Hanover, 19 November 2018

TUI hotels receive World Luxury Hotel Awards

  • 5-star hotel Il Castelfalfi – TUI Blue Selection recognised as Europe’s Best Luxury Wine Estate Hotel
  • TUI Sensimar Caravel Resort & Spa recognised as Best Luxury All-Inclusive Retreat
  • ​World Luxury Hotel Awards honour the world’s finest hotels for their luxury offerings and exceptional service delivery

The TUI Blue hotel located in Toscana Resort Castelfalfi has been recognised as Europe’s Best Luxury Wine Estate Hotel at the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards. At the award ceremony held in Bali, TUI Sensimar Caravel Resort & Spa in Greece was also recognised as Best Luxury All-Inclusive Retreat. “The presentation of the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards has shown that our Group-owned hotel brands and concepts are offering exceptional service and unique travel experiences,” said Sebastian Ebel, member of TUI Group’s Executive Board in charge of Hotels & Resorts. “The presentation of the international awards and the trust our customers place in us are a very special recognition of the success of our hotel brand strategy.”

The World Luxury Hotel Awards are awarded every year to honour outstanding quality standards and exceptional services in the hotel sector. More than 300,000 international travellers rate luxury hotels in more than 99 different categories. Hotels participating in the award process are given the opportunity to present their top products and unique selling propositions.

TUI Blue is TUI Group’s new premium hotel brand. The hotels feature modern design, cutting-edge technology and the holistic Bluefit concept for fitness, nutrition and wellness. The 5-star hotel II Castelfalfi – TUI Blue Selection, located in the heart of Tuscany, opened in March 2017 after a two-year construction phase and has been very popular since then. The hotel is part of the formerly abandoned medieval village of Castelfalfi, which has delivered an essential contribution to the economic recovery of the region since it was extensively restored by TUI Group. The estate around the luxury hotel produces high-quality organic wines and olive oil from sustainable production. The adjacent 27-hole golf course, immersed in the Tuscan landscape, will soon be complemented by a club house.

The hallmarks of the 5-star TUI Sensimar Caravel Resort & Spa in the Greek island of Zakynthos are its modern design and its high-quality adults-only offering. Located directly on the beach, it offers sport programmes as well as wellness & relaxation. Restaurants offering a wide range of culinary delicacies and a snack bar ensure an all-inclusive package for a carefree holiday experience.

About TUI Group

The TUI Group is the world's leading tourism group and operates worldwide. The Group is headquartered in Germany. The TUI share is listed on the FTSE 250, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and on the Regulated Unofficial Market in Germany.

The TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 28 million customers, 21 million of whom are in the European national companies. The entire tourism value chain is represented under one roof. This includes over 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson and 15 cruise ships, from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 in the luxury class and expedition ships to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and cruise ships at Marella Cruises in England. The Group also includes Europe's leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms, five airlines with more than 100 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and over 1,000 travel agencies. Besides the expansion of its core business with hotels, cruises via successful joint ventures and activities in holiday destinations, TUI is increasingly focusing on the expansion of digital platforms. The Group is transforming itself into a digital company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social action is at the core of our corporate culture. With projects in 25 countries, the TUI Care Foundation initiated by TUI focuses on the positive effects of tourism, education and training and the strengthening of environmental and social standards. It thus supports the development of holiday destinations. The globally active TUI Care Foundation initiates projects that create new opportunities for the next generation.