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The Altos 2022: The Winners!

The Altos 2022 was a special night indeed. Not only did we announce that we have raised a $9.5 million Series A, but we also celebrated excellence in the extended-stay hospitality and technology within the last 12 months with our customers, partners and industry peers.

Hosted at the prestigious Tate Modern in London, The Altos are the only global awards dedicated to hospitality operators of corporate housing accommodations worldwide. The afternoon brought together industry leaders from within the sector to celebrate diverse industry talent, innovation, and new initiatives.

Before the winners were announced, Kerwin Guillermo, Global Head of Employee Mobility at Hewlett Packard Enterprises, gave a keynote address, which highlighted why we all work in global mobility and how there is plenty of room for compassion and kindness in our industry. This keynote was followed by various thought-provoking panel discussions between the AltoVita senior team and a range of industry leaders and venture capital investors, including Walter Gubert, Former Vice Chairman of J.P. Morgan, Andrew Kitchell, Founder & CEO of Wheelhouse, Miguel Nigorra, Partner & Co-Head (Europe) at Fifth Wall, Florian Montag, Director of Business Development at Apaleo, Andrew Kitchell, Founder and CEO of Wheelhouse, and Andy conduit Turner, Global Director of Sales and Technology Enablement at Cartus.

The awards ceremony:

The awards were judged by a range of wider industry experts, including John 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, among others.

The Altos winners are as follows:

  • Best Interior Design: UMA stays 
  • Most Innovative Use of Technology: ​​room2 hometels 
  • Excellence in Safety & Security: home.ly
  • 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, CEO and Co-Founder at AltoVita, commented: “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.”

We’re already looking forward to what The Altos 2023 has to bring. A huge thank you to our sponsors, colleagues, and partners who made the day so special.

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