This page uses its own and third-party cookies to ensure that we give the best user experience on our website. If you continue using this site we will assume that you agree More information

News

AEHM, Grand Jury Prize

07/09/2018

The jury of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative decided to present the Grand Jury Prize to the Hotel Business Association of Madrid (AEHM-its Spanish acronym), award that was received by its president, Gabriel García Alonso.

See full news

StandArt Hotel Moscow, Best Hotel Innovation in Russia

07/05/2018

Double Tree by Hilton Moscow Marina, Lotte Hotel Moscow, Mercure Rostov-on-Don Center Hotel and StandArt Hotel Moscow were the four nominated hotels to the Best Hotel Innovation in Russia Award at the 12th edition of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative, the latter being the winner in this category.

See full news

Room Mate Hotels, Best Hotel Chain

07/03/2018

Costa Brava Hotels de Luxe, Ilunion Hotels, Meliá Hotels International and Room Mate Hotels were the four hotel chains nominated to the 12th edition of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative. The prize was awarded to Room Mate Hotels and was received by Kike Sarasola, president and founder of the chain and Carlos Marredo, vice president of the group.

 

See full news

Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques, Best Urban Hotel

06/29/2018

The Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid has been awarded Best Urban Hotel at the 12th edition of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative, organized by the magazine Gran Hotel Turismo. The awards, which celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, were presented at the Roca Madrid Gallery on the 7th June. 

 

See full news

The Hotel Glòria de Sant Jaume, Best Singular Hotel

06/28/2018

The Hotel Glòria de Sant Jaume in Palma de Mallorca has been the winner of the Roca Award to the Hotel Initiative in the Best Singular Hotel category. The Majorcan hotel was nominated along with the Catalonia Ronda in Ronda (Málaga), the Faro Isla Pancha in Isla Pancha (Lugo) and the Hotel del Juguete in Ibi (Alicante).

See full news

Las Caldas Villa Termal, Best Wellness Hotel

06/27/2018

The Hotel Rural & Spa Treixas in Puebla de Sanabria (Zamora), the Santos Balneario Las Arenas in Valencia, the Villa Padierna Thermas de Carratraca in Carratraca (Málaga) and Las Caldas Villa Termal in Oviedo were the four nominees of the 2018 edition of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative in the Wellness Hotel category. The latter won the statuette by Domènec Fita.

See full news

Hotel Urban, Best Bar-Cocktail-service

06/25/2018

The Roca Award to the Hotel Initiative in the Cuisine-Best Cocktail-Bar service category has been awarded to the Hotel Urban in Madrid. The carefree spirit of the Glass Mar at the Hotel Urban is present in its wine and cocktail menu. Ángel León defends a pairing with the Sherry wines: fine wine, Amontillado, oloroso, palo cortado or manzanilla–, references that due to their special features are the perfect complement for every dish. Moreover, a cocktail menu is proposed with the essence of Jerez, such as Negroni del Sur, made from oloroso; Moscafé with flowery muscatel or Fresh Amontillado, with Maestro Sierra Amontillado, among others, proposed to accompany the menu, or drink as an aperitif or after work.

 

See full news

Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa, Best Mountain Holiday Hotel

06/21/2018

The Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa in Soldeu (Andorra) has been the winner in the Best Mountain Holiday Hotel category of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative, which were presented at the Roca Madrid Gallery on the 7th June and which are organized by the magazine Gran Hotel Turismo.

See full news

Royal Hideaway Corales Resort, Best Seaside Holiday Hotel

06/20/2018

The Royal Hideaway Corales Resort in Costa Adeje (Tenerife) won the Roca Award to the Hotel Initiative in the category Best Seaside Holiday Hotel. This hotel had the ME Sitges Terramar in Sitges (Barcelona), the OD Port Portals in Portals Nous (Mallorca), the Seaside Sandy Beach in Playa del Inglés (Gran Canaria) and the TUI Family Life Islantilla in Islantilla (Huelva) as opponents.

See full news

Hotel Sofia, Best Renovation

06/19/2018

The Hotel Sofia has been the winner of the Roca Award to the Hotel Initiative in the Best Renovation category. The Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, the Hotel Alhambra Palace in Granada and the Ilunion Calas de Conil in Calas de Conil (Cádiz) were the opponents of the hotel in Barcelona in this category.  

See full news

Gran Hotel Miramar, Best Architecture

06/18/2018

The Gran Hotel Miramar in Malaga has been the winner of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative in the Architecture category.  The other three finalist hotels were the Parador de Lleida in Lleida, the Room Mate Carla in Barcelona and the VP Plaza España Design Madrid.

See full news

The Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative of Gran Hotel Turismo already have winners

06/11/2018

The Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative, organized by the magazine Gran Hotel Turismo of Curt Ediciones Group, were presented on Thursday, June 7th, at a gala event that took place at the Roca Madrid Gallery. A night filled with magic and emotions, as the awards celebrate their 25th anniversary this year.

The event gathered around 250 guests, among them authorities, representatives of the hotel, tourist and gastronomic branches and the press.

See full news

Gran Hotel Turismo presents the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative tonight

06/07/2018

After several months of preparation, the award ceremony of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative, which are organised by the magazine Gran Hotel Turismo and celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, will take place tonight. The event, with over 200 guests, will take place at the Roca Madrid Gallery at 8 pm.

A magic night full of dreams and surprises for the 63 nominees of the 12th edition of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative.

This morning, the jury meets at the Only You Boutique Hotel Madrid to decide the winners that will take home the stone column by Domènec Fita.

See full news

Once again Madrid hosts the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative from Gran Hotel Turism

06/01/2018

After celebrating the three last editions in Barcelona, the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative return to the city where they were born: Madrid. The Spanish capital hosted the first award ceremony in 1993, therefore they celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. 

The Roca Madrid Gallery is the space chosen for a night full of surprises in which 63 hotels or chains hope to receive one of the 15 statuettes by the sculptor Domènec Fita that make up the categories. Moreover, there will be two special awards: The Grand Jury Award and the Honorary Award in Recognition to a Hotel and Tourism Personality.

See full news

All the details of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative in the June issue of Gran Hotel Turismo

05/31/2018

With one week to go before the event, you can read all the details of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative in the June issue of Gran Hotel Turismo. 25 pages that tell the story of these awards created in 1993 by the magazine Gran Hotel Turismo, of the Curt Ediciones Group. Therefore, this year the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative Awards celebrate their 25th anniversary. In addition, the 63 nominees in each of the 15 categories that make up the 12th edition of the competition are also described.

 

See full news

The Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative present their nominees

05/16/2018

The nominees of the 12th edition of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative, organized by the magazine Gran Hotel Turismo, from Curt Ediciones Group, have just been announced.

After a registration period that has lasted several months and the corresponding voting of the jury, 63 nominees opt to the sculpture by the designer Domènec Fita, which will be presented at a dinner that will take place at the Roca Madrid Gallery on the 7th June. A night full of surprises!

See full news

The best urban hotels of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative

03/16/2018

The Best Urban Hotel was a category introduced during the second edition of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative. The first hotel to receive the award was the Hotel López de Haro in Bilbao in 1995, followed by the Hotel Arts in Barcelona (1997), the Hotel Ritz in Barcelona (1999), the Hotel Palafox in Zaragoza (2001), the Silken Gran Hotel Domine in Bilbao (2003), the Hotel Urban in Madrid (2006), the Casa Fuster in Barcelona (2008), the AC Palacio de Santa Paula in Granada (2011), the Gran Hotel Nagari Boutique & Spa in Vigo (2014) and the Hotel Olivia Plaza (2016).

See full news

The award to Best Singular Hotel is back

03/14/2018

After not being present in the 2016 edition, the Best Singular Hotel category returns to the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative, which will be presented by  Gran Hotel Turismo at the Roca Madrid Gallery on the 7th June. In the 2014 edition, where this category was present, the winner was the Cava Hotel Mastinell in Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona).

See full news

Wellness, a historic category at the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative

03/12/2018

A legendary category of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative is the Best Wellness Hotel, a category to which those establishments that offer the complete service of thermal treatments, thalassotherapy, anti-stress therapies, beauty treatments, etc. can opt for. The state-of-the-art equipment and a range of services including food or physical activities allowing people and event planners to keep a healthy lifestyle are taken into account.

See full news

Gran Hotel Turismo presents the 25th anniversary of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative

02/28/2018

The Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative have kicked off with their official presentation at the Roca Madrid Gallery. Organized by the Gran Hotel Turismo magazine, from the publishing house Curt Ediciones, these awards celebrate their 25th anniversary this year and present interesting novelties in this twelfth edition, such as new categories or their international nature, which is now confirmed with Portugal, China and Russia as guest countries. These awards aim to pay tribute to the hotels and professionals that have achieved the best quality standards in fields such as architecture, cuisine, services or tourist promotion.

See full news

The winners of the Roca Awards to Hotel Initiative have been announced

06/22/2016

The Roca Awards to Hotel Initiative, organised by the magazine Gran Hotel Turismo, were presented yesterday evening at a gala that took place at the Roca Barcelona Gallery.

The event gathered around 250 people, among them representatives from the hotel, tourism and gastronomy sectors, suppliers of hotel and restaurant equipment, and press. 

See full news

Nominees for the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative announced

05/24/2016

The nominees for the 11th Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative, organised by Gran Hotel Turismo magazine, have been revealed. After receiving applications and assessing all candidates over the last three months, the Jury has now chosen 44 potential winners for the sculpture by designer Domènec Fita. The monolith will be awarded at a dinner party that will be held at the Roca Barcelona Gallery next 21st June.

See full news

The registration to the Roca Awards to Hotel Initiative is extended until the 22nd April

04/18/2016

The deadline for the registration to the Roca Awards to Hotel Initiative, organised by the Gran Hotel Turismo magazine, has been extended one more week, until the next 22nd April, in view of the number of candidacies presented this past week, and based on the request from hotels and chains to extend the registration period for a few more days. Registration may be completed on the website www.premiosgranhotel.com

See full news

Partners