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About the Hotel Property Award

Established in 2002, the Hotel Property Award is considered one of the most prestigious annual European hospitality real estate awards.

This industry award targets hotels that were completed and opened in Europe between January 2023 - June 2024. The prize goes to a hotel which stands out from among its competitors in terms of architecture, design and innovation, no matter whether it is a luxury or a budget hotel, a chain hotel or privately managed, short or long stay, city hotel or holiday resort.

196+ forum Munich regards a homogeneous combination of all the individual aspects to form a winning, and ultimately economically successful hotel concept as crucial, regardless of the category into which a particular hotel falls.

An independent jury nominates up to ten hotels and shortlists three finalists, which are presented every year at 196+ forum Munich.

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Hotel Property Award Winner 2023

Congratulations to Falkensteiner Hotel Montafonfor winning the Hotel Property Award 2023!

Falkensteiner Hotel Montafon, is the first 5* family hotel of the region, directly located by the mountain Golm. A very important USP is the sustainable construction method and use of power supply. Even before their opening, the hotel was recognized as a climate-neutral company.

The hotel is currently the only 5* family hotel in Europe, which is part of the “Leading Hotels of the World”. In connects luxury, enjoyment and fun for the family in one holistic eco-friendly concept. Even within the available entertainment programme, the topics of renewable energy and the conservancy of nature are picked up upon. Young guests, as well as their parents, are invited to join the hotel’s own “Science Lab” which imparts scientific know-how in a playful and stimulating way. In regards to architecture, the main goal was to integrate the building into it’s surroundings.



Other finalists in alphabetical order

Hotel Goldene Rose, Dinkelsbuehl – The hotel can look back on a diverse history. The main building, which dates back to the 15th century, was first to be purchased by the family of the current owner. Little by little they also bought the four properties behind it. This is how the idea came about to unite all buildings under one roof and focus on preserving the historical structure. While the Golden Rose has always accommodated travelers, the immediate neighbors have served as restaurant, brewery, granary, cinema, dance hall, casino and residential buildings over the centuries. The greatest challenge of the project was to develop a uniform and contemporary spatial concept from this variety of functions without obscuring historical traces. The entire hotel reflects the design idea of the project: the translation of the past into the present.  



Scandic Munich Macherei - The hotel supports the district's philosophy "Die Macherei", with Scandic's concept "YOUR FRIEND IN TOWN" and an "industrial chic" interior design. The spectacular architecture of the building and the interior design refer to the former industrial site of a brick distillery. For Scandic, hygge as a design idea is a mindset, a mindfulness concept that runs through all areas of the hotel: starting with the homely design, through the sustainability and reusability of the individual products to the comfortable rest areas. Above all, comfortable box spring beds, spacious bathrooms and only textiles that have been awarded the Green Button. Community and inclusion are also thought of comprehensively: as many needs as possible of guests with physical limitations are met (e.g. with rooms for allergy sufferers, accessibility in all public areas, food intolerances, etc.).


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Previous winners

Falkensteiner Hotel Montafon, Tschagguns (2023), Wilmina, Berlin (2022), Ruby Luna Düsseldorf (2021), Grand Park Hotel Rovinj (2020), Schgaguler Hotel, Kastelruth (2019), QO Amsterdam (2018), Bretterbude, Heiligenhafen (2017), Hotel Reichshof Hamburg CURIO Collection by Hilton (2016), Hotel Zoo Berlin (2015), Holzhotel Forsthofalm, Leogang (2014), Radisson Blu, Nantes (2013), Topazz, Vienna (2012), 25hours HafenCity, Hamburg (2011), Roomers, Frankfurt am Main (2010), Lindner Hotel Tierpark Hagenbeck, Hamburg (2009), 25hours by Levis, Frankfurt am Main (2008), Schlosshotel Elmau, Elmau (2007), Daniel, Graz (2006), Colosseo, Europapark Rust (2004), Hotel Amigo Brussels & Accor Suite Hotel Hamburg (2003), Hilton Cologne (2002).

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