Iconic Santorini, an intimate caldera hotel known for its relaxing vibe and personalized service, was recognized as the Best Boutique Hotel on a Global Level at the Haute Grandeur Global Awards hosted on November 1, 2018 at the Palazzo Versace, Dubai.
Widely regarded as the most prestigious event on the luxury hospitality calendar, the Haute Grandeur Global Awards ceremony brings together a guest list of esteemed industry VIPs, influencers and personalities. The Awards celebrate the best hospitality experiences, recognizing the world’s most exceptional hotels, spas and restaurants.
Precise Hospitality Management President & CEO James St. John accepted on behalf of the property owners, management team and staff. He gave special praise to the General Manager, Marcela Alfaya, and Resident Manager, Dimitris Mitsios, as well as the entire Iconic team. He spoke of his special pride in the attentive, personalized and true Hellenic hospitality provided by all members of the Iconic family.
In the world of Award initiatives, Haute Grandeur is unmatched. Excellence is recognized through feedback from guests and not quantity of votes by the general public or a panel of judges. This fair and transparent process guarantees truly unbiased accolades.
“An intimate, 19-residence property like Iconic Santorini has little opportunity for global recognition based on general voting,” said St. John. He also noted an interesting observation: If the employees at one of the major chain hotels voted for their own workplace, they would easily exceed the total number of guests received by Iconic Santorini in a year. He added that it was an honor to be included with top hotel brands such as Banyan Tree, Mandarin Oriental, Six Senses, Four Seasons, The Peninsula, Rosewood and Ritz-Carlton.
Iconic Santorini is perched 1,000 feet above the sapphire waters of the caldera in the village of Imerovigli. It is a perfect base camp, as it’s close enough to all the sights, but relaxed and detached from the crowds of nearby Fira and Oia. A haven of tranquility, Iconic Santorini prides itself in being a hushed getaway and welcomes couples and families with children ages 14 and older. Free of distractions, guests are free to enjoy simple pleasures like relaxing with a good book, swimming in the infinity pool, taking in a soothing massage and dining in the charming Pergola restaurant overlooking the Aegean. Guests of this special boutique cave hotel leave as visiting friends with unforgettable memories and it is no wonder that many continue to return each year.