The FAIRMONT GRAND HOTEL GENEVA welcomed 120 guests, hospitality professionals, celebrities and journalists, for the 4th edition of the European Hotel Awards.
This 4th edition of the European Hotel Awards, organized by the magazine Références Hôteliers Restaurateurs International, was held in Geneva on Monday 10 October 2022 at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva, Accor group, honored 11 winners.
a>Adriana and Aram Ohanian © EHA 2022
The European Hotel Awards are one of the most prestigious European events to recognize excellence in the European hospitality industry. These renowned prizes are awarded each year by the magazine Références Hôteliers Restaurateurs to recognize the professionalism and achievements of the sector, taking into account the human qualities and professional skills of the winners, as well as remarkable professional achievements, individually or collectively.
Under the honorary presidency of Mr. Guillaume Gomez, Personal Ambassador of the Presidency of the Republic and President of the Chefs de la République , the European Hotel Awards gala allowed the elite of the European hotel sector to meet at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva and take part in a memorable event.
The ceremony took place in the great hall of the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva, a place offering a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva . The ceremony began at 8:00 p.m. – 11 distinctions were awarded, all dedicated to recognizing the work of professionals in the sector.
The winners of the European Hotel Awards 2022:
1 Casa Fuster 5* luxury, Barcelona, Spain – “Vintage Boutique Hotel of Hotel of the Year”, represented by General Manager: Mr Joan Carles CASANOVAS
2 Polonia Palace 5*, Warsaw, Poland – “Heritage Luxury Hotel of the Year”, represented by the General Manager: Mr Pawel LEWTAK
3 Hilton Amsterdam, The Netherlands – “Urban Lifestyle hotel of the Year”, represented by the General Manager: Mr Alessio COLAVECCHIO
4 Shangri-La Paris 5* Luxury, Paris, France – “Palace of the Year”, represented by: Madame Hélène FERCHAUD, Deputy Manager
5 Groupe Millésime, Bordeaux, France – “Innovative Hotel concept of the Year”, represented by Mrs: Alexandra MONNIN and Mr Philippe MONNIN (founder )
6 Palais Ronsard, Marrakech, Morocco – “European hotel know-how”, represented by Mrs: Adriana OHANIAN (Adriana Karembeu) and Mr Aram OHANIAN
7 Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, “Green Award of the Year”, represented by the General Manager: Mr Thierry LAVALLEY
8 Mr Ezio Indiani, Dorchester Collection – Principe di Savoia 5* Luxury, Milan, Italy, “General Manager of the Year”
9 Mr Michel Stalport, Radisson Hotels, Brussels, Belgium – “Lifetime achievement Award” – Vice President Radisson Group
10 Mme Amandine Chapignac – Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, “Front Office Manager of the year”.
Special Award 2022, selection of the European Hotel Award Board
11 Madame Claudia Tapardel (former member of the European parliament in charge of tourism and transport), Romania, “European Tourism development Contributor »
After the awards ceremony, guests were treated to a unique dining experience led by Chef Aïmen Samhoud of the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva (Participant in Top Chef Middle East Season 6) and the Simon Pierrick, pastry chef, who presented a gala dinner for more than 120 guests.
Among the personalities present, we noted the presence of Mr Christian Nieto de Géa, Honorary Vice-Consul of Monaco in Ibiza, Mrs Carole Le Bagousse strong>, President of the World Gastronomy Organization, Enrico Muratore Aprosio, Human Rights Officer at the UN, Mr Prakit Saiporn, Director of Tourism Development of Thailand (Ministry of Tourism), Mr Zdenek Rajnis (Member of the EHA Board, former Deputy Mayor of Prague City Hall, Czechia), Mr Albert Rouwendal, Vice-President of EHA ( Netherlands), Mr. Antonio Domenech (Chief executive Officer Vibra Hotels) among other guests from the hotel and tourism sector.
Special Thanks to: Jessica & Charles ‘Helix’ Brockbank from Indeedybingo in London for managing the video screenings, Georges Payan from Adventure Production for the video interviews, and to all the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva teams including Pierre Tuvache and Thomas Faizende and all the other contributors.
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