The first International Hotel Awards 2011 ceremony was held on 18 January 2012 in the Savoy, the iconic London Hotel, in association with Bloomberg Television and Google. The Fairmont Monte Carlo had the honor of winning three high-quality awards at this event: "Best European Hotel," "Best Monaco Hotel" and "Highly Commended Spa," triumphing over prestigious European establishments.
13 prize categories
This event, which is part of the renowned "International Property Awards," which were established 18 years ago, is highly regarded in the real estate world. In view of increased demand in the hospitality sector, a competition was created to measure and recognize excellence in this field. The competition is held in four continents and has 13 prize categories, including "Best Convention Hotel," "Best Airport Hotel," "Best Hotel Marketing" and "Best Hotel Web Site."
A success from day one
The event was a success from the start, as the required number of participants was soon reached. Hotels belonging to world-famous chains, such as the Intercontinental, Kempinski and Barrière, competed for this prestigious prize.
For the ranking, a special jury, composed of 20 professionals from the hospitality sector, examined a dossier of more than 150 pages. The Fairmont Monte Carlo was marked on different criteria, including the hotel service and the facilities offered to clients, awards and prizes received, location, environmental commitment, interior and exterior architecture and decoration, marketing and web site.
The judges included Rebecca Johnson (Bloomberg TV, hotel section), James Bacon (Accounts Director at Google), Mike McNamara (Royal Bank of Scotland) and David Dalby (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors).
As the organizers stated, "winning this European Award is indisputable proof that the Fairmont Monte Carlo was capable of beating some extremely strong participants in the highly competitive European hospitality arena!"
This victory represents another success and a source of real pride for the staff of the Fairmont Monte Carlo. It is the culmination of the commitment and dedication shown by the hotel's 500 employees throughout the year.
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