The Buying Business Travel Awards was established 20 years ago in London. Since 2016, it has been awarded to Russian companies that make a significant contribution to the development of business and MICE tourism in Russia and the CIS. The organizer and founder of the BBT Awards is Buying Business Travel Russia Magazine.The jury consists of the main consumers of the business travel industry: travel managers, administrative directors, event organizers, and purchasers. The selection of winners in the Business Travel category takes place in two stages. The main criterion is the introduction by the hotel chain of innovations designed to simplify the organization of business trips or events, make them more comfortable, and also optimize the costs of guests during the period from June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. Winners has been selected after an in-person meeting of members of the expert commission with nominees who passed the first stage of the competition. The international AZIMUT Hotels chain has won the nomination “The Best Hotel Brand of the Middle Category in Russia and the "near abroad”.