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Shortyz 2023 winners unveiled at glittering Orbit ceremony

UK: 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 are open to everyone in the global short-term rental industry, including rentalpreneurs and accommodation owners, operators, technology providers, channel managers, PMS and RMS providers, OTAs & accommodation booking platforms, property professionals, interior designers, payment system providers, insurance companies, media, investors, and more.

Sponsors included: Vrbo [Headline];, Orion Haus, Duve, PriceLabs, Key Data, Jurny [Platinum]; Minut, AirDNA,  Beach Retreats, Breezeway, Beyond, Opago, Situ and Futurestay [Bronze].

The awards were first conceived in 2019, less than a year after ShortTermRentalz’ successful launch in September 2018.

The 2023 shortlists and winners are as follows: 

Sustainability award [sponsored by Beach Retreats]:

– Beechurst Serviced Apartments
– David Phillips Group
– EnviroRental [Winner] 
– Hybrid Resi

Consumer champion award [sponsored by Breezeway]:

– Becoming rentABLE
– Emerald Stay
– Island Escapes [Winner] 
– MadeComfy
– Touch Stay
– TravelStaytion

Most effective use of social media award:

– AvantStay #1 Vacation Pup Casting Call
– Guesty: Influencers campaign [Winner] 
– HostGPO
– Know Your Guest
– Luxury Coastal: LC LOVES LOCAL guides
– Skol Apartments Marbella

Best app or website solution award:

– Boostly [Winner] 
– Breezeway
– RueBaRue
– Touch Stay
– Wheelhouse

Best home automation solution or product award:

– AIPEX Virtual Concierge
– GuestView Guide
– Minut
– Nuki
– Operto Connect [Winner] 
– Vikey

Best corporate accommodation booking channel award:

– AltoVita [Winner]
– ReloQuest
– Serviced Apartments
– TrustedStays

Best OTA / online accommodation booking platform award [sponsored by Minut]:

– Despegar
– Edge Retreats
– Hopper
– Luxury Coastal
– Plum Guide [Winner] 
– Top Villas

Best sales & marketing campaign award [sponsored by AirDNA]:

– AltoVita Summits and Altos Awards
– Beach Retreats x Interior Design Masters
– Guesty: GuestyVal
– Minut: 3rd generation sensor marketing campaign
– Plum Guide: No Time for Average Stays [Winner] 
– room2: This is our Home

Best holiday site operator award [sponsored by]:

– Acorn Glade Glamping
Skol Apartments Marbella [Winner] 
– Smiling House Group
– Timberroot Rustic Retreats

Best ancillary services provider award [sponsored by Orion Haus]:

– AirDNA Property Performance Dashboard
– Beyond
– Duve
– Key Data
PriceLabs [Winner]
– Wheelhouse
– Ximplifi

Best mobile rental accommodation company award:

– Campiri [Winner] 
– Floatspace
– RVshare

Best channel manager award [sponsored by Situ]:

– Avantio [Winner]
– eviivo
– Guesty
– Hostaway
– Rentals United
– Zeevou

Best property management system [PMS] award [sponsored by Key Data Dashboard]:

– Avantio [Winner] 
– Hostaway
– Hostfully
– TravelNet Solutions

Best subscription / membership model company award [sponsored by Opago]:

– Golightly
– HomeExchange [Winner] 
– Landing
– Oasis Collections
– Zumper

Best leisure property management company award [sponsored by PriceLabs]: 

– AvantStay
– Beach Retreats
– Casiola Vacation Homes [Winner]
– Luxury Coastal
– Moving Mountains
– Nox Cape Town

 Best urban property management company award [sponsored by Beyond]:

– ALTIDO [Winner] 
– Minty Living
– My Getaways
– Pass the Keys
– Propr
– Rove Travel
– Urban Rest

Rentalpreneur award [sponsored by Futurestay]:

– Andy Meddick, Stay Attention Vacation Rental Business Strategy Services
– Bill Faeth, Build Short Term Rental Wealth [Winner] 
– Dennis Goedheid, Casiola Vacation Homes
– Frank May, Timberroot Rustic Retreats
– Jenn Boyles, Direct Booking Success
– Melanie Kriel, Beachfront Apartments

Innovator / Disruptor award [sponsored by Duve]:

– Andreas and Jaak Tiik, ÖÖD Group
– Annie Sloan, The Host Co.
– Dale Smith, The SDDE Smith Group
– Evan Dolgow, Aidaptive
– Jamie Lane, AirDNA [Winner] 
– Lorraine Woodward, Becoming rentABLE
– Mark Simpson, Boostly
– Steve Davis, Operto Guest Technologies

Rising Star award [sponsored by Jurny]:

– Andreas and Jaak Tiik, ÖÖD Group
– Evan Dolgow, Aidaptive
– Francois Gouelo, Enso Connect
– John Andrew Entwistle, Wander
– Karen Piscitelli, Explorabout
– Madi Rifkin, Mount [Winner] 
– Steve Davis, Operto Guest Technologies
– Will Parry, ALTIDO

Pioneer award [sponsored by Vrbo]:

– Andrew Kitchell, Wheelhouse
– Bob Garner, EnviroRental
– Dale Smith, The SDDE Smith Group
– David Krauss, Rent Responsibly
– Justin Ford, Breezeway
Margot Schmorak, Hostfully [Winner]
– Steve Schwab, Casago
– Vanessa de Souza Lage, Sustonica

Congratulations to our latest Shortyz Awards winners!

Keep up-to-date with all of the latest short-term rental industry news on ShortTermRentalz in the meantime. Details about the Shortyz in 2024, including the date and venue, will be revealed in due course on this website and our social channels, including LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Contact us at if you are interested in coming on board as a sponsor or supporting partner for the 2024 Shortyz Awards. is the go-to website for news and informed comment. The Shortyz brings leaders together to recognise individual and company best practice and achievement to help drive
the sector forward.