ASAP is delighted to have secured the involvement of 5 senior members of the wider industry in the judging panel for the 5th ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards:
- Janet Harmer, Hotels Editor, The Caterer
- Marie Hickey, Director – Commercial Research, Savills UK
- Jon Bolger, Group Travel Procurement Director (Interim), Capita PLC
- Samantha van Leeuwen, Head of Hotels & Venues, PwC
- Geoffrey Roe, Business Development Manager, The Springboard Charity
James Foice, Chief Executive of the ASAP comments:
‘The ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards programme is now in its 5th year, and I am extremely grateful to have secured the support from 5 senior industry leaders who are giving of their time to judge our 2017 Awards. I am especially delighted to have broadened our judging panel to include the corporate travel sector for the first time this year with Jon and Samantha joining our panel.’
Jon Bolger of Capita Travel, a first-time judge on the panel, confirms the increasing importance of the serviced apartment sector:
‘The serviced apartment sector is a key part of corporate travel, offers an alternative to hotels and is growing significantly globally. The original market disruptor in the transient marketplace, serviced apartments are here to stay and that should be applauded.’
There are just 2 weeks remaining for awards to be submitted – the submission deadline is 5pm Monday 14 August 2017 and ASAP is expecting a record number of entries this year.
The 2017 Awards shortlist will be announced early September with the final judging taking place in October. All the award winners will be announced at the 2017 ASAP Awards Gala Dinner in London on 7 December.