World's Leading Luxury Hotel 2009


And the winner is...

World Travel Awards Winner Shield 2009

Grand Hotel Europe

Winner Profile | belmond.com/grand-hotel-europe-st-petersburg/

Grand Hotel Europe

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The Grand Hotel Europe has entertained the world’s royalty as well as its masters of culture and politics since 1875. Now this stunning palace’s historic first floor has been renovated to reflect its illustrious heritage.

Along Nevsky Prospekt and Mikhailovskaya Street stretches one of the finest hotels of the continent. The building itself is an architectural monument – the ground and first floors are protected by St. Petersburg’s historical and cultural policy – so the recent reconstruction work has meticulously preserved the hotel’s art nouveau interiors and neo-classical façade.

Tchaikovsky spent his honeymoon there. Johann Strauss occupied “comfort room No 26” for 14 days. Dimitri Shostakovitch played a sonata for Sergey Prokofiev in his suite, Elton John performed at the restaurant, and George Bernard Shaw met there with Maxim Gorky. Rasputin dined there, Queen Elizabeth II praised the hotel’s kitchen and the Romanov royal family continue to gather at the hotel for reunions.

Grand Hotel Europe - Leading Luxury Hotel 2009

Nominees

The following were nominated for World's Leading Luxury Hotel 2009

WTA Nominee Shield 2009

Burj Al Arab
Emirates Palace
Hotel Avenida Palace
Hotel de Crillon Paris
InterContinental Hong Kong
InterContinental Park Lane
InterContinental The Barclay New York
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Mardan Palace
Mount Nelson Hotel
Rocco Forte's Hotel Astoria
The Dorchester
The Imperial New Delhi
The Observatory Hotel
The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Ritz Carlton - Santiago, Chile
The St Regis New York

Award History

World's Leading Luxury Hotel 2017: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
World's Leading Luxury Hotel 2016: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
World's Leading Luxury Hotel 2015: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE
World's Leading Luxury Hotel 2014: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
World's Leading Luxury Hotel 2013: The Oberoi Gurgaon, India
World's Leading Luxury Hotel 2012: The Oberoi Gurgaon, India
World's Leading Luxury Hotel 2011: The Oberoi Gurgaon, India
World's Leading Luxury Hotel 2010: Mardan Palace, Turkey
World's Leading Luxury Hotel 2009: Grand Hotel Europe


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