 2021, The Shortyz were recorded virtually at The Dixon Hotel in London due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to watch the awards ceremony and click here to see the full list of winners.

The Shortyz 2021 Video

The Shortyz 2020

STRz held the inaugural ‘Shortyz’ Short Term Rental Awards on 11 March 2020 in London. The 2020 Awards took place aboard Bateaux London on the River Thames, hosted by STRz editor Paul Stevens.

The purpose of the Shortyz is to recognise excellence among industry peers, highlight innovation and industry best practice, reward achievement and celebrate start-up technology.

Click here for the highlights video and click here for the list of winners in full.

The Shortyz 2020 Video