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Great Hotels of the World announces its newest member: Mardan Palace Hotel

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com), the renowned global sales and marketing alliance, is delighted to welcome Mardan Palace in Antalya, Turkey, to its portfolio.

Located 10 km from Antalya International Airport, the brand new 560-room Mardan Palace overlooks the beautiful shores of Lara Beach and is predicted to be one of the most luxurious and palatial resorts in the Mediterranean.

Opening in February 2009, Mardan Palace offers accommodation of the highest standards. The hotel architecture carefully reflects four distinct designs embracing famous landmarks from the city of Istanbul. Each of the rooms is decorated with rich and luxurious fabrics and offer spectacular views over the Taurus Mountains, the Mediterranean Sea or the vast swimming pool.

Its extensive facilities include one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in the world (16,000 sqm), surrounded by a “water street” complete with gondola service, a swim reef which allows guests to swim and snorkel amongst local fish, four aquariums and a shark tank, a large spa and fitness centre, two tennis courts, a bowling alley, a volleyball court, a squash court, a nightclub, an amphitheatre and a shopping arcade.

The hotel also boasts 11 restaurants and 10 bars allowing guests to sample the cuisines of the world and an exceptional portfolio of international wines.

The 7,500 m? spa and fitness centre, designed by spa experts, KLAFS, offers a diverse range of services including a selection of steam and mud baths, a variety of saunas and showers, Thalasso pool and treatments, indoor pool with relaxation area, private family hammam, a comprehensive choice of massages and beauty treatments, VIP treatment suites and meditation room. The spa also features a unique snow paradise – where guests can enjoy the stimulating atmosphere of real snow.

The Mardan Palace Convention Centre features three different foyers, two ballrooms with a capacity of up to 1,200 delegates, 17 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, a cinema and a business centre.

For further information on the hotel or to book please call UK: 0800 032 4254, INT: +1 972 894 1182 or visit http://www.ghotw.com.

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For press enquiries, images and commissioned visits please contact:

Brooke Jester
Marketing and PR Executive
Great Hotels Organisation
+44 (0) 20 7380 8561
bjester@ghorg.com

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Great Hotels Organisation

Great Hotels Organisation is part of Big Worldwide, a global, privately owned travel, technology and media company headquartered in London. Great Hotels Organisation’s family of brands include Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com) and Special Hotels of the World (http://www.shotw.com/). By acknowledging that each hotel has a different set of marketing requirements, Great Hotels Organisation allows its member hotels to choose from a comprehensive collection of sales and marketing initiatives in order to build their own ‘à la carte’ membership programme tailored to meet their individual objectives. By doing this, members are able to choose and purchase only the services they require, thus ensuring that membership fees are kept to a minimum and are focused on their specific requirements. Sales and marketing initiatives that members are able to take advantage of include: trade shows, e-marketing, business travel consortia sales, public relations, a private label GDS chain code and sales blitzes. Membership of Great Hotels Organisation is by invitation only and hotels must meet strict criteria before being accepted. Great Hotels Organisation manages the “GW” private label GDS chain code and toll-free voice reservation numbers operate globally. Further information on Great Hotels Organisation can be found at http://www.ghorg.com/.

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