Cycas Hospitality is the jubilant double winner at the Association of Serviced Apartment Provider’s (ASAP) 2017 Serviced Apartments Industry Awards (one of the most anticipated industry events of the year).
Cycas Hospitality won the prestigious ‘Investment in People’ award and Kimberley Barber, Sales Manager at Staybridge Suites London Stratford City (managed by Cycas Hospitality), won the ‘Rising Star’ award.
James Foice, chief executive of the ASAP said: “Very many congratulations to the Cycas Hospitality team for winning two ASAP awards within 12 months of them becoming members of our Association.
“The Cycas ‘people culture’ is truly exemplary for our industry. Their mantra ‘our job is not over until we get a smile’ underpins the whole HR ethos of their organisation. Cycas people are the lifeblood of their hospitality business and they really do enhance the guest experience.
“Our judges also concluded that Kimberley Barber is a true champion of our extended stay sector, a well deserving winner of our ‘Rising Star’ award. With great charisma, tenacity and passion for the sector she is a wonderful role model for our industry.”
John Wagner, Founding Partner of Cycas Hospitality said: “The DNA of Cycas is based around its people, so to pick up two awards showcasing our talented team is a great achievement for us. With a growing number of hotels entering the portfolio this year, our new Culture Team has worked incredibly hard to recruit, develop and retain talent.”
Cycas Hospitality delivers a highly effective training and development programme for its people which helps deliver a best-in-class guest experience.
John continues: “Our focus continues to be on maintaining a highly engaging and fun working ethos which enables us to nurture the rising stars of hospitality, like Kimberley.”
Cycas, the extended-stay market experts, operate a growing portfolio of serviced apartments and aparthotels in the UK and Europe with brands including InterContinental Hotel Group’s Staybridge Suites and Marriott’s Residence Inn. Cycas recently attracted a significant investment from Hua Kee, Thai family office, and intends to grow its portfolio to more than 10,000 guest rooms in the next five years.
Now in their fifth year, the annual Serviced Apartments Industry Awards are organised by the Association of Serviced Apartment Provider’s (ASAP), the not for profit trade body representing 189 members in 17 countries.