Congratulations To All Our Winners

Here's a list of all our 2020 winners
IHIF Lifetime Achievement

Winner:

Anders Nissen, CEO, Pandox
HAMA Awards

Congratulations to our winners:

Conscious Hotels
Principal Real Estate
Amaris Hospitality Limited
IHIF Young Leader Award

Congratulations to our winner:

Davina Cisier, Director of Development Luxury Hotels for Accor
Anders Nissen Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

We were due to celebrate Anders Nissen’s extraordinary career with the IHIF Lifetime Achievement Award this year, sadly due to his sudden passing on the 31st May 2021, we will be honouring him posthumously.

Anders Nissen was CEO of Pandox since its inception, 25 years ago and, fortunately for both Pandox and the hotel industry, his first career ambition to become team captain of the Swedish national handball team, didn’t come to fruition. Pandox is one of Northern Europe’s leading hotel property owners. The portfolio comprises 156 hotels with approximately 35,000 hotel rooms in 15 countries. Currently, 85% of the hotels within the portfolio are leased and 15% owner-operated. Quoted as saying: “our beautiful, dynamic market called hospitality, is growing year on year”, Nissen was excited about the market development and enthusiastic about the future for the hotel and hospitality industry. Nissen is also credited for his forward-thinking approach to sustainability saying that whilst Pandox gradually put much more focus on sustainability, the business was “aiming for an even more active role in the industry’s development going forward.” 

We at Questex Hospitality send our most heartfelt wishes to his both his family & friends, as well as his Pandox family during this difficult time.

HAMA

HAMA Awards

IHIF in partnership with HAMA Europe are pleased to announce the winners of The HAMA Europe Asset Management Achievement Award 2020. The awards provide an opportunity to formally recognise the many accomplishments of the winning companies across three categories, Single Asset Strategy, Portfolio Strategy and Sustainablilty Strategy.

Congratulations to our winners:

Sustainability Strategy Award
Conscious Hotels
for Conscious Hotel Westerpark

Portfolio Strategy Award
Principal Real Estate
for Principal Hotel Real Estate Fund I

Single Asset Strategy Award
Amaris Hospitality Limited
for The DoubleTree by Hilton London Islington 

Overall Winner
Amaris Hospitality Limited
for The DoubleTree by Hilton London Islington 

 

Davina Cisier Award

The ISHC Young Leader Award At IHIF

Davina Cisier, Director of Development Luxury Hotels for Accor will be presented the prestigious ISHC Young Leader Award at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), a hospitality investment conference that hosts over 2500 senior figures from over 80 countries. New to the IHIF programme this year will be a generational discussion between the Young Leader Award winner and the IHIF Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. They will share their thoughts on successful hospitality strategies and their views of the future. Currently Davina is leading the growth of the Accor Luxury portfolio in Europe, which include the luxury and LifeStyle brands of the Group Accor: Banyan Tree, Raffles, Orient Express, Delano, Fairmont, SLS, So Sofitel, Sofitel, The House of Originals, Mondrian and Hyde. Most recently, she concluded the hotel agreements for the new Sofitel Taksim Istanbul, Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva as well as the future Fairmont Golden Prague, the SO/ Sotogrande and the Raffles London. The Young Leader Award was established by ISHC and IHIF in 2009 to recognise and celebrate the excellence of young emerging leaders in the hospitality industry. Respected CEOs from across the hotel industry reviewed a short list of nomination forms of outstanding candidates before voting on the winner.