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SaffronStays launches India’s Most Memorable Vacation Home Awards

SaffronStays, the boutique micro-hospitality collective that exclusively manages premium second homes across the country has instituted a first-of-its-kind award to celebrate extraordinary vacation homes. Unlike other awards that highlight technical finesse, the SaffronStays Select Award seeks to celebrate heart-warming stories and unforgettable memories that such vacation homes help create.

The SaffronStays Select award is open to nominations from Home Owners, Architects, Interior Designers and any other individual who may have helped craft an extraordinary vacation home. While the award will recognize and credit associated Home Owners and architects/ designers, it will primarily be given to the very Homes themselves. Nominations may be filled out on SaffronStaysSelect.com. Last date for filling out nominations is February 7, 2018.

The awards will be presented to the most memorable home in 9 different categories, namely,

  • Vacation Home with a Beach View
  • Vacation Home on a Hill/ Mountain
  • Vacation Home in a Forest
  • Eco Friendly
  • Vacation Waterfront
  • Heritage Vacation Home
  • Vacation Home With a Unique Structure
  • Pet Friendly Vacation Home
  • Country Estate Homes

The winning homes shall be selected by an esteemed jury that includes Greg Foster- Editor, Architectural Digest India, Umang Bedi- Ex-MD, Facebook India, Preeti Singh- Editor, Houzz.com, Ashish Shah- COO and Founder, Pepperfry, Shaili Chopra- TV Presenter, Journalist & Founder, SheThePeople and Hrishi K- Radio Personality. These winning homes will be professionally shot and subsequently featured in prime publications including Architecture Digest Holiday Home’s May-June 2018 issue.

Mr. Devendra Parulekar, Founder, SaffronStays said “Working with beautiful Vacation Homes as part of our daily business, we realized that every Vacation Home starts as a desire in the Home Owner’s mind to build something that mirrors their own personality. The journey from this desire to real brick, wood and varnish is a story of years spent looking for the perfect piece of land, months deciding the colours on the walls and weeks spent crafting every corner. The home then helps create countless memories that stay with the owners, and their family and friends forever! We wished to seek such heart-warming stories and present them to the world. We are fortunate to have found partners in Pepperfry who share the same vision!”

“Throughout the hospitality industry there are establishments, companies and individuals who are working tirelessly to ensure that they meet guests’ needs and provide them with an experience they will always cherish. I am genuinely honored to be able to recognize the hard work undertaken with this innovative and dedicated industry, and I would like to congratulate all the participants and wish them good luck,” said Jury member, Ashish Shah, COO, Pepperfry.

Jury Member Umang Bedi, ex-MD Facebook India said, “Being a proud owner of a vacation home, where every corner was passionately handcrafted by my wife and having spent some of our most memorable moments there, I appreciate and laud this unique initiative by SaffronStays.”

Preeti Singh, Editor, Houzz.com said, “The Saffronstays Select Award is a first-of-its kind in India. It brings together two of the best qualities in us as Indians - of being house proud and of being generous hosts. I am looking forward to seeing these homes from around the country."

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