Radisson, Grand Palace earn travel awards

The Radisson SAS Daugava Hotel and the Grand Palace Hotel, both in Rīga, have been named Latvia’s leading hotels in this year’s World Travel Awards.

The awards were announced Oct. 9 during a ceremony in England. Winners were determined by a vote of travel agents in more than 190 countries.

The Radisson, situated along the Daugava River across from Old Rīga, was named Latvia’s leading business hotel. Also nominated in the category were Hotel Bergs, the OK Park Hotel, the Reval Hotel Rīdzene and Rocco Forte’s Hotel de Rome.

The Grand Palace Hotel, located on Pils Street on the edge of the Old City, was named Latvia’s leading hotel. Also nominated were Ainavas, the Baltic Beach Hotel, the Grand Palace Hotel, the Radisson SAS Daugava Hotel, the Reval Hotel Rīdzene, the Reval Hotel Latvija and Rocco Forte’s Hotel de Rome.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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