At the idyllic setting of the Aigialos Hotel in
Santorini the members of the Historic Hotels of Europe were united once again
on the 23rd of October 2016 for the Historic Hotels of Europe Award Ceremony.
After an exquisite dinner at the Selene Restaurant, attended by many guests, including representatives from the media, industry leaders and representatives from the finest Historic Hotels, the awards were given to the winners in recognition of their contribution to the highest standards of cultural and historical hotel keeping and hospitality in Europe.
In an inspiring speech, the Chairman of the Historic hotels of Europe, Mrs. Barbara Avdis, said “Today the winners have been honored by their many guests whose emotive experiences in Historic Hotels from Norway to Greece have prompted them to vote for their favorite places with historical significance.
The exceptional number of votes received from the guests of over 500 historic hotels throughout Europe demonstrated the outstanding success and loyalty to the Historic Hotels of Europe brand.”
The winning hotels of the 5th year of the prestigious Historic Hotels of Europe Awards were:
Historic Hotel Host of the Year
Hotel Hviezdoslav, Slovakia
Historic Hotel New Member Award
Château Gbeľany, Slovakia
Historic Hotel Castle
Romantik Hotel Castle Rheinfels, Germany
Historic Hotel Countryside Award
Kurhaus Bergün, Switzerland
City Historic Hotel Award
Hotel Krafft Basel, Switzerland
Historic Hotel Gourmet Award
Villa Sjötorp, Sweden
2nd place Villa Nečas, Slovakia
Historic Hotel Spa Award
Solstrand Hotel & Bad, Norway
2nd place Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Slovakia
Historic Hotel Wedding Experience
Rathsallagh House, Ireland
2nd place Chateau Bela, Slovakia
Historic Hotel with “A Story to Tell”
Apponyi Hotel, Hungary
2nd place Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Slovakia
Most Romantic Historic Hotel
Kryimai Hotel, Greece
This year Historic Hotels Award Ceremony was hosted by Yades Greek Historic Hotels and their member hotels in Santorini. The Ceremony events included a guided visit by distinguished Prof. Dumas at the Akrotiri Archaeological site and Santorinian wine testings. All events were under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization.