Photo credit: International Hospitality Awards

On February 24th  the annual ceremony – the International Hospitality Award, took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kyiv. The mission of the award is to develop a professional and competitive hospitality industry by promoting achievements in the hotel business. The aim of the award is to choose the best hotels according to the performance results of each year. At this edition of the event, 21 countries participated: Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Slovakia, Moldova, Ukraine, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia, Slovenia, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

The International hospitality awards is a benchmark of high quality of all guest services and is given to hotels in several different categories. This year two hotels from Slovakia won the 1stprize in two different categories:

  • Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel Bratislava was proclaimed the Best 4-star Business Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras won the Best Wedding Hotel Award

About Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava

Photo credit: Radisson Blu Carlton, Bratislava

Housed in Hviezdoslav Square in the Slovakian capital’s historical quarter, the beautifully restored Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava reflects the city’s atmosphere with a blend of historical architecture and modern convenience. Hotel guests can easily walk to many city-center attractions, such as St. Martin’s Cathedral, and enjoy scenic strolls alongside the Danube River.

Each of the 168 rooms and suites combines traditional comfort with modern amenities, such as Free high-speed, wireless Internet and heated bathroom floors. Savor expertly crafted Slovakian dishes at Savoy Restaurant and hand-mixed drinks at the refined Mirror Bar. The elegant and flexible conference facilities include boardrooms, meeting suites, a spacious foyer, and an elegant banquet hall. Combined, space can accommodate up to 1,000 guests.

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Photo credit: Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava

The editorial board of Kongres Magazine visited the hotel in 2016. Here is our hidden guest review of the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel. And you can read about the historical Savoy Restaurant at this link.

Grand Hotel Kempinski, High Tatras

Photo credit: Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras

Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras is an oasis of luxury on the shore of the glacial mountain lake Strbske pleso, overlooking the majestic panorama of the High Tatras peaks.

A combination of nature and the luxury of this five-star hotel is a real fairy tale – absolutely a remarkable scenery to create memories that will last forever. The Honeymoon Suite even has a whirlpool bath on the roof, and the romantic tower will stop the time for the newly weds to enjoy their moment.

Photo credit: Grand Hotel Kempinski, High Tatras
Photo credit: Grand Hotel Kempinski, High Tatras

A unique combination of historic buildings that are embraced by the Tatras and considered national monuments guarantees spoiling relaxation in 98 unique rooms and suites. The balconies offer fairy tale views of the valley, the surrounding grand mountains, and the magical lake Strbske pleso. The luxurious Grand Restaurant serves traditional local and seasonal meals as well as various international delicacies.