About the Hospitality Awards

Hospitality Awards

LUXlife are delighted to announce that voting is now open for the seventh annual Hospitality Awards!

We are more passionate than ever to honour the efforts of individuals and businesses in the hospitality sector who consistently go above and beyond for their clients.

At LUXlife we understand that Covid-19 has had a dramatic effect on the entirety of the hospitality industry. For this reason, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate the Hospitality Awards 2022, as we possess a true passion for helping businesses gain the hard earnt recognition they deserve for their exceptional services throughout the year.

During 2019 the hospitality sector contributed to around 3.0% of the total UK economic output, although this dramatically plummeted by 90% in April 2020. However, over the past few years we have seen a dramatic change and a noticeable increase in the amount of customer spending partly due to the relaxing of restrictions for outdoor and indoor hospitality. This positive turnover makes it the perfect time for the hospitality industry to showcase their hard work and dedication through our Hospitality Awards 2022.

Rather than focusing on the size of a business, we at LUXlife are committed to rewarding a diverse array of individuals and companies for their outstanding achievements. We will be accepting nominations from all industries in the hospitality sector, including but not limited to, accommodation, food and beverage, hotels, nightclubs, and pubs as we understand the colossal range of industries within the hospitality sector.

To identify nominees, we gather a range of valuable information from publicly available sources. Naturally, this helps us gain a wider understanding of businesses as well as the hard-working individuals who are the backbone of each establishment.

For us to decide on winners, our in-house research team use a purely merit-driven selection process. By awarding businesses based on merit we can ensure that only the most deserving and dedicated companies are rewarded for their hard work. A range of factors are taken into consideration including customer reviews, performance and most importantly, dedication to the business and their clients.

As a winner you will have the opportunity to promote your business to a vast array of hospitality professionals around the world using our promotional packages! So, if you know of or operate a business that you feel is worthy of acknowledgement then please complete then please complete the voting form by clicking ‘nominate’ at the top of the page. If you would like further information on how you can get involved, or our awards process then please get in touch with the Awards Programme Coordinator Phoebe Detheridge using the contact details provided.

Phoebe Detheridge

Phoebe recently joined the AI Global Media family in 2022 and is becoming a valued and dedicated team member, applying logic, fairness, and true commitment to everything she does. Winners of any LUXlife Awards are in great hands having Phoebe, who will work tirelessly to ensure that each award nominee and winner is supported throughout the process and that winners are able to gain some great publicity for their win.

Key Dates

Entries Open:

Monday 23rd May 2022

Entries Closed:

Monday 25th July 2022

Winners Announced:

September 2022


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Methodology

How it works

Criteria

We operate an open-vote policy, whereby any organisation can put themselves forward or be nominated by a third party. Votes are cast anonymously via our secure online portal. Voting is promoted digitally to LUX magazine’s extensive circulation, across our social media platforms and where appropriate, across our partner network. We, the publisher, also nominate candidates whom we feel are appropriate and deserving of recognition. The number of votes is not directly influential to the ultimate category winners.

All nominees will be contacted and given the opportunity to accept, or decline, their nomination. Only those who accept, will go on to form our shortlist.

Our specialist researchers scrutinise the shortlisted candidates, putting them through a period of extensive investigation prior to judging where we will make the ultimate decision. We review supporting evidence submitted by the nominees in addition to conducting our own independent research. The probe is typically centred around the evaluation of skills and services on offer; we will consider client and customer feedback and testimonials whilst recognising the nominee’s wider market reputation.

To move successfully, from nominee to winner; there must be evidence of extensive expertise within a given field or discipline, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation.

After notification of their success, our winners are given a time-frame to discuss the celebratory items on offer. We are proudly not a pay-to-play enterprise with all winners encouraged to select a promotional package, be it commercial or free of charge.

When we make the formal announcement, we again reach out to LUX magazine’s extensive circulation, as well as our social media followers and, where appropriate, across our partner networks to promote the news.

FAQ

When did LUX launch?
Today, LUX is one of AI Global Media’s most popular standalone publications but it launched as a bi-product of the luxury lifestyle sections from two of our flagship brands, Acquisition International & Wealth & Finance. In this respect, we’ve been active in the Lifestyle Sector since 2010; however, as demand for this type of coverage increased, we made the decision, in 2015, to separate the content and launch LUX, as an independent brand.

Who nominated me?
A large part of the nomination process is driven by LUX, we spend a great deal of time identifying potentially suitable candidates within their appropriate markets. A publisher-cast nomination doesn’t hold any more weight than a self, or third-party nomination, they all filter through to the research stage in the same manner.

If you didn’t self-nominate the nomination will have come from either a third-party vote via our online voting form or, by us the publisher. We run the nomination process via our website entirely anonymously, prohibiting us to provide specific details. Tried and tested over the years, response rates are always higher this way. As we operate in this manner, we run a very rigorous filtering system and do not directly link the number of votes received with success. We store encrypted versions of the IP address associated with the nomination, allowing us to track unusual behaviour.

I’ve accepted the nomination, what happens next?
Once a nomination is accepted, the organisation will be moved on to our shortlist. Shortlisted parties are encouraged to submit supporting materials via our optional questionnaire. This is the perfect opportunity to put forward any specifics you’d like our judging panel to take into consideration before they undertake extensive research for up to 8 weeks.

Who makes the final decision?
We have an entirely unbiased internal panel. It consists of an international, collective of individuals, with backgrounds from a myriad of fields, such as business, economy, politics, media, journalism, history and education. The panel is led by a veteran academic leader with international pedagogic and coaching experience who is well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation; allowing the panel to operate with efficacy and dependability.

When’s the ceremony?
We do not gather our winners together to present the news. We’re a little bit too new-media for that! All announcements are made digitally, online and across our network. Hosting events and celebration dinners is an expense we’d rather our clients not entertain. We’d much rather keep the cost of our services and products low, so our winners can choose to spend money on marketing that generates real-world value.

So, what happens if I do win?
You get to select the level of coverage that suits you and we set to work to prepare all the relevant elements in time for our public announcement. Our main coverage takes the form of a digital winner’s magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, window stickers, certificates and varied online packages offering social media exposure.
We have a highly experienced editorial and production department who will guide you through this process and give you full control over your eventual coverage.

What are the costs?
There are no obligatory costs in accepting a nomination or winning a LUX award. In fact, to demonstrate our commitment to this, all our winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain, regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to leverage the value of the award and our seal of approval.

We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners. as we have an extensive network and we know, more than anyone, the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.

It’s important to highlight, all conversations pertaining commercial add-ons are conducted after winners are announced, so there is no possibility an organisation can influence any internal decisions, based on their appetite to spend on marketing; this remains our utmost concern.