Greece Shines at TUI Global Hotel Awards 2023
Greece was in the winners spotlight at the annual TUI Global Hotel Awards ceremony that recently took place in Berlin, on the sidelines of the ITB 2023 tourism trade show.
The ceremony saw more than 300 hotel partners and TUI employees gathered to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the top 100 hotels in TUI’s portfolio.
Within 12 categories, selected from a pool of over 13,000 hotels across 180 destinations, nine hotels were recognized as being the best of the best according to reviews from TUI’s more than 16 million guests in 2022, encompassing everything from service to food, facilities, and overall experience.
“It was amazing to see everyone in person again, the TUI Global Hotel Awards is a fantastic moment to celebrate with our tourism family, with partners and friends from destinations,” said TUI Group CEO Sebastian Ebel.
Greece’s Lindos Blu announced Best Hotel Globally
Greece’s Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites on Rhodes won the prestigious Best Hotel Globally award and the Best Hotel Eastern Mediterranean award. Considered one of the best hotels on the Greek island, the Lindos Blu is an Adults Only hotel and nestled on a quiet hillside with views of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Cretan Malia Park on Crete was crowned Best Hotel Overall Sustainability and also received the new Best Hotel Sustainability People award.
TUI’s new Best Hotel Sustainability Planet distinction was awarded to the Creta Maris Resort. A member of the Metaxa Hospitality Group, the Creta Maris Resort is located in Hersonissos on Crete and has been operating since 1975.
Moreover, TUI’s Sustainability Innovation award was given to Atlantica Hotels & Resorts for the company’s efforts to implement and use new technology to accelerate their sustainable transformation.
A great example of the company’s efforts is implemented on Rhodes, where it has invested in the latest solar panel technology, e-mobility for electric cars, a water desalination plant, and its involvement in the Co-Lab Rhodes project.
Overall, 27 Greek hotels (list below) were included on TUI Group’s Top 100 Hotels 2023 list.
TUI Lifetime Achievement Award
The TUI Lifetime Achievement award was given to Nikos Daskalantonakis, founder and owner of Grecotel Hotels and Resorts.
The award recognizes individuals or organizations that have made invaluable contributions to the industry. This year’s recipient, Daskalantonakis, was honored for his unwavering dedication to excellence, perseverance, and innovative vision within the tourism industry.
With his more than 40 years in the industry, Daskalanatonakis is well known for his commitment to creating a personalized and culturally immersive experience for his guests, offering them a warm welcome and genuine connection to the local community.
TUI Group is a global tourism leader based in Germany with integrated services for 21 million customers. Their offerings cover the entire tourism value chain including hotels, resorts, cruises, tour operators, and online marketing platforms.
With a focus on expanding digital platforms, TUI is transforming into a digital company. They prioritize sustainable economic, ecological, and social action through the TUI Care Foundation, which supports development in 25 countries.