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Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas opens its doors

Great Hotels of the World is delighted to announce the opening of Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas on 27 May 2009. Part of the Atrium Hotels group, the 254-room Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas is located 74km from Rhodes Town in Lahania Bay on the South-Eastern coast of Rhodes. The resort combines breath-taking landscape with palatial architecture and a stunning spa to create the highest standard of luxury accommodation.

For more information or to book please visit http://www.ghotw.com/atrium-prestige-thalasso-spa or call UK: 0800 032 4254 INT: +1 972 894 1182

The Landmark London opens new restaurant

Great Hotels of the World member, The Landmark London, will launch its “twotwentytwo” restaurant and bar next month following a million pound renovation. Executive Chef, Gary Klaner, has created a diverse modern-European menu to reflect the chic style of twotwentytwo. Menu items will include: Shellfish risotto with crab, prawns, mussels and squid; Open tart of white mushrooms and goats cheese, home-dried tomato and rocket; and Pan-fried fillet of sea bass with dressed fennel and watercress and orange salad.

For more information or to book please visit http://www.ghotw.com/landmark-london or call UK: 0800 032 4254 INT: +1 972 894 1182

Lakeside Hotel, England introduces "Aveda Green Science"

Lakeside Hotel has recently introduced Aveda Green Science treatments and products to its spa range. The hotel, which is a member of Special Hotels of the World, is the only Aveda destination Spa in England. Aveda products offer high performance botanically-based products with natural and ethically sourced ingredients. The Green Science skincare range is an anti-ageing line using powerful plant technology. Aveda’s green Science signature 5-phase massage, clinically proven to lift and firm the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles starts from £78.

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

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, Portugal completes renovations

Great Hotels of the World member, Tivoli Marina Vilamoura in The Algarve has recently completed a series of renovations in their restaurants, bars and rooms. The renovations, which started in December 2008, include Peppers Steakhouse (formerly Sirius Restaurant), an American style restaurant and The Canela Bar (formerly Castor), a modern yet elegant bar with panoramic views of the marina. These developments are the final phase of a number of other renovations throughout 2007 and 2008 which include the complete remodeling of the main entrance, lobby and reception, renovations of five floors of rooms and the opening of the new Angsana Spa

For more information or to book please visit http://www.ghotw.com/tivoli-marina-vilamoura or call UK: 0800 032 4254 INT: +1 972 894 1182

Great Hotels of the World and Special Hotels of the World members nominated for awards

13 member hotels of Great Hotels of the World and Special Hotels of the World have been nominated for the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2009.

Nominees include Beau-Rivage Palace in Switzerland, Colony Club Hotel in Barbados, Cotswold House in England, Forte Village in Sardinia, Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites in Crete, Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque in Tenerife, Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa in Spain, Grotta Guisti Natural Spa Resort in Italy, Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort in Rhodes, Papagayo Beach & Lounge Resort in Curacao, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Sungate Port Royal Hotel in Turkey and The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in Scotland.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia, Tenerife opens Thai Suites

Great Hotels of the World member, Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia has recently opened three Thai suites as part of its Thai Zen SPAce and thermal wellness centre. Based upon traditional Asian techniques, the Thai suites are the first of their kind in Spain. Three suites of almost 100m2 each are equipped with a jacuzzi, cromotherapy lighting, relaxing area, Chinese beds, treatment zone, separate shower and private changing room. The Thai suites exclusive menu offers a selection of massages, scrubs, wraps and facials. Massages start from £107 and include refreshments, feet flower bath and aromatherapy Jacuzzi.

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

Monsignor della Casa Country Resort, Italy opens two new massage rooms

Great Hotels of the World member, Monsignor Della Casa Country Resort near Florence has opened two new massage rooms where guests can experience a variety of massages and treatments using Maria Galland products. Treatments on offer include the Amazonian relaxing dream massage, Body modelling mask and maternity massage.

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

Hotel Oreanda expands spa treatment list

Special Hotels of the World member, Hotel Oreanda in Yalta has expanded its menu of spa treatments to include stripfit sessions, Spanish face massage and Japanese massage. Stripfit sessions are personal training sessions based on burlesque dancing, a fun way to learn dance techniques and keep fit. Sessions start from £7 per hour. The Spanish face massage is a high-quality massage with strong lifting and anti-stress properties. Spanish massages start from £35. The traditional Japanese massages are based on meditation techniques and recuperates and energizes both body and soul. Japanese massages start from £33.

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

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