AltoVita honours global accommodation partners at the third annual Altos

AltoVita honours global accommodation partners at the third annual Altos

The Global Corporate Accommodation Awards took place in London last week as the start-up announced the completion of a $9.5 million Series A funding round

Corporate hospitality platform AltoVita honoured its supplier partners at the firm’s third annual Global Corporate Accommodation Awards, The Altos, last week.

The event was hosted at the Tate Modern in London where the London-based start-up revealed it had completed a $9.5 million Series A investment round.

The Altos were judged by industry experts includingJohn Bolger, head of travel at Deloitte, Cristina Chimenti, global travel manager at Sky, Neil Woodliffe, travel and expense manager global at Clarivate, and Alice Linley-Munro, travel manager at Oil Spill Response.

In total eleven Altos were handed out and the winners were:

  • Best Interior Design: UMA stays 
  • Most Innovative Use of Technology: room2 hometels 
  • Excellence in Safety &
  • Best Sustainability Initiative: CPI Hotels
  • Best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative:Blahobyty
  • Best Hospitality Operator - North America: Furnished Quarters
  • Best Hospitality Operator - Europe: Flying Butler
  • Best Hospitality Operator - Middle East & Africa: Nox
  • Best Hospitality Operator - Asia Pacific: The Urban Butler
  • Best Hospitality Operator - Latin America: Casai
  • Rising Star: Andrew Ozigi,

Vivi Cahyadi Himmel, chief executive and co-founder of AltoVita, said: “It’s a privilege to celebrate the achievements of so many remarkable individuals and companies globally. 

“Now in our third year, it’s always a delight hosting The Altos as it brings together a range of talented hospitality operators and technologists. 

“A big thank you to our brilliant judges and everyone who came together to make this event a huge success. We look forward to seeing the progress of the sector over the next year, and hope to see everyone back again in 2023.”

The Altos claim to be the only global awards dedicated to hospitality operators of corporate housing accommodations. 

Before the winners were announced, Kerwin Guillermo, global head of employee mobility at Hewlett Packard Enterprises, gave a keynote address highlighting why we all work in global mobility and how there is plenty of room for compassion and kindness in our industry. 

The awards also followed panel discussions between the AltoVita senior team and industry leaders and venture capital investors, includingWalter Gubert, former vice chairman of J.P. Morgan, Andrew Kitchell, founder and chief executive of Wheelhouse, Florian Montag, director of business development at Apaleo, and Andy Turner, global director of sales and technology enablement at Cartus. 

The firm’s Series A fundraise saw Gabriele Gallotti, founding partner at Novum Capital Partners, and Miguel Nigorra, partner and head of the Europe team at Fifth Wall, join its board.