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Prestigious Star Awards 2016

- Venues and their PR representatives are invited to nominate themselves (deadline for entries 30 June 2016)
- Journalists and media invited to awards ceremony on 16 September 2016
- Over 2,000 venues will be reviewed, with 200 shortlisted across 20 categories

Prestigious Venues has today opened the nominations for the 2016 Prestigious Star Awards. Now in its seventh year, the program is the industry's only global luxury venue awards. Driven by the success of previous years, in 2016 the search will incorporate over 20 new destinations including India, Russia, China, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Singapore, Argentina, Germany, France, Spain and more. Over 2,000 reputable venues will be reviewed, leading to 200 nominees being shortlisted. Nominees are recognised and highlighted throughout the year for their respective event capabilities. 60 finalists are announced in August and 20 global winners are then celebrated at the awards ceremony on September 16th in London.

Venues invited to enter the awards include luxury hotels, private estates, royal palaces, castles, stately homes, villas, luxury resorts, fine dining restaurants, unique bars, members’ clubs, private islands, grand halls, galleries, gardens and other prestigious venues available for corporate and private events.

Venue entry applications now open:

> Entry Deadline: – 30th June 2016
> Voting Period: – 1st July – 31st July 2016
> Finalists Announced: – August 2016
> Awards Ceremony & The Creative Platform: – 16th September 2016
> Awards Campaign Duration: – 12 months of recognition, pre and post the awards evening.

Venues that qualify the nominations process will be announced one by one on the Prestigious Star Awards website until nominations close in June. For more detail on the selection process, see the Awards Schedule Infographic.

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 & clients attend the ceremony
> 1 award for the best event supplier
> 1 award for best event in the Creative Platform
> Worldwide venues represented
> An insight into the world's best events
> A 12 month program of inspiration, recognition & celebration

Awards Categories include: 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

> An additional award for the Best Event presented during the Creative Platform
> An additional award for the Most Prestigious Event Supplier
> Audience prizes throughout the program

The awards feature a thought-leadership element known as The Creative Platform - named by event bookers as “the Cannes Lions of luxury events.” Selected venues will be invited to provide a brief 5 minute glimpse into one of their recent most successful events. In 2015, some of the world's best venues presented case studies that included a star studded tennis tournament on Necker Island, a full scale mini music festival at Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds and The Global Education Forum held at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.

Nominations: Venue representatives can apply for their venue to be nominated via the awards website:

Press/Media: Journalists and media receive a free invitation to the ceremony on the 16th September and qualify for guest prizes, including luxury weekend stays at prestigious venues.

Note: All venues are carefully reviewed by the Prestigious Venues ambassadors upon application to enter the awards.

Further images available on the Prestigious Venues newsroom at:

Contacts: Tel +4420 3397 8399

Habib Amir, Global Managing Director, Prestigious Venues:

Jessamie Dunton-Rose, Worldwide Venues & Events, Prestigious Venues:

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