The Yades group’s Santorini Esperas was voted the “Most Romantic Historic Hotel” for 2015 during this year’s Historic Hotels of Europe Awards ceremony held in Trecin, Slovakia. Esperas was also named by Fodor’s as one of the 100 Best Boutique Hotels.
This annual event, established in 2013 by the Historic Hotels of Europe representing European historic hotel associations, rewards excellence with the aim to improve the quality of customer service and guest satisfaction.
“As one of the largest and most prestigious hotel groups in Europe, the Historic Hotels of Europe are proud to stay true to their mission: creating a lasting memory of Europe, both past and present for future generations: A world apart – A special world where the future is formed from a rock-solid base of culture, hospitality tradition, knowledge, excellent comfort, innovation and dedication,” said Barbara Avdis, Historic Hotels of Europe chairman.
Describing it as a celebration of “history and heritage”, Avdis went on to add that the awarded hotels “embody, each in their specific way, the qualities and standards set by the Historic Hotels of Europe: excellent hospitality with a passion to share their cultural heritage through innovative and authentic experiences. A real vision for the future”.
Last year, the Yades group’s Santorini-based Aigialos won the “Most Romantic Historic Hotel of Europe”. In 2013 the “Best Historic Hotel by the Water” went to the group’s Kyrimai in Mani. Besides Esperas, the group’s Avli hotel in Rethymno, Crete, was nominated among Fodor’s 100 Best Boutique Hotels.
Yades Greek Historic Hotels is a group of the finest independently owned boutique hotels, manor houses and inns of historical interest throughout Greece.