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Final stretch for the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative

04/10/2018

There are still 15 days left until the registration period for the Roca Award to the Hotel Initiative, organized by the Gran Hotel Turismo magazine, finishes.

The registration period for the awards finishes on Wednesday, 25th April.

Registration can be made on www.premiosrocahotel.com.

In the 2018 edition, the following categories are eligible:

1st Architecture

Newly built hotel or refurbishment of a building for hotel use opened from the 1st July 2016 until the deadline for the receipt of applications.

2nd Renovation

The work of decorating and refurbishing a hotel establishment with the aim of improving its services and infrastructure will be assessed if it has presented the refurbishment works from the 1st July 2016 until the closing date for the receipt of applications.

3rd Seaside Holiday Hotel

Hotel whose main function is to provide the guest with a good holiday atmosphere on the coast. The location, environment, cuisine, facilities, leisure facilities, etc. will be assessed.

4th Mountain Holiday Hotel

Hotel whose main function is to provide the guest with a good holiday atmosphere in the mountains. The location, environment, cuisine, adequate facilities for the practice of mountain sports etc. will be taken into consideration.

5th Hotel cuisine

-Hotel restaurant

Both the quality and gastronomic creativity offered will be valued, as well as the service in the dining room.

-Bar-cocktail service

Those establishments that have professional bartenders and/or mixologists who are committed to offering innovative cocktails and drinks that surprise their clients through research and creativity will be considered.

6th Conference and Convention Hotel

The quality of the facilities for holding congresses, conventions and incentives will be taken into account, as well as the offer of audiovisual and technological services, cuisine for events, communication, etc.

7th Wellness Hotel

This establishment can offer the most complete service of thermal treatments, thalassotherapy, spa, anti-stress therapies, beauty therapies, etc… It will also evaluate the equipment with the latest technology and a range of services both for food and physical activities that allow people and event planners to keep an active lifestyle.

8th Singular Hotel

Establishment that, due to its location, architecture, decoration or services, has features that make it different. It presents the charm of exclusivity and provides the guest with a feeling of being special.

9th Urban Hotel

A hotel with a good location within the city that favours the dual use of a hotel with facilities for work or business as well as for urban leisure breaks.

10th Sustainable Hotel - We Are Water Foundation Award

The hotel with the most sustainable and innovative proposals regarding water and energy saving will be assessed, as well as the strategy for communicating this sustainability to clients.

11th Hotel chain

The quality of the facilities will be recognized, as well as the level of services provided by the hotels of the same hotel chain. The capacity for growth and the presentation of innovative proposals to improve the hotel industry will also be assessed.

SPECIAL AWARDS

1º Hotel innovation in Portugal

An establishment located in Portugal, belonging to a Portuguese or international hotel chain, which stands out for incorporating an innovative concept in its facilities, services or brand values. This innovation must be aimed at improving the experience of the guest or client, improving the management or the hotel and its employees or the conservation of the environment and surroundings. All types of hotels, regardless of their size, are eligible for this category, provided they justify the submission of their application.

2ª Hotel innovation in Russia

Hotel located in Russia, owned by a Russian or international hotel chain, that stands out for incorporating an innovative concept in its facilities, services or brand philosophy. This innovation should be aimed at improving the guest or customer experience, improving the guest’s or employees’ experience or preserving the environment and surroundings. All types of hotels, regardless of their size, are eligible for this category, provided they justify the submission of their application.

3º Best hotel in China-Recognition of the hotel drive

Hotel belonging to a Chinese or international hotel chain, located in China, whose characteristics make it an outstanding establishment over others. The combination or architecture, quality of the facilities, design, guest services will be assessed. The size of the hotel will not be taken into account when applying for this award. Large hotels and boutique hotels can participate. The way the hotel defends its candidacy and justifies why it should be the winner of the award will be assessed.

Categories voted by the jury and without registration by the hotels

1-. Grand Jury Prize Special Award

The jury reserves the right to present special prizes in recognition of the cultural offer of a hotel, the work of a tourist office, country or autonomous community to promote tourism, the efforts of a company to improve its technology or enhance ecology, etc.  

2-. Honour Award in Recognition of the Hotel and Tourist Personality

The award ceremony will take place at the Roca Madrid Gallery on the 7th June and all nominated hotels in every category will be invited to this event. Leading personalities of the tourism branch will also attend this event.

The Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative are sponsored by Roca in collaboration with  Orac Decor®, Rational, Tattoo Contract and Viajes El Corte Inglés.

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