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Great Hotels Organisation Announce New Members

Great Hotels Organisation announces four new member hotels to its family of brands, Great Hotels of the World and Special Hotels of the World.

Great Hotels of the World

Hacienda Tres Rios Cancun, Mexico

Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW: http://www.ghotw.com) , representing some of the world’s finest independent hotels and resorts, is delighted to announce Hacienda Tres Rios in Cancun, Mexico as one of its newest members.

Located just south of Cancun in the heart of the Riviera Maya and surrounded by 326 acres of pristine jungle, mangrove forest, coastal dunes and white sandy beach, Hacienda Tres Rios is a recently-opened luxury eco-friendly resort.

Welcoming guests from November 2008, Hacienda Tres Rios boasts 273 spacious suites, ranging from 645 to 2063 square feet. The suites are modern in design yet inspired by the traditional Mexican hacienda style using native materials. Most suites feature a Jacuzzi for two and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.

The resort’s location in the Tres Rios Nature Park, amongst tropical jungle and three fresh-water rivers makes it a popular eco-tourism destination with numerous opportunities to discover the area. The resort believes in environmentally sustainable development through the intelligent and responsible use of ecosystems and natural resources.

The recently opened (April 2009) 13,900 square foot luxury Ya’ax Ché Spa features two couples suites with private hydro-therapy baths, seven treatment rooms, a lounge area with cold plunge pool, indoor pool, salt-water pool, Swiss and chromotherapy showers, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gym. The spa also offers a variety of massage and body treatments and is one of few spas offering traditional Mayan purification and relaxation experience called “Temazcal”, a Mexican bath used for centuries for curative and therapeutic purposes.

The resort boasts nine restaurants serving world-class cuisine including Asian-fusion, Italian, seafood and of course Mexican.

Other outstanding facilities include Tres Rios Nature Park, a private yacht club, equestrian activities, guided eco-park tours, snorkeling and diving in the second-largest barrier reef in the world, a 500-seat ballroom and two rivers for swimming and kayaking.

Hacienda Tres Rios will be hosting the World Travel Awards 2009 this September.

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

Special Hotels of the World

Laguna Suites Golf & Spa Cancun, Mexico

Special Hotels of the World (SHOTW: http://www.shotw.com), representing some of the world’s finest independent hotels, is delighted to announce Laguna Suites Golf & Spa in Cancun Mexico as one of its newest members.

Located on Cancun’s Yucatan Peninsula, Laguna Suites Golf & Spa is positioned inside the Pok Ta Pok Golf Club beside Nichupte Lagoon. Ten minutes from the beach, the 47-room Laguna Suites Golf & Spa offers beautiful views and is an ideal place from which to unwind and relax.

The Pok Ta Pok Golf Club is Cancun’s oldest, most prestigious golf club and artistically incorporates hundreds of meters of dramatic shoreline and ancient Mayan ruins into a truly enjoyable experience for golfers of all abilities.

The hotels luxurious Namaste Spa offers a selection of pampering treatments including Swedish, holistic and zen warm stone massages, chocolate exfoliation and wine therapy.

The hotels own restaurant, Nicte-Ha serves a variety of dishes and the kitchen is opened up to enable guests to see their food being prepared.

Additional facilities include a helicopter service, hairdresser, multipurpose sports court, live entertainment and the spectacular Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza are all nearby.

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

Ocean Spa Hotel, Cancun, Mexico

Special Hotels of the World (SHOTW: http://www.shotw.com), representing some of the world’s finest independent hotels, is delighted to announce Ocean Spa Hotel in Cancun, Mexico as one of its newest members.

Located approximately 25km from Cancun International Airport, on one of the widest beaches in Cancun, the hotel’s 154 comfortable rooms are surrounded by beautiful gardens with superb views of the Caribbean Sea and Isla Mujeres.

The hotel offers a world-class spa spread over two floors. Facilities offered include treatment chambers, Swiss shower and Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi and beauty salon. Thespa also offers individually designed spa retreat packages and personal development programs. A state-of-the-art gym, fitness centre and yoga centre will also be opening soon.

The hotel boasts three restaurants offering a selection of fine international, Italian and Mexican cuisine. There are also three bars including a Juicetherapy bar which uses the freshest fruits, vegetables and grains from the region to offer a healthy and delicious choice of therapeutic and revitalising juices.

Additional facilities include two swimming pools, a tennis court, yacht club and nearby equestrian 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.shotw.com/.

Les Suites Ching-Cheng Hotel Taipei, Taiwan

Special Hotels of the World (SHOTW: http://www.shotw.com), representing some of the world’s finest independent hotels, is delighted to announce Les Suites Ching-Cheng Hotel Taipei, Taiwan as one of its newest members.

Located in the city centre of the Taiwanese capital of Taipei and 40 minutes from Taoyuan International Airport, Les Suites Ching-Cheng offers a contemporary and tranquil getaway whilst remaining in the heart of the city. The hotel’s ambience combines European sophistication and polished style with traditional Asian influences to create a relaxing oasis in the buzzing financial district of the city.

Part of the Les Suites Taipei group, the hotel offers 84 superbly appointed rooms including 11 suites each equipped to meet the demands of business travellers yet conveying a home-like atmosphere with comfortable and cozy decoration.

The most prestigious shopping districts are within walking distance of the hotel and the extensive subway network and a main train station are a five-minute walk away.

Luxurious facilities include a library, a wine lounge, massage services, two meeting rooms for groups of up to 40 delegates and a 24-hour 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.shotw.com/.

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For press enquiries please contact:

Brooke Jester - Marketing and PR Executive, Great Hotels Organisation

Great Hotels Organisation (GHO) 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.shotw.com/), Special Hotels of the World (http://www.shotw.com/, Metro Hotels and G-rez (www.g-rez.com/). GHO provides a range of products, services and innovative technology solutions for over 1,500 hotels worldwide including trade shows, e-marketing, business travel consortia sales, meeting and incentive sales, public relations, Meeting Forums and a private label GDS chain code (GW). G-rez provides bespoke solutions to hotels with the technology to manage GDS, ADS (internet), website and voice reservations easily, as well as a booking engine for a hotel’s own website, G-wiz (www.g-rez.com/g-wiz.htm) . Membership of GHO is by invitation only and hotels must meet strict criteria before being accepted. By acknowledging that each hotel has a different set of marketing requirements, GHO 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 focused on their specific requirements.

Further information on Great Hotels Organisation can be found at http://www.ghorg.com/.

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