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Historic Hotels of Europe announce the Award Winners 2017

Historic Hotels of Europe announce the Award Winners 2017

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:

1. Historic Hotel Castle Award
Winner: Romantik Hotel Castle Rheinfels
Country: Germany
Member of: Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser

2. Historic Hotel Countryside Award
Winner: Kurhaus Bergün
Country: Switzerland
Member of: Swiss Historic Hotels

3. City Historic Hotel Award
Winner: Hotel Krafft Basel
Country: Switzerland
Member of: Swiss Historic Hotels
4. Historic Hotel Gourmet Award
Winners: Villa Sjötorp
Country: Sweden
Member of: Countryside Hotels
5. Historic Hotel Host of the Year
Winner: Hotel Hviezdoslav
Country: Slovakia
Member of: Historic Hotels of Slovakia
6. Historic Hotel New Member Award
Winner: Château Gbeľany
Country: Slovakia
Member of: Historic Hotels of Slovakia
7. Historic Hotel Spa Award
Winner: Solstrand Hotel & Bad
Country: Norway
Member of: De Historiske
8. Historic Hotel Wedding Experience
Winner:  Rathsallagh House
Country: Ireland
Member of: Ireland’s Blue Book

9. Historic Hotel with “A Story to Tell”
Winner: Apponyi Hotel
Country: Hungary
Member of: Hungarian Castle Hotels Association
10. Most Romantic Historic Hotel
Winner: Kryimai Hotel
Country: Greece
Member of: Yades Greek Historic Hotels
Award winners can be viewed here:

This year Historic Hotels Award Ceremony was hosted by Yades Greek Historic Hotels and their 2 member hotels in Santorini: the Aigialos hotel in Fira and the Esperas hotel in Oia. The Ceremony events included a guided visit by distinguished Prof. Dumas at the Akrotiri Archaeological site and Santorinian wine testings supported by Boutari Wines, Santo Wines, Sigalas Wines, Tselepos Wines and ElaGold. All events were under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization.
About Historic Hotels of Europe
Historic Hotels of Europe is a membership organisation representing unique places to stay in Europe. Encompassing castles, chateaus, palaces monasteries, convents and more, they have more than 500 members, spanning 18 countries. Each property within the association has been handpicked for their historical architecture and the unique stories they tell.
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