Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa is proud to announce it has ranked third in the top 20 European resorts in the US Conde Nast Traveler, while Crete impressed the readers, who placed it to the fourth place of the Top 10 islands in Europe.
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 honor 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. We are also particularly happy that Crete has been recognized as a uniquely beautiful island and gained the fourth position this year.”
About Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
This summer, Blue Palace Resort and Spa, a member of the Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, is proudly celebrating its first 10 years of operation. The resort has attracted several international awards and garnered recognition for its design, location and services and is a place where authenticity is uniquely rejoiced. Nestled on the famed coast of Elounda on the island of Crete, it is the perfect hideaway to combine authentic island luxury, fine cuisine, a host of cultural interests and breath-taking natural beauty that’s soothing for the senses.
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 2013 awards were rated by a record of 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 “The big news is that our readers appetite for travel has proven to be undeterred and indestructible, and their standards are more exacting than ever. They are an army of trusted judges, and their votes and evaluations have rendered a Readers’ Choice Award one of the highest encomiums in the entire travel industry.”