Voting SO!APART-Award | The Popular Little One

The applicants: the popular little one

These houses applied for the SO!APART-Award 2019 and took part also in the online voting for the audience category the popular little one.

This was about your vote! Because you could bring your favourite to the top by voting for it.

The voting period ended on 18 October 2019 at 12 noon. Which house has made it to the very front will only be revealed on 13 November 2019 during the festive awards ceremony at the Felix im Lebendigen Haus am Augustusplatz in Leipzig (Germany).

The great applicants did not make the decision easy. But have a look for yourself - the applicant houses introduce themselves to you individually here:


11th Príncipe by Splendom Suites, Family Suite

11th Príncipe by Splendom Suites, Family Suite



11th Príncipe by Splendom Suites, studio

11th Príncipe by Splendom Suites, Studio Deluxe

Why do we deserve to win this award?

At Splendom Suites Group we believe that Hospitality Management is to welcome guests and make them feel like home. We put all our efforts to make them feel comfortable, happy for having chosen us as their hotel in Madrid (and Barcelona) and give them reasons to choose us again in the future.

At Splendom Suites Group all guests are welcome! Offering apartments perfectly equipped and a lot of services included allow us to be a perfect option for travelers that seek to feel like home away from home. Moreover, our different type of apartments from studio to three bedrooms apartments are ideal for families or group of friends travelling to Madrid. We do really care about children, our future guests, so Splendom Suites Group has designed a special family package for children from 1 month tou children to 10-12 years, completely free of charge for parents. Our mission at the hotels of Splendom Suites Group is that all guests have to feel like home and this is our goal. All workers are completely trained and assisted by a Duty Manager at all shifts and can face all situations to deliver the best service to our guests. Splendom Suites Group is a company that strongly believes that offering a huge variety of services contribute to achieve our goals towards customer's satisfaction. It is not very common in serviced apartments companies to offer as many services as Splendom Suites Group but we understand that making the stay of our guests a complete experience, will be something that will be strongly appreciated by guests. We do offer everyday cleaning, high speed free internet, turndown service every afternoons, pillow menu available, 24/7 reception, snack corner available, among others.


Amedia Luxury Suites, exterior view

Amedia Luxury Suites, Luxury Penthouse

Amedia Luxury Suites, Suite

Amedia Luxury Suites, kitchen Luxury Penthouse

Why do we deserve to win this award?

We are a hotel made from the heart, is the slogan of many hotels, but here at Amedia Luxury Suites we live the slogan!
The Amedia Luxury Suites is a work of art where you can spent the night. Each suite is different and unique - thanks to the internationally renowned artist Simone Gutsche-Sikora.

Every guest who has stayed in one of the suites wants to be delighted and surprised by the other suites, so our hotel offers our guests 49 reasons to come back. Today guests are looking for something special, something unique and that's definitely what they will find in our hotel! In summer our guests have the possibility to prepare their dinner on the grill themselves and enjoy it in the garden.
Already when entering the reception area, special care was taken to give the guest the feeling of coming home. In contrast to conventional check-ins, our employees are within reach of the guest. Our reception desk is an antique secretary, our bar a small unusual wooden bar and also the usual breakfast buffet you do not find with us. Breakfast is served to every guest in a tiered tray at the table or in their suite.
Of course, the welcoming is also part of coming home. Our employees make sure of that. Our employees are not only the best in our eyes - quote from a guest: "The employees have their heart in the right place and everyone gives their best for the well-being of the guests - the staff is simply top! We want to give our guests the feeling that they can feel at home with us. This starts with the moment they enter our hotel, with a unique atmosphere that is already created during check-in.




Atrium Hotel Mainz, balcony

Atrium Hotel Mainz, Deluxe Apartment

Atrium Hotel Mainz, residence paper

Atrium Hotel Mainz, room

Why do we deserve to win this award?

We excel through individuality, an innovative spirit and an absolute service philosophy. Every guest feels this quality and rewards it with top ratings on all common portals. We are host of the year and live and love that. VDR-certified as a Certified Serviced Apartment.

Dr. Lothar Becker created the largest owner-managed private hotel in the Rhine-Main region based on the company originally founded as Hotel Garni. Through innovation, sensitivity for design and a fair cooperation with our employees and guests, we developed our very own Atrium mentality.
We offer every guest, true to our CI - coming together, being at home - a temporary feelgood home.
Our Certified Serviced Apartments with their view into the greenery from the balcony or terrace let our guests forget their daily work routine very quickly. Our bicycles allow you to discover the sights of Mainz in a relaxed way. There are many USP's: own parking lot in front of the front door, own mailbox, free use of the wellness world of our hotel, fitness studio exactly opposite, dreamlike green location despite a super connection to Mainz / Wiesbaden / Frankfurt. 24-hour reception. 3 restaurants, 1 bar, summer beer garden. The guests come again because of the actual amenities and also because of the great staff. We have very little fluctuation and the employees feel comfortable and the guests feel this.


CINARI Suites - Serviced Apartments, category Cosy

CINARI Suites - Serviced Apartments, category Lakeside

CINARI Suites - Serviced Apartments, category Roof

CINARI Suites - Serviced Apartments, Category Sunny

Why do we deserve to win this award?

Everything in our house is simply individual: the location at the Bundesgartenschau (federal horticulture show) in the newly developed Neckarbogen district, the support provided by our dedicated staff and the very individual furnishings, which immediately give you the feeling of having arrived in a new home.

In the "Neckarbogen Heilbronn" a completely new district has been created and we are an important part of it.  Between nature, river and city - here are the CINARI Suites. Our guests can immerse themselves in the garden experience of the BUGA (Bundesgartenschau) directly in front of the front door and fully enjoy the surroundings. This enthusiasm for the special character of the place is also transferred to our employees and is reflected in the name of the apartments: CI(TY) stands for the nearby city of Heilbronn, NA(TURE) for the BUGA, RI(VER) for the Neckar. This is also reflected in the design of the furnishings, accessories and colours of our comfortable 1-bedroom suites. Every guest is special for us and we do everything to make the stay of our international guests as pleasant as possible. Our guests always find an open ear, no question remains unanswered. Our aim is to make you feel at home in the suite as if you were in your own home. When it comes to design, we always have the "feel-good factor" as our top priority. The suites have a harmonious furnishing and colour concept that combines cosiness with state-of-the-art technology. The weekly cleaning and laundry service and the fully equipped kitchen also contribute to the fact that our guests find ideal conditions to feel completely comfortable and cared for. We are simply delighted - you can feel the enthusiasm for the BUGA and our suites.


Gorki Apartments Berlin, Categorki 2B

Gorki Apartments Berlin, Categorki 3A

Gorki Apartments Berlin, Categorki 1

Gorki Apartments Berlin, Categorki 1

Why do we deserve to win this award?

The Gorki Apartments are a unique residence in the heart of Berlin, our 34 apartments and 2 penthouses combine cosy comfort and modern design. To make our guests happy we are always generous and take the time to provide tailor-made service.

Our apartments are your temporary home. Because at Gorki you are not just a guest - here you become a real Berliner. With doorbell and your own mailbox. Generously sized and furnished with great attention to detail, the apartments exude creative flair and timeless elegance. Thanks to the careful restoration of the building, they are also completely designed for modern living - the perfect retreat after a day (or night) in the capital. We also expect only the best quality from our partners and suppliers.

We give our employees the optimal basis for further development, we try to recognize strengths quickly and promote them. The development begins with the fact that we do not wear standardized clothing, as in every situation you appear most self-confident when you feel comfortable in your clothing. Our employees usually have years of experience in the upscale international and local hotel business, which we use here to say goodbye to outdated standards and bring fresh ideas for communication and daily routine.


Lindner Congress Hotel Frankfurt, exterior view

Lindner Congress Hotel Frankfurt, studio

Lindner Congress Hotel Frankfurt, apartment Villa Scriba

Lindner Congress Hotel Frankfurt, kitchen apartment Villa Scriba

Why do we deserve to win this award?

Warm welcome - sleep better - travel differently!
Feel at home in the Lindner Serviced Apartments Frankfurt!

Not only better. Different.

Just a stone's throw from the historic centre of Höchst, across from the Mainufer, close to the Höchst industrial park, the castle and the Jahrhunderthalle (a concert and congress hall), the Lindner Congress Hotel delights its guests with 18 fully furnished, well-appointed serviced apartments. Our guests stay in exclusive apartments in the middle of a green area with all hotel services. You can choose between 9 classic apartments in our modern boardinghouse or 9 apartments in the historic cultural monument "Villa Scriba". Its excellent geographical location with easy connections to all key traffic hubs and public transportation systems provides flexibility on any occasion. Work and reside at the heart of Frankfurt Höchst. All apartments are equipped with parquet/carpet, fully fitted kitchenette, bath, satellite TV and air conditioning. Our long stay guests have the opportunity to not only use the internet at the workstations in the hotel lobby but also benefit of the free WiFi (up to 512 k/bits) and worldwide free telephony (excl. special numbers) and can enjoy a workout or simply rest in the spacious Lindner fit & well area with sauna, steam bath, external massages and sports equipment. Concierge services, laundry and dry cleaning services, parking in the underground parking garage and the use of the breakfast buffet, as well as the room service are offered to our guests. "Temporary Living" gets a whole new meaning with us - Our guests feel at home and this usually for many years.


Miaboda Appartements, apartment

Miaboda Appartements, kitchenette

Miaboda Appartements, apartment

Miaboda Appartements, apartment

Why do we deserve to win this award?

The MICHAELIS has had a unique character for over 22 successful years. Personal charme, exclusivity and professionalism contribute to an unforgettable stay - true to our motto: Where well-being becomes a principle.

Our MICHAELIS is a unique, communicative meeting point for many different groups of guests. Whether overnight stay, conference or private celebration: we can combine everything at once and give our customers exactly what they had in mind. We are innovative and always open to change, always associated with tradition and a very individual touch. MICHAELIS visitors still appreciate the good old room key, a familiar atmosphere and a competent and friendly team of employees who have been loyal to us for many years.

As a privately managed company, we can always adapt our own standards to the satisfaction of our guests and offer the guest even more than originally expected. In addition, visitors can enjoy the culinary delights of our award-winning gourmet restaurant, where they are surprised by exquisite culinary delights. Other locations, such as the Herrenhaus Möckern or the concert hall Gewandhaus, are also served by our excellent cuisine. The MICHAELIS has long since become an indispensable part of Leipzig's cultural landscape and a valuable addition to Leipzig's hotel landscape.


RAFAEL KAISER - Premium Apartments (City Centre), Luxury Business

RAFAEL KAISER - Premium Apartments (City Centre), Luxury Business

RAFAEL KAISER - Premium Apartments (City Centre), Luxury Business

RAFAEL KAISER - Premium Apartments (City Centre), Luxury Business

Why do we deserve to win this award?

For us, it would be an incredibly high recognition and confirmation of our hard work. The operator should win that convinces not only the jury but also the customers with its ratings and the overall package. We are certainly a pioneer in Central Europe when it comes to digitization and innovation.

The idea "Rafael Kaiser" was born in a small room near Lake Wörthersee in Carinthia. It was a beautiful summer day when we decided - despite extreme starting difficulties - to get up again and go for our conviction - with success.

The feedback from thousands of satisfied guests and the passion for what we do confirm our decision every day. We see ourselves personally as game changers. We believe in the good, change our ways if our basic values are violated.

Through the trust of our guests we feel obliged to them with gratitude and cordiality. Our houses and each individual apartment are our children, whom we look after and equip with a lot of passion.

We are at the forefront of digitalisation in our market, bringing our apartment design up to date with the latest interior trends every 3 years, and we are passionate about our accommodation. Nevertheless, it is the little things in our business that make a guest come back, like favourite chocolate, wine, champagne.


Star Apart Hotel Sachsenhausen, lobby

Star Apart Hotel Sachsenhausen, apartment

Star Apart Hotel Sachsenhausen, reception

Star Apart Hotel Sachsenhausen, apartment

Why do we deserve to win this award?

We took the name Star Apart Hotel literally and built the sports legend hotel, which is unique in Germany. Every single room was dedicated to a star from the world of sport and furnished with loving details. Find Tiger Wood's golf balls or Dirk Nowitzki's basketball.

As a boutique hotel we love the detail. We don't want to be just anybody, because that would let us get lost in the vortex of the big competitors. Every room is different, so that the guest notices that individuality was already taken into consideration during the conception. Those who come to us are as individual as their room. Many guests even want special rooms because they identify with the star. Waking up in the morning and not knowing where you have slept today will not happen to you here. Here you have already made selfies before going to bed and posted them to friends. Or have you ever had an original replica of the Champions League Cup or NBA Cup or an original Mike Tyson boxing glove in your hands?

Our staff is the key to our philosophy: most of them were already on board during the construction phase and therefore identify strongly with our company.
The guest feels this at the helpfulness at the reception or at the lovingly prepared breakfast buffet, where salmon and eggs are accompanied by another freshly baked cake every day.

Especially business travellers who travel a lot love the fact that every visit is a homecoming for them.
This is so important to us that we have equipped all the rooms with everything so that you can just stay here, because you actually have everything just like at home, often a bit more.


Vinea Suites & Apartements, exterior view

Vinea Suites & Apartements, Vista Suite

Vinea Suites & Apartements, sauna area
(c) Hannes Niederkofler

Vinea Suites & Apartements, Vista Suite

Why do we deserve to win this award?

The Vinea: a temporary home with lots of space and freedom for self-development. High-quality and modern apartment suites with warm service and love for detail - from the furnishings to the breakfast buffet. A retreat with maximum privacy and tranquillity, for adults only.

With the Vinea we wanted to create a holiday home for our guests in which everything is possible. A maximum of flexibility, spontaneity and freedom is the basis of our philosophy, because every guest can decide for himself how he wants to arrange his stay with us. Either stay completely independent and simply live the day with the Basic Package without meals or rather with some additional hotel services with the Premium Package (including breakfast and daily cleaning). So the guests are not bound to any meal times or other "obligations" of a hotel, can decide individually at any time and experience the beauty and variety of South Tyrol up close. At Vinea we also want to guarantee maximum peace and relaxation, which is why we have been pursuing an Adults only concept since the beginning - a another reason why we can call innumerable guests regulars already after such a short time. Further highlights: Our breakfast buffet, which is served daily with special attention to detail, as well as the small wellness area with panorama sauna and fitness room on the roof, lounging rooms and infinity pool.
The family-run house in a prime location above the rooftops of Merano was deliberately kept small, so that a warm and open service and - if desired - close contact with the guest can be guaranteed at all times.


Yays Sagrera, impressions

Yays Sagrera, 1-bedroom apartment

Yays Sagrera, 1-bedroom apartment

Yays Sagrera, pool

Why do we deserve to win this award?

The best way to get to know a city is not to visit it, but to live it. At Yays, guests are turned into residents, an apartment is turned into a home away from home, a building is an international community, and the neighbourhood an exciting place where hidden gems are waiting to be discovered.

‘Turning visitors into residents’
Every Yays apartment is designed with space and comfort to fit in everything you would normally except in any home: a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, washing machine, a double bed and a living room with TV and sofa. Its thoughtful design ensures that the guest can rest, work, cook and relax in their temporary home. To add up to that local experience, warm Mediterranean tones have been applied throughout the whole building and a common terrace with a large swimming pool alongside with hammocks and sun seats is exclusively available to Yays’ residents.

The common terrace is the perfect opportunity for guests to brainstorm, connect and build up community with fellow Yays residents. It has a relaxed and comfortable setting that caters to both pleasure and productive days.

Our concierges are recruited directly from the neighbourhood. They know the area like the back of their hand and are passionate to share local gems, walking routes and events based on their own experience and know-how. They organise whatever the resident needs to make them feel like a true resident.


Yays Zoutkeetsgracht, houseboat

Yays Zoutkeetsgracht, 1-bedroom apartment

Yays Zoutkeetsgracht, impressions

Yays Zoutkeetsgracht, apartment

Why do we deserve to win this award?

With Yays you can immerse yourself in the stories and perks of a local neighbourhood. We make sure that guests feel like residents rather than visitors. By building up community among our guests and neighbours, we actively support local entrepreneurs and encourage interaction with residents.

Yays Zoutkeetsgracht is located in ‘Zeeheldenbuurt’, a picturesque neighbourhood overlooked by tourism, yet closely located to buzzling areas such as Amsterdam Central Station and Westerpark. The historic building used to be an 18th century salt warehouse, overlooking a typical Dutch canal. For an even more authentic experience, long stay visitors can settle in the antique houseboat right on the canal equipped with all comforts for a taste of true Amsterdam life.

The 32 boutique apartments are hosted by a concierge and other staff recruited from the area. They know the neighbourhood the best and can serve our guests like no other with local tips and guided walking or bicycle tours given by locals. For the ultimate local experience, Yays bicycles can also be rented out at any time at the reception.

Yays thrives on its personal relationships with local businesses including shops, cafés, activities, sights and galleries located within walking distance of the apartments. By redirecting the guest to these places rather than offering in-house F&B, Yays creates a mutual benefit for both guests and local entrepreneurs than results in a meaningful community.

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