14 Nov Carpe Diem and Aqua Vista Hotels at World Boutique Hotel Awards
Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Hotel, Santorini, a proud member of Aqua Vista Hotels, named Europe’s and World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway during the 2017 gala dinner of the World Boutique Hotel Awards in London.
The grand ceremony took place on Thursday 9 November at the prestigious Merchant Taylor’s Hall and was attended by Mr Sotiris Kopatsaris, Managing Director and Owner of Carpe Diem, and Mrs Sofia Matzourani, Business Development Manager of Aqua Vista Hotels. The resort was chosen as being the best in Europe but also Worldwide for those couples wishing to enjoy a luxurious romantic setting in a unique destination and it comes as no surprise that it was granted first place at the World Boutique Hotel Awards. With its lavish suites, luxury concierge services, fine dining options and elevated position overlooking the spectacular island, Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Hotel, in Pyrgos, Santorini, is truly an idyllic haven for honeymooners.
Speaking after the award ceremony, Mr Sotiris Kopatsaris stated, “For me, authenticity and exclusivity create the most important experience that a hotel can offer its guest’s, rather than simply promising ‘luxury’, a term which has been so over-used that it has begun to lose its meaning. At Carpe Diem we provide bespoke services and genuine hospitality in an unparalleled destination and are grateful to the selection committee for recognising that with this award.” Mr Kopatsaris went on to say, “The honeymoon category is very competitive, so I consider it a special privilege to have received this accolade. It is a testament to what we have achieved with expert partners such as Aqua Vista Hotels and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, with whom we will be celebrating 10 rewarding years of collaboration in 2018.”
Mrs Sofia Matzourani of Aqua Vista Hotels added, “We are very happy about the distinctions bestowed upon Carpe Diem and what makes this moment even more special is that exactly one year ago we announced our new collaboration with the hotel. It is an honour for us to be here to celebrate its great success and be part of such an amazing event. These awards are also further acknowledgement of how Greece has so much to offer in the high-end hospitality sector.”
The annual ceremony is attended by some of the best luxury hotels in the world, with the nominations, evaluation and selection of the winners being carried out by a panel of international travel industry experts, luxury travel journalists and hoteliers.