Of course, this means a lot to me. I come from Brazil and have been in Slovakia only for about 10 years, so it was quite a big surprise. However, this is a good example of the old saying – if you work hard and if you put your heart and passion into doing what you love, you can achieve great things. Big “thank you” goes to my team, which makes our hotel operate like a clockwork. I have been presented with this prestigious award thanks to their effort and I would like to share this award with the entire hotel.
Awards and References
This award, especially in such a strong global brand competition, is a great advertisement not only for the city of Trenčín but also for the whole of Slovakia, a destination that deserves to be visited. The award is a good indicator that Slovakia is able to offer variety of high-quality hotels with corresponding quality of their services
Hotel Elizabeth managed to turn the nomination into a prestigious award and won in the best Regional Romantic Hotel category of the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016. Based on a three-round vote of hotel guests from all over the world and an official committee, Hotel Elizabeth has scooped the first place, beating more than 600 hotels.
The award was collected by Ján Svoboda, managing director of Hotel Elizabeth, during the awarding ceremony in Doha.
This award represents a symbolic pinnacle of our presence in the hospitality industry, as we have already achieved successes at both national and European level. Of course, this doesn’t mean that our mission has ended. We will strive to develop a new era of high-quality services and innovations in our product portfolio. This award also indicates, that even a relatively small country such as Slovakia is able to compete with more “traditional” destinations in terms of the quality of the services provided
Slovakia saw two hotels nominated – Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica finished third in the Best Historic Spa Hotel of Europe category, and Trenčín’s Hotel Elizabeth brought home three awards – a third place in the Best Customer Care Historic Hotel of Europe category and a fourth place in the Best Adventure Historic Hotel of Europe category, thanks to the hotel’s historical medieval feasts at the Trenčín Castle. The most prized award for Hotel Elizabeth was the first place in the Best Historic City Hotel of Europe category. This is truly great news not only for the city of Trenčín, but also for Slovakia which can pride itself on the quality of hotels and hospitality services. This award was presented to Tiago Locatelli Vigano, Hotel Elizabeth’s hotel director, who was joined in celebration by the president of the Historic Hotels of Slovakia Association, Ján Svoboda.
This award represents the hard work of our team but also of the architects, who skillfully crafted a new face for our hotel while keeping a firm grasp of the historical architectural heritage of the building. Our clients are able to enjoy both high-quality service and perfectly crafted hotel ambience
Ján Svoboda expressed his satisfaction of the fact that Hotel Elizabeth managed to be awarded in two consecutive years. Last year it dominated as the Best Customer Care Historic Hotel of Europe and this year as the Best Historic City Hotel of Europe
The Historic Hotels of Europe awards are even more prestigious than, for example, the Michelin Stars. Each year, only 10 hotels are awarded and if a hotel manages to take first place for two consecutive years, it is a hallmark of quality and professionality
We are very honored by the reviews of the expert committee of TREND weekly. Even though the hotel has been operating for only a few months, we are were happy to see that our high-quality standards have met the expectations of our clients, and we want to thank them for their loyalty
We are very pleasantly surprised by this award. It is a great honor for our hotel and for Slovakia. This is one more step in our effort of overcoming prejudice and cultural barriers connected with customer services in Slovakia
By being awarded, Hotel Elizabeth demonstrated its capability to deliver high-quality customer service, comfort and culinary experience
The year 2012, when the hotel was successfully renovated, has witnessed a significant change not only for the hotel itself, but for the city of Trenčín, its culture and people. We are very proud of Hotel Elizabeth and are happy that it represents the city of Trenčín in the world
The awards ceremony was attended by numerous guests from Europe who unequivocally agreed that there is a need for protection of historical hotels in a way that they would preserve the historical values for future generations.
The number of nominations this year exceeded our expectations which is a great honor for us. Each of the selected historical hotels is different, has a unique soul and an extraordinary story behind it. We value every one of them
Hotel Elizabeth is a legend of Slovakia’s hotel industry. The hotel was built in 1902 in the Secessionist architectural style and was successfully renovated in 2012. The process took two years and about 15 million euros, of which 3.9 million was funded by the European Union. Shortly after, it was renamed from Hotel Tatra to Hotel Elizabeth. Since its reopening, it has hosted numerous prominent guests, including presidents, government officials and other VIPs of the world of music and sports. The hotel offers a unique cultural experience and thanks to its beautiful setting, it provides a great possibility of exploring both nature and history – an example of this is the Roman inscription on the rock below the Trenčín Castle from 179 AD.