About MUSE Hotel Awards

Theme: "Stride Forth"

The MUSE Hotel Awards is part of the prestigious and globally-recognized MUSE Awards Program, created in 2015 by the International Awards Associate (IAA). The inception of the MUSE Hotel Awards is driven by its mission to honor, promote, and continuing to raise the benchmark of the hotel business, hospitality and tourism industry. This sole mission is the cornerstone of the award’s goals to judge the world’s best luxury hotels in architecture and interior design, dining, travel, and of course, the hotel itself.

During the pandemic that started in 2019 and hindering the growth of the hospitality and tourism industry, the 2022 season of the MUSE Hotel Awards remains its focus on the still-growing pinnacle of luxury. But most importantly, admiring the resolve and perseverance of establishments that continues to stride forth and push the boundaries of luxury in a world that is radically changing and accommodating travelers from all walks of life.

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ENTRY INFORMATION

The MUSE Hotel Awards is designed for the convenience of our entrants by way of online registrations and submissions.

The MUSE Hotel Awards are open to hoteliers, hotel developers and builders, interior designers, architects, public relations firms, advertising agencies, travel agencies, and restaurant owners. Hotels that are undergoing development can also be entered at any stage of construction if planning approval has been granted. Companies may submit single or multiple entries in any category.

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Entry Brief:
It is recommended that you keep your synopsis to approximately 350 words. The brief should strengthen your entry, as well as providing the jury a better understanding of your project. A written translation or adaptation must accompany non-English entries.

IMAGE SUBMISSION:
The submissions should be saved in a flattened JPEG or JPG format. (keep them under 4MB, 1,200px wide is preferable, 300dpi, RGB).

VIDEO / AUDIO SUBMISSION:
Entries with audio/video must be submitted with a direct URL that will take judges directly to the work:
Upload video/audio to Vimeo/YouTube/Youku.
Paste the URL link into the URL field.

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There are THREE (3) levels of achievement in the MUSE Hotel Awards:

Platinum MUSE (85-100 points)

Gold MUSE (70-84 points)

Silver MUSE (50-69 points)

The number of awards that will be presented by MUSE Hotel Awards is determined by the number of submissions in a given category, the scoring range and the number of tie scores.

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Our esteemed panel of judges consists of industry veterans with years of cumulative experience and have contributed to many innovations of the hospitality and tourism industry. This collective of individuals evaluate, select, and reward all aspects of what makes a truly one-of-a-kind hotel in terms of hotel, architecture and interior design, dining, and travel.

Judging is blind and all entrant information is removed from entries to prevent bias and/or conflict of interest for a fair evaluation. Judges will score from a scale of 1-100 based on the following criteria:

Hotel

  • Establishment Overview
  • Facilities
  • Visual Identity / Design
  • Brand Review and Reputation on Platform or Social Media
  • Overall Impression

Architecture & Interior Design

  • Creativity / Originality / Concept / Idea
  • Content / Brief / Objective / Planning / Execution
  • Innovation / Technology
  • Quality / Functionality / Sustainability
  • Overall Impression / Wow! Factor / Memorable

Dining

  • Establishment Atmosphere
  • Variety of Dishes (Menu Options)
  • Dish Presentation
  • Overall Impressions

Travel

  • Product Innovation
  • Quality of Service
  • Guest Feedback on Platform or Social Media
  • Business Performance / Brand Awareness / Memorability

The MUSE Hotel Awards is created by the globally-recognized and prestigious International Awards Associate (IAA) in 2022 as a cornerstone of the promotion and awarding of the world’s best luxury hotels that continues to raise the benchmark of the hospitality and tourism industry in their quest for perfection.

Even with the pandemic still raging on, the MUSE Hotel Awards strive to not only discover and promote pioneers and honor established veterans of the industry, but to also recognize the resolve and adaptability of luxury hotels that still stride forward and provide excellent service to people of all kinds.

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AWARDS PROCESS

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DEADLINE & FEEs

MUSE Hotel Awards makes every effort to keep entry costs accessible. Thus, our entry fees are $450 for all hotel and travel categories, whereas $189 for all architecture, interior design and dining categories.
2022
Entry Period
Early Bird
(Mar 15 - Apr 14 2022)
Regular
(Apr 15 - May 26 2022)
Final
(May 27 - Jul 7 2022)
Extend
(July 8 - Aug 25 2022)
Hotel & Travel
Category
$350 $450 $550 $650
Hotel & Travel
Additional Entry
$250 $350 $450 $550
Interior, Architect & Dining
Category
$179 $189 $199 $209
Interior, Architect & Dining
Additional Entry
$119 $129 $149 $159

You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged as such.

Rather than increase the fee for each entry, fees are only charged in order to cover administrative costs like printing, mailing and data organization. For this reason, each participant is charged a flat $30 administration fee. When all participants pay the same low fee, those submitting more than one entry will actually pay less than if fees were on a sliding scale.

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Winner's Benefit

Benefits / Winning Level Category Winner of the Year Platinum
Winner
Gold
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Silver
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Limited Edition 2022 MUSE Statuette - - -
Winner’s Special Feature on Category Page - - -
Highlight Gallery on Main Page - - -
Winner Press Release Mention - -
MUSE Hotel Awards e-Newsletter Mention - -
Media Partner Website: Muse.World Mention - -
Social Media Post Social Media Post Social Media Post Social Media Post -
Winner’s Interview Winner’s Interview Winner’s Interview Winner’s Interview Winner’s Interview
Dedicated Winner’s Profile/Page Dedicated Winner’s Page Dedicated Winner’s Page Dedicated Winner’s Page Dedicated Winner’s Page
Winner’s Website Links Winner’s Website Links Winner’s Website Links Winner’s Website Links Winner’s Website Links
Booking Linking (Agoda, Booking.com, Trivago, etc.) Booking Linking (Agoda, Booking.com, Trivago, etc.) Booking Linking (Agoda, Booking.com, Trivago, etc.) Booking Linking (Agoda, Booking.com, Trivago, etc.) Booking Linking (Agoda, Booking.com, Trivago, etc.)
Rights to use MUSE Hotel Awards Logo, Brand Name and Icon Rights to use MUSE Hotel Awards Logo, Brand Name and Icon Rights to use MUSE Hotel Awards Logo, Brand Name and Icon Rights to use MUSE Hotel Awards Logo, Brand Name and Icon Rights to use MUSE Hotel Awards Logo, Brand Name and Icon
Winner’s Certificate Winner’s Certificate Winner’s Certificate Winner’s Certificate Winner’s Certificate
Winner’s E-Certificate Winner’s E-Certificate Winner’s E-Certificate Winner’s E-Certificate Winner’s E-Certificate
Winner’s Badge (Digital) Winner’s Badge (Digital) Winner’s Badge (Digital) Winner’s Badge (Digital) Winner’s Badge (Digital)
Winner’s Site Bug Winner’s Site Bug Winner’s Site Bug Winner’s Site Bug Winner’s Site Bug
Social Media Page Links Winner’s Site Bug Winner’s Site Bug Winner’s Site Bug Winner’s Site Bug
Email Signature Badge (Digital) Email Signature Badge (Digital) Email Signature Badge (Digital) Email Signature Badge (Digital) Email Signature Badge (Digital)
Winner’s Press Release Template Email Signature Badge (Digital) Email Signature Badge (Digital) Email Signature Badge (Digital) Email Signature Badge (Digital)
Limited Edition 2022 MUSE Statuette Purchase Eligibility Email Signature Badge (Digital) Email Signature Badge (Digital) Email Signature Badge (Digital) Email Signature Badge (Digital)

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WHY MUSE Hotel Awards

The MUSE Hotel Awards is created by the globally-recognized and prestigious International Awards Associate (IAA) in 2022 as a cornerstone of the promotion and awarding of the world’s best luxury hotels that continues to raise the benchmark of the hospitality and tourism industry in their quest for perfection.

Even with the pandemic still raging on, the MUSE Hotel Awards strive to not only discover and promote pioneers and honor established veterans of the industry, but to also recognize the resolve and adaptability of luxury hotels that still stride forward and provide excellent service to people of all kinds.

CERTIFIED LEVEL OF QUALITY

Winners will receive a certificate, in recognition of their achievement and proof of the quality of their work.

PRESTIGE & RECOGNITION

Winning comes with the acknowledgment of your work, and with it fame and prestige of your achievement.

INCREASE INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION

Expand your clientele globally with a win in this prestigious award with an international reach.

ONLINE PROFILE DISPLAY

Have your product profile on display in the MUSE Hotel Awards’ website, offering direct links to online platforms for an extended reach.

A CUT ABOVE & SET APART

Winning in the MUSE Hotel Awards showcases your abilities and achievements, setting you apart from your peers.

5 YEARS RECOGNITION

Winners will have their profiles displayed and promoted on the MUSE Hotel Awards’ website for 5 years, adding another platform of promotion to their benefit.

COLLECTIBLE STATUETTE

A customized limited-edition MUSE Hotel Awards crystalline statuette can be purchased to commemorate your year (or years!) of victory that will stand the test of time.

TARGETED MARKET & BEYOND

Boost awareness within and outside your target market by utilizing the MUSE Hotel Awards’ reach.

MARKETING & PR

Entering the awards is cheaper than marketing, and the returns upon winning is unmistakably huge.

GROW YOUR CLIENTELE

With a wider reach, expand your existing clientele with new parties’ growing interest in you.

DEEPEN CLIENTELE’S LOYALTY

Convince and assure your existing clientele with your success.

MORALE BOOST

Play as a team, win as a team. Increase the morale of your team with a win in the awards, and see an increase in team productivity.

PAVE YOUR PATH

Win and swing things to your favor! Launch your career to greater heights with a win, and let your clients come to you.

ATTRACT COLLABORATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS

With the International Awards Associate’s (IAA) commitment to move the industry forward through recognition of opportunities, the way would be paved for your brand’s potential collaborations and/or partnerships.

A REASON TO GO TO THE PRESS

Winning in the MUSE Hotel Awards is something to shout about. Gain exposure with free PR opportunities and our press-release template for winners.

COMMUNITY OF LEADING BRANDS

Connect with internationally and locally leading brands, building mutually-beneficial relationships.

REPUTABLE BLIND JUDGING

Over 20 international jurors evaluate your work each year.

INTERVIEW WITH WINNERS

All winners will get a chance to submit your interview and be featured on MUSE Hotel Awards Media Partner website - Muse.World, an international blog for creative inspiration.

FEATURED IN MUSE.WORLD

Selected Platinum entries will be featured on MUSE Hotel Awards Media Partner website - Muse.World, an international blog for creative inspiration.

SIMPLE SUBMISSION ONLINE

Simple entry steps with online submission.

NO "ACCEPTANCE FEES"

No "acceptance fee" for winners.