Last night they were the great prizes of the trip and these are the best of the best in our country

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Known as the Tourism Oscars, the World Travel Awards - in its European edition - were delivered last night at a ceremony held at the Zappeion Megaron Hall in Athens.

520 awards (the number of categories voted) with which it seeks to recognize the best in the travel sector in Europe and among those are those winners who will directly become part of the list of nominees of the grand international final, in the which will compete with the winners of the rest of the continents and whose ceremony will be held on December 1 at the Pátio da Galé in Lisbon.

La Manga Club, galardonado en dos categorías de los World Travel Awards europeos.

La Manga Club, awarded in two categories of the European World Travel Awards. © La Manga Club

AMONG THE BEST OF EUROPE

There are not too many establishments in our country that have managed to sneak in among the winners in the European categories. The Lopesan Costa Meloneras (Gran Canaria) repeats as the best casino-resort in Europe and La Manga Club has been distinguished twice, as the best sports resort and as the best resort & villas - for its emblematic Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe.

In the Mediterranean category, two of the seven awards have gone to national hotels, the best beach is the AR Diamante Beach SPA & Convention Center, in Calpe, and the Hotel Arts Barcelona has been chosen among the nominees in the segment MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events).

Ah! And Madrid is the best destination for meetings and conferences.

On the contrary, our Portuguese neighbors have won more than twenty European awards, including: Portugal as the best destination, Lisbon as the best city, Madeira as the best island, as well as a dozen outstanding hotels and resorts in different categories.

Lisboa ha sido elegida como la mejor ciudad en los World Travel Awards europeos.

Lisbon has been chosen as the best city in the European World Travel Awards. © Alamy

THE BEST OF THE BEST IN SPAIN

Within this extensive list of the World Travel Awards, which this year marks its 25th anniversary, we find 17 categories dedicated to our country: the best in the world of travel in Spain.

eDreams has been awarded as the best online travel agency and Sixt as the best car rental company .

The best hotel in Spain is the Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa in Alicante and the award for best boutique hotel has been awarded to the Hotel Palacio Del Retiro, (Autograph Collection) in Madrid. On the other hand, AR Diamante Beach SPA & Convention Center is the best beach hotel, the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona, ​​the best business and InterContinental Madrid has been awarded the MICE category .

El Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa de Alicante recibió el premio a mejor hotel de España en los World Travel Awards.

The Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa in Alicante received the award for best hotel in Spain at the World Travel Awards. © Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa

Regarding national resorts, the best is the Lopesan Baobab Resort, in Gran Canaria, accompanied by The Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa as the best all-inclusive resort, the AR Diamante Beach SPA & Convention Center as the best family resort and the Lopesan Costa Meloneras as the best sports resort.

The newly remodeled royal suite of the Alfonso XIII Hotel (Luxury Collection Hotel), in Seville, is the best in Spain and the best national villas are those of the Royal Hideaway Corales Resort hotel, in Tenerife, and those of the Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa.

As for the apartments, the best ones are those of Citadines Ramblas Barcelona and, in general, Habitat Apartments has been recognized as the best brand in Spain.

La suite real del hotel Alfonso XIII, en Sevilla, ha sido elegida la mejor de nuestro país en los World Travel Awards.

The royal suite of the Alfonso XIII hotel, in Seville, has been chosen as the best in our country at the World Travel Awards. © Hotel Alfonso XIII