Blue Palace Resort and Spa in Crete among top European resorts

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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa is proud to announce it has ranked fourth in the top 15 European resorts in the 2012 US Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards.

The awards, which begun in 1988, are considered the standard in the travel industry celebrating and rewarding excellence through a rigorous process evaluating a number of strict criteria. The 2012 awards were rated by a record 46,476 readers voting on hotels, resorts, and cruise lines around the world. Organization: The questionnaire contains lists of candidates in various categories (Cities, Hotels, etc.). Individual candidates are judged by relevant criteria for each. Those that receive a required minimum number of responses are deemed eligible for a Readers’ Choice Award. Evaluation: Each candidate is rated, criterion by criterion, on a five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor. Those scores, which represent the percentage of excellent and very good ratings, are averaged to calculate the final score published here.

Conde Nast Traveler Editor-in-Chief Klara Glowczewska has stated “Every year, the most discriminating travelers in the world (our readers) pick the world’s superlative hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise lines, islands, and cities…In its 25th incarnation this year, the Readers’ Choice Awards are vaster and more compelling than ever before, featuring more than 1,300 properties and places that are truly the cream of the crop.”

Blue Palace Resort and Spa is a member of the Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels and Resorts and has received numerous international awards for its design and services. Nestled on the famed coast of Elounda on the Island of Crete, is the perfect hideaway to combine authentic island luxe accommodations, the finest award winning cuisine and a soothing retreat for the senses.

Agapi Sbokou, director of sales and marketing of Blue Palace Resort and Spa, stated “We are grateful to the readers of Conde Nast Traveler for the honour of placing Blue Palace Resort and Spa in such a high place in the list of top European resorts. These recent awards refuel our passion to provide our guests with a bespoke and authentic experience.”

The award-winning trend continues for Blue Palace Resort and Spa which in addition to the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Award was also recently named as the Leading Spa Resort in Greece in the World Travel Awards. The World Travel Awards, launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the global travel and tourism industry, are regarded as one of the highest achievements that a travel product could hope to receive. In 2011, 791,358 individual votes were cast by travel professionals and consumers in 171 countries.

Tatiana Rokou – 24 October 2012, 11:41

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