ALIS Development of the Year Award 2021

In case of any questions, please contact JP Ford, Committee Chair.

About the Award

The ALIS Development of the Year Award recognizes two newly built, redeveloped, or repositioned (after significant product renovations and/or enhancements) hotels that opened, reopened, or completed their repositioning in the Americas region between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. Development nominations are reviewed according to specific ranking criteria by the ALIS Development of the Year Award Committee to determine the three finalists in each award category. The finalist information is then reviewed and voted on by delegates of ALIS to determine the winners, who will be announced at ALIS, January 24-26, 2022.

Ranking Criteria

Nominations are reviewed according to the following criteria:
  • Pioneering: Was the project developed in a new market or pioneering destination?
  • Cost: What was the total development cost?
  • Size: What was the total number of rooms?
  • Project Complexity: How many uses were developed (e.g. stand-alone vs. mixed-use)?
  • Timeliness: Was the project completed on time?
  • Project Budget: Was the project completed on budget?
  • Economic Impact and Sustainability Initiatives: How many direct jobs were created? Were there any identifiable sustainability efforts/initiatives implemented?
  • Innovative Design: Were there any creative/unique design elements implemented?
  • Public Relations: What has been heard about the project? What was the level of anticipation for its opening?

Please click the ‘Submit Nomination’ button above to send in your nomination form.
Nomination forms must be submitted by Friday, December 3, 2021.

Please send no more than 7 photos of the nominated hotel development to [email protected] via a large file sharing system like WeTransfer or Dropbox. All files must be no larger than 10MB in size.

In case of any questions, please contact JP Ford, Committee Chair.