Multi-Property Wizard Award 2018 – Shortlist

We’re seeing increasing numbers of accommodation providers venture into the holiday rental market, building a portfolio of self-catering cottages or apartments, sometimes alongside an existing B&B. We’re also working with growing numbers of small, independent hotel chains and pub groups. Our new Multi-Property Wizard Award category aims to find those who manage multiple units effectively while providing exceptional service to their guests. We know people can’t be everywhere at once, so delivery of quality service to guests across multiple properties is true master wizardry that relies on the effective use of modern technologies.

We are looking for property managers and concierges who look after multiple units, whether B&B, self-catering or serviced apartments. Extra levels of service, a warm welcome, easy access to the property and effective support to guests during their stay are key to success in this growing segment. Excellence in this area, along with strong brand identity and great guest feedback, will point us to this year’s award winner.

Multi-Property Wizard Award judging criteria

  • Entrants must manage three or more accommodation units, across different sites
  • Average review scores across all units
  • What extra services are offered to guests?
  • Is there a strong brand across all properties?
  • How are guests encouraged to return or refer friends, and build loyalty for the business?

We received 100s of entries for this year’s eviivo Awards, and would like to thank everyone who entered, allowing our judging panel to complete the difficult task of shortlisting for the Multi-Property Wizard Award.

Congratulations to all of the shortlisted properties below, and best of luck when the winners are announced at the eviivo Awards 2018 ceremony on October 16th!

the-hq-collection

Accommodation at the three pubs with rooms in this Scarborough based collection of properties has been designed in boutique style. Using quality fabrics and furnishings, each provides exceptional contemporary accommodation. Across B&B rooms and smart self-catering cottages, accommodation is designed to make the guest feel pampered and cosseted.

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A range of self-catering holiday accommodation in Torquay, including pet-friendly apartments with a fantastic central location, a superbly located chic two bedroom apartment, a wonderful intimate bolthole for two and a collection of luxury apartments and a townhouse in a tranquil setting yet close to all amenities.

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Two self-catering apartments and a ‘sleep boutique’ make up this bijou collection of well-appointed accommodation in Yeovil. The Keep provides refined rooms and suites while the apartments offer comfortable accommodation for longer stays. The aim is to be quite simply a home away from home, without feeling like a hotel.

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KC Accommodations offer comfortable, clean and excellently furnished self-catering accommodation across Northern Ireland to meet every guest’s leisure and business accommodation requirements. Since 2015 they have been offering a mixture of traditional and modern Irish hospitality with a great range of facilities at 11 well equipped properties.

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Managing apartments in 18 locations in and around Newcastle, the dedicated team at this group are committed to meeting the needs of their guests. By giving unprecedented attention to detail, immaculately maintained serviced apartments enable guests to relax in an oasis of luxury, style and comfort – an ideal place to call home.

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As the name suggests, Big House focus on holiday homes and cottages for large groups.  Whether on a woodland edge or at the end of a private lane, their spacious properties nestle in the heart of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. With stunning views over the River Wye, their large holiday homes can easily accommodate groups of up to 26 people.

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This Swindon-based brewery, established in 1843, manages 8 pubs with rooms as part of wider network of 90 pubs across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Hampshire. Each are places to meet friends & family, have a drink and enjoy a warm and friendly welcome. Add in a hearty meal & a bed for the night, and so much the better!

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A serviced accommodation provider based in Reading who specialise in executive class apartments and houses for business travellers, people who are relocating and those who are simply on holiday. Clean and secure properties are fully equipped with all modern conveniences such as high speed broadband, smart TVs and coffee machines.

alnwick-cottages

These 5 cottages in 2 beautiful villages are each ideally situated for exploring the delights of the Northumberland coast. Spacious lounge areas, well-equipped kitchens, welcome packs, bunk beds and even treehouses for the kids offer visitors everything they need for a memorable holiday.

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Since 2013, Worthing Accommodation have been building up an impressive portfolio of properties, from studio’s to large houses with luxury amenities. Properties are beautifully maintained, guests are personally greeted and staff are on hand 24 hours a day to deal with any queries. The stylish collection appeals to business and leisure guests alike.