Chania’s Domus Renier Boutique Hotel has just been awarded Europe’s Best Historic Hotel by Historic Hotels Worldwide for 2018.
The winners were announced November 1, with representatives of global tourism, international media, and owners of historic hotels from around the world. Recipients were honored at a special ceremony and gala at The Broadmoor (1918) in Colorado Springs.
Awards were presented before an audience of more than 200 industry leaders, owners, senior management, and representatives of the finest historic hotels from across America and from around the world.
Honors were given in multiple categories ranging from Hotelier of the Year and Hotel Historian of the Year to Best Historic Resort, Historic Hotelier of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and others. Some of the other nominees that won were:
- Hotel Captain Cook (1964) Anchorage, Alaska – Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms)
- Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (1901) Hanoi, Vietnam – Best Historic Hotels Worldwide Hotel in Asia/Pacific
- The Hotel Hershey® (1933) Hershey, Pennsylvania – Best Historic Resort
Historic Hotels Worldwide® is a prestigious collection of historic treasures, including historic hotels, castles, chateaus, palaces, academies, haciendas, villas, monasteries, and other historic lodging spanning ten centuries. Historic Hotels Worldwide represents the finest global collection of more than 360 historic hotels in more than 43 countries. Historic Hotels Worldwide is dedicated to promoting heritage and cultural travel to prestigious historic treasures. Hotels inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide are authentic historic treasures, demonstrate historic preservation, and celebrate historic significance.
Embracing luxury hotel brands, chains, collections, and the finest independent historic hotels, participation is limited to those distinctive historic hotels that adhere to the following criteria: minimum age for the building is 75 years or older; historically relevant as a significant location with a historic district, historically significant landmark, place of a historic event, former home of a famous person, or historic city center; hotel celebrates its history by showcasing memorabilia, artwork, photography, and other examples of its historic significance; recognized by national preservation or heritage buildings organization or located within UNESCO World Heritage Site; presently used as historic hotel.