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Great Hotels of the World increases the number of members to its alliance

19 October 2011

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Hotel sales and marketing alliance announces new members in Turkey, Kenya, Greece and Hong Kong

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

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

Argos in Cappadocia, Uchisar, Turkey

Boasting panoramic views of the Cappadocia plateau and looking out over the natural fortresses of Bashisar and Ortahisar is the newest member of our Luxury Collection - Argos in Cappadocia. Situated in the centre of the Cappadocia triangle, this is an ideal location.

The hotel has a total of 41 rooms and suites, some of which include private cave pools. The rooms are all designed in different styles, ensuring guests a unique experience. Every standard room is 20-50 square meters in size but the more luxurious suites can range from 40-120. Wireless Internet, room service and an excellent concierge service guarantee a pleasant stay.

The hotel is also perfect for hosting, and regularly features a variety of events from art (such as those from French painter and sculptor Nicole Deleuze) to activities for wine buffs. These are hosted in the high-domed Bezirhane salon. Furthermore, the hotel has a 100-cover restaurant serving local and international cuisine.

For more information or to book Argos in Cappadocia, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/argos-cappadocia-hotel or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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

Lonno Lodge Hotel, Watamu, Kenya

Located on the beach in front of the Watamu Marine Park is the luxurious Lonno Lodge Hotel. It is the perfect spot for anyone intending to take a break relaxing on the white beaches of Kenya. Although situated on the beach, the hotel also contains a double swimming pool. Enjoying one of the hotel’s international or local dishes as waves lap nearby will nearly take your breath away.

This exclusive hotel with eight luxury suites guarantees privacy, silence and top quality service. All rooms are equipped with a kitchenette, sizable safe, satellite TV and internet connection.

The hotel can easily be reached by private air shuttle from Mombasa or Malindi, whereupon Lonno Lodge will happily arrange pickup from the airport.

For more information or to book Lonno Lodge Hotel, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/lonno-lodge or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, Greater Athens, Greece

When booking an event at Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, a world of leisure, entertainment and relaxation awaits you. The hotel overlooks the stunning Loutraki beach - renowned for its mineral springs - and has something for everyone.

The hotel offers 255 rooms and 20 luxury suites with a sea view, all notable for their comfort and distinctive decor. Club Hotel Casino Loutraki offers several international restaurants, a wellness centre and (as the name indicates), the largest casino in Greece. Furthermore, the hotel has a top quality conference centre, many conference rooms with ultramodern facilities plus meeting areas that can host up to 1000 people.

The hotel is located between mountains, close to several important archaeological sites, with Athens just under an hour’s drive away offering countless choices.

For more information or to book Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/club-hotel-casino-loutraki or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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

The Charterhouse Causeway Bay, Hong Kong city centre

Located in the city centre and providing easy access to all the major tourist attractions in Hong Kong, the Charterhouse Causeway Bay is the ideal hotel for your next trip to China.

The Charterhouse Causeway Bay contains 294 rooms decorated in pastel colours with wood and brass furnishings creating a neo-classical atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, locked safe, radio, mini bar and broadband Internet access. The hotel's restaurant, the Gazebo, offers a selection of menus incorporating both western and oriental cuisines. The Charterhouse Causeway Bay also features the ''Champs Bar'' - proclaimed hippest sports bar in Hong Kong. It offers an extensive collection of beverages, particularly beers, with the additional opportunity of watching sports on one of the bar’s TV sets.

The hotel is a few minutes' walk from Times Square, the Happy Valley horse racing course, Victoria Park and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for a range of entertainment activities available to you during your stay.

For more information or to book The Charterhouse Causeway Bay, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/charterhouse-causeway-bay or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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For media enquiries, press visits and photos please contact:

Wendy de Graaf

Marketing & PR Assistant

Great Hotels of the World

wdegraaf@ghotw.com

+44 (0) 20 7380 8568

Note to editors:

Great Hotels of the World

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://www.info.ghotw.com

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