Berlin, 6 March 2019

TUI presents awards to the most popular holiday hotels 2019

To have satisfied vacationists, the stay in the hotel is deciding: Hoteliers will do almost anything for their guests to create outstanding holiday experiences. They offer ultimate hospitality and ensure highly professional management and service orientation. TUI Holly Awards have been presented in recognition of this type of exemplary commitment to create the ‘best time of the year’ for the guests. The highly coveted award was again presented yesterday.

Overall, nearly 200 leisure hoteliers from 15 different countries attended the award ceremony held at Westhafen Event und Convention Center Berlin yesterday.

Several hundred thousand TUI holidaymakers take part in the biggest annual customer survey carried out in the German tourism sector.

The TUI Holly may also be an indicator in the selection of a travel destination: Spain and Turkey received the largest number of Holly Awards. This year’s winners included 31 Spanish hotels and 28 hotels in Turkey.

Overview of the category winners

Alongside the 100 TUI Holly Award winners, the best hotels in six different categories received an award. The Hotel Seaside Grand Residencia in Gran Canaria received the TUI Holly for ‘Best hotel’ for the fifth consecutive time this year.

  • Best Hotel Car Journey: Guesthouse Keßler, Germany

  • Best Hotel Western Mediterranean/Atlantic: Finca Son Trobat, Mallorca

  • Best Hotel Eastern Mediterranean: Grecotel Caramel Boutique Resort, Greece

  • Best Hotel Long Haul: Akumal Bay Resort, Mexico

  • Best Club: Robinson Club Maldives, Maldives

  • Best TUI Hotel: Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia, Gran Canaria

This year’s TUI Lifetime Achievement Holly goes to Hamed El Chiaty. The founder of Travco Group was honoured by TUI Deutschland CEO Marek Andryszak and COO Stefan Baumert in recognition of his merits regarding tourism in the Middle East, above all in Egypt. Travco and TUI have been cooperating as close partners since the 1990s.

In the framework of the TUI Holly Award ceremony the TUI Environmental Champion was also presented at the gala. This accolade stands for special engagement regarding sustainability and was presented to Club TUI Magic Life Sarigerme in Turkey.