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MR&H launches 2019 Top Mediterranean Resort Awards

Greece: The Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H) has launched this year’s Top Mediterranean Resort Awards, the third edition of the awards.

The awards were originally created to acknowledge outstanding mixed-use resorts and developments across the Mediterranean region and are separated into two categories:

• Top Mediterranean Resort (currently in operation)
• Top Mediterranean Resort (currently in development)

The nominees were shortlisted to the finalists below by a group of industry experts, including the MR&H Advisory Board representing investors, developers and operators from across the resort and hotel community. Each of the resorts shortlisted is an example of hospitality operations dedicated to furthering tourism across the Mediterranean through industry-leading design, guest amenities and service.

• Finalists – Top Mediterranean Resort (currently in operation)
o Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay
o Maxx Royal Kemer, Turkey
o El Gouna, Egypt

• Finalists – Top Mediterranean Resort (currently in development)
o Ikos Andalucia, Spain
o One & Only Kea Island, Greece
o W Algarve, Portugal
o City of Dreams Mediterranean, Cyprus

The winner will be selected from both categories by public vote and members of the public are being invited to click here and cast their vote until Friday 27 September.

The winner will be announced ahead of the fifth annual MR&H event which takes place from 29-31 October 2019 at the Hilton Athens, Greece, with a dedicated prize giving ceremony forming part of the closing afternoon of the forum.

Further information on the award process can be found on the MR&H website here, including previous winners.

Managing director of EMEA Hospitality + Travel Group at Questex Hospitality Group, Alexi Khajavi, said: “These awards continue to gain momentum and recognition across the industry, and we’re delighted to be able to launch the 2019 process and look forward to receiving your votes. Best practice in architecture, design, operations, technology, marketing and talent management are all considered as we search for an award winner in both categories.

“As we look towards MR&H 2019 and the opportunity to meet and discuss investment and development throughout the Mediterranean, I look forward to your participation in selecting a winner from the outstanding nominees,” he added.