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Special Hotels of the World Announces Hotel Re-openings

Special Hotels of the World (http://www.shotw.com), representing some of the world’s most unique properties offering exceptional value and services is pleased to announce the re-opening of two of its member hotels.

Lakeside Hotel, The Lake District, Cumbria, UK

Lakeside Hotel (http://www.ghotw.com/lakeside) has reopened its doors following three months of refurbishment owing to unprecedented floods which forced its closure in November 2009.

Located on the banks of Lake Windermere, the majority of the hotel’s ground floor rooms and kitchens were overwhelmed by flood water as the lake level unusually rose by three metres after two days of torrential rain.

The hotel is now back to its former glory and the hotel management has used the opportunity to further better the guest experience by enhancing the property. Stunning new elements include dramatic chandeliers, rich-hued wall-papers, a new state-of-the-art kitchen, the upgrading of bedrooms and en-suite facilities and the exposure of the original 17th century cobbled floor in Ruskin’s Bar.

For more information or to book visit http://www.ghotw.com/lakeside or call +44 020 7380 3658.

Uhu Villa Suites, Budapest, Hungary

Uhu Villa Suites (http://www.ghotw.com/uhu-villa), previously known as Uhu Villas, has recently re-opened after 12 months of extensive renovations. The renovation of the property, which is situated close to the city centre overlooking the Buda Valley, combines the warmth and care of a Michelin Guide listed guest house and the amenities and services of perfectly equipped apartments.

The hotel now offers four room types, including studio apartments, suitable for business travellers or shorter stays, and one-, two- and three-bed apartments suitable for longer stays or families. All of these spacious apartments have fully equipped kitchens and separate bedrooms.

For more information or to book visit http://www.ghotw.com/uhu-villa.

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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) ispart 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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