COPY: EH Award categories 2017

1st January, 1970

COPY: EH Award categories 2017

Elite Traveler Luxury Awards Categories 2017


European Beach Resort of the Year

The indomitable popularity of the French Riviera shows no sign of abating, and with new hot spots appearing along the Mediterranean, the Adriatic and beyond, here we identify and celebrate the very best beach resorts in Europe.

Must have a beach for use of resort guests only.


International Beach Resort of the Year

From the crystal clear waters of the Mexican coast to Thailand’s tropical islands, there are an abundance of beaches for the international traveler to explore. Azure waters and white sand beaches are a must, as are stunning views and exemplary service.

Must have a beach for use of resort guests only.


Private Island Resort of the Year

For those seeking more privacy from their holiday destination only a private island resort will do. Offering the ultimate in escapism we’re looking for the top private island resorts and exclusive use private islands.

Must be located on a private island.


European Golf Resort of the Year

Whether it’s the Scottish behemoth Gleneagles or the legendary Golf de Morfontaine, Europe has a plethora of challenging and championship courses. Though Scotland is the home of the sport, we’ll be looking across Europe for the best European Golf Resorts out there.

Must include at least one 18 hole golf course.


International Golf Resort of the Year

Looking at the resort in general as well as the golf course, these hotels with have all the amenities expected of a five star luxury hotel, but with the added bonus of some world class golf.

Must include at least one 18 hole golf course.


Best Cruise Line of the Year

With Michelin starred restaurants, on board spas and luxurious cabins that mimic the penthouse suite of one of the world’s top hotels, cruise lines are more akin to floating palaces these days. This brand new category will explore the best cruise ships out there.


US Hotelier of the Year

Recognising someone who has gone above and beyond and raised the profile of their own brand, as well as the industry as a whole. Whether this is through a tireless pursuit of enhanced sustainability or helping the community in which the hotel lies, this award recognises hotelier excellence.


Green Hotel of the Year – European and International

The Green Hotel Award recognizes a hotel that maximizes environmental operations within the hotel and efficient and innovative use of energy consumption. This category is open to all hotels making big steps in this area.


Opening of the Year – New build – European and International

This category recognizes new projects that highlight innovative structural and interior design solutions in new build. This award will look at hotels opened for guests only from January 2015 – May 2017.

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Opening of the Year – Renovation or conversion – European and International 

The award encompasses interior design, building use and creative use of space. This award will look at hotels opened for guests only from January 2015 – May 2017.


Best Future Hospitality Building – Hotel, Bar, Restaurant – Under Construction and Drawing Board – European and International

This award is to celebrate the interior design and structural design of any hospitality building project. Whether it is a hotel, a restaurant, or a bar it will be assessed on the merits of all aspects design within that project.

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Best Hotel Suite – European and International

We are looking at Interior design & use of space within the Suite. This also includes the technology used within the Suite. Entries can include a full or part refurbishment, both new builds and restoration projects and should show high levels of creativity and innovation.


Best Use of Technology – European and International

Recognizes hotels that have implemented technology to make the hotel more appealing to the guest, elevated the brand or defined the modernization of the front and back office of the hotel.


Hotelier of the Year

A personal award. This award will honour a GM and MD who stands out among their peers making a difference to the hotel in reputation, service and new business.  This is a self-nominating category.


Hotel Spa of the Year – European and International

The hotel spa award recognizes the best use of interior space and spa installation.  How the spa has had an impact of the reputation and brand of the hotel and how individual it is. This award can also recognize the supplier to which the hotel had contracted as well as the hotel.


Best Boutique Hotel – European and International

Open to all hotels between 1-100 rooms. This category is judged on the service quality and hotel ambiance. This is a self nominating category, so tell us why you feel you are the best boutique hotel in Europe.


Innovation in Service – European and International

The Hotel Service Award will reward the hotel that presents impeccable service and guest retention and satisfaction to a hotel.  Service is a major element to a hotels success and this EH Award will reward the hotel’s reputation and staff. We are looking for ways that the hotel has helped to improve life for their guests.


Best Hotel Restaurant – European and International

Nominations for this category must be for restaurants which are run in conjunction with the hotel.


Best Hotel Bar – European and International

Nominations for this category must be for hotel bars which are run in conjunction with the hotel.


Lifetime Achievement in the Hotel Community

Recognizes a person for service to the Hotel Community and their body of work.  This award will be award by the judges of the EH Awards and cannot be entered by the hotel, it is awarded by the judges.


The Hotel of the Year Winner – European and International

This is the final award that consist of the winners from each categories taken part in the EH Awards 2017 (You cannot enter this category).


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