Full list of winners from European Sustainable Tourism Awards

UK: The Winners of the European Sustainable Tourism Awards have been announced.

UK: The Winners of the European Sustainable Tourism Awards have been announced.

The GrINN Awards, which are run by Quartz Hotels, invited the public to vote for their favourite out of 50 categories with the final say by the expert judging panel.

Alexander Zawadzki, organiser of the GrINN Awards said: “We are very happy with the outcome of the awards, as our main goal is to promote sustainability and we have achieved it in many countries of Europe. The response and help from the audience and accommodation providers have been astonishing. 
We hope that their example can inspire others and together we can create a more sustainable tourism industry. We invite all accommodation providers that are making efforts towards sustainability to apply to our next edition”.

Jury member, Lidiia Tkachenko added: I am impressed by the sustainability progress all participants have made and continue pursuing in order to achieve sustainability goals and make a positive impact on our planet and society”. 

Here is the full list of the award winners:

Best Luxury Eco Accommodation: El Jardín de las Delizias, Spain (Pictured)

Best sustainable progress: Miluna Open Nature Rooms, Spain

Best Eco-friendly Travel App: Treeapp

Europe’s Leading Sustainable Travel Brand: Book Eco Hotels

Europe’s Leading Sustainable Travel Blog: Brainy Backpackers

Europe’s Leading Sustainable: Travel Influencer Linn Haglund, Brainy Backpackers

Most sustainable Travel Metasearch: Kayak

Most sustainable OTA: Select Green Hotels

Most sustainable Travel Startup: Miluna Open Nature Rooms, Spain

Most Sustainable Female Entrepreneur: Tiffany Belle Harper, Belleva House, England

Most Sustainable Male Entrepreneur: Ángel Bonilla, Hotel Sostenible La Laguna, Spain

Best Sustainable Initiative: Kaj Hotel, Denmark

Best Local Gastronomy: Francisco Rodríguez Mora, The Sun Inn Lydiard, England

Best Sustainable Hotel, United Kingdom: The 25 Boutique B&B, England

Best Sustainable Hotel, Seaside: Kalesma Mykonos, Greece

Best Sustainable Hotel, City: Stow-Away Waterloo, England

Best Sustainable Hotel, Rural: Alma Calma Hotel Rural, Spain

Best Sustainable Hotel, Mountain: Cork Valley Pod Houses Toledo, Spain

Best Sustainable Resort: Blue Dream Hotel | Greece

Best reforestation initiative: Miluna Open Nature Rooms, Spain

Best sustainable accommodation, Central Europe: Hotel Gilbert, Austria

Best sustainable accommodation, Eastern Europe: Ursa Mica Glamping Resort, Romania

Best sustainable accommodation, Northern Europe: Varanger Lodge, Norway

Best sustainable accommodation, Southeast Europe: Blue Dream Hotel, Greece

Best sustainable accommodation, Southern Europe: Cipresso e Pietra, Italy

Best sustainable accommodation, Western Europe: ahead burghotel, Germany

Best sustainable accommodation, Southwest Europe: Hotel Bosque Mar, Spain

Best sustainable accommodation, Turkey: Trendy Lara Hotel, Turkey

Best sustainable Villa, Europe: La Casa del Alfarero, Spain

Best sustainable Hostel, Europe: Urban Garden Hostel, Portugal

Best sustainable Apartment, Europe: Daphne’s Club Hotel Apartments, Greece

Best sustainable 5* Hotel, Europe: Domaine des Etangs, France

Best sustainable 4* Hotel, Europe: The Twelve Hotel, Ireland

Best sustainable 3* Hotel, Europe: Hotel Bosque Mar Spain

Best sustainable 2* Hotel, Europe: Chalet Saint-Barthélemy Hotel, Italy

Best sustainable Aparthotel, Europe: Stow-Away Waterloo, England

Best sustainable accommodation, Spain: Los Lirios Hotel Rural, Spain

Best sustainable accommodation, Croatia: Treehouse Resnice -Mrežnica, Croatia

Best sustainable accommodation, Greece: Ouzas Luxury Hotel, Greece

Best sustainable accommodation, Italy: Naturhotel Leitlhof, Italy

Best sustainable accommodation, Netherlands: BOAT&CO, Netherlands

Best sustainable accommodation, England: The Paddock Wildcamp, England

Best sustainable accommodation, Scotland: Langridge Highland Home, Scotland

Best sustainable accommodation, Northern Ireland: Finn Lough, Northern Ireland

Best sustainable accommodation, Wales: Larkhill Tipis and Yurts, Wales

Best sustainable accommodation, Ireland: Inch House Ireland, Ireland

Best Sustainable & Original Accommodation, Europe: Quinta do Rapozinho, Portugal

Best Nature Accommodation: Glendoria, Poland

Best Responsible Accommodation Project: Ursa Mica Glamping Resort, Romania

Best Sustainable Tourism Leader: Alina Marinescu, Ursa Mică Glamping Resort, Romania

Along with main Sponsor MEWS, Sustainable Hotel News supported the awards for: Best Luxury Eco Accommodation, Best Sustainable Accommodation – Scotland, Best Sustainable Accommodation – Wales.

Image: El Jardín de las Delizias, Spain winner of Best Luxury Eco Accommodation:

European Sustainable Tourism Awards open for voting

UK: Voting is now open for the 50 categories at the GriNN Awards – The European Sustainable Tourism Awards. 

UK: Voting is now open for the 50 categories at the GriNN Awards – The European Sustainable Tourism Awards. 

Hotels, pubs and tourism leaders from 23 European countries were nominated earlier this year for the awards, which recognise commitment and achievements in sustainability across the hospitality sector.

Voting is open to the public and the finalists will be announced after jury deliberation. 

The jury includes experts in the sector:

Jakob Nader PLAZA Hotel Group, head of the sales department for more than 40 Hotels in Germany, Austria and Netherlands. Nader is committed to promoting growth through sustainability. 

Cristina Castilla, customer experience tourism, producer, events. Her career is dedicated to offering customers the best travel experiences.

Floris Licht, chairman Convention Bureau Event Park Amsterdam and chief tree planting officer. Licht is an innovative and entrepreneurial GM.

Co founders of Quartz Inn Hotels, which runs the awards, are also on the judging panel.

Lidiia Tkachenko, co-founder of Quartz Inn Hotels, sustainability & partnerships and Alexander Zawadzki, co-founder and director of operations, Quartz Inn Hotels will oversee the process.

Quartz Inn Hotels operates in Europe, with more than 40 sustainable properties in its portfolio and is focused on building towards a more sustainable, future for the hospitality sector. Quartz Inn Hotels has its headquarters in London and was co-founded by Lidiia Tkachenko, Alexander Zawadzki and Ignacio Merino.

Sustainable Hotel News is proud to be sponsoring three categories in this year’s awards.

Along with main Sponsor MEWS, Sustainable Hotel News is supporting the awards for: Best Luxury Eco Accommodation, Best Sustainable Accommodation – Scotland, Best Sustainable Accommodation – Wales.

We wish all the entrants in all 50 categories the best of luck and look forward to reporting the news of the winners.

For more information about the awards and to vote click here. Voting ends at 23.59 on November 6th.