The five-star Premier Palace Hotel Kharkiv has scooped two prizes at this year’s International Hospitality Awards, an industry event that ranks hotels from 21 countries in 28 dominations. Premier Palace Hotel Kharkiv director Olga Sokolenko received the awards during a gala ceremony held in Kyiv on 24 February.
The Kharkiv hotel took top spot in the Best Five-Star Business Hotel category, beating out competition from Kyiv’s InterContinental and Fairmont hotels and the Wyndham Batumi in Georgia. The hotel also claimed first place in the Best MICE Hotel (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) category ahead of rivals including Hotel and Congress Center Brdo (Slovenia), Splendid Conference and Spa Resort (Montenegro) and Georgia’s Hotels & Preference Hualing Tbilisi.
International Hospitality Awards organizers praised the Premier Palace Hotel Kharkiv for its organization, service standards and versatility, noting that the venue was suitable for “business meetings, international conferences, romantic dinners, banquets for up to 500 people and global forums.”
The Premier Palace Hotel Kharkiv was built on the initiative of businessman Oleksandr Yaroslavsky with a total project investment of USD 126 million as part of the eastern Ukrainian city’s preparations to serve as one of the country’s four host cities during the Euro 2012 European football championship. It has since emerged as a focus of business and society life in the former Ukrainian capital and a leading luxury hotel in the wider region, regularly serving as a venue for international events and hosting Ukrainian and international VIPs.