The European umbrella organisation “Historic Hotels of Europe”, in which foundation “Castle Hotels & Mansions” have actively participated in 1997, alos invites this year to vote for the best hotels and to grant the Awards 2017.
Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE) is inviting 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,” says Historic Hotels of Europe chairman Barbara Avdis. “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.”
1. Historic Hotel Castle Award
A stunning schloss, a captivating chateau or an aristocratic stronghold. Which made you feel like royalty?
2. Historic Hotel Countryside Award
From rolling hills to lush forests, mountain idylls to rural hideaways. Which hotel sums up pastoral excellence?
3. Historic Hotel Spa Award
An indulgent spa treatment should spirit you away from everyday life, cocooning you in luxury. Which is the best?
4. Historic Hotel Wedding Experience
From ceremony to party, which property started off your married life on a high?
5. Most Romantic Historic Hotel
Tales of romance through the ages swirl around our properties. But which played an unforgettable part of your own love story?
6. Historic Hotel Host of the Year
It’s the thoughtful touches that turn great service into historic service. Help us to reward our members’ hosts with the mosts.
7. Historic Hotel Gourmet Award
Food and drink, ambience and location, service and care all combine to create that unique magic that’s an unforgettable meal. Tell us about yours.
8. City Historic Hotel Award
Urban retreats don’t mean personality-free. Which hotel is your oasis in the heart of a city?
9. Historic Hotel New Member Award
They may be new to us but which hotel is already inspiring fellow members with their high standards?
10. Historic Hotel with “A Story to Tell”
Myth and legend, love stories and power struggles, plotting and gossip: our properties have heard them all. Which enchanted you the most?
Barbara Avdis adds: “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 31st of August 2016. The award winners 2017 will be announced at a gala dinner in Santorini, Greece, on Sunday 23rd of October 2016.