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Great Hotels of the World Member Hosts Annual Music Festival

Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW: www.ghotw.com member, Hotel Al Bustan in Beirut, Lebanon will be hosting the 17th edition of its annual International Festival of Music and the Arts - ‘Prima La musica’ next month with “Italy” being this year’s theme.

Presented over a five week period from 17 February – 21 March 2010, the festival has successfully revived the cultural life of a country re-emerging after 17 years of war. The Festival presents over 25 performances of classical music including opera, symphony concerts, chamber concerts, solos, choral concerts and dance theatre. Hosted at the hotel’s Emile Bustani Auditorium and at the Crystal Garden Conservatory, past and present renowned performers include The English Shakespeare Company, The Choir of Christchurch Cathedral Oxford, The Vienna Boys Choir, The Netherlands Concert Choir, The Helikon Opera of Moscow and many more.

Built on the top of Beyt Meri Hill, overlooking Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea and within easy reach of the major cultural and leisure attractions of Lebanon, the Hotel Al Bustan has been a city landmark since opening over 40 years ago. Hotel Al Bustan is offering an exclusive music lovers package exclusively available on www.ghotw.com.

The package starts from £116 per person (single room) and includes the following:

• Daily buffet breakfast

 • Entrance tickets to two shows at the 'Prima La Musica' festival

 • VAT and taxes

 • Tickets for extra shows available at USD60 per person

For more information or to book this package visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/12478/al-bustan-beirut.htm

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For press enquiries please contact:

Brooke Jester - Marketing and PR Manager, 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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