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Great Hotels of the World adds new members to their alliance

Hotel sales and marketing alliance announces new members in Thailand, Greece, Grenada, Turkey, Italy and Morocco

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com), the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, is delighted to announce that an exciting number of new members have been added to their collection.

Great Hotels of the World Luxury Collection – for the most luxurious hotels in the world

Royal Wing Suites and Spa, Pattaya, Thailand

The luxurious Royal Wing Suites and Spa is renowned for being one of Thailand’s finest hotels. Since its opening in 1986, it has been completely renovated to offer 85 suites and a range of pampering facilities. Each suite is personalised with a brass name plaque for the duration of guest’s stays and suites come complete with a private butler service.The hotel also offers a variety of luxurious facilities including a fitness centre with seven tennis courts, two squash courts, sauna, steam room, gym, aerobic studio and swimming pool. The resort’s catamaran provides private excursions to the nearby islands where activities such as snorkelling, fishing and picnic meals can be arranged. There are many other activities available such as swimming at the hotel’s five swimming pools including an infinity edge pool, water-sports, golf, a luxury health spa, shopping arcade, cooking school, private beaches, beauty salon and a tropical park with jogging trail. Not to mention three excellent restaurants and bars, serving international and contemporary cuisine.

For more information or to book Royal Wing Suites and Spa, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/royal-wing-suites-spa or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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Great Hotels of the World Premium Collection – for upscale superior hotels offering guests a unique experience

Le Mer Deluxe, Santorini, Greece

Situated in Kamari Village on the Greek island of Santorini, Le Mer Deluxe is contemporary in its style, having only been built in 2009. Traditional Cycladic architecture together with bright and spacious interiors makes Le Mer Deluxe a pristine and polished hotel that retains an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation.

This brand new and modern hotel sits just 50 metres from the golden beach and offers luxurious facilities including a gourmet restaurant, two swimming pools, squash facilities, mini-golf and table tennis. The hotel also boasts a conference and business centre and spa featuring an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, hammam pool and indoor pool.

For more information or to book Le Mer Deluxe, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/le-mer-deluxe or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Grenada Grand Beach Resort, Grand Anse, Grenada

Located in Grand Anse, overlooking the picturesque shore whilst still in easy reach of the shopping, finance and restaurant districts, Grenada Grand Beach Resort is an idyllic beauty spot in the Caribbean fronting on 20 acres of beachfront. The resort boasts excellent accommodation and facilities with contemporary bright and airy rooms with a beachside feel, set amid tropical gardens. The resort contains the island’s only freeform 300ft swimming pool with two waterfalls, two whirlpools and a swim-up bar and poolside restaurant set amongst beachside gardens filled with flowers and banana trees.

Windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and tennis are also on offer as well as a great variety of local and international cuisine at the resort’s restaurants and bars. The resort also offers the island's most complete conference centre and meeting facilities with a 5,100sq.ft. Crown Ballroom and seven additional meeting rooms of varying sizes.

For more information or to book Grenada Grand Beach Resort, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/grenada-grand-beach-resort or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Marti Resort Hotel, Marmaris, Turkey

Marti Resort Hotel offers a prime location in Içmeler Bay, the most picturesque area of Marmaris. The luxury resort consists of 268 rooms and 12 deluxe villas all with a view of Içmeler Bay. The resort is perfect for a relaxing getaway boasting a private beach, two outdoor pools, children’s pool, indoor pool, wellness centre including a Turkish bath and sauna, fitness centre and games room.

The hotel also features a variety of dining options with five restaurants and five bars. This includes La Grotta Restaurant, which serves outstanding Italian cuisine on a reservation basis, with live music and performances by distinguished artists. Marti Resort Hotel’s excellent facilities and beautiful design make it a perfect getaway in Turkey’s Mugla province.

For more information or to book Marti Resort Hotel, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/marti-resort or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Elysion Hotel, Mytilini, Greece

The Elysion Hotel is a new build located in classical Mytilene and is home to magnificent views over the nearby beach and sea. Constructed with great attention to detail the hotel offers guests a calming zen-like experience, with every bedroom boasting a sea view. The complex is spread over three levels and houses 24 guestrooms, four junior suites and a family room. The hotel also contains an executive wing housing six superior suites.

There are many leisure activities on offer at the hotel including a swimming pool, children’s pool, 10 metre proximity to the beach front, nearby horse riding centre, nearby tennis courts, scuba diving, guided trekking and mountain biking. The hotel also runs special themed nights during summer months, featuring cuisine such as Indian and Japanese in their restaurant, which usually bases its menu on European and Mediterranean cuisine.

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

Villa Armena Relais and Beauty Farm, Tuscany, Italy

Located in the beautiful region of Tuscany, Villa Armena Relais and Beauty Farm is surrounded by a wealth of history. The hotel was originally created in the 16th Century and the site’s original villa was designed by one of the most well-known architects of the Italian Renaissance - Baldassare Peruzzi. Following a full restoration to preserve its red brick exterior with original oak beams and terracotta floors, Villa Armena is now an exclusive boutique hotel that boasts stunning scenery and picturesque grounds in a classic space.

The hotel also features many romantic offerings for guests including the beautiful ‘Gardens of Perfume’, where guests can take a relaxing stroll through the fragrant gardens planted with roses, cypress, maritime pine and olive trees. Their ‘Il Sorbo Allegro’ restaurant allows guests to sample a menu of local produce and exquisite cuisine. Villa Armena's beauty farm offers guests a superb range of ancient Roman and Mediterranean spa rituals or the opportunity to simply enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools.

For more information or to book Villa Armena Relais and Beauty Farm, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/villa-armena-relais-beauty-farm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Great Hotels of the World Classic Collection – for mid-range hotels offering excellent value for money

Hotel Imperial Plaza, Marrakech, Morocco

Hotel Imperial Plaza is set in the heart of Marrakech in Semlalia Square, within walking distance of the major attractions. The hotel boasts spacious and comfortable guestrooms and ten suites that offer separate living rooms, four-poster beds and large terraces for that extra dose of luxury.

The building has a very special structure which enables the hotel to offer a magnificent view over Marrakech from its sixth floor, where guests can admire the Atlas Mountains and the famous ‘Koutoubia’ mosque. The friendly Imperial Plaza also offers guests an impressive spa, three restaurants, a bar, a pool and a gym.

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

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Ashleigh Silverman - Marketing and PR 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 helps 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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