Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE) is inviting past 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,” said 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.”
Some of the world’s most illustrious hotels are members of the not-for-profit umbrella company, so competition is fierce for the coveted awards. Previous winners include Aigialos Hotel, on the island of Santorini, and the Marpessa Smart Luxury Hotel, an authentic mansion of 1920 located in Agrinio.
The deadline for voting is August 31. The award winners 2017 will be announced at a gala dinner on Santorini on Sunday, October 23.
A special voting page has been set up here, explaining more about the awards and listing all 10 categories. Guests can vote in as many sections as they wish.