topHotel Awards
about the event

TopHotel Awards Gala ceremony is an event which will award the hotels, tourism agencies, restaurants and professionals that marked the evolution of the hospitality and tourism industry in Romania.

Top Hotel Awards Gala will take place on May 25th, 2017, at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel



The TopHotel trophee, offered as recognition for the exceptional achievements in the hospitality industry, inspires elegance as it is made of special porcelain by talented artisans at Apulum- Alba Iulia based porcelain manufacturer, the largest porcelain manufacturer in Romania. They created a symbol to match the high standards in the hotel and tourism industry.

 

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judging process

The judging process will have four steps:

Step 1( 1st march- 3rd april) COMPETITION ENTRY

Investors, hotels, restaurants, tourist agencies, clients and providers are invited to place the project nominalisations through a simple online form. The entry is free and online until April 3rd.

Step 2( 13th april) Partial results

The listing and announcement of the 12 finalists (20 in the hotel category) from every category which will enter the competition.

Stept 3 (13th april- 10th may) ONLINE VOTING

The online voting can be accessed only once.

Step 4 (2nd may- 15th may) JOURY VOTE

The final selection of the projects will be made by the jury committee organised for every section.

GALA AWARDS (25th May)

Top Hotel Awards Gala will take place on May 25th, 2017 starting at 19.00, at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, having the following schedule:

17.30 – 19.00

Networking and drinks

19.30 -22.00

Gala Dinner Awards

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JURY MEMBERS

The jury committee is formed by top experts representing the main areas of the industry.

The jury members will judge every category based on the criterias available online for every category.

The jury members will not judge the cotegories in which they have their own projects.

  • Javier Garcia Del Valle
    CEO & President of the Board
    Happy Tour
  • Dragos Anastasiu
    Owner
    Eurolines Romania
  • Calin Ile
    PRESIDENT
    ROMANIAN HOTEL INDUSTRY FEDERATION FIHR
  • Paula Dobrescu
    Owner
    BUSINESS TRAVEL
  • Malin Malineanu
    General Manager
    New Concept Travel American Express
  • Lucian Boronea
    General Manager
    Accent Travel & Events
  • Adrian Craioveanu
    Marketing Director
    DAAS
  • Razvan Pirjol
    PRESIDENT
    BUCHAREST TOURISM BOARD
  • Gabriel Galeteanu
    General Manager
    AVIS Rent a Car
  • Remus Visan
    Founder & Managing Director
    Paravion
  • Bogdan Stanciu
    Managing Director
    Bit Soft
  • Sorin Ionescu
    Founder & CEO
    Fivestar Hospitality
  • Dan Volentir
    Regional Business Development Director
    Ana Hotels
  • Razvan Pascu
    Managing Director
    Travel Communication
  • Dorin Ivascu
    President
    AROPA - Romanian Association of Private Operators
  • Razvan Antoni
    INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
  • Ovidiu Tudor
    PRESIDENT
    INCOMING ROMANIA ASSOCIATION
  • Mircea Draghici
    Managing Director
    EST Hospitality Consulting

topHotel Awards
2017 Edition

CITY & BUSINESS HOTELS & MEETING VENUES

Hotel of the year, 5 stars, affiliated to an international chain
Hotel of the year, 5 stars, not affiliated to an international chain
Hotel of the year, 4 stars, affiliated to an international chain
Hotel of the year, 4 stars, not affiliated to an international chain
The most popular hotel of the year (Economy and midscale hotels – 3 stars)
Convention venue of the year

LEISURE

Leisure hotel of the year, 5 stars
Leisure hotel of the year, 4 stars
Hotel of the year for balneary tourism
Guest house of the year (traditional)
Guest house of the year (modern or boutique)
Spa of the year
The most popular restaurant of the year
The best fine dining restaurant

INVESTMENT

Hotel opening of the year
Best investment of the year for a hotel (upgrade or renovation)

TOURISM

Airline of the year
Best low-cost airline of the year
Best business and MICE agency
Best incoming agency/tour operator
Best romanian online booking website
Best travel agency
Car rental of the year
Best innovative romanian incoming tour program

BEST PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT

General Manager of the year in hotel industry
Rising Star of the Year
Hotel Team of the Year
Chef of the Year
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Nominalizati editiA 2017

CITY & BUSINESS HOTELS & MEETING VENUES

Hotel of the year, 5 stars, affiliated to an international chain
Hotel of the year, 5 stars, not affiliated to an international chain
Hotel of the year, 4 stars, affiliated to an international chain
Hotel of the year, 4 stars, not affiliated to an international chain
The most popular hotel of the year (Economy and midscale hotels – 3 stars)
Convention venue of the year

LEISURE

Leisure hotel of the year, 5 stars
Leisure hotel of the year, 4 stars
Hotel of the year for balneary tourism
Guest house of the year (traditional)
Guest house of the year (modern or boutique)
Spa of the year
The most popular restaurant of the year
The best fine dining restaurant

TOURISM

Airline of the year
Best low-cost airline of the year
Best business and MICE agency
Best incoming agency/tour operator
Best romanian online booking website
Best travel agency
Car rental of the year
Best innovative romanian incoming tour program

BEST PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT

General Manager of the year in hotel industry
  • Alina Fugaciu, General Manager, Mercure Bucharest City Center
  • Angelo Zuccala, Crowne Plaza
  • Bogdan Stanila, Hotel Golden Tulip Ana Dome
  • Catalin Stefan, Hotel Capital Plaza
  • Daniel Ben-Yehuda, Sheraton Bucharest Hotel
  • Dragos Fratilă, Teleferic Grand Hotel Poiana Resort
  • Felicia Ciurus, Hotel TImisoara
  • Frank Reul, Hotel Novotel
  • Gratiela Badicu, Le Boutique Hotel Moxa
  • Ionut Fascu, Residence Hotel
  • Iuliana Tasie, Europa Eforie Nord
  • Laurentiu Niculae, New Hotel Egreta
  • Marius Sucala, Snagov Club
  • Oana Denisa Dumitru, Hotel Ramada Pitesti
  • Oana Milea, Hotel Metropolis
  • Simona Veteleanu, General Manager Lux Garden Hotel
  • Valentin Lungu, Hotel Univers T, Cluj Napoca
  • Zsolt Torjai, Hampton by Hilton Cluj
Rising Star of the Year
  • Alice Udrea, Qualis Travel
  • Anamaria Cracana, Exclusiv Hotel Sibiu
  • Andreea Nica, Crowne Plaza
  • Daniela Raileanu, Akasha Wellness Retreat
  • Ioana Grama, Tailor Events
  • Ionut Popescu, Potcoava Mountain Hideaway
  • Iulia Gus, Hotel Transilvania
  • Laura Banciu, Le Boutique Hotel Moxa
  • Magda Purdila, ANA Aslan Health Spa
  • Oana Radu, Travis Corporate and Events
Hotel Team of the Year
Chef of the Year
  • Alexandru Iacob, Domeniul Manasia
  • Nico Lontras, Restaurant Simfonia
  • Johnny Susala, Restaurant Simfonia
  • Cristina Dragut, Mon’Arch, Ramada Pitesti
  • Ioan Florescu, Restaurantul Belvedere Brasov
  • Iosif Stefanescu, Osho Steakhouse
  • Jonas Schaefer, Valea Verde Resort
  • Joseph Kalaani, Ana Hotels
  • Marian Huzu, Red Angus Steakhouse
  • Mihai Crisan, restaurant Novem, Golden Tulip Ana Dome
  • Mohammed Saad, Citroniers, Residence Hotels
  • Mona Mihaela Vasile, Winestone®, Mercure Bucharest City Center
  • Mona Seichei, Lux Garden Hotel
  • Nicolae Lica, JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
  • Roland Suciu, restaurant B A R A C C A
  • Ionut Rosca, Sky Restaurant
  • Stefan Paraschiv, Sharkia Restaurant

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