The 2018 Serviced Apartement Awards winners were announced during the gala dinner in London on Monday March 19th. More than 300 international serviced apartment professionals gathered at the ceremony to celebrate industry innovation and outstanding performance. Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments brought two awards back to their headquarters in Amsterdam.
The Serviced Apartment Awards are the renowned awards within the serviced apartment industry. Winning two awards, Yays has proven to be mixing with the best. Yays won the awards for 'Best use of social media' and 'Rising Star'. The Yays - Crane Apartment was highly commended in the 'Best architecture/external design' category.
Unlock the neighbourhood
Yays won the award for best use of social media and received praise for their social content on different channels and their #unlocktheneighbourhood campaign where they inspire (potential) residents to discover hidden places and sights in the Yays' neighbourhoods.
The judges reported: "An outstanding example of how to best use social media to engage guests with both the neighbourhood and the people in it. Fantastic use of all social media channels, particularly Instagram. The Unlock the neighbourhood hashag was extremely innovative."
Yays' dedicated Corporate Sales Manager, Yolanda Blomjous, was voted the 'Rising Star/Industry Newcomer' of the evening. Five professionals were shortlisted for this award and Serviced Apartment News readers voted for their favourite. Ms. Blomjous received 2,000 of the 3,500 votes and was visibly thankful for winning the award after working in the industry for 8 years.
Yolanda Blomjous comments: "I am incredibly honoured and still on cloud nine to have won the Rising Star Award. It's the biggest compliment you can get from your peers in the serviced apartment industry, so I am thrilled to be recognised for my passion and hard work. I could not have done it without my fabulous colleagues though. I am thanking them all." Peter Heule, CEO Yays, Concierged Boutique Apartments adds: "I am extremely proud that we were shortlisted for four, highly commended for one and awarded two Serviced Apartment Awards. It shows that we have an innovative concept, are operating successfully and are future proof. It was a wonderful evening!"
About the Serviced Apartment Awards
The Serviced Apartment Awards are the first dedicated awards for the international serviced apartment, aparthotel, extended stay and short-term rental industry. The awards can be entered by all operators, alliances, providers and suppliers.
The third edition of the awards were judged by a panel of industry experts and recognised an excellent level for corporate and individual levels in 16 different categories. The award winners were announced during the gala dinner on March 19th in London.