The ceremony was held in Paris on October 13, 2014. Lotte Hotel Moscow won Gran Prix for the Best Hotel in Europe. Les Menus par Pierre Gagnaire was presented with the Best restaurant in a hotel in Europe award.
Prix Villégiature seeks to recognise the best hotels in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The winners of the awards are selected by a respected jury comprised of 23 renowned journalists and foreign correspondents from the leading world media, such as AD Italy, Conde Nast Traveller Spain, Conde Nast Traveller China, Die Zeit, France Televisions, Le Figaro, Financial Times, Vogue Latin America & Mexico, Vogue Brazil, GQ Italy, Marie Claire Italy and many others.
In the most prestigious category of the Best Hotel in Europe, Lotte Hotel Moscow competed with the world-known Hôtel Le Bristol Paris; Le Royal Monceau, Raffles, Paris and Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam.
For the best restaurant in Europe, the jury had to choose from true legends of culinary art: Hôtel La Citadelle MGallery Collection, Chef Christophe Dufossé, Metz – France, Les Prés d’Eugénie, Chef Michel Guérard – Eugénie les Bains – France, Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo, Metropole Monaco Chefs Christophe Cussac & Joël Robuchon - Monaco.
“This is a great moment in the history of our hotel. We are very pleased and tremendously honored to get such an enormous recognition, after only four years of operation. This would not have been possible without an incredibly strong and dedicated team, who on a daily basis serve and look after our guests to our very high standards,” said General Manager Morten Andersen.
Lotte Hotel Moscow belongs to South Korea’s largest luxury hotel chain, Lotte Hotels & Resorts, which operates five-star properties in the largest cities and regions of the Republic of Korea - Seoul, Jamsil, Busan, Ulsan, and Jeju Island, as well as hotels in Guam, Vietnam and Tashkent. The chain was founded in 1972, with construction of Lotte Hotel Seoul, the first world-class hotel in Korea.
Displaying excellence in every detail, Lotte Hotels now provide opulence that places them on par with the best rated international properties. For more than 40 years, Lotte Hotels have operated on the basic principle of making guests feel at home away from home, so comfortable that they want to return again and again.