Le Bristol Hotel in Paris has been voted the Leading Hotel in Europe at the prestigious 2007 World Travel Awards. It was also voted Leading Hotel in France, while the Hotel Bristol in Vienna was voted Leading Hotel in Austria. The trophies in the Europe category, pictured here, were presented at the Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park in Newcastle in November. Said a spokesman for the awards, "With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from 167,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organisations in over 160 countries, winning a World Travel Award has become one of the highest accolades a travel organisation achieve."
The Prince of Wales Suite in Vienna's Hotel Bristol was voted Austria's Leading Suite. It is the largest hotel suite in Austria, with a library, dining room, office, fitness room and sauna. When in Austria the Prince of Wales famously visited a public sauna, appearing naked with his equally naked, and embarrassed, security guards. You can read all about the Prince of Wales and his affair with Wallis Simpson at the hotel in HIGH NOON FOR THE QUEEN'S MOLL, Chapter 6 in High Times at the Hotel Bristol.
Another recent award winner is the Hotel Bristol in Amman, Jordan. At the 7th Annual International Hospitality Awards, the Middle East's major trade show for hotel equipment and food services, the Bristol, which opened in 2001, received 9 awards including a gold for bed-making. General Manager Alfonso Nocero said that that this achievement serves to solidify Bristol's image as a provider of premium quality services.