Divani Collection Hotels wins two prestigious titles at the Europe Gala Ceremony of the 25th Annual World Travel AwardsFounder Aristotelis Divanis honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award
Divani Collection Hotels are proud to announce that the group has won two titles at the Europe Gala Ceremony of the 25th World Travel Awards 2018 that was held on Saturday 30th of September, at Zappeion Megaron Hall. The Divani Collection Hotels Group won the title of Greece’s Leading Hotel Group 2018 whilst the Divani Caravel Hotel received Greece’s Leading City Hotel 2018. Furthermore, founder of Divani Collection Hotels Aristotelis Divanis was honoured with a special WTA Lifetime Achievement Award, marking his 60+ years in the industry as a leader of Greek hospitality.
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Celebrating 60 years of Divani Collection Hotels | Greece’s Leading Hotel Group 2018
Founded in 1958 by Aristotelis Divanis, Divani Collection Hotels remains one of Greece’s most prominent, family-owned hotel groups. The Group is proud to have been honoured with the coveted title of Greece’s Leading Hotel Group 2018 by the World Travel Awards, an accolade which reflects its position as a business whose innovative and creative initiatives continue to influence the wider hospitality industry throughout Greece.
Divani Hotel Group founder recognised for long-standing industry leadership | WTA Lifetime Achievement Award
The additional recognition of Aristotelis Divanis’s contribution to the Greek hospitality sector with a WTA Lifetime Achievement Award is a reflection of his tireless contribution and importance to the national hotel industry. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit combined with a love of authentic, warm hospitality, Divanis launched his first hotel in Trikala in the late 1950s, a truly groundbreaking and innovative event due to the hotels luxury amenities and unique en-suite facilities. Divanis quickly went on to become one of the leading hoteliers in Greece, opening a succession of new properties in Meteora, Larissa, Athens and Corfu, each one showcasing its own distinct character and identity but offering the uniformly high standards exemplified by the Divani Hotel Group.
City splendour at Divani Caravel | Greece’s Leading City Hotel 2018
The Divani Caravel Hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, offers luxury and style for business and leisure visitors alike. Located just minutes away from all the major cultural sites and attractions of the city centre, the hotel’s 471 rooms, including 87 executive rooms and
44 suites, offer an appealing blend of contemporary conveniences and classical charms.
The title of Greece’s Leading City Hotel 2018 reflects the hotel’s position as a landmark of the Athenian hospitality scene, and a favourite home-away-from-home for royalty, world leaders and countless celebrities. With a breathtaking rooftop pool offering stunning views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill, as well as a premium spa, state-of-the-art business facilities and three flawless restaurants serving the finest Greek and international cuisine, the Divani Caravel Hotel invites guests to experience unparalleled levels of luxury in the perfect downtown location.
Divani Collection Hotels, is honoured to have been recognised over the years by some of the most reputable industry groups and respected publications in the world for excellence in luxury hospitality. Whether recognised by industry leaders or guests, these awards reflect the commitment of Divani Collection Hotels, setting the standard for service excellence and the dedication of its employees to providing the ultimate guest experience.
World Travel Awards 2018
Known as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’, the World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to recognise and celebrate excellence in the tourism industry and, today, is recognised as the benchmark of exceptional quality, with winners setting the standards to which all others aspire. This year’s glittering Europe Gala Ceremony 2018 took place in a red-carpet event at the Zappeion Megaron Hall, with more than 300 guests representing the elite of the European hospitality industry in attendance. World Travel Awards are the most coveted awards in the travel and tourism industry, with more than 200,000 industry professionals from around the world participating in the voting process.
Words by Elle Arscott