BEST STAY AWARDS

Every year, Best Stay brings together the very best professionals in tourism. This year we celebrated it by awarding those who really stand out in a specific area. Best Stay Awards were held for the first time in 2017, to recognise the latest and the greatest of innovative, secure, top level solutions, companies and individuals who are really making a difference and representing the best of hospitality. This year we are waiting for your - register and prove you are the best.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE 2017 WINNERS

Hotel Park Split

JOZE TOMAŠ

Best General Manager

“Success comes with thinking out of the box.”

The Judges were looking to award an individual who has a proven track record of successful operational and strategic achievements in hotel management, both day-to-day and in the long-term. Examples of successful business growth, guest and staff reviews, as well as innovative strategies implemented for one or more of the General Manager’s hotels were considered in this category.

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HOTEL GOTHAM

Best Luxury Hotel

“We are thrilled to have been recognised in our General Manager’s home country, and to have received the support of the Croatian community.”

This Award recognises a hotel which makes every guest’s stay remarkable and unforgettable by providing them with a true luxury experience. The Judges were looking to award a hotel which can prove the highest level of “luxury in every aspect of guest experience”.

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SOULMADE

Most innovative hotel design

“The exciting thing about our industry is that you always have to be fresh and innovative. This prize shows that we are exactly that.”

Our ‘Most Innovative Hotel Design’ Award aims to acknowledge a hotel which tells an exceptional story through both indoor and outdoor architecture and design, Our Judges were looking for a kind of hotel that brings guests to a feeling that make them never want to leave because of the way the space is planned out through an original concept and outstanding decor.

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DUBROVNIK

Best destination for luxury travel

“Dubrovnik, a city for all seasons and all moments!”

The judges were looking for a destination on the top wish list for luxury travellers, which deserves this place due to continuous effort from staff, innovative strategies, excellent infrastructure, exceptional service and destination management year on year.

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InSky Solutions

Most innovative ICT hotel solution

“TourismInSky is made to play the biggest role in business success of our customers and in satisfaction of their customers.”

Our judges were looking to award a solution or a group of products/solutions which show the best possible option for hotels in terms of covering internal and external aspects of ICT, including data security, CRM, Internet connectivity, guest entertainment and more. Our judges also considered how much the solution can be tailor-made to suit an individual hotel or group of hotels.

“I loved the place and the hotel you chose for the event and I loved the community of international people.
I was not expecting so many international colleagues of mine
- I’ve definitely made some great contacts.”

Ole Kloth
Ole Kloth Director of development Soulmade Hotels

Best Stay 2017 Awards Judges

Team of experts who judges each awards entry
Gianluca Laterza

GIANLUCA LATERZA

Territory Manager South Europe, TripAdvisor, Italy
Andrea Belfanti

ANDREA BELFANTI

Executive Director, International Society of Hospitality Consultants, USA
Ivana Nesković

IVANA NESKOVIĆ

Senior Manager, Regional Accounts, STR, United Kingdom
Angie Silver

ANGIE SILVER

Luxury Lifestyle And Travel Blogger, SilverSpoon London, United Kingdom
Hans E. Koch

HANS E. KOCH

President, EHMA, Switzerland
Dimitrios Diamantis

Dr DIMITRIOS DIAMANTIS

Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Les Roches, Switzerland
Best Stay 2016, Day 1, Foto Luigi Opatija

GORAZD ČAD

Kongres Magazine, Slovenia

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“An excellent conference with interesting participants and the possibility to establish new contacts among colleagues, with insight into most recent topics.”

Ivana Hatvalić, HTP Korčula (Croatia)
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