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Great Hotels of the World announces new members to its alliance

Hotel sales and marketing alliance announces new members in Brazil, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka and the UK.

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com), the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, is delighted to welcome an exciting range of new members to its group.

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Dom Pedro Laguna, Beach Villas & Golf Resort, Brazil

Dom Pedro Laguna, Beach Villas & Golf Resort is the first five star hotel on the “Aquiraz Riviera”, a unique leisure complex in Northern Brazil. The resort offers privacy and paradise, set between golf courses and a lagoon sporting a 200 metre beach front. The resort has a total of 102 lodging units all luxuriously decorated, including 64 deluxe rooms with balcony, 22 water villas, 8 presidential water villas and 8 royal villas, including their own private swimming pool.

In this paradise, even room service will reach the villa by boat and guests can order meals on their villa’s water terrace. Once at the resort, guests will also get around by boat or electric vehicle. The hotel offers a variety of luxury features including a Laguna, beach swimming pool, ocean golf course and a fitness room amongst many other luxuries.

For more information or to book the Dom Pedro Laguna, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/dom-pedro-laguna or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Hotel Savoy, Moscow, Russia

Set in the very heart of the Russian capital, steps away from the Bolshoy, Maly Theatres and Red Square lies Hotel Savoy, Moscow. This historic and luxury 5 star hotel combines elegant and traditional décor with state of the art guest room amenities. The hotel contains 67 comfortable guestrooms and suites, an art boutique, meeting and event facilities as well as a fitness centre and swimming pool.

The hotel is also renowned for its restaurant, The Savoy Restaurant, which serves fine Russian and European cuisine. It is designed to mirror the elegance of Versailles Palace with its gilded mirrors and beautiful chandeliers and has become one of the most popular restaurants according to esteemed artists, writers and journalists.

For more information or to book Hotel Savoy, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel-savoy-moscow or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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Hotel 1898, Barcelona, Spain

Hotel 1898 is located in central Barcelona with easy walking access to all famous sights including Gaudi’s works, the Liceu Operahouse and the Picasso Museum. Restaurant H1898 on the first floor overlooks Las Ramblas and offers delicious cuisine. In addition, the hotel has a bar restaurant on the terrace providing tapas and cocktails as well as Bar H1898, located in its luxurious lobby.

The hotel also offers a variety of spa treatments and possesses hot tubs, a sauna, stream rooms, heated pool and an aquatic relaxation zone on site. Hotel 1898 is also able to cater for business events with colonial meeting rooms and a special conference department.

For more information or to book Hotel 1898 Barcelona, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel1898 or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

NH Eurobuilding, Madrid, Spain

Centrally located in the heart of Madrid aside sights such as the Picasso and Kio Tower, the NH Eurobuilding is an ideal setting for conventions and business meetings as well as leisure trips. The Elysium Spa at the hotel is one of the city’s most premier health centres with floating lanes and paddle courts in their pool and a Turkish bath. The hotel also boasts a Fitness Centre as well as a restaurant, café and cocktail bar. With 430 guestrooms and 30 versatile event spaces, the NH Eurobuilding is the perfect location for hosting a range of events, such as conventions, weddings or meetings.

For more information or to book The NH Eurobuilding, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/nh-eurobuilding or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

The Blue Water, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka

Situated on the Wadduwa coastline, The Blue Water Hotel has stunning views of the Indian Ocean from its luxurious rooms. Standing among coconut palm trees and clear blue seas, the hotel creates a haven of tranquility for its guests. The rooms are generously sized to add to the hotel’s elegance and luxury and all are equipped with a terrace or balcony.

The Blue Water Hotel boasts a large beach and lush gardens, perfect for rejuvenation and relaxation. It is also equipped with a spa, known for its holistic approach to physical and spiritual wellbeing. Therapists use aromatic oils, herbs, spices and ancient healing powers with special techniques to relax their guests. Winner of the prestigious Hospitality Award in 2010, the hotel is also known for its excellent service.

For more information or to book The Blue Water, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/blue-water-sri-lanka or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

The Olde Bell Inn, Berkshire, England

The Olde Bell Inn is located in Hurley in beautiful Berkshire, only 45 minutes from central London. The hotel was created by Ilse Crawford, known for designing the famous Soho House in New York. The Olde Bell Inn is a reinvention of the traditional English Inn, complete with burning wood fireplaces and parts of the building dating back to 1135. The hotel provides the ultimate place for a relaxing break away from the bustle of the city.

The hotel also has a very interesting history as it was once the site of a plot to overthrow the monarchy and has housed meetings between Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower, and stars such as Elizabeth Taylor have also stayed here. The Olde Bell Inn also boasts a famous restaurant, renowned for cooking simple, rustic, great quality food which displays a generosity of spirit in both flavour and portions.

For more information or to book The Olde Bell Inn, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/the-olde-bell or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

The Crown Inn, Buckinghamshire, England

The Crown Inn is located in Amersham, only one hour from central London. A modern day coaching inn with a homely feel, it contains roaring inglenook fires, a cobbled courtyard and comfortable rooms, designed to make even the most stressed of guests feel at home. The hotel is made up of three buildings creating a little village for guests to feel at ease, far away from the stress of the city.

The Inn also offers its guests spectacular views of its gardens. The reinvention of the traditional English Inn runs throughout the hotel, from the 40 superb bedrooms right through to the welcoming bar and food, which is consistently created by the team of talented chefs.

For more information or to book The Crown Inn, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/the-crown-inn or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Stoke Place Hotel, Buckinghamshire, England

Only 30 minutes away from London in Stoke Poges, Buckinginghamshire, Stoke Place Hotel is a haven outside the city. Set in the rural English landscape, the three storey country house was originally a family home and has now been converted into a hotel with impressive grounds. The hotel’s grounds create the perfect rural idyll for guests to enjoy when they wish to escape the city.

The hotel boasts beautiful views with its 26 acres of grounds and contains 30 cosy bedrooms for a quiet getaway. The hotel also has twelve suites that offer a superior standard of stay, with individual features such as freestanding bathtubs, fireplaces and giant bay windows overlooking the lake and lawns. The Garden Room at Stoke Place has received an excellent rating in the latest edition of the Good Food Guide.

For more information or to book Stoke Place Hotel, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/stoke-place-hotel or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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Ashleigh Silverman - Marketing, PR and Administration Assistant, Great Hotels of the World

Note to editors:

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com) provides global hotel reservation, sales and marketing services for an exclusive portfolio of primarily independent hotels and resorts worldwide. Great Hotels of the World provides a range of products, services and innovative technology solutions for over 250 hotels worldwide through trade shows, e-marketing, business travel sales, meeting and incentive sales, public relations, Meeting Forums and a private label GDS chain code (GW).

By acknowledging that each hotel’s core business is different, Great Hotels of the World help’s hotels and consumers to “find their niche” by categorising member hotels into niche travel markets. Great Hotels’ dedicated programmes are aimed at the leisure, meetings and incentive and corporate markets, whilst the individual leisure collections reach precise areas of the market in which the hotel specialises in including gourmet, spa, golf, honeymoon and many more.

Membership of Great Hotels of the World is split into three tiers: the Luxury Collection, the Premium Collection and the Classic Collection and is by invitation only. Hotels must meet strict criteria before being accepted into the brand.

Further information on Great Hotels of the World can be found at (http://info.ghotw.com).

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