After a spectacular renovation and restyling by interior decorator Jacques Garcia, Hotel Des Indes obtained three prestigious awards and secured a place on the Hot List of the celebrated travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.
Winner Best New Hotel Concept
At the Hospitality & Style Awards in April 2006 Hotel Des Indes was announced winner in the category Best New Hotel Concept. A quote from the jury report: "At Hotel Des Indes tradition meets contemporary, classical design. Jacques Garcia has succeeded in translating the qualities of this historical location into modern luxury and grandeur. The personal involvement of the management is remarkable."
Winner Dutch Hotel Award
Hotel Des Indes also succeeded in winning a second prestigious hotel accolade, the Dutch Hotel Award in 2006. Every year the Dutch Hotel Award is handed out to the best hotel management team in the Netherlands. The winning property is able to present itself as the best communicating hotel of the Netherlands for one year.
The jury was especially impressed by the way the Management Team guided the hotel through the radical renovation. "Thanks to a clever PR strategy, they were able to stay in contact with the market," according to the jury.
FGH Real Estate Award 2006
In November 2006 the FGH Real Estate Award was awarded to Maatschap Des Indes for the redevelopment of Hotel Des Indes in The Hague. Entrepreneurship, project risk, project economics, architecture, sustainability and social impact were the main criteria for the assessment of the projects nominated for the ninth FGH Real Estate Award.
In the opinion of the jury, the owners have transformed Hotel Des Indes into a five-star hotel which completely fulfils the desires and demands of our time on the basis of respect for this unique building and its special history. The fact that this project also demonstrates proper control of the project risk and budget were key reasons why Hotel Des Indes has been awarded the FGH Real Estate Prize 2006. According to the jury, the renovated hotel will be able to continue building on its reputation and, in the process, increase its positive contribution to the city's image.
A well deserved nomination on Condé Nast Traveler Hot List Hotels
Every year Condé Nast Traveler, the prestigious US travel magazine, compiles a Hot List of the best new trend-setting hotels around the world. In 2006, Hotel Des Indes has been featured for its "shrewd and sexy makeover that does not compromise the old-world atmosphere. The top-to-bottom renovation succeeds through major improvements-a superb new health club with an indoor pool, sassy details such as room numbers that are displayed on a tulip vase beside the door, heated slate floors in bathrooms, and an opulent yet intimate restaurant."
Gault Millau Award 2009 - Hotel of the Year
Monday November 3rd, the gracious and well known Hotel Des Indes in The Hague has again been awarded with a very prestigious award at the Night of Gault Millau in Amsterdam. During this evening, the hotel was rewarded for her impeccable and incomparable service, her unique & authentic expression in combination with warmth & design created by the famous Interior Designer Jacques Garcia. Together a majestic picture of Hotel Des Indes, known for her grandeur and elegance. A hotel you should have visited yourself, to believe so.