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

TUI Group is the world’s number one tourism group operating in around 180 destinations worldwide. The company is domiciled in Germany. The TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 100 index, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and in the German open market. In financial year 2018, TUI Group recorded turnover of €19.5bn and an operating result of €1.147bn. The Group employs 70,000 people in more than 100 countries. TUI offers its around 27 million customers, including 21 million in the national organisations in Europe, comprehensive services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises around 380 Group-owned hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU and Robinson as well as 16 cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels to the “Mein Schiff” fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes leading international tour operator brands, 1,600 travel agencies in Europe and five European leisure airlines with around 150 modern medium- and long-haul aircraft.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. TUI Care Foundation was founded in 2015 and supports the positive impacts of tourism, learning and education and strengthening of environmental and social standards. It contributes to the development of holiday destinations. Today, the TUI Care Foundation is active in more than 20 countries worldwide and initiates projects creating opportunities for the next generation.