Inspira Santa Marta Hotel receives prestigious European Hotel Award

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel receives prestigious European Hotel Award
October 3, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Green Globe Member, the Inspira Santa Marta Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal, has been announced to be among the winning hotels of the esteemed International Hotel Awards, in the 2013 European regional competition. The property has been recognized in the category “Best Sustainable Hotel”.

Sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, a high-profile gala dinner and awards ceremony will be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on November 03. This event will see over 300 hospitality professionals come together to celebrate the achievements within the industry over the past 12 months. During the ceremony, all victorious entries will find out the details on their level of achievement.

Stuart Shield, President of the International Hotel Awards, said “Every country has a separate rating system for the standard of their hotels, but the International Hotel Awards have provided a global standard to even the mark from country to country. We welcome the European winners in joining this prestigious international club for exceptional hotels and resorts.”

All of the winners in the European region have won at a national level, and will be announced as either a ‘Highly Commended’ or ‘5-Star’ winner at the event in London. The ‘5-Star’ winners will be placed under further examination, and only one of each category will be selected to represent the European region on an international level. The highest-scoring regional European winners will compete against other regional winners from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, UK and the Americas to find the ultimate ‘World’s Best’ in each category.

Developed to identify, highlight, and reward excellence throughout the global hospitality industry, the International Hotel Awards seek the finest operations throughout a wide range of areas. The International Hotel Awards have evolved from the long established ‘International Property Awards’, which have become regarded as the definite awards’ program, and focus on both, residential and commercial sectors.

Located in one of Lisbon’s typical neighborhoods, the Inspira Santa Marta was designed to be much more than just a hotel. The Inspira management has invested in sustainable strategies, along with the latest technology infrastructure to ensure an environmentally-friendly operation and act responsibly. By implementing numerous green practices, the Inspira Santa Marta has gained a competitive advantage, as a hotel, operating in a niche market. For more information please watch The Inspira Santa Marta video on Green Globe’s youtube channel:

About Inspira Santa Marta Hotel
This 4-star hotel is an “urban retreat” in the very center of Lisbon, Portugal’s capital. The Inspira Santa Marta stands out with its innovative concept and exceptional location just a stone’s throw away from Avenida de Liberdade, one of the most emblematic avenues in Portugal. The hotel offers a total of 89 rooms and suites, including two rooms for disabled people. Room design respects the principles of Feng Shui, creating space more comfortable and balanced, avoiding stagnation of energy flows. Guests can enjoy fresh Mediterranean cuisine at the Mediterranean Brasserie, the Urban Bar invites for a pre-dinner drink by a fireplace. ‘The Retreat” spa offers a variety of services and treatments, sauna, steam bath, and a jacuzzi. The Inspira Santa Marta Hotel won the 2012 Turismo Portugal Award.

Ana Tavares
Sustainability/Project Coordinator
Inspira Santa Marta Hotel
Rua de Santa Marta 48
Lisboa 1150-297
Phone +351 210 440 909

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