We are pleased to present the HolidayCheck Award to the most popular hotels for the 16th time in a row. Since last year,, the whole hospitality market has been facing unprecedented circumstances. In order to reflect the extraordinary year 2020, we have decided to made some adjustments according the HolidayCheck Award as well. Beside the adjusted minimum criteria, the HolidayCheck Award will carry a new design and the name to 'The HolidayCheck Special Award' this year.
Once again, the holidaymakers have decided the winners of the HolidayCheck Special Award 2021. More than 420,000 reviews have determinded the most popular 607 hotels from 35 countries.
The criteria & determination of winners
The consideration period for the Award stayed the same. All reviews published at HolidayCheck between December 1st, 2019 and November 30th, 2020 for the hotel stays in the same time period were automatically taken into consideration for the evaluation of the Award. The minimum criteria for qualification for the Award were adjusted for this year.
A hotel must have met the following minimum criteria in order to qualify :
Additionally, we check the long term guests' satisfaction of the hotel. The overall recommendation rate on the website must also be at least 90% on the day of data analysis (1st December 2020).
With the help of the popularity ranking, a maximum of 10 most popular hotels in each region were awarded from the hotels that met the minimum criteria. It is therefore possible, that hotels had met the minimum criteria but did not receive the Award. Deviations within the popularity ranking in tourist regions with many hotels were marginal.
The winning hotels will receive all information about their Award by e-mail. The Award is only valid for the one hotel and does not apply to all hotels in the associated hotel chain or holiday apartment complex.
Press releases in German
Press releases in English
If you need winners lists of the individual regions or other materials, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make the most of your Award for your marketing.
Celebrate your award!
... with your guests: Send a newsletter or an email to your existing guests, thanking them for the valuable feedback throughout the year.
... with your employees: Your employees are primarily responsible for this accolade. Thank them for their commitment and dedication.
Talk about your award!
... with your social community: Communicate your accolade throughout your social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. and your blog. Tag us with @HolidayCheck and #HolidayCheckSpecialAward2021.
... with your press contacts: Compose a press release about your award and inform your local and regional press contacts.
... with your local tourism organization: Communicate your accolade to your contacts at the local and regional tourism organizations. Make use your partners' reach to communicate your award.
Benefit from your award!
... on your hotel website: Use your accolade as a unique selling proposition and integrate the HolidayCheck Award logo into your website.
... in your marketing communication: Promote your award in your regular communication. Show existing and potential guests that your hotel is among the most popular hotels worldwide, by using the HolidayCheck Award logo in your email signature, brochures or on invoices.
... with your sales partners: Gain competitive advantage by using your accolade as a sales argument. Share your award logo with your sales partners, who will also benefit from the integration of your award.
Hotel managers find the award logo, graphics for your email signature and templates, etc. Business Center in the section Promo tools. You do not have a free access yet? Please register: Business Center Registration.
Are you a representative (DMO, press, etc.) and need a logo or other materials? Please contact us at email@example.com.
Are you interested in an advertising campaign? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the following article we have answered all your questions about the Award.