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Great Hotels of the World & Special Hotels of the World Announce New Members

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com) and Special Hotels of the World (http://www.shotw.com) are pleased to welcome a number of impressive new members into their hotel alliances.

Great Hotels of the World

The following hotels join Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com) as new members.

Vogue Hotel Avantgarde, Antalya, Turkey

One of Antalya’s newest and most elegant resorts, Vogue Hotel Avantgarde is situated in the Kemer region, 30 km from Antalya city centre and 45 km from Antalya Airport. The five star deluxe property boasts 366 rooms ranging from suites to penthouses and 40 luxury villas as well as a spa centre including a snow room, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath. The hotel also caters well for meeting and incentive guests with a large ballroom and several additional meeting rooms.Other facilities include five swimming pools, seven extravagantly styled restaurants, a range of bars and an extensive menu of sports and watersports including tennis, archery, bowling, waterskiing and windsurfing.

For more information or to book please visit http://www.ghotw.com/vogue-hotel-avanguarde or call (0) 20 7380 3658.

Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, Lagao, Portugal

Located near Carvoeiro and 45 minutes from Faro International Airport, Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa is a 5-star resort set in nine acres of beautiful and tranquil gardens offering contemporary accommodation, a restaurant, two bars, tennis courts and a fully equipped spa and health club and spa.The hotel’s spacious accommodation consists of 80 luxurious one and two bedroom family suites, two suites and 22 hotel rooms, all equipped to the highest standards of luxury. The resort boasts a biological farm, used to produce many of the ingredients used in the resort’s “Olive Tree” gourmet restaurant and the hotel’s Estética Spa focuses on a holistic approach with a specific focus on Ayurveda. Facilities include a crystal steam room, a Thai yoga room, Turkish bath and a pre-natal suite.

For more information or to book please visit http://www.ghotw.com/vale-d-oliveiras or call (0) 20 7380 3658.

Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, Greece

This family-run five star property is ideally located in the centreof Athens, situated just in front of the Temple of Zeus and the National Gardens and close to the Acropolis. The 264 rooms include executive rooms, Athenia panorama rooms and suites and all are spacious and elegantly decorated and all with beautiful views. The hotel boasts a roof garden restaurant with spectacular views over Athens, a business centre, library and jewellery store. The hotel is also well equipped for meetings and events with 18 state-of-the-art meeting rooms with space for up to 700 delegates.

For more information or to book please visit http://www.ghotw.com/royal-olympic or call (0) 20 7380 3658.

Sandton Sun, Johannesburg, South Africa

Situated in Sandton, the heart of Johannesburg’s new central business district, the 334-room Sandton Sun offers superior service, world-class facilities and central location for business travellers and meeting and incentive groups. One of only two 5* hotels in the city, Sandton Sun is recognised as Africa’s leading business hotel and South Africa’s leading business hotel at the World Travel Awards 2009 and in addition to having direct access to one of the largest convention centres in the country, the hotel also boasts 11 on-site meeting and events facilities catering for over 1000 delegates. The hotel also boasts a spa with eight treatment rooms offering a variety of holistic treatments.

For more information or to book please visit http://www.ghotw.com/sandton-sun or call (0) 20 7380 3658.

Special Hotels of the World

The following hotels join Special Hotels of the World (http://www.shotw.com) as new members.

Hotel Calipolis, Sitges, Spain

Situated on the seafront of Sitges on the Catalan coast and just 38km from Barcelona, the Hotel Calipolis enjoys a truly exceptional coastal location. The hotel offers a range of 170 spacious rooms and suites and two restaurants both with stunning sea views. Sea view rooms offer a private terrace with spectacular views of the Mediterranean sea while suites offer the best panoramic view in Sitges. The hotel caters well for meeting and conference groups with seven meeting rooms all fully equipped with the latest audio visual equipment.

For more information or to book please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel-calipolis or call (0) 20 7380 3658.

Austria Trend Hotel SavoyenVienna, Austria

Located in the heart of the Diplomatic Quarter, Hotel Savoyen is the ideal base from which to explore historic downtown Vienna, as well as being ideal for business travellers. The design of the Hotel Savoyen is reflected in an impressive blend of tradition and modernity. Housed in the former building of the Austrian State Print, the hotel represents an architectural bridge from the past to the future. The hotel caters well for meeting and events with a grand ballroom of over 1050 square metres and seven flexible seminar rooms, all equipped with cutting edge technology. The hotel’s atrium, with its lounge and bar, is the focal point of the hotel. From this point, guests access the hotel’s 309 comfortably appointed rooms and suites, as well as the Fitness & Vitality Area.

For more information or to book please visit http://www.ghotw.com/austria-trend-hotel or call (0) 20 7380 3658.

Continental Hotel Zara ****Superior, Budapest, Hungary

This brand new four star superior design hotel is located in central Budapest and offers 272 rooms inspired by art deco design. Ideal for business travellers and meeting and incentive groups, the hotel features five well equipped conference rooms and high-end business services all featuring state-of-the-art facilities. The Continental Hotel Zara also offers a restaurant, bar and cafe and a boutique spa and fitness centre located in the roof garden, ideal for late night or post-shopping relaxation. The roof garden is also home to a swimming pool.

For more information or to book please visit http://www.ghotw.com/continental-hotel-zara or call (0) 20 7380 3658.

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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 technologysolutions 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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