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Great Hotels of the World Members Win Luxury Awards

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com) is delighted to announce that a number of its member hotels have been awarded with top accolades in the luxury hospitality industry.

Mandala Spa & Villas in Boracay Island, The Philippines has been awarded Spa treatment of the Year for its “Hilot Trilogy” treatment at the AsiaSpa Awards 2009. The award is Hilot Trilogy’s second accolade, winning Asia Spa Holistic Treatment of the Year in 2007. The treatment pays tribute to Filipino heritage, combining traditional healing techniques and rituals to produce a new approach to the traditional art of therapeutic healing. The awards are presented by AsiaSpa magazine, the region’s most recognised spa and wellness publication.

For more information on the hotel please visit http://www.ghotw.com/mandala-spa

All-Suites Palazzo Magnani Feroni in Florence, Italy has been awarded Condé Nast Johansens’ Award for “2010 Most Charming Hotel of Europe and the Mediterranean”. Tharroe of Mykonos in Mykonos, Greece has also been recognised as “2010 Most Excellent Value Hotel”. The Condé Nast Johansens’ Awards for Excellence are given annually to those properties worldwide that represent the finest standards and best value for money in luxury and independent accommodation.

For more information on the hotels please visithttp://www.ghotw.com/palazzo-magnani and http://www.ghotw.com/tharroe-mykonos

Abbaye de Talloires in Talloires, France has recently been awarded the Trophy of Clientele for 4* and 5* hotels for quality of service 2009. The trophy, now in its third year, is voted for by hotel guests and recognises excellent quality of service in the luxury hotel sector. 850 hoteliers from around France attended the awards ceremony held at the Hotel Marriotte, Les portes de Monaco à Cap d’Ail in Monaco.

For more information on the hotel please visit http://www.ghotw.com/abbaye-talloires

Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort in Cascais, Portugal has been recognised as the perfect place to spend a relaxing break by being voted as “Rated Top Quiet Hotel” by Venere.com. Solely based on consumer feedback, Venere.com, which is controlled by Expedia, selects the top rated hotels according to a selection of categories.

For more information on the hotel please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel-quinta-da-marinha

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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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