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Great Hotels Organisation Announces New Members

Great Hotels Organisation welcomes three new member hotels to Great Hotels of the World and Metro Hotels.

Great Hotels of the World

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 a new member.

Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg, Russia

Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW: http://www.ghotw.com) is delighted to announce Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg in Russia as one of its newest members.

Located 17km from Pulkovo International Airport and situated on the famous Nevsky Prospect, the 388-room hotel’s central location makes it an ideal base for a stay in St Petersburg, whether it is for business or pleasure.

The five star hotel consists of an award-winning combination of two majestic 19th century buildings, opulent furnishings and striking architecture and is the only hotel in the city with a memorial museum as part of the building.

The Samoilov Museum, highlighting the history of Russian ballet & theatre, can be used as a unique event venue in addition to the hotel’s extensive range of conference and banqueting facilities that can accommodate up to 1000 delegates.

The hotel’s selection of three bars, cafes and restaurants are among the best in the city offering mouth-watering menu’s of local and international cuisine.

For more information or the hotel or to book please visit http://www.ghotw.com/corinthia-st-petersburg

Metro Hotels

Metro Hotels, a collection of mid-range, city-centre, corporate hotels recognised for offering good quality at a competitive price and providing the corporate traveller with all the facilities needed for a successful business trip, is delighted to announce two new members.

Avicenna Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Located approximately 20km from the airport and only a few minutes’ walk from the historical centre of Istanbul, the 48-room Avicenna Hotel is housed in a converted 19th century traditional ottoman style wooden house and offers the very best in Turkish hospitality.

The Ottoman style Sipsi Restaurant and bar, located on the top floor, serves both international and Turkish cuisine and boasts a panoramic view over the Marmara Sea. The restaurant is elegantly and traditionally decoratedwith tiled walls, stained glass windows, marbled floors and Turkish carpets.

The Byzantium Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Located in the heart of Istanbul’s old town just 15 km from Ataturk Airport and within walking distance of the city’s major historical attractions, The Byzantium Hotel offers 32 spacious rooms, some with views of the Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara.

The hotel’s facilities include an open-air terrace restaurant serving authentic Turkish cuisine, comprehensive business services, a selection of meeting rooms and a Turkish Bath.

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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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