The hotel’s awards

"Conquer, but don’t triumph."
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830-1916)

The award we still value the most is the satisfied smile of a guest. Down the years the castle hotel and Gerd Ripp have received several awards that we would like to share with you.

1977

  • Golden Badge of Honour of the 'Chaine de Rôtisseur' for Gerd Ripp

1981

  • Gerd Ripp – Germany's youngest hotel manager

1986

  • Award of a knighthood of the Confèrie du saber d'or

1988

  • Gerd Ripp – Appointment as President of the German Hotel Managers Association

1993

  • The German Innovation Award for the 'Villa Rheinfels'conference concept 

1995

  • DEHOGA badge of honour for Gerd Ripp

1996

  • Placed in the TOP TEN German conference hotels for the first time
  • First hotel in Germany certified to DIN 9002

2002

  • Award for 'Best SME Employers'
  • Presidency of the hotel cooperation 'Guest in the Castle'
  • Germany's 'Best Conference Hotel 2002/2003' and winner of the 'Selected Conference Hotels for Wellness'

2003

  • Appointment as Senator for Economic Affairs
  • Germany's 'Best Conference Hotel 2002/2004 – 2003' and winner of the 'Selected Feel Good Conference Hotels'

2004

  • Award for 'Host of the Year 2005'

2005

  • Certified as the first electro-smog-free hotel in Germany
  • Special Award for being in the TOP TEN 'Best Conference Hotel' for 10 years (with seven years in the top three)
  • Award for 'Best Event Hotel' in Germany and voted number one in the 'Top Conference Hotels in Germany'
  • Inclusion in the international cooperation Romantic Hotels & Restaurants 

2006

  • First hotel in Germany with TUV-certification 'Sensual Living – healthy living, accommodation and work'

2007

  • Conga Award 2007 – Voted as one of the top three best conference hotels in Germany
  • Germany's 'Best Conference Hotel 2007/08' and winner of the 'Selected Feel Good Conference Hotels'

2008

  • Conga Award 2008 – Voted as one of the top three best conference hotels in Germany
  • Germany's 'Best Conference Hotel 2007/08' and voted third in the 'Selected Feel Good Conference Hotels'
  • Classified as the first 5-star holiday apartments in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lorelei Valley

2009

  • Conga Award 2009 – Voted one of the top three best conference hotels in Germany
  • Special Award for '10 Years at the Top of the Best Conference Hotels in Germany'

2010

  • Conga Award 2010 – Voted one of the top three best conference hotels in Germany
  • Germany's 'Best Conference Hotel 2007/08' - Voted second in the 'Selected Feel Good Conference Hotels'