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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 that includes a discussion forum hosted by VSN Club, a guided visit to the Akrotiri archaeological site and lunch in a taverna by the sea. The Awards 2017 Ceremony & Gala Dinner is being held in the evening at Selene Restaurant in the Santorini Cultural Village.


Barbara Avdis, chair of Historic Hotels of Europe commented:

“Travellers seek not only for the good value but also experiences that enable them to discover the “world around them”. It is vital for Historic Hotels of Europe to showcase the local differences and focus on the community of historic hotels and it’s identity. The activities our finalist’s experience span philosophy, antiquities, wine tasting and a gourmet dinner - all are aligned with the intrinsic values of Historic Hotels of Europe. ”


All the hotels are focused on excellence in hospitality and a commitment to the preservation of European history and culture. The awards celebrate those hotels that have demonstrated exceptional dedication this year by touching the hearts of their guests whilst showcasing their cultural heritage and identity. Historic Hotels of Europe look forward to announcing the winners in Santorini on 23rd October.


The finalists are (in alphabetical order):


City Historic Hotel Award

As Janelas Verdes, Portugal

Hotel Krafft Basel, Switzerland

Marpessa Smart Luxury Hotel, Greece



Historic Hotel Castle Award

Barberstown Castle, Ireland

Chateau de l”Epinay, France

Romantik Castle Hotel Rheinfels, Germany


Historic Hotel Countryside Award

Kurhaus Bergun, Switzerland

See-Villa Millstatt, Austria

L’Unicorno, Italy


Historic Hotel Gourmet Award

Lysebu Hotell, Norway

Villa Necas, Slovakia

Villa Sjötorp, Sweden


Historic Hotel Host of the Year

Allegory Boutique Hotel, Greece

Hotel Hviezdoslav, Slovakia

Hotel Union Øye, Norway


Historic Hotel New Member Award

Szent András Kastély, Hungary

Château Gbeľany, Slovakia

Grand Hotel les Trois Rois, Switzerland


Historic Hotel Spa Award

Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, Wales

Grandhotel Praha, Slovakia

Solstrand Hotel & Bad, Norway


Historic Hotel Wedding Experience

Hotel Chateau Belá, Slovakia

Rathsallagh House, Ireland

Chateau Sundbyholm, Sweden


Historic Hotel with “A Story to Tell”

Apponyi Hotel, Hungary

Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Slovakia

Hotel Vécsecity, Hungary


Most Romantic Historic Hotel

Esperas Hotel, Greece

Kryimai Hotel, Greece

Mont Juliet, Ireland


About Historic Hotels of Europe


Historic Hotels of Europe is a membership organisation representing unique places to stay in Europe. Encompassing castles, chateaus, palaces monasteries, convents and more, they have more than 500 members, spanning 18 countries. Each property within the association has been handpicked for their historical architecture and the unique stories they tell.


This year’s awards are hosted by Yades Greek Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of Europe are proud to collaborate with the following Award sponsors: BMW Hellas, the VSN Hub, Taste3 Tea Obsession and under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism. The Awards are also supported by the Greek National Tourism Organisation.


Past award winners can be viewed here: http://www.historichotelsofeurope.com/award.html


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