Awards

ShortTermRentalz was delighted to launch the inaugural ‘Shortyz’ Short Term Rental Awards in London in 2020, and preparations are underway for our second awards ceremony in 2021.

The ceremony took place on the eve of the Short Stay Show, also in London, and the Serviced Apartment Awards, which, like the Shortyz, were hosted by International Hospitality Media (IHM) on 12 March 2020.

At a time when the global short-term rental market was set to reach US$170 billion in value, the Shortyz aim to recognise excellence among industry peers, highlight innovation and industry best practice, reward achievement and celebrate start-up technology.

The winners in each award category in 2020 were:

  1. Best use of social media: Mark Simpson, Boostly
  2. Best App or website solution: Check-in Scan
  3. Best home automation solution or product: Minut
  4. Best ancillary services provider: PriceLabs
  5. Best sales and marketing campaign: Travlet + Nestor Stay
  6. Best corporate accommodation booking channel: Check-in London
  7. Best OTA / online accommodation booking platform [SPONSORED BY PIKL]: Direct Booker
  8. Eco award: Casal dei Fichi
  9. Best property management solution [SPONSORED BY GUARDHOG]: Lavanda
  10. Best channel manager: Zeevou
  11. Rising star – a promising individual with a bright future: Alex Limpert, GuestReady
  12. Pioneer award – an individual who has innovated and led the sector in its formative years [SPONSORED BY NOISEAWARE]: Moriya Rockman, Smiling House Luxury
  13. Best property management company [10 units+] [SPONSORED BY GUARDHOG]: MadeComfy

The awards categories for the Shortyz 2021 are:

  1. Best use of social media
  2. Best App or website solution
  3. Best home automation solution or product
  4. Best ancillary services provider
  5. Best sales and marketing campaign
  6. Best corporate accommodation booking channel
  7. Best OTA / online accommodation booking platform
  8. Sustainability award [Previously Eco award]
  9. Best property management solution
  10. Best channel manager
  11. Staycation award [NEW]
  12. Best holiday or home exchange platform [NEW]
  13. Best rural property management company [10+ units] [NEW]
  14. Best urban property management company [10+ units] [NEW]
  15. Innovator / Disruptor award [NEW]
  16. Rising star – a promising individual with a bright future
  17. Pioneer award – an individual who has innovated and led the sector in its formative years

The shortlist will first be decided by an expert panel of judges from across the short-term rental industry, before the eventual winners are decided by a public vote of ShortTermRentalz readers.

The confirmed panel of judges so far is as follows:

  • Paul Stevens, head judge and news editor of ShortTermRentalz
  • Jessica Gillingham, director of Abode PR
  • Simon Lehmann, co-founder of AJL Consulting
  • Louise Birritteri, founder and CEO of Pikl, and board member of the UK STAA
  • Michael Goldin, director of business development at NoiseAware
  • Shomik Panda, founder and managing director at Inline Policy, and director general of the UK STAA
  • Damian Sheridan, SEO consultant for short-term rentals and director of the More Bookings Direct conference and Book Direct Show
  • Karen Mullins, regional director for the UK and Ireland, HomeAway
  • Matt Landau, founder of VRMB.com and vacation rental advocate
  • Deborah Heather, director of Quality in Tourism

To view the full Shortyz Awards prospectus please enter your name and email here

Further details for the second ‘Shortyz’ Short Term Rental Awards in 2021, including the ceremony venue, will be announced in due course.

Email info@internationalhospitality.media or telephone +44 (0)20 8340 7989 for more information regarding the entry process and to discover more about the sponsorship opportunities available.