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.