Prestigious Star Awards 2017

The Only Global Luxury Venue Awards. An All Year Program. Ceremony & Grand Ball: 16th March 2018, One Whitehall Place, London.

About

The Prestigious Star Awards celebrate the quality, performance and reputation of the world’s best venues and suppliers qualified to host the most memorable events. As the only global luxury venue industry awards, every year the world’s leading venues and event suppliers are nominated. The award of a ‘Prestigious Star’ is presented to one winner in each of the categories at an awards evening that takes place in London.

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Leading Venue Brands Enter


Crème de la crème of the world’s most prestigious venues and event suppliers

Prestigious Star Awards Committee
Only the world’s most distinguished venues and event suppliers are nominated in the Prestigious Star Awards program. Once nominated, nominees are voted for by the public and Prestigious Venues ambassadors to determine the three finalists in each category.

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The Awards Schedule


An all year program with an invitation-only ceremony.

Prestigious Star Awards Committee

Entries:

 NOW OPEN – ENTER AWARDS

Entry Deadline:

 30th June 2017

Voting Period:

 1st July – 31st July 2017

Finalists Announced:

 August 2017

Awards Ceremony & The Creative Platform:

 March 2018

Awards Campaign Duration:

 12 calendar months of marketing, pre and post the awards evening.

Learn more about the Awards Schedule

Venue Awards Package


Awards nominees are granted 12 months of awards recognition.

Prestigious Star Awards Committee
When your nomination in the Prestigious Star Awards is approved, the below items are included in awards entry:

1. Prestigious Star Awards

 – Nomination in the only global luxury venue awards.

2. Dedicated Voting Page

– A dedicated webpage displaying your nomination (see example).

3. Awards Assets & Logos

– Nominated assets and logos for use in marketing.

4. Awards Press Coverage

– Gain global press coverage about your awards nomination.

5. Awards Social Media

– Reach over 9.2 million event bookers with awards messaging.

6. Awards Email Newsletters

– Reach the inboxes of global clients that regularly book events.


Awards entry fee: £450 and £100 per standard category. £200 fee for national categories and event supplier categories.


The Creative Platform


A unique opportunity for venues to showcase and clients to learn about the world’s most memorable, entertaining and prestigious events

Prestigious Star Awards Committee
The annual thought-leadership element of the awards, The Creative Platform is a unique opportunity for clients to learn about the world’s most memorable, entertaining and prestigious events. Learn more about The Creative Platform.


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Press


9.2 million prospective bookers reached through sponsored and organic media coverage

Prestigious Star Awards Committee
Create global coverage across key hospitality media. Reach over 9.2 million through awards press and PR. Learn more about Prestigious Star Awards Media Coverage.


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Who Attends


The luxury venues and events industry Top 100

Prestigious Star Awards Committee
As the only global luxury venue industry awards, every year the initiative gathers the top 100 most innovative thinkers in the venues and events industry. Who Attends.


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The Awards Categories


Categories reflect the most popular event briefs

Prestigious Star Awards Committee
The awards categories reflect a variety of event types across both the private and corporate sectors. Venues and event suppliers can select the categories they feel most qualified to be represented in.

FOR VENUES:


Most Prestigious…

1. Gala Dinner Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious gala dinners.

2. Conference Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious conferences.

3. Meeting Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious meetings.

4. Christmas Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious Christmas Parties.

5. Private Dining Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious private dinners.

6. Reception Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious receptions.

7. Engagement Party Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious engagements.

8. Wedding Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious wedding celebrations.

9. Romantic Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious romantic occasions.

10. Birthday Party Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious birthday parties.

11. Fashion Event Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious fashion shoots.

12. Networking Event Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious networking.

13. Product Launch Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious product launches.

14. Film Location Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious film making.

15. Press Conference Venue

– the world’s best venues for press conferences.

16. Corporate Incentive Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious incentives.

17. Training Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious training events.

18. Exhibition Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious exhibitions.

19. Sporting Venue

– the world’s best venues for prestigious sporting events.

20. The World’s Most Prestigious Venue

– all-round best venue for events.


FOR EVENT SUPPLIERS:


The Best…

1. Event Caterer

– the best suppliers of event catering.

2. Event Florist

– the best suppliers of floristry services for events.

3. Event Decoration

– the best event decoration suppliers.

4. Event AV

– the best audio visual specialists for events.

5. Event Entertainment

– the best entertainment suppliers for events.

6. Event Photographer

– the best event photographers.

7. Event Videographer

– the best supplier of videography services.

8. Event Staffing

– the best staffing companies for events.

9. Event Transport

– the best transportation services for events.

10. Event Confectionery

– the best suppliers of confectionery services.

11. Event Management

– the best event management and production services.

The World’s Best Event Supplier

– the world’s most prestigious event supplier.

Testimonials From Venues


The Langham Sydney

The Langham, Sydney

We wanted to reposition as Sydney’s luxury, celebrity and fashion hotel and this global award absolutely acknowledges our efforts this year with very high profile media events.
Sonia Lefevre, General Manager, The Langham, Sydney
Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

We are honoured to win the award for The World’s Most Prestigious Networking Event Venue in 2015. We’d like to thank everyone who voted for us and we’re delighted to win. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team at Atlantis The Palm for their dedication in providing first class service and amazing experiences to our guests and clients.
Serge Zaalof, President and Managing Director, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Most Prestigious Conference Venue, The Carlyle New York, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

The Carlyle New York

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Prestigious Venues and for everyone that voted for The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel. We are honored to have been nominated for the Prestigious Star Awards, and be among finalists that are the top in our industry. The hospitality world is a very dynamic field and we work very hard every day to make our guests happy, while also continuously trying to evolve, not only as a property but as a brand.
Tatiana Bermeo, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, The Carlyle New York
Sally Kefford, One Whitehall Place, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place

The team at One Whitehall Place & The Royal Horseguards Hotel are absolutely delighted to have won “The Worlds Most Prestigious Christmas Party Venue” award for a second year in a row! The setting of One Whitehall Place lends itself brilliantly to the festive season, with its magnificent surroundings and special views across the River Thames and London Eye. This year we are aiming even higher, with our Mission in Whitehall & Dickensian Christmas party events and we don’t stop there! We continue our festivities with a Family Festive Feast with Father Christmas on Christmas Day and a sensational Black Tie Dinner Dance taking place on New Years Eve, completed with views over London’s fireworks from the London Eye. We look forward to creating amazing experiences and memories for all of our guests again this year.
Sally Kefford, Deputy VCGM, The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place
Katherine Beach, Necker Island, World's Most Prestigious Venue, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

Necker Island

We are honoured Necker Island won The World’s Most Prestigious Venue in 2015. This was a wonderful surprise and truly appreciated. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for us and to Prestigious Venues for a fantastic evening.
Katherine Beach, Sales Executive, Virgin Limited Edition
Kees Hogetoorn, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Creative Platform Presentation, Prestigious Star Awards 2014

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

We are honoured to have won a Prestigious Star Awards 2015.It’s a fantastic reward for the team of people who have made our hotel the Most Prestigious Meeting Venue 2015, it demonstrates our top position in the luxury hotel business.
Kees Hogetoorn, Director of Sales & Marketing, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Romina Lupatelli, Gran Melia Villa Agrippina, Creative Platform Presentation, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina

It was great collaborating with this exclusive program and a pleasure to be part of the success of the awards as well as also being a winner. It shows that in addition to a great location, service excellence and luxury, the success of Gran Melia Rome is made also by the people who work hard to deliver an excellent service and to make every event unforgettable.
Romina Lupattelli, Senior International Sales Manager, Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina
Liz Young, Hampton Court Palace, Creative Platform, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

Hampton Court Palace

The team at Hampton Court Palace are thrilled to have been recognised as the ‘The World’s Most Prestigious Gala Dinner Venue’. We were up against some tough opposition with both the Hurlingham Club and Plaisterers’ Hall shortlisted alongside us, but we are delighted to have come out on top. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team at Hampton Court Palace who continue to provide a first-class service to all of our guests and clients that matches the prestigious nature of the venue. I would also like to thank everyone who voted for Hampton Court Palace and the team at Prestigious Venues for a wonderful evening!
Liz Young, Head of Events & Commercial Services, Historic Royal Palaces
Eynsham Hall

Eynsham Hall

We were delighted to be nominated and hope to be shortlisted again next year. Congratulations to all the winners especially Shangri-La Maldives for winning the Most Prestigious Romantic Venue category.
Shaun Bowles, General Manager, Eynsham Hall
The Hurlingham Club, Prestigious Venues

The Hurlingham Club

We are delighted to have been recognised amongst the crème de la crème of the world’s most prestigious venues. This award is a testimony to our first-class team who go above and beyond to create the most memorable occasions. The Hurlingham Club has been recognised as a world-class exhibition venue, where our guests can enjoy a game of cricket, croquet or tennis, followed by a casual outdoor garden party, sit down dinner for 800 or a formal reception for up to 1200. Our venue is unique and we are very proud of the heritage we bring to London.
Mark Scholfield, Catering Executive, The Hurlingham Club
Historic Luxury Castle Venue, Thornbury Castle, Prestigious Venues

Thornbury Castle

The whole team at Thornbury Castle is honoured to have won the award for Most Prestigious Product Launch Venue. It was a wonderful surprise and we would like to thank Prestigious Venues for hosting such an amazing event.
Tracy Tennant, General Manager, Thornbury Castle
Hotel Plaza Athenee

Hotel Plaza Athénée New York

The Hotel Plaza Athénée New York is thrilled to have been selected as The Most Prestigious Film Location Venue. Our ideal location on Manhattan’s Upper East Side overlooks a charming tree lined street and is steps from Madison Avenue and Central Park, the epicenter of New York. Our “picture perfect” hotel is the impeccable setting for our enthusiastic team. We are dedicated to the genuine care of our guests and look forward to welcoming each one of them
Pamela Feick, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hotel Plaza Athénée New York
Katie McCarthy and Zoe Kemp, One Great George Street, Mediawall, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

One Great George Street

One Great George Street is honoured to have been recognised as ‘The World’s Most Prestigious Conference Venue’ up against over 2000 applicants and tough competition from our fellow finalists The Savoy and Dubai’s Burj Al Arab. As a venue, we are very fortunate to boast a prestigious address, a stunning historic building and state-of-the-art facilities ideal for conferences. However, as is often the case; it is something far more personal to which we owe this award. Our people. And I’d like to take this opportunity to thank both the people who have experienced our services and taken the time to vote, and our internal team at One Great George Street who strive to exceed expectations every day! Thank you – this award’s for you.
Katie McCarthy, Marketing Manager, One Great George Street

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