Boutique Hotel Awards 2017Success for Aqua Vista Hotels as Romantic Santorini Resort Wins Top International Prize
The Carpe Diem Hotel, a member of the Aqua Vista Hotels Group, has been named ‘World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway’ at the 2017 Boutique Hotel Awards. The awards ceremony and gala dinner took place on Thursday 9 November at the Merchant Taylor’s Hall, London, and was attended by Mrs Sofia Matzourani, Business Development Manager of Aqua Vista Hotels, Mr Sotiris Kopatsaris, Managing Director and Owner of Carpe Diem, and Travelworks founder and CEO Mr Kostas Panagakis.
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Nominations, evaluations and selection of winners is carried out by a panel of international travel industry experts, luxury travel journalists and hoteliers. The Carpe Diem Hotel was chosen as being the best globally for couples wishing to enjoy a luxurious romantic setting in a unique destination.
Speaking after the awards ceremony, Mrs Matzourani said, “we are very happy about the distinctions bestowed upon Carpe Diem and what makes this moment even more special is that exactly one year ago we announced our new collaboration with the hotel. It is an honour for us to be here to celebrate its great success and be part of such an amazing event. These awards are also further acknowledgement of how Greece has so much to offer in the high-end hospitality sector”.
Mr Kopatsaris added, “For me, authenticity and exclusivity create the most important experience than a hotel can offer its guests, rather than simply promising ‘luxury’, a term which has been so overused that it has begun to lose its meaning. At Carpe Diem we provide bespoke services and genuine hospitality in an unparalleled destination and are grateful to the selection committee for recognising that with this award”. He went on to say, “The honeymoon category is very competitive, so I consider it a special privilege to have received this accolade. It is a testament to what we have achieved with expert partners such as Aqua Vista Hotels and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, with whom we will be celebrating 10 rewarding years of collaboration in 2018.”
Aqua Vista Hotels, founded in 2009, is a collection of the best exceptional hotels in Greece, comprised of carefully selected boutique properties. Today, the company manages a portfolio of over 30 hotels, catering for every type of traveller and guaranteeing memorable experiences tailored to every guest’s needs.
Words by Elle Arscott