Top honours – the 2016 European Hospitality Awards winners

16 December 2016



After many applications and months of deliberation, the winners of the 2016 European Hospitality Awards were announced at a gala evening in London. Hotel Management International takes a look at this year’s victors.


Leaders and dignitaries from across the international hotel industry celebrated success at the European Hospitality Awards, which was hosted on 3 November 2016 at the Royal Garden Hotel in London.

Recognition was given across 12 categories to hotels and hoteliers that are setting new standards. The judging panel included Ted Teng, CEO of Leading Hotels of the World; Jane Sunley, founder of Purple Cubed; DWA managing director Derek Wood; and Mark Bruce, senior director at EPR architects.

We congratulate all of this year’s winners and wish applicants good luck for 2017.

And the winners are…

Green Hotel of the Year

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, Lisboa, Portugal

Opening of the Year (Renovation or Conversion)

YTL Hotels, The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath, England, UK

Best Boutique Hotel

Dorchester Collection, 45 Park Lane, London, UK

Sponsored by Gilchrist & Soames

Opening of the Year (New Build)

HBA London for the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Hotel Spa of the Year

The Europe Spa and Resort, ESPA at The Europe, Fossa, Killarney, Ireland

Best Hotel Restaurant

Belmond Hotel Caruso, Belvedere Restaurant, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Best use of Technology

Staybridge Suites London, Vauxhall, i-Tech, London, UK

Sponsored by Quadriga

Hotelier of the Year

Aldo Melpignano, Managing Director, San Domenico Hotels

Sponsored by ALESSI

Innovation in Service of the Year

Meliá Hotels International, Sol Katmandú Park & Resort, Mallorca, Spain

Best Hotel Suite

Rosewood London, Manor House Suite, London, UK

Sponsored by COCO-MAT

Best Hotel Bar

Meliá Hotels International, ME London, Radio Rooftop London, London, UK

Sponsored by Erdinger

Hotel of the Year 2016 – Overall Winner

Staybridge Suites London, Vauxhall, London, UK

Sponsored by Rupert Welch

Green Hotel of the Year - Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, Lisboa, Portugal.
Opening of the Year (Renovation or Conversion) - YTL Hotels, The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath, England, UK.
Best Boutique Hotel - Dorchester Collection, 45 Park Lane, London, UK.
Opening of the Year (New Build) - HBA London for the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Hilton Amsterdam Airport, Schiphol, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Hotel Spa of the Year - The Europe Spa and Resort, ESPA at The Europe, Fossa, Killarney, Ireland.
Best Hotel Restaurant - Belmond Hotel Caruso, Belvedere Restaurant, Amalfi Coast, Italy.
Best use of Technology - Staybridge Suites London, Vauxhall, i-Tech, London, UK.
Hotelier of the Year - Aldo Melpignano, Managing Director, San Domenico Hotels.
Innovation in Service of the Year - Meliá Hotels International, Sol Katmandú Park & Resort, Mallorca, Spain.
Best Hotel Suite - Rosewood London, Manor House Suite, London, UK.
Best Hotel Bar - Meliá Hotels International, ME London, Radio Rooftop London, London, UK.
Hotel of the Year 2016 – Overall Winner – Staybridge Suites London, Vauxhall, London, UK.


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