The FINANCIAL — On December 5, 2016 in InterContinental Kyiv Hotel the first ceremony of International Hospitality Awards® 2016 was held.
The nominees of International Hospitality Awards in 2016 were the hotels from 8 countries: Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia. This choice has been made due to the active development of hospitality industry in these countries as well as the great potential for attracting solid investments.
25 best hotels due to the results of International Hospitality Awards® 2016:
Best Apart Hotel – Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence, Romania
Best Bar in a Hotel – M1 Club Hotel / Prosecco bar P1, Odessa, Ukraine
Best Boutique Hotel – Hotel Moments, Budapest, Hungary
Best Business Hotel 3* – NADIYA HOTEL, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Best Business Hotel 4* – KRONWELL BRASOV HOTEL, Romania
Best Business Hotel 5* – InterContinental Kyiv, Ukraine
Best Country Hotel – Verholy Relax Park, Sosnovka, Poltava Region, Ukraine
Best Design Hotel – Hotel PRIVO, Targu Mures, Romania
Best Ethno-Hotel – Stara Pravda, Polyanytsya, Ivano-Frankivsk Region, Ukraine
Best Green Hotel – Taor Karpaty, Lastivka, Lviv Region, Ukraine
Best Historical Hotel – Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, Slovakia
Best Hostel – DREAM Hostel, Warsaw, Poland
Best Local Chain – Premier Hotels and Resorts, Ukraine
Best Luxury Hotel – Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv, Ukraine
Best Marketing Campaign – Taor Karpaty, Lastivka, Lviv Region, Ukraine
Best Medical Hotel – Bristol ART & Medical SPA, Busko Zdrój, Poland
Best Mice Hotel – KRONWELL BRASOV HOTEL, Romania
Best Mini-Hotel – Premier Geneva Hotel, Odessa, Ukraine
Best Program for Corporate & Social Responsibility – ALFAVITO hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine
Best Resort Hotel – Radisson Blu Resort Bukovel, Ukraine
Best Restaurant in a Hotel – VOGUE Café, Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv, Ukraine
Best Ski Resort – Marco Polo Hotel, Gudauri, Georgia
Best SPA Hotel – Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, Slovakia
Best Sport Hotel – Marco Polo Hotel, Gudauri, Georgia
Opening Of The Year – Hotel Moments, Budapest, Hungary
All the winners got their awards made of glass by Tiger company.
The nominees were proportionally assessed on the basis of the professional opinion of the Jury Members (50%) and consumers’ rating in the international online Booking systems: Booking.com (25%) and TrustYou.com (25%). Thus, not only opinion of the Jury Members influenced on results but also guests` impression. The Jury Board consists of 2 experts from each of 8 participating countries and 3 honored Jury members – world famous representatives of hospitality industry.
The main factors that determine the reputation of the Awards and the confidence of participants are transparency and objectivity. Participation is free of charge for all the nominees and every hotel could take part in the Awards. Official Auditor of International Hospitality Awards is the international auditing company RSM.
Host of the ceremony was Volodymyr Ostapchuk. The black tie event brought together leading European hoteliers, general managers of hotels-finalists, global hospitality industry experts, diplomats, representatives of the companies with a worldwide reputation, and journalists. Honorary guests of the ceremony were the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania, Bulgaria and Georgia to Ukraine.
Exclusive Auto Partner – Mercedes-Benz, General Law Partner – GoLaw, Official DMC Partner – BTL, Exclusive carrier – A-Trans, Floristic partner – Flor People, Beauty-partner – KOKO nailroom, General Business Media Partner – liga.net, General International Media Partner – The Financial.
Partners: Swiss Education Group, YieldPlanet, TrustYou, Kärcher, Vaillant, Mirs, Villeroy & Boch, ProService, Nestlé, Deol Partners, Tiger, Manezh, TS plus, DressBox, Golets, Odyssey, Premier Food, Art-hotel Bakkara, Premier Hotels and Resorts, АТМ, ЕКТА, Leater, ExMoto.
The Awards was held by HOTELIERO Club that used to organize Ukrainian Hospitality Awards since 2011. After 5 years of honoring the best hotels in Ukraine it has been decided to withdraw to the international level and launch International Hospitality Awards.
Mission of the Awards – is not only awarding of the best hotels, but also development of professional and competitive hospitality industry through promoting achievements of local hotels and resorts. The Awards assists in the development of the quality of hotels’ services and stimulates the growth of the competitiveness in hospitality industry of local markets as well as abroad.