The World Travel Awards are the most prestigious awards in the tourism field. Established in 1993, their main goal is to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
The European ceremony took place last Saturday the 8th of June in Madeira, Portugal. A total of 118 categories were awarded, distributed between 57 countries. Spain received 16 awards, 4 of them went straight to Andalusia, all of them to different hotels.
Hotels in Seville
Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel 5* has been awarded as Spain’s Leading Hotel Suite 2019. Located in Seville, in a historical building, built in 1929, the hotel is one of the best examples of Neo Mudejar (Moorish Revival) style. The interior of the hotel boasts wealth, exclusiveness and luxury, with arches, columns, fine tiles and tapestry from the Royal Tapestry Factory. There are 11 meeting and events rooms, with capacities of up to 350 people, a perfect choice for all events in Seville. To complete the experience, the hotel has a magnificent patio garden, equipped with a swimming pool and a gym.
Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento 5* has been chosen as Spain’s Leading MICE Hotel 2019. This emblematic hotel is located in Seville, by the banks of Guadalquivir River, in a building that reminds us of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. This hotel is a firm favourite for all large events happening in Seville and Andalusia, due to its 25 meeting and conference rooms, some of them able to host up to 1,200 people at the time. The rooms have recently been refurbished up to modern standards, including all common areas. There are two restaurants at the hotel as well as an outdoor swimming pool and a gym.
Hotels in Granada
La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5* has been chosen as Spain Leading Boutique Hotel 2019. La Bobadilla is located in Granada’s countryside, an hour from both Granada and Malaga and is considered as one of the best hotels in Spain. Each room is individually decorated and all have a different charm and look, boasting country views. The garden is impressive, with an outstanding swimming pool for summer months. For those guests travelling in winter, there is a fully-equipped spa, with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and a gym. La Bobadilla is also famous for its gastronomy and is the perfect option for an intimate corporate or MICE event.
Hotels in Huelva
Barceló Isla Canela 4* won Spain’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2019. This beautiful resort was recently refurbished and looks like a white Andalusian town. Conveniently located by the seaside in Isla Canela (Huelva), the hotel benefits from an impressive sandy beach and it’s located only a few kilometres away from the border with Portugal, the perfect place to discover the Portuguese Algarve. There are three different restaurants as well as 1,500 sq. metre garden area, with an open-air swimming pool. Not far from the hotel, the visitor will find a variety of golf courses to suit all levels.
If you consider any of these hotels are the perfect choice for your corporate or MICE event in Andalusia, simply get in touch with us. We will help you organise anything you have in mind, whether is a meeting, conference, a special interest group or a team getaway / incentive trip.
Meridional Events is your local DMC and partner for all corporate and MICE events in Andalusia and the South of Spain, including Seville, Granada, Malaga, Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Contact us!