The Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative of Gran Hotel Turismo already have winners
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.
The winners of the 12th edition of the 2018 Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative are:
Gran Hotel Miramar Málaga
Hotel Sofia Barcelona
SEASIDE HOLIDAY HOTEL
Royal Hideaway Corales Beach Resort Costa Adeje (Tenerife)
MOUNTAIN HOLIDAY HOTEL
Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa Soldeu (Andorra)
The Ritz-Carlton, Abama Guía de Isora (Tenerife)
Hotel Urban Madrid
CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION HOTEL
Meliá Palma Bay-Palau de Congressos de Palma Palma de Mallorca
Las Caldas Villa Termal Oviedo
Hotel Glòria de Sant Jaume Palma de Mallorca
Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques Madrid
SUSTAINABLE-WE ARE WATER AWARD
La Isla y El Mar Hotel Boutique Puerto del Carmen (Lanzarote)
Room Mate Hotels
HOTEL INNOVATION IN PORTUGAL
Palácio do Governador Lisboa
HOTEL INNOVATION IN RUSSIA
StandArt Design Hotel Moscú
RECOGNITION TO THE HOTEL DRIVE IN CHINA
Le Meridien Shanghai, Minhang Shanghai
Moreover, in the meeting held that same morning, the jury unanimously decided to award two special prizes: the Grand Jury Prize and the Honour Award in Recognition to the Hotel and Tourism Personality.
Special Category Grand Jury Prize
Asociación Empresarial Hotelera de Madrid (Hotel Business Association of Madrid). The prize was received by its president Gabriel García Alonso.
Honour Award in Recognition to the Hotel and Tourism Personality
José Luis Santos Tejedor, president and CEO of Hoteles Santos
The jury recognizes José Luis Santos Tejedor for his 40 years at the head of the Hoteles Santos chain, with 12 hotels in Spain, all of them owned and some of them opened during the crisis.
The jury is made up of: president Enrique Curt, founding president of Curt Ediciones; David Alayeto, founder of Estudio IN; Miguel Ángel Almodóvar, food critic; Álvaro Carrillo de Albornoz, general director of the Hotel Technological Institute; Laura Curt, director of the 12th edition of the Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative and editor of Curt Ediciones; José Ángel Preciados, general director of Ilunion Hotels; Vicente Romero, president of CIDH Circulo Internacional de Directores de Hotel; Xavier Torras, brand & communication director at Roca; Fernando Tomás Ginés, director of Communication and Promotion at Viajes El Corte Inglés; Aurelio Morales, chef of the Cebo restaurant at the Hotel Urban and Antoni Zaragoza, director of InteriHotel.
Organized by the magazine Gran Hotel Turismo, of the Curt Ediciones Group, these awards pay tribute to hotels and hoteliers for their contribution to a sector which is constantly renewing itself. Therefore, obtaining one of these awards entails an enormous prestige for those who work to improve the tourism industry, which is the main driver of the Spanish economy.
The Roca Awards to the Hotel Initiative are sponsored by Roca, in collaboration with Alvic Contract Experience, Central Hisúmer, Extrem Puro Extremadura, Orac Decor, Rational, Tattoo Contract, Vandemoortele, Vermut El Ingenioso and Viajes El Corte Inglés.