Istanbul’s Pera Palace Hotel Wins Prestigious Hotel Award
ISTANBUL, Turkey - The inaugural International Hotel Awards 2011 in association with Bloomberg Television have now been judged and Pera Palace Hotel is announced amongst the winning companies.
Successful entrants were invited to attend a high profile gala presentation dinner at the newly refurbished Savoy Hotel in London on January 18th. Pera Palace Hotel received "Highly Commended" award in the category of "Best Hotel" and "Best Hotel Architecture".
The event is part of the International Property Awards which have been established for 18 years and its award winners’ logo is recognized as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry. The organizers decided to launch a specific program for the hospitality industry due to an increasing number of entries within its commercial categories.
The judging panel consisted of 20 professionals whose collective knowledge of the hospitality industry is second to none. This year’s judges include James Bacon, UK account manager of Google; Peter Crome, managing director of Skibo Castle in Scotland; Mike McNamara of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS); David Dalby of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Rebecca Johnson of Bloomberg TV (Hotel Section). The judges report that the quality of submissions has been extremely high, giving them a difficult task in selecting the winners.
Pınar Kartal Timer, General Manager of Pera Palace Hotel said of the award, "We are very proud to be among the winning hotels in International Hotel Awards - Europe 2011 in not only one, but two categories. Reopened on September 2010 after an extensive restoration, Pera Palace Hotel, celebrating its 120th year in 2012 is one of the historical icons in our industry and this award definitely confirmed as one of the ’Grand Domes’ of the world."