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Great Hotels of the World announces the latest news from its member hotels

23 September 2011

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Great Hotels of the World announces the latest news from its member hotels

Great Hotels of the World’s member properties are recognised for the overall excellent standard of their properties

The Old Swan & Minster Mill completes the Malt House renovation

Great Hotels of the World is delighted to announce that its member The Old Swan and Minster Mill has officially completed its newly renovated Malt House. Set on the River Windrush, the Minster Mill’s main meetings building has undergone a complete transition resulting in a stylishly new contemporary look. New floor-to-ceiling windows have been installed, providing delegates with a bright setting with beautiful views to conduct their meetings. Bold windy stairs are another new feature leading delegates up onto a glass walkway, connecting two rooms either side of the building as well as a fashionable new bar and new large skylights to provide more natural light upstairs.

Designed for small- and medium-sized meetings and equipped with the latest technology, the Malt House is the perfect location for trainings and seminars. With good transport links to both London and Oxford, the hotel is well suited to those companies that need to gather employees in a central London location. Its facilities include four meeting rooms and six syndicate rooms, with a capacity of up to 50 people. All rooms are equipped with the latest technology, free internet access, LCD and plasma screens and audio-visual equipment. It is also perfect for team building activities such as fly-fishing, cycling, horse riding, boules and lawn croquet.

For more information on this hotel or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/old-swan-minster-mill or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

The Bahía Del Duque Spa introduces benefits of Ayurveda to its treatment menu

Great Hotels of the World is pleased to announce that its member Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque has introduced two new specialised spa treatments at its award winning spa. The Bahía Del Duque Spa has recently showcased two new treatments based on the ancient techniques of Ayurveda, known as the most complete medicine to date, with origins tracing back to China, Tibet, India and Nepal. ESPA’s new Ayurveda treatments for The Bahía del Duque Spa offers guests an approach to maintain a very healthy lifestyle in a search for a balance between body, mind and soul. Three kinds of herbal oils have been introduced, which are combined with others based on Aromatherapy, recommended for emotional changes, stress, changes in eating habits, muscle pain etc. Over a three-day period, the treatments are also combined with sessions on the Thallasotherapy Circuit and a healthy diet, including detox fruit juices, salads made from organic produce and aloe vera bread.

For more information on this hotel or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/gran-bahia-del-duque or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

The Olde Bell develops its sustainable food concept with new kitchen garden

Great Hotels of the World member The Olde Bell has been perfecting its food concept at the hotel since Warren Geraghty and Jason Farr joined the hotel in late 2010. But as the hotel has entered the second half of 2011, they are closer than ever to becoming a more self-sufficient property. Under an ancient brick archway at the back of the hotel and past a series of high walls is The Olde Bell’s new kitchen garden, courtesy of Head Gardener Mandy Hill. Currently meeting 30% of the inn’s fruit, herb and vegetable demand, the hotel hopes to reach 50% self-sufficiency by summer 2012. Chefs are in the garden chopping and pulling produce from the ground throughout the day, working with Mandy Hill to grow the ideal produce for The Olde Bell’s constantly changing menu.

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

New film ‘The Dictator' arrives at Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf and Spa Resort

The brand new comedy film by Larry Charles, 'The Dictator', starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox and Ben Kingsley, recently arrived in Fuerteventura to shoot the film. The cast and many of the crew chose to stay at Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf and Spa Resort. The producer of the film reserved nearly the entire hotel, booking 90% of the 266 rooms and 51 suites at the hotel. Great Hotels of the World’s member, Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf and Spa is delighted to have been chosen as the hotel to host the cast and production team.

For more information on this hotel or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/sheraton-fuerteventura-resort or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Executive Chef of Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa receives notable award

Great Hotels of the World is delighted to announce that the Executive Chef of the Olive Tree restaurant at Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa has recently been awarded the Silver Cataplana recognition award in the second edition of the “Cataplana Experience”. The “Cataplana Experience” is a restaurant competition that aims to highlight all the possibilities of a Cataplana, a Portuguese invented seafood dish. This year, forty chefs from different restaurants participated, using only regional products and the Cataplana itself. The award ceremony took place on 31 August at the Marina of Vilamoura, which was the start of a three-day event giving its visitors the opportunity to taste a variety of Cataplanas and view cooking shows with renowned chefs.

For more information on this hotel or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/home/vale-d-oliveiras.htm 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 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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