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Great Hotels Organisation member hotels unaffected by floods in Madeira

Great Hotels Organisation (GHO: http://www.ghorg.com) has confirmed that its properties in Madeira – Pestana Casino Park, Quinta da Bela Vista and Hotel Jardim Atlantico - were wholly unaffected by the recent rainstorms and mudslides that occurred in the region and are operating as usual.

Celina Sousa from Hotel Jardim Atlantico comments, “This unfortunate disaster did not affect the hotels on the island nor the airport. The road from the airport to our hotel in Prazeres is in good condition. The surrounding area of the hotel and the Natural Park of Madeira was not affected. Hotel occupation is at 90% however there have been a high number of cancellations as tourists have received the wrong information from the media.”

Isabel Vasconcelos from Pestana Hotels and Resorts goes on to say “Pestana Group would like to confirm that the hotel area was not affected by the storm, and as such all Pestana Hotels on the island are fully operational, as are our services. We’re gathering specialised gardening, cleaning and maintenance brigades to be made available to cleaning operations in the affected areas and we’re also promoting the collection of blankets and clothes among the group’s collaborators to be donated to the official authorities currently coordinating the humanitarian aid to those most affected.”

GHO remains in regular contact with member hotels and are happy to talk to any customers who may have questions or concerns about visiting member hotels in Madeira at this time.

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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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