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2017 Travvys: A Look Back at the 2016 European Hotel Resort Winners

Hotel & Resort Art Kramer November 29, 2016

2017 Travvys: A Look Back at the 2016 European Hotel Resort Winners


Awards season is upon us and the 2017 Travvy Awards are fast-approaching. This relatively new celebration of the travel industry is quickly becoming one of the most celebrated events and the 2017 awards will be no different. 

New York’s Gotham Hall will once again set the stage for the Travvy Awards where the coveted gold statuettes will be handed out to a crowd of industry greats on Jan. 25, 2017.

Looking forward to the 2017 Travvy Awards, we are remembering some of the winners that have graced the stage in previous years. 

Best Overall Hotel-Europe: ROOM MATE HOTELS

With so many hotel companies and so many huge hotel chains, you might expect a large chain would receive the greatest number of votes from travel agents for Best Overall Hotel-Europe.
However, that award went instead to a small boutique brand, Room Mate Hotels. It shows that when it comes to the hospitality industry, passion, flair and personal attention can outweigh volume.
Room Mate hotels are located in the heart of a city, so visitors have easy access to cultural and artistic events. Each small property has a unique décor designed to make guests feel like they’re staying at a friend’s house.
With properties spread across Spain, as well as in Miami Beach, New York City, Florence, Milan, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Room Mate Hotels has developed a fiercely loyal following, including a majority of travel agents voting in the 2016 Travvys, who chose Room Mate as their favorite among all the competitors worldwide.
Quite an accomplishment.

RUNNER-UP: Gresham Palace Four Seasons

This hotel is one of the luxury chain’s most exciting properties. If you are going to Budapest, there are few better places to stay than the Gresham Palace at the end of the iconic Széchenyi Chain Bridge, with views overlooking the legendary Danube River. With its art nouveau architecture, the Gresham Palace is like a fairy tale come true. And the service level and quality of the Four Seasons brand is so stratospheric as to make its guests feel like royalty.


READ MORE: The 2016 Travvy Awards Winners List  

If you didn’t attend last year’s gala, see what you missed here.  And get ready, as travAlliancemedia CEO Mark Murphy promises that the third edition of the show will be the most electric night of the travel industry awards season.
Make sure you grab your seat or table now — the event is sure to sell out with only limited seating still available. Individual seats are still available for $450 per person. So make sure you act now to get your favorite travel professional a holiday gift that will let them network with the industry’s elite stars.
If you’re interested in more information on the gala or to inquire about availability of the $4,000 VIP tables, contact travAlliancemedia at 865-505-1400 or email