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Gran Hotel Turismo presents tonight the Roca Awards to Hotel Initiative


After several months of preparation, the day has finally arrived when the Roca Awards to Hotel Initiative, organised by the magazine Gran Hotel Turismo, will be presented.  The event will take place at 8 pm at the Roca Barcelona Gallery.

Today the jury will determine the winners in each one of the categories that make up the 11th edition of the Roca Awards to Hotel Initiative. The jury of the Roca Awards to Hotel Initiative is made up of: president, Enrique Curt, founding president of Curt Ediciones; Laura Curt, director of the 11th edition of the Roca Awards to Hotel Initiative; Miguel Ángel Almodóvar, food critic; Domènec Biosca, president of the Association of Experts in Tourist Companies ( Asociación de Expertos en Empresas Turísticas); Álvaro Carrillo de Albornoz, CEO of the Hotel Technological Institute (Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero); Ascensión Durán, honorary member of OPC Spain; Juan Molas, president of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation (Confederación Española de Hoteles y Alojamientos Turísticos); José Ángel Preciados, CEO of Ilunion Hotels; Xavier Torras, brand & communication director at Roca; Sergio and Javier Torres, executive chefs of the Dos Cielos restaurant at the Hotel Meliá Barcelona Sky, and Fernando Tomás Ginés, director of Communication and Trip Promotion at Viajes El Corte Inglés.

The 2016 nominees are:


Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection Barcelona

H10 Cubik Barcelona

Palacio de Úbeda, Úbeda (Jaén)

Room Mate Valeria Málaga


Gallery Hotel Barcelona

Hotel Claris Barcelona

María Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa)

NH Collection Abascal Madrid


Barceló Sancti Petri Spa Resort Chiclana (Cádiz)

BlueBay Lanzarote Costa Teguise (Lanzarote)

Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa Sant Jordi de Ses Salines (Ibiza)

Hesperia Playa Dorada Yaiza (Lanzarote)


Hotel Mas de la Costa Valderrobles (Teruel)

Meliá Sol y Nieve Sierra Nevada (Granada)

Rafaelhoteles by La Pleta Baqueira (Lleida)

Vincci Selección Rumaykiyya Sierra Nevada (Granada)


Caelis-El Palace Barcelona, Barcelona

Casamar Restaurant Hotel Llafranc (Girona)

María Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa)

NH Collection Eurobuilding Madrid


Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Barcelona

NH Collection Eurobuilding Madrid

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona)

Resort Balneario de Panticosa Panticosa (Huesca)


Castilla Termal Balneario de Olmedo, Olmedo (Valladolid)

Healthouse Las Dunas Health & Beach Spa Estepona (Marbella)

Iberostar Gran Hotel Mencey Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife)

Wine Oil Spa Villa de Laguardia Hotel, Laguardia (Álava)


Hotel Tres Reyes Pamplona

Hotel Urban Madrid

Las Casas del Arenal Sevilla

Olivia Plaza Hotel Barcelona


Barceló La Bobadilla Loja (Granada)

Hotel Botánico & The Oriental Spa Garden, Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife)

Hotel Spa Niwa Brihuega (Guadalajara)

Ilunion Málaga, Málaga


Awards to tourist destinations

-To Hotel Innovation in Portugal

H10 Duque de Loulé Lisboa

Vincci Liberdade Lisboa

Vincci Porto Oporto

Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça Vestiaria-Alcobaça

-To Hotel Innovation in Dubai

Armada BlueBay

Armani Hotel Dubai

Media One Hotel

Meliá Dubai

The Awards to Hotel Initiative, presented by the magazine Gran Hotel Turismo for the first time in 1993, pay a well-deserved tribute to hotels and hotel owners for their contribution to a sector that changes and surprises continuously. For this reason, winning one of these awards represents a great prestige for those that work to improve a market such as the tourism one, which is the main driving force of the Spanish economy, with Gran Hotel Turismo, from Curt Ediciones, as a part of it.

The Roca Awards to Hotel Initiative are sponsored by Roca, with the collaboration of Amenities Pack, CEX-Cerdos Extremeños, Eiralabs, Eurofred, Feria del Mueble Yecla, FunderMax, Giró Gin, Mastinell, Orac Decor, Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, Sahita, Saxun, Tattoo Contract, Vandemoortele and Viajes El Corte Inglés.