Just like innovations continuously change so does the focus of our 196+ forum Vienna and the criteria for winning the Hotel Innovation Award. This year is all about Sustainability and its three pillars Environment, Social and Governance (ESG). Any hotel, hotel brand or hotel group located in Europe which has implemented innovative sustainability solutions can submit their sustainability strategy or initiative online.

196+ forum Vienna regards a homogeneous combination of all the individual aspects to form a winning hotel concept 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. Out of all applicants, an independent jury nominates up to ten hotels and shortlists three finalists, which will be presented at the 196+ forum Vienna. The award ceremony and the announcement of the winner will take place at the Festive Dinner.

Please first read the instructions before preparing the necessary documents and then starting the entry process. Once you have registered by entering your name, your e-mail address and address data regarding the submitting company in the application tool, you may start with the submission process ("new entry" button). Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration and asking you to confirm your e-mail address. You will also receive a link to the application tool, which will allow you to log in again at any time and to continue your application, as well as to review, edit or print your submission(s).

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