At the TUI Global Hotel Awards 2023, sustainability was emphasised.
The TUI Lifetime Achievement award was given to the founder and owner of Grecotel Hotels and Resorts, Nikos Daskalantonakis, a distinction honouring people or organisations with an incalculable contribution to the tourism industry.
As TUI points out, Mr Daskalantonakis is known for his commitment to creating personalised, unique cultural experiences for guests, offering them warmth and a genuine connection with the local community.
Regarding hotel developments, Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites was awarded the best hotel in the world and the best hotel in Eastern Europe by TUI.
The annual TUI Global Hotel Awards ceremony was held in Berlin. More than 300 hotel partners and TUI employees gathered to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the top 100 hotels in the company’s portfolio. According to TUI guest reviews, nine hotels have been recognised as the best within 12 categories selected from a pool of more than 13,000 hotels in 180 destinations.
The annual TUI World Hotel Award winners are based on feedback from more than 16 million TUI guests in 2022. This includes everything from service to food, facilities, and overall experience.
These are the winning hotels of the TUI Global Hotel Awards of 2023:
- Best Hotel TUI Nordic: TUI BLUE Barut Andiz
- Best Hotel TUI Belgium: Acanthus Cennet Barut Collection
- Best Hotel TUI Netherlands: TUI BLUE Palm Garden
- Best Hotel TUI Germany, Austria & Switzerland: TUI BLUE Barut Andiz
- Best Hotel TUI Poland: Hotel Riu Palace Santa Maria
- Best Hotel TUI UK & Ireland: Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
- New: Best Hotel TUI BLUE: TUI BLUE Barut Andiz
- Best Hotel Overland: Hotel Andromeda
- Best Hotel Eastern Mediterranean: Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites
- Best Hotel Western Mediterranean: Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia
- Best Hotel Long Haul: Veligandu Island Resort & Spa
- New: Best Hotel Sustainability People Award: Cretan Malia Park
- New: Best Hotel Sustainability Planet Award: Creta Maris Resort
- New: Best Hotel Sustainability Progress Award: Fushifaru Maldives
- Sustainability Innovation Award: Atlantica Hotels & Resorts
- Best Hotel Overall Sustainability: Cretan Malia Park
- TUI Care Foundation Award: Aitken Spence Hotels
- Best Hotel Globally: Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites
- Lifetime Achievement: Nikos Daskalantonakis, Grecotel Hotels & Resorts