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Special Hotels of the World Announces Hotel Opening in Croatia

Valamar Lacroma Resort, Dubrovnik, Croatia, General manager - Mr. Ivan Karlic

Special Hotels of the World (SHOTW: http://www.shotw.com) is delighted to announce the opening of Valamar Lacroma Resort on 28 May 2009.

Part of the Valamar Hotels and Resorts Group, this 401-room resort is located on the Mediterranean peninsular of Babin Kuk, near the old town of Dubrovnik and is the largest conference and spa hotel in Dubrovnik. The hotel’s contemporary design, exclusive atmosphere and breathtaking views of the sea and Elaphiti Islands make it an ideal leisure and MICE destination.

The resort’s conference centre is ideal for a variety of conferences, exhibitions and presentations. Located in the heart of the resort, the large conference centre boasts eight meeting rooms including the largest hotel conference hall in Croatia with a capacity of 1000 delegates. There are many opportunities for incentives in the surrounding area including dining on the ancient city walls, gala dinners in one of Dubrovnik’s fortresses or monasteries and exploring the nearby Elaphiti islands.

The Hotel’s 938 sqm spa offers a variety of facilities including a Finnish sauna, soft sauna, ice fountain, relaxation room and a ladies-only area. There are ten treatment rooms including one couples room and a bath treatment room.

Other facilities include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, beach volleyball, tennis courts, a diving school and numerous water-sports activities.

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

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For press enquiries please contact:

Brooke Jester - Marketing and PR Executive, Great Hotels Organisation

Note to editors:

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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