UKRAINIAN HOSPITALITY AWARDS



Provisions for
 IV UKRAINIAN HOSPITALITY AWARDS
in 2014



The documents include the fundamental provisions for the national UKRAINIAN HOSPITALITY AWARDS.
 
Tasks and purposes of the National Hospitality Awards 2014:
  • Increasing touristic attractiveness of the country, progress at internal tourism markets and welcoming foreign guests at the territory of Ukraine.
  • Perceiving Ukraine as the most hospitable country in Europe owing to development of personal and social hospitality principles in business and life of the country by mutual efforts of all participants of the hospitality industry.
  • Developing and spreading hospitality mentality to increase the level of comfort and loyalty of guests, raising demand for hospitality industry services and related spheres, economic growth.
  • Development of cooperation among decision-makers in the hospitality industry: hotels, restaurants, transport, tourist and other companies in order to broaden growth opportunities and increase the quality of services provided.
  • Objective independent assessment of hospitality market players of Ukraine to make the industry develop and thrive.
Benefits for hotels:
  • Establishing professional contacts and sharing experience with top figures of the hospitality industry of Ukraine.
  • Objective data to analyse the market position of the brand.
  • Personal participation of the hotelier in the grand ceremony of Ukrainian Hospitality Awards.
  • Free participation of the hotel in Ukrainian Hospitality Awards.
  • PR of hotels-finalists of the Awards within the promotional campaign of Ukrainian Hospitality Awards.
  • Personal PR of the hotel top management.
Awards Assessment Criteria:
  • Marks of the Awards jury - 50%
  • Hotel rating in the online booking system No. 1 – 50%
Participation Conditions:
Ukrainian Hospitality Awards comprises assessment of the hotel by twelve jury members as well as consumers’ assessment in international and local online booking systems.   
Hotel participation in the Awards does not require financial contributions. An application for participation in the Awards may be filed by a Ukrainian hotel that has been working for more than 30 days. The amount of the Awards nominees is not limited.   
In order to participate in the Awards, the hotel has to file a respective application at the website of the Awards Organiser at www.hospitalityawards.ua/hotel/registration.   
Filing an application for the Awards shall mean consent with the Awards rules as well as permission to use the text and graphic information provided by the hotel within the framework of organisation and presentation of the Awards.   
Applications for participation are accepted from 1.10.2014 until 30.10.2014. The hotel may be nominated for one or two nominations simultaneously.   
After the Organiser processes an application for participation, the nominees receive the request for information to be assessed by the jury according to the selected nomination within 24 hours. Information to be assessed by the jury shall be provided in the form of a presentation in Russian and English in two individual files. The file format is PDF. Each file shall not exceed 5 megabytes. The nominee’s presentation shall be named in the Latin alphabet the following way: Nazvanie otelya_Gorod_Ukr/Eng.   
The presentation and additional materials shall be e-mailed to the Organiser to info@hospitalityawards.ua from с 01.10.2014 until 05.11.2014.   
The nominee’s presentation includes the following structural units: "General Information”, "Infrastructure”, "Unique Peculiarities”, "Corporate Social Responsibility”.   
Presentation structure and content recommendations
 
Unit 1. "General Information”
1. Name, logo, motto.   
2. Photo of the hotel façade.   
3. Hotel history.   
4. Full name and title of the top manager.   
5. Management model.   
6. Quantity of the hotel personnel.   
7. Guestroom stock.   
8. Official website of the hotel.   
9. Average monthly load of the guestroom stock for 2014 (per cent, monthly).   
10. Documentation confirming the hotel compliance with the state standards and category with the full name of the document, name of the body that has issued the document, date of issue.   
11. Other information at discretion of the hotel management.   
  
Unit 2. "Infrastructure”
We recommend taking into account the profile of the selected nomination while describing the infrastructure, including all the hotel zones and guestroom stock. Please, pay attention that the final mark of the jury depends on the completeness of description as well as additional visual materials.   
1. Location, availability of city infrastructure objects around the hotel.   
2. Infrastructure of the hotel, including characteristics of the guestroom stock, food courts, leisure areas, public areas of the hotel and other areas with account of the selected nomination.   
 
Unit 3. "Unique Peculiarities”.
We recommend taking into account the profile of the selected nomination while describing the infrastructure, including all the additional services as well as certain special competitive advantages of the hotel. Please, pay attention that the final mark of the jury depends on the completeness of description as well as additional visual materials.   
1. Availability of additional services according to the profile of the selected nomination: list, description, photo.   
2. Competitive advantages of the hotel.   
3. Other unique peculiarities of the hotel taking into account the profile of the selected nomination.   
  
Unit 4. "Corporate Social Responsibility”
1. List the hotel initiatives in the sphere of corporate social responsibility. Submit a short description of initiatives, tell about the results gained.   
Possible initiatives include:   
  • Financing charity programmes and funds 
  • Nonfinancial support of charity programmes and funds   
  • Social programmes for personnel   
  • Environmental protection   
Additional Materials
1. The Nominee provides the Organiser with the hotel logo in the vector format .ai or .eps, and .jpg.  
2. The Nominee provides the Organiser with ten hotel photos with the definition of at least 2000х1200 pixels, depicting the hotel façade, lobby, lobby bar, reception, restaurant and four photos illustrating correspondence to the selected nomination.   
3. The Nominee may additionally provide the Organiser with the video about the hotel lasting up to one minute. The video will be given to the Awards jury with the presentation.   
   
Structure of Assessment by the Awards Jury 
Unit 1. "General Information” – not assessed.   
Unit 2. "Infrastructure” – assessed with 0 to 10 points by each jury member.   
Unit 3. "Unique Peculiarities” – assessed with 0 to 10 points by each jury member.   
Unit 4. "Corporate Social Responsibility” – not assessed.   
General assessment of the nominee: assessment of all presentation units, additional materials of the hotel – assessed with 0 to 10 points by each jury member.   
After the nominee’s presentation is assessed, three marks of one jury member are summed up to get the total mark of the nominee. Average marks of twelve jury members are summed up to get the total mark of the nominee.   
Terms of the Awards
  • Applications for participation in the nomination is open from 01.10.2014 until 31.10.2014
  • Presentations and additional materials are accepted from 01.10.2014 until 05.11.2014 
  • Closed ballot of the honourable Jury shall be conducted from 07.11.2014 until 13.11.2014.
  • Data are fixed at booking.com and expedia.com for the period from 05.11.2013 until 14.11.2014
  • Summarising the results and analysis of the assessment criteria by the Auditor – from 17.11.2014 until 19.11.2014
  • Finalists and winners are determined from 21.11.2014 until 01.12.2014
  • The grand ceremony of awarding winners is held on December 08, 2014 in InterContinental Kyiv Hotel  
Results of the Awards
Upon completion of the grand ceremony the results of the Awards are published at the website of the Awards and mass media according to the media plan.
 
Contacts
The organizer of the Award Club of hoteliers and restaurateurs HOTELIERO
7 Semena Skljarenko Str., 04073, Kyiv, Ukraine
+380 44 228 73 10, pr@hospitalityawards.ua 
 
website: http://hospitalityawards.ua/