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Great Hotels of the World Members Win Multiple Awards at World Travel Awards 2009

A total of 23 awards were won by 16 Great Hotels of the World member hotels (http://www.ghotw.com) at this year’s World Travel Awards in London.

Often described as the Oscars of the travel industry, the awards acknowledge excellence in the world travel and tourism industry. Aiming to separate the good from the outstanding, and identify companies that consistently exceed customer expectations, the awards are voted for by thousands of travel professionals from 183,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organisations in over 160 countries. Now celebrating their 16th year, the awards are regarded as the very highest achievement a travel product can hope to receive.

Great Hotels of the World member hotels were awarded with the following accolades:

Mandala Spa, Boracay Island: Philippines’ Leading Resort

Ayurveda Pavilions, Negombo: Sri Lanka’s Leading Spa Resort

The House, St James: Barbados’ Leading Boutique Hotel

Hacienda Tres Rios, Cancun: Mexico’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort

Moevenpick Istanbul: Europe’s Leading Business Hotel

Forte Village, Sardinia: Europe’s Leading Family Resort, Europe’s Leading Resort, Italy’s Leading Resort, Italy’s Leading Spa Resort, World’s Leading Resort

Mardan Palace, Antalya: Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort, World’s Leading Luxury Resort, World’s Leading Palace Resort

Coral Beach, Paphos: Cyprus’ Leading Resort

Elysium, Paphos: Cyprus’ Leading Spa Resort

Aldemar Olympian Village, Ilia: Mediterranean’s Leading Beach Resort

Londa, Limassol: Mediterranean’s Leading Boutique Hotel

JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel: Romania’s Leading Hotel

Premier Palace, Kiev: Ukraine’s Leading Business Hotel, Ukraine’s Leading Hotel

Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi’s Leading Business Hotel

Al Murooj Rotana, Dubai: Dubai’s Leading Meetings Hotel

Aldemar Royal Mare Village, Crete: World’s Leading Thalasso & Spa Resort

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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.ghotw.com), Special Hotels of the World (http://www.shotw.com) and Metro Hotels. 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). evolution is a complete reservation platform that allows hotels to effectively manage multi-channel distribution.

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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