This year marks the fifth annual awards – and we’re inviting you to vote for the hotels that have made your year truly unforgettable.
Divided into 10 wide-ranging categories, the awards are designed to reflect the breadth of our membership (that’s almost 500 historic hotels across 18 European countries).
“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,” says HHE 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.”
We’re talking the likes of Aigialos Hotel, in Santorini, Greece, which won last year’s Best Historic Hotel with a Story to Tell, and Vadstena Convent Hotel in Sweden, previous winner of the Most Romantic Hotel award.
Previous winner, Aigialos Hotel Santorini
“As custodians of the heritage of these historic buildings, it’s important to us that these long histories continue to be told – and added to – in the modern age,” Barbara adds.
“We know from the feedback we receive from our guests that the teams’ efforts mean our hotels continue to create unique memories for the people who stay in them – the awards is our opportunity to celebrate that.”
Now is your chance to say thank you to the hotels that have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Which hotel’s team created a special break you’ll never forget?
Which restaurant astounded you with its gastronomical finesse?
Which property enchanted you with its legends and unique atmosphere?
A special voting page has been set up at www.historichotelsofeurope.com, explaining more about the awards and listing all 10 categories [detailed below]. Guests can vote in as many categories as they wish.
THE AWARDS CATEGORIES 2017:
- Historic Hotel Castle Award
Schlosses, chateaux and aristocratic strongholds. Which made you feel like royalty?
- Historic Hotel Countryside Award
From rolling hills to lush forests, mountain idylls to rural hideaways. Which hotel sums up pastoral excellence?
- Historic Hotel Spa Award
An indulgent spa treatment should spirit you away from everyday life, cocooning you in luxury. Which is the best?
- Historic Hotel Wedding Experience
From ceremony to party, which property started off your married life on a high?
- Most Romantic Historic Hotel
Tales of romance through the ages swirl around our properties. But which played an unforgettable part of your own love story?
- Historic Hotel Host of the Year
It’s the thoughtful touches that turn great service into historic service. Help us to reward our members’ hosts with the mosts.
- Historic Hotel Gourmet Award
Food and drink, ambience and location, service and care all combine to create that unique magic that’s an unforgettable meal. Tell us about yours.
- City Historic Hotel Award
Urban retreats don’t mean personality-free. Which hotel is your oasis in the heart of the city?
- Historic Hotel New Member Award
They may be new to us but which hotel is already inspiring fellow members with their high standards?
- Historic Hotel with a Story to Tell
Myth and legend, love stories and power struggles, plotting and gossip: our properties have heard them all. Which enchanted you the most? Click on the image below for voting:
The deadline for voting is 31 August 2016 and the Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Santorini on Sunday 23 October 2016.