Discerning travellers in search of the perfect break can now be digitally transported across Europe from the comfort of their own home, using the new responsive website launched by Historic Hotels of Europe. They can explore the vast array of remarkable hotels by style, destination or facilities and gain inspiration from The Historic Traveller, a beautifully-curated collection of travel commentary.
“Castles, chateaus, palaces, villas, monasteries and convents — each of our hotels is handpicked for its historical significance — and every one of those incredible properties has a story to tell,” Historic Hotels of Europe chairman Barbara Avdis said on Wednesday in an announcement.
“We’re inviting guests to walk in the footsteps of kings, queens, and Europe’s high society; to play their own part on the stage of historical Europe. Our new website captures the essence of each hotel beautifully and our booking system will make it quicker and easier to find the hotel you want and book it straight away – in real time.”
The website has an online booking feature, developed by the award-winning technology, design and marketing company, Net Affinity, which dispenses with the need for an intermediary.
“We are fascinated with technology and what it brings in, however, the Historic Hotels website retains the human element by allowing our guests to connect with each hotel directly on line, by email or phone – a harmonious blend of man and machine, allowing guests to easily book the room of their choice.”
Guests can also see reviews by previous visitors and they can contact hoteliers direct.
Historic Hotels of Europe offers hundreds of iconic breaks in almost 500 legendary properties, across 18 countries.