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Greek Hotels Shine at European Hospitality Awards 2015

Grace Santorini - Photo: Grace Hotels

Grace Santorini – Photo: Grace Hotels

European_Hospitality_Awards_8035_ceremony-4Greece’s Amathus Beach Hotel and Grace Santorini were winners at the 6th edition of the European Hospitality Awards 2015 held last week at the Royal Garden Hotel in London.

In its 6th year, the European Hospitality Awards represent the most influential and iconic hotels that Europe has to offer and and reward quality, expertise, innovation and class.

Amathus Beach Hotel

The Amathus Beach Hotel on Rhodes was announced the Best Green Hotel of the Year as it impressed judges by its creative, cool and innovative ideas.

Photo source: Amathus Beach Hotel

Photo source: Amathus Beach Hotel

“Their geo-exchange heat recovery system creates free hot water from the sea in summer and they have an olive tree standing within the property for more than 1,200 years,’forcing’ both the architects and the management of the hotel to adapt the plans of construction to protect it”, said Eamon Doherty from Ecolab after announcing Amathus’ win.

Grace Santorini

Grace Santorini_best poolGrace Santorini won the award in this year’s newest category Best Boutique Hotel. Grace Santorini is an exclusive boutique hotel on Santorini, perched above the world-famous Caldera with breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets.

“Most judges simply agreed with the fact this Boutique Hotel is ‘effortlessly cool’, and that’s what makes this hotel the absolute winner”, the European Hospitality Awards announcement said.

European Hospitality Awards 2015

The complete list of winning hotels are:

– Green Hotel of the year – Amathus Beach Hotel
– Opening of the year (New Build) – Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard
– Opening of the year (Renovation or Conversion) – The Red Carnation Hotel Collection – The Ashford Castle
– Best Boutique Hotel – Grace Santorini
– Best Hotel Suite – Rosewood London – Garden House Suite
– Best use of Technology – Hotel NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding
– Hotelier of the year – Ian Edwards – The Celtic Manor Resort
– Hotel Spa of the year – Le Bristol Paris – Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie
– Innovation in Service of the year – The Kensington Hotel
– Best Hotel Restaurant – The Chester Grosvenor – Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor
– Best Hotel Bar – 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin – Monkey bar
– Overall Winner of the year – The Kensington Hotel

The 7th European Hospitality Awards will take place on November 10, 2016.

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