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Borgo Egnazia: Best Family Hotel (Europe), Junior Design Awards 2014 WINNER

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They Say:

Borgo Egnazia has redefined the boundaries of authentic luxury through unique architectural design reminiscent of a traditional Apulian village. Built using locally sourced materials, this Italian haven is suspended in timeless tradition, reflecting elegant simplicity. With generous accommodation choices – luxury hotel rooms, stunning apartments and luxury private villas – all family types and sizes are catered for. Based on distinctive classic taste, each room’s decor parallels the ancient and the modern using neutral colour schemes, authentic ornaments and traditional wall displays. Located just a short distance from Puglia’s sandy beach, Borgo Egnazia is the perfect setting for a family-friendly escape.

From property ethos to exquisite design, traditional Apulia at its finest is reflected. Recognised for architectural innovation and luxury standards, Borgo Egnazia has re-defined the concept of premium family hospitality. Families will discover a combination of excellent style with functionality; something not easily found.

Exclusive fine design has been sophisticatedly coupled with innovative child-friendly activities by introducing activity clubs. ‘Trullalleri’ children’s club (infants) has re-created a traditional Apulian fairytale through the enjoyment of ceramics, jewellery making and treasure hunts, whereas teen’s club ‘Tarantari’ (ages 8-12) and ‘Marirai’ (ages 13-16) actively encourage older children to interact with one another in an outdoor environment. From the comfort of the hotel to exhilarating water sport experiences – from sailing and wind-surfing to kayaking and snorkelling – Borgo Egnazia immerses children of all ages into the culture by which they are surrounded, making it not only exceptionally glamorous, but also a safe and practical place for families of all ages. 

Implementing their ‘from the earth to your plate’ philosophy, children can also get involved with Borgo Egnazia’s traditional Cookery School, preparing typical Apulian dishes. This ethos is carried through to children’s restaurant ‘Da Puccetta’, promoting fresh, healthy eating.

With high attention to detail through meticulous design research, Borgo Egnazia allows families to connect with the very essence of the spectacular Apulian region, engaging in authentic activities and experiences. These efforts have not gone unnoticed, even by those in the celebrity fast-lane; with Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel selecting it to host their own star-studded wedding.

Judges Comments:

Situated in beautiful Puglia, the backdrop for this classic rural Italian hotel is stunning. But don't be fooled, it's quiet location belies the range of activities for children and families which are designed to educate about the local area as well as entertain. This isn't a hotel that accommodates families - this is a hotel built for families."

Where to Book:

www.borgoegnazia.com

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