The guidebook release party held at historic Amade Chateau hotel in Vrakúň on 14 April was attended by invited guests and media. The honourable role to introduce the HHS guidebook was accepted by Peter Belinský, Director General of the Slovak Tourist Board, who seasoned the guide with spice and wished the Slovak tourism a good luck.
Miloš Kmety, Director of the European Travel Insurance Company, sprinkled the guide with feathers from a pillow and wished all the visitors of historic hotels a comfortable sleep.
Daniela Miháliková, HHS President, sprinkled the guide with thermal water and expressed the following wish, “Salt is more than gold, but water is more than salt, as water means life. In terms of tourism, visitors are mainly attracted by Slovak thermal waters, therefore I sprinkle the guide with thermal water, hoping it will attract as much visitors as possible.”
The guidebook release party was preceded by a press conference at which Mr Peter Belinský, Director General of the Slovak Tourist Board, appreciated the activities of HHS Association as an example worthy of emulation in the Slovak tourist industry.
Pavel Šimove, Vice-President of the Slovak Tourist Guides Association, invited to the press conference as a guest, presented interesting touristic routes including the beauties of nature and sights, prepared especially for HHS.
Historic Hotels of Slovakia
The association Historic hotels of Slovakia (HHS) was established in 2009, in the period of a global economic crisis. In terms of marketing and public awareness of HHS existence, a great success can be considered the acceptance to the prestigious association Historic hotels of Europe (HHE), based in Paris, on 1 January 2010. Due to the cooperation creating a cornerstone of effective functioning of tourism, the association contributes to the promotion of a positive image of Slovakia abroad. In compliance with HHE slogan, “Story to tell”, each HHS member hotel provides its visitors with a unique atmosphere and original story.
HHS members dispose of the capacity of 200 rooms and chambers, all of which have a unique shape. The age of member hotels ranges between 99 and 600 years.
Members :Hotel Amade Chateau (Vrakúň), Hotel Chateau Béla (Belá), Hotel Bankov (Košice), Hotel Grand Castle (Liptovský Hrádok), Péchy Castle, Hunting Lodge & Park (Hermanovce)
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The association of the best hotels in the castles, mansions and historic buildings of itscountry. We aspire to offer you first quality accommodation and also true Slovak experience which reflects our nation’s traditions, history and heritage.