National Hotel Awards 2021: start of the first stage

26 January 2021

The launch of the National Hotel Awards 2021 has been announced. Applications are now accepted on the official website: The first participants have already appeared on the webpage.

“We see that interest in the National Hotel Awards is picking up and we welcome all this year’s nominees. – says the President of the Russian Hotel Association Gennady Lamshin. – This award is a large-scale marketing project aimed at active support and promotion of the participants throughout the year. Our slogan “Take your place among the best!” is an invitation addressed not only to the hotels of the country, but, perhaps, even more to their guests. People are getting increasingly more interested in safe and high-quality recreation, and the status of the Award participant is an important indicator of a hotel’s openness, reliability and quality of service.

The 2021 Award added new nominations such as Best Transit Hotel, Best Ski Resort and Best Glamping. The time frames of the competition as well as the short listing procedure have also been changed.

“The voting of the public jury, which traditionally determines five finalists in each nomination, is now supplemented by the voting of the Expert Panel, - says Dmitry Demidov, head of the Organizing Committee. – The Expert Panel will start working after the popular vote is finished. Experts will be able to add, at their own discretion, two finalists in each nomination, in addition to those who will be determined by the popular vote. Thus, the panel will significantly influence the shortlist of finalists. The membership of the Expert Panel will be published on the official website of the Award, similar to the page of the jury members.

This year, the National Hotel Awards will be held for the third time. Traditionally, the competition will end in November with an awards gala, held at the World Trade Center in Moscow.

About the National Hotel Awards.

The organiser of the Award is the Russian Hotel Association with support of the Federal Agency for Tourism, the Government of Moscow, the Government of St. Petersburg, the Russian Union of Travel Industry, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. Accommodation facilities of all categories are invited to participate; applications for some nominations can also be submitted by individuals – heads of hotel enterprises. The official partner of the Award is the World Trade Center (Moscow). The certified partner is “Hotel” magazine.

About the Russian Hotel Association.

The Russian Hotel Association (RHA) is a non-profit organization that unites hotel enterprises and other collective accommodation facilities, as well as manufacturers of related goods and services. The Association was founded in 1997. Nowadays, the RHA includes about 270 member organizations, which unite about 600 accommodation facilities.