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Our unique and fascinating collection of luxury historic hotels is a never-ending source of stories and inspiration for journalists. Each property is a connection to the past - with all mod cons. Download our press kit, browse press releases and access images. Stay up-to-date with Historic Hotels of Europe news by subscribing to our RSS feed for instant updates.

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Historic Hotels of Europe Hoteliers’ Meeting and Award Ceremony in Milan


On November 21st 2022, our esteemed collection of hoteliers came together in the breathtaking grandeur of the Grand Hotel et de Milan, Italy. This one-day networking event was an opportunity for Historic Hotels of Europe members to engage with like-minded hoteliers and access industry experts. Completing the day was an exquisite gala dinner where we had the chance to celebrate the Historic Hotels of Europe Award winners announced earlier in the year.

Exciting news! Historic Hotels of Europe has partnered with Klosters Music 2022


We’re delighted to share that we’re partnering up with the amazing music festival, Klosters Music, this year - celebrating over 800 years since the Swiss alpine village of Klosters was founded. The spirit of Historic Hotels of Europe revolves around shining a light on the continent’s most historic gems, and bringing its awe-inspiring stories to life. They’re our perfect musical match.

Announcing the winners of the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2022


A huge number of tourists, culture seekers and history lovers voted for their favourite nominated properties in the eighth edition of the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards. There were ten categories to vote in this year, including two new ones - the Historic Hotel Sustainability Award and New Entry Historic Hotel Award - giving us the opportunity to celebrate a range of hotels in our Collection for a variety of achievements.

Historic Hotels of Europe Award 2022: Voting OPEN


Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE) is thrilled to announce that their prestigious Historic Hotels of Europe Awards has returned for the eighth time. Once more, guests and travel lovers are being invited to cast their vote for their favourite properties across the continent from the awards page.

Historic Hotels of Europe is proud to welcome 13 new properties to our Collection

Historic Hotels of Europe is delighted to share that we have recently welcomed 13 new properties to our Collection. Each hotel exudes the qualities of hospitality, history and charm that have become synonymous with our seal of approval. They’re the perfect fit for our growing group, and we’re thrilled to introduce them.

Historic Hotels of Europe ist stolz darauf, 13 neue Häuser im Portfolio begrüßen zu dürfen

Historic Hotels of Europe freut sich über 13 neue Mitgliedshäuser, die in diesem Jahr in das Portfolio aufgenommen wurden. Jedes dieser Hotels erfüllt die Qualitäten von Gastfreundschaft, Geschichte und Charme, die zum Synonym für unser Gütesiegel geworden sind. Sie passen perfekt in unsere wachsende Gruppe, und wir freuen uns, sie vorstellen zu können.

Best Heritage Hotels Collection in Europe Award


Historic Hotels of Europe has been recognised as the ‘Best Heritage Hotels Collection in Europe’ at LUXlife Magazine’s 2020 Resorts & Retreats Awards. In the face of such a difficult year, it’s a special honour to be recognised by such a prestigious influence in the travel sphere. In addition, three beautiful Italian hotels have recently joined the Collection of Historic Hotels of Europe.

Historic Hotels of Europe’s brand new Gift Experience Voucher


There’s no greater gift than the gift of travel. This philosophy is one that culture-focused travel brand Historic Hotels of Europe takes very seriously - and with the launch of their voucher store on November 18, they’ve made it easier than ever to make a loved one’s dream trip away a reality. With more than 70 vouchers available, there are tons of potential adventures to choose from - and if a little flexibility is required, shoppers need look no further than the hotelier’s Gift Experience Voucher. Worth between 50 - 1,500€, it can be put towards a stay at any of their participating properties across Europe.

Historic Hotels of Europe and Green Key enter cooperation agreement


Green Key The world’s leading sustainability certification programme for the hospitality industry, with more than 3,200 awarded establishments in 65 countries. The Green Key award is based on compliance with a strict set of criteria that are internationally recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

Four gorgeous new properties join the Historic Hotels of Europe Collection


We’re delighted to share some good news during these trying times. We’ve recently welcomed four new properties to the Historic Hotels of Europe Collection, providing our visitors with even more outstanding holiday choices across the continent. Each luxurious property has a fascinating heritage, and guarantees an exceptional experience to all those who visit.

Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2020: Winners Announced


For the seventh year running, Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE) have announced the winners of its prestigious annual awards ceremony. Honouring historic hotels across the continent, the awards this year go to properties delivering unique, superior and deeply cultural experiences. Votes have been collected from in-the-know travellers and hotel lovers - nearly 90% of which have stayed in the properties themselves (the rest of those surveyed plan to). The award winners were announced on Monday 24th of February at Hotel Stefanie - the oldest hotel in Vienna - during a gala dinner.

Hotels of Europe Awards: voting opens for 2018


With more than 400 historic hotels in 11 European countries making up the collection, the 8 diverse categories range from Historic Hotel Gourmet Award to Historic Hotel Castle Award. The awards are a chance to shine the spotlight on the staff and managers of hotels who give guests that ‘something special’ - outstanding hospitality, unforgettable experiences and a doorway to their property’s unique past.

Hotels of Europe Awards: Abstimmung für 2018 beginnt

Mit mehr als 400 historischen Hotels in 11 europäischen Ländern ist die Auswahl groß. Es gibt 8 abwechslungsreiche Kategorien vom Gourmet Award bis hin zum Schlosshotel Award. Die Auszeichnungen bieten eine Möglichkeit, die Manager und die Angestellten des Hotels ins Rampenlicht zu rücken, die den Gästen etwas Spezielles bieten – außerordentliche Gastfreundschaft, unvergessliche Erlebnisse und die faszinierende Geschichte der Vergangenheit.

Historic Hotels of Europe step into Spring with 11 new members


On our continued quest to discover unique, historical treasures, Historic Hotels of Europe welcomes 11 new member properties, spanning across the continent. Whether you’re staying within the ancient walls of a castle ruin or spending the night as lord or lady in a centuries-old manor house, each luxurious hotel boasts fascinating heritage and unforgettable experiences.

Historic Hotels of Europe startet mit 11 neuen Mitgliedern in den Frühling


Auf der ständigen Suche nach einzigartigen historischen Schätzen heißt Historic Hotels of Europe 11 neue Mitglieder willkommen, die über den ganzen Kontinent verteilt sind. Ob Sie in den antiken Mauern einer Schlossruine wohnen oder die Nacht als Lord oder Lady in einem jahrhundertealten Herrenhaus verbringen, jedes Luxus-Hotel stellt ein faszinierendes Erbe dar und wird einen unvergesslichen Eindruck hinterlassen.

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.

Historic Hotels of Europe names finalists of its 2017 Awards


Historic Hotels of Europe are delighted to announce the finalists in the Historic Hotels of Europe 2017 Awards. Now in its fifth year, these awards are voted for by the public and give recognition to those historic hotels in the membership across 18 countries. All finalists are invited to an exclusive Awards Ceremony Day in Santorini on Sunday October 23rd.

Historic Hotels of Europe opens Voting for 2017 Excellence Awards


Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE) is inviting past guests and discerning travellers to vote in its fifth annual awards, honouring excellence among almost 500 historic hotels in 18 European countries. The awards honour the staff and managers of hotels that shine in 10 wide-ranging categories, designed to reflect the breadth of the HHE membership.

Historic Hotels of Europe öffnet die Abstimmung für die Auszeichnung der exzellenten Hotels 2017


Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE) lädt ehemalige Gäste und Reisende ein, an der fünften Abstimmung dieser jährlichen Auszeichnung teilzunehmen, in der die Exzellenz der besten Hotels unter den 500 historischen Hotels in 18 europäischen Ländern ausgezeichnet wird. Die Auszeichnung ehrt die Mitarbeiter und Führungskräfte von Hotels, die in 10 unterschiedlichen Kategorien glänzen, die zugleich die Bandbreite der HHE Mitglieder reflektieren.

Historic Hotels of Europe Celebrates 2015 with 20 New Members


Exceptional Historic Hotels Group Enjoys Unprecedented Growth in New Membership

Historic Hotels of Europe launches innovative guest gateway


Discerning travellers in search of the perfect break can now be digitally transported across Europe from the comfort of their own home, using the stunning new responsive website launched by Historic Hotels of Europe.

Historic Hotels of Europe startet innovative Gäste Plattform


Anspruchsvolle Reisende auf der Suche nach dem perfekten Urlaub können jetzt vom Komfort ihres eigenen Heimes aus digital quer durch Europa navigieren, indem sie die atemberaubende neue ansprechende Webseite verwenden, die von Historic Hotels of Europe vom Stapel gelaufen ist.

Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2016


Historic Hotels of Europe names winners of its 2016 awards, celebrating excellence in luxury hospitality

3rd Historic Hotels of Europe 'Hotelier's Conference'


The Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE) held their Hoteliers Meeting and Conference on the 22nd of June 2015 at the Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzberg, Austria. It was also the occasion of the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser, our Austrian member

Net Affinity, an award winning Technology, Design and Marketing Company announces its partnership with Historic Hotels of Europe (HHE)


This exciting announcement will see more than 500 hotels across Europe integrate with Net Affinity’s booking technology platform and avail of their award winning design and marketing services