Historic Hotels of Europe opens Voting for 2017 Excellence Awards
Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE) is inviting past guests and discerning travellers to vote in its fifth annual awards, honouring excellence among almost 500 historic hotels in 18 European countries.
The awards honour the staff and managers of hotels that shine in 10 wide-ranging categories, designed to reflect the breadth of the HHE membership. Each member hotel is unique and each is wrapped inextricably into the history of their location - and of Europe beyond. That’s why the organisation selected ten separate categories for the judging.
“This is our way of
saying thank you to the incredible teams that continue to go above and beyond
to consistently create wonderfully unforgettable experiences for all our
guests,” said Historic
Hotels of Europe chairman Barbara
“You only have to glance
at our previous award winners - from castles to convents, lighthouses to former
tobacco stores - to see that the benchmark is impressively high.”
Some of the world’s most
illustrious hotels are members of the not-for-profit umbrella company, so competition is fierce for the coveted awards.
Previous winners include Aigialos Hotel, in Santorini, Greece. The 16 renovated
neoclassical houses that make up the hotel were originally the homes of the
island’s noble captain families. Named best historic hotel with a story to
tell, the Aigialos charms visitors with its cobbled walkways, overlooking deep
blue seas and the island’s volcano.
A special voting page has been set up at www.historichotelsofeurope.com/award.html.
Barbara added: “Castles, palaces, villas, monasteries and convents - each of our hotels is handpicked for its historical significance and commitment to excellence in hospitality. We know from the feedback we receive from our guests that the teams’ efforts mean our hotels continue to create unique memories for the people who stay in them - the awards is our opportunity to celebrate that.
The deadline for voting is 31 August 2016. The award winners 2017 will be announced on Sunday 23