Portuguese American Journal

Azores: Terra Nostra Garden Hotel voted Best Four Star Hotel – Portugal

The Terra Nostra Garden Hotel, based on São Miguel island, Azores, was voted the “Best Four Star Hotel” in Portugal at the Publituris Portugal Travel Awards 2014 contest.

Built in 1935 and recently renovated, the Terra Nostra Garden Hotel  is the most recognizable hotel of the Azores, nestled inside the volcanic complex of Furnas Valley.

In its 11th edition, the Publituris Portugal Travel Awards distinguish the best companies, institutions, services and professionals who have excelled in the tourism sector during the last half of 2013 and the first of 2014. Winners are chosen by online voting  (40%) and by jury voting (60%).

The contest comprises of 18 categories including: Best Airline (TAP Air Portugal); Best Low Cost Airline (EasyJet); Best-Rent-a-Car (Europcar); Best DMC (Abreu DMC,Portugal); Best Travel Agent Group (Viagens Abreu); Best Independent Travel Agent(GEA); Best Tourism Operator (Nortravel);  Best Five Star Hotel (Conrad Algarve); Best Three Star Hotel (Dom José beach Hotel); Best Hotel Resort (PIC SANA Algarve Hotel); Best Boutique Hotel (Vila Galé Collection Palácio dos Arcos); Best Design Hotel (Memmo Alfama); Best Hotel Chain (Pestana Hotels & Resorts); Best Golf Court (Onyria Palmares); Best International Destination (Brazil); Best Tourism Region (Lisbon).

The Publituris Portugal Travel Awards ceremony took place last Friday, September 19th, at the beautiful Monastery of Alcobaça, mainland Portugal.