World’s Best Performing Venues Compete in Prestigious Global Awards
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07 June 2017, LONDON, UK

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Prestigious Star Awards 2017 begins nomination announcements recognising the leading luxury venues and event suppliers worldwide

07th June 2017
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London
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UK

SUMMARY

Nomination announcements have begun in the 8th annual Prestigious Star Awards. The 2017 awards feature new national categories for venues as well as specific categories for event suppliers. As the only global luxury venue awards, the accolades are contested by leading hotel groups, historic palaces, world-famous destination venues and outstanding event suppliers. This year's awards will be celebrated with a grand ball to be held in a prestigious central London venue on the 16th of March 2018.

Prestigious Star Awards celebrate the world’s best venues and event suppliers. Every year, venue and event suppliers are nominated for excellence across a range of event specific categories. During the awards nomination period, more than 2,000 venues and suppliers are reviewed but only 200 are nominated.

This year, as well as the global venue categories, new national categories have been included such as, 'Best Venue in the UK,' 'Best Venue in the UAE' and 'Best Venue in Italy.' In addition, new categories for event suppliers have been introduced, including 'Best Event Caterer' and 'Best Event Florist' amongst others.

Now in its eighth year, the awards program will be celebrated with a grand ball to be held in a prestigious central London venue on the 16th of March 2018. Nominations will continue to be announced until the end of June. Voting will take place during July and the finalists will be announced in August. Winners of the Prestigious Star Awards will be celebrated at the awards ball in March.

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN: 
Fill in the entry form at http://prestigiousstarawards.com/enter-awards/
Or email: awards@prestigiousvenues.com

2017 Nominees Already Announced:

  • Victoria and Albert Museum, UK
  • Banyan Tree Bali, INDONESIA
  • Schlosshotel Velden, AUSTRIA
  • Gloria Golf Resort, TURKEY
  • Hotel Plaza Athenee, USA
  • Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
  • Sydney Opera House, AUSTRALIA
  • Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE

Entry Deadline: 30th June 2017
Voting Period: 1st July – 31st July 2017
Finalists Announced: August 2017
Awards Ceremony & The Creative Platform: 16th March 2018, London

Venues and event suppliers can enter via the awards website, until the 30th June. Venues and event suppliers that qualify the nominations process will be announced one by one on the Prestigious Star Awards website until the end of June. For more detail on the selection process, see the awards schedule, for the full list of awards categories see awards categories.

FOR VENUES:
The Most Prestigious...

  1. Gala Dinner Venue
  2. Conference Venue
  3. Meeting Venue
  4. Christmas Venue
  5. Private Dining Venue
  6. Reception Venue
  7. Engagement Party Venue
  8. Wedding Venue
  9. Romantic Venue
  10. Birthday Party Venue
  11. Fashion Event Venue
  12. Networking Event Venue
  13. Product Launch Venue
  14. Film Location Venue
  15. Press Conference Venue
  16. Corporate Incentive Venue
  17. Training Venue
  18. Exhibition Venue
  19. Sporting Venue
  20. The World's Most Prestigious Venue

NATIONAL CATEGORIES:

  • E.g. Best Venue in the UK
  • E.g. Best Venue in Italy
  • E.g. Best Venue in the UAE

FOR EVENT SUPPLIERS:
The Best…

  1. Event Caterer
  2. Event Florist
  3. Event Decoration
  4. Event AV
  5. Event Entertainment
  6. Event Photographer
  7. Event Videographer
  8. Event Staffing
  9. Event Transport
  10. Event Confectionery
  11. Event Management
  12. The World’s Best Event Supplier

THE CREATIVE PLATFORM:
The awards ceremony includes a thought-leadership element designed to inspire event bookers. Known as The Creative Platform, this feature has been named as “the Cannes Lions of luxury events.”This year, venues have the option to present one of their recent most successful events in pictures, within a 3 minute slot on stage. In 2016, events presented included an exclusive night of opera at a Russian palace, a grand dinner in honour of the Dutch King and a charity concert co-hosted by HRH Prince Harry.

BRIEF FACTS:

  • Over 2,000 selected venues reviewed
  • Only 200 venues nominated worldwide
  • 20 events based awards categories
  • 3 finalists recognised in each category
  • 20 venues are highly commended
  • 20 of the best venues crowned winners
  • Best performing venues ranked in Top 100 Venues
  • 100 luxury venues, suppliers & clients attend the ceremony
  • 10 awards for the Best Event Suppliers
  • 1 award for the Best Event
  • Worldwide venues represented
  • An insight into the world's best events
  • A 12 month program of inspiration, recognition & celebration

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VENUE ENTRY: Venue representatives can apply for their venue to be nominated via the awards website: http://prestigiousstarawards.com/enter-venue/ or by emailing awards@prestigiousvenues.com

EVENT SUPPLIER ENTRY: Event supplier representatives can apply to be nominated via the awards website: http://prestigiousstarawards.com/enter-supplier or by emailing awards@prestigiousvenues.com

Note: Awards entries are subject to approval.

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