In its fifth year, the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards were voted for by the public and give recognition to those historic hotels in the membership across 18 countries.
The Historic Hotels of Europe awards were given to properties in recognition of their contribution to the highest standards of cultural and historical hotel keeping and hospitality in Europe.
The Kyrimai Hotel is housed in a fully restored nineteenth century building complex, just off the southernmost tip of Mani, in rural Greece. The hotel combines traditional architecture with modern comfort.
“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 chairman of the Historic hotels of Europe, Barbara Avdis, said.
This year’s awards are hosted by Yades Greek Historic Hotels and held under the auspices of the Greek Tourism Ministry. The Awards are also supported by the Greek National Tourism Organisation.
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.
The winning hotels of the fifth year of the prestigious Historic Hotels of Europe Awards were:
Historic Hotel Castle Award
Romantik Hotel Castle Rheinfels, Germany
Historic Hotel Countryside Award
Kurhaus Bergün, Switzerland
City Historic Hotel Award
Hotel Krafft Basel, Switzerland
Historic Hotel Gourmet Award
Villa Sjötorp, Sweden
Historic Hotel Host of the Year
Hotel Hviezdoslav, Slovakia
Historic Hotel New Member Award
Château Gbeľany, Slovakia
Historic Hotel Spa Award
Solstrand Hotel & Bad, Norway
Historic Hotel Wedding Experience
Rathsallagh House, Ireland
Historic Hotel with “A Story to Tell”
Apponyi Hotel, Hungary
Most Romantic Historic Hotel
Kyrimai Hotel, Greece