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Historic Hotels of Europe announce the Award Winners 2017

 At the idyllic setting of the Aigialos Hotel in Santorini the members of the Historic Hotels of Europe were united once again on the 23rd of October 2016 for the Historic Hotels of Europe Award Ceremony.  
After an exquisite dinner at the Selene Restaurant, attended by many guests, including representatives from the media, industry leaders and representatives from the finest Historic Hotels, the awards were given to the winners in recognition of their contribution to the highest standards of cultural and historical hotel keeping and hospitality in Europe.


In an inspiring speech, the Chairman of the Historic hotels of Europe, Mrs. Barbara Avdis, said “Today the winners have been honored by their many guests whose emotive experiences in Historic Hotels from Norway to Greece have prompted them to vote for their favorite places with historical significance.

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 winning hotels of the 5th 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
Kryimai Hotel, Greece

This year Historic Hotels Award Ceremony was hosted by Yades Greek Historic Hotels and their 2 member hotels in Santorini: the Aigialos hotel in Fira and the Esperas hotel in Oia. The Ceremony events included a guided visit by distinguished Prof. Dumas at the Akrotiri Archaeological site and Santorinian wine testings supported by Boutari Wines, Santo Wines, Sigalas Wines, Tselepos Wines and ElaGold. All events were under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization.

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