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Great Hotels of the World welcomes Van der Valk Hotels as new members of alliance

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com), the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, is delighted to announce that nine Van der Valk hotels in Germany have been added to their collection.

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1. Van der Valk Gladbeck

Van der Valk Gladbeck is situated in the heart of a beautiful green belt in the Ruhr area, Gladbeck. The hotel has excellent business facilities including 12 multifunctional ballrooms and conference rooms and an impressive Atrium with a lounge, open fire, gift shop and restaurant serving both German and International food. The hotel also features a tennis club and impressive Rose Garden Spa with three different saunas, massage room and thalassic bath amongst other treatments.

For more information or to book Hotel Van der Valk Gladbeck, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel-gladbeck or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

2. Van der Valk Moers

Van der Valk Moers is located in the Ruhr area, close to many of Moers legendary historical features. The hotel is close to several other major cities, yet it is nestled amidst the beautiful countryside and surrounded by parks, perfect for walkers and cyclists. Van der Valk Moers is also the perfect venue for business meetings with its multifunctional and state-of-the-art conference rooms.

For more information or to book Hotel Van der Valk Moers, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel-moers or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

3. Van der Valk Golfhotel Landhaus Serrahn

Van der Valk Golfhotel Landhaus Serrahn is an authentic castle from the early 18th Century and lies at the foot of the Harz Mountains and close to Falkenstein Castle. The hotel is widely regarded as one of the finest for golf in the area, with a beautiful 18-hole course surrounded by parkland. The hotel also offers tasty local dishes in their excellent restaurant where guests can enjoy the experience of a historic banquet, complete with authentic music. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool and tennis courts and provides a convenient shuttle bus to nearby Quedlinburg for sightseeing and shopping.

For more information or to book Hotel Van der Valk Golfhotel Landhaus Serrahn, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/landhaus-serrahn or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

4. Van der Valk Resort Linstow

Van der Valk Resort Linstow is nestled within the beauty of the Mecklenburg Lake District. The hotel offers extensive sports including tennis, bowling, mini-golf, an indoor squash court, horse-riding and much more, as well as a luxurious spa with the option of a midnight sauna for guests to enjoy. The hotel boasts five restaurants which craft culinary delights and create a stylish ambience. For a more rustic environment the resort also boasts a traditional pub.

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

5. Van der Valk Parkhotel Schloss Meisdorf

Set in the most romantic location in Germany, the Van der Valk Parkhotel Schloss Meisdorf is truly a dream hotel. This hotel is a genuine castle that dates back to 1708. The castle is located on a 12 hectare park and is renowned for its beautiful 18-hole golf course. The hotel offers comfortable rooms, including authentic castle suites. Its restaurants "Altes Schloss" and "Chateau Neuf" serve excellent cuisine including local and international styles. Beauty and wellness facilities are also on offer and the hotel also provides multifunctional meeting rooms for all kind of events.

For more information or to book Hotel Van der Valk Parkhotel Schloss Meisdorf, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/schloss-meisdorf or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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6. Van der Valk Spreewald Parkhotel

Van der Valk Spreewald Park Hotel is located just 6 km from the Spreewald town of Lübben, a UNESCO protected area. The hotel offers comfortable wellness rooms and suites as well as an a la carte restaurant with a blend of regional cuisine, national and international dishes. The hotel boasts a large terrace for romantic evenings and can cater for all kind of events. Whether it is a corporate event, anniversary or wedding, their event rooms can be used for any occasion.

For more information or to book Hotel Van der Valk Spreewald Parkhotel, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/spreewald-parkhotel or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

7. Van der Valk Landhotel Spornitz

Van der Valk Landhotel Spornitz is located amidst the Lewitz, a beautiful nature protection area offering a variety of sport and leisure activities. It is located near to the City of Schwerin, renowned for its cultural and shopping facilities making this hotel perfect for a weekend break. The hotel offers two restaurants; the rustic Kartoffelstube and an a-la-carte restaurant. Guests can try regional specialties as well as exclusive wine from Germany and international areas. The hotel also provides conference rooms for meetings, seminars and workshops for up to 250 people

For more information or to book Hotel Van der Valk Landhotel Spornitz, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/landhotel-spornitz or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

8. Van der Valk Alpincenter Hamburg-Wittenburg

With an ideal location near to Hamburg and the numerous activities the hotel offers, Van der Valk hotel Alpincenter is the perfect stay for corporate and leisure travellers. The Alpincenter offers a variety of ski slopes and the Outdoor World has activities such as waterskiing, Quad safaris, beach volleyball and a kart track. The hotel has a number of bars and restaurants perfect for an après-ski evening. The hotel also has several meetings rooms offering many options for corporate events.

For more information or to book Hotel Van der Valk Alpincenter Hamburg-Wittenburg, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hamburg-wittenburg or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

9. Van der Valk Salzlandcenter Stassfurt, Germany

The Van der Valk Salzlandcenter Stassfurt is perfectly located for a weekend break. The hotel offers guests a waterpark, bowling, beauty and wellness facilities, fitness and various other sports facilities. The hotel is also a good location for business meetings and other events and its cuisine is reknowned for its creativity and diversity. With such a wide range of activities, everyone young and old will enjoy their stay at the Van der Valk Salzlandcenter Stassfurt.

For more information or to book Hotel Van der Valk Salzlandcenter Stassfurt, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/home/salzlandcenter-Strassfurt.htm orcall +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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Brooke Jester - Marketing and PR Manager, 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://www.ghotw.com).

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