‘Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel’, Europe’s best historic luxury hotel

World Luxury Hotel Awards 2019 has awarded the ‘Santa Catalina, Royal Hideaway Hotel’ of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as the best historic luxury hotel in Europe, as reported by Barceló Hotel Group in a statement.

Thus, a few days after its reopening, the emblematic 5-star Grand Luxury hotel in the capital of Gran Canaria has also been recognized as the best cultural hotel in southern Europe.

Opened in 1890, the Santa Catalina hotel has been a reference for the island of Gran Canaria, becoming the incomparable setting of its social and cultural life for more than a century.

Its historical value has starred in rehabilitation and is one of the keys to its imminent reopening. The great work done in the historic hotel has earned him recognition this weekend, in the latest edition of these awards held in the Finnish city of Rovaniemi.


For its part, since its reopening was announced, the hotel has already obtained several international awards; Thus, in January of this year it was chosen as one of the ten best hotel sustainability and rehabilitation projects in the Re Think Awards; An example of conservation and environmental protection in Gran Canaria as well as recovery of the original project.

The expectation that has been generated around the ambitious renovation led the hotel to obtain a nomination as Best Hotel of Spain in the 2019 World Travel Awards a few months ago, considered the Tourism Oscars.


In addition to Santa Catalina, two other Barceló Hotel Group hotels in the Canary Islands have been awarded in the 13th edition of the World Luxury Travel Awards 2019. The Royal Hideaway Corales Resort, a spectacular 5-star Grand Luxury hotel in Costa Adeje (Tenerife), has It has been awarded as the best beach luxury hotel in Spain.

This hotel has already been worthy of other international awards. He was chosen as Best New Luxury Hotel in Europe at the European Hospitality Awards 2018; Best luxury hotel in Spain at the World Travel Awards 2018 and Best Hotel with villas in Spain and Best Resort in Spain at the World Travel Awards 2019 as well as Best Beach Hotel in Spain for the Roca Awards for the Hotel Initiative.

Finally, Barceló Teguise Beach (Lanzarote) has received, for the second consecutive year, the prize for the best luxury hotel on the coast of Europe. In previous editions, the hotel was chosen Best luxury resort on the coast of Spain and southern Europe and Best luxury resort with spa and thalassotherapy in Spain.