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Great Hotels of the World’s members win multiple World Travel and TripAdvisor awards

Great Hotels of the World's members receive World Travel Awards

Great Hotels of the World is thrilled to announce that a total of 12 awards were won by nine Great Hotels of the World member hotels (http://www.ghotw.com) at this year’s World Travel Awards in Doha, Qatar.

For over 18 years, the World Travel Awards have acknowledged excellence in the world travel and tourism industry. Often described as the Oscars of the travel industry, the awards aim to stimulate world-class competition, provoke creativity and innovation, and maybe most important of all, guarantee travellers quality customer experience. The awards are voted for by thousands of travel professionals from 183,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organisations in over 160 countries. The awards are regarded as the very highest achievement a hotel can hope to receive.

Great Hotels of the World member hotels were awarded with the following accolades:

Airways Hotel, Papua New Guinea: World’s Leading Airport Hotel and Australasia’s Leading Airport Hotel for the second consecutive year

Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, St Petersburg: Russia’s Leading Conference Hotel

Forte Village, Sardinia: World’s Leading Resort for the 14th consecutive year, World’s Leading Green Resort for the second consecutive year and Italy’s Leading Resort for the eighth consecutive year

Jetwing Ayurveda Pavillions, Negombo: Sri Lanka’s Leading Wellness Hotel

Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle: Sri Lanka’s Leading Spa Resort

Londa Hotel, Limassol : Cyprus’ Leading Hotel

Mandala Spa, Boracay Island: Philippines Leading Resort for the third consecutive year

Moevenpick Hotel Istanbul, Istanbul: Europe’s Leading Business Hotel

Sandton Sun, Johannesburg: Africa’s Leading Business Hotel

Great Hotels of the World’s member properties awarded TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Hotel Awards 2012

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website, has revealed that 14 of Great Hotels of the World’s member properties have been honoured, receiving TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Hotel Awards in a number of categories. These awards reward the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from the experiences of real travellers.

Great Hotels of the World is delighted to announce that The Toren in Amsterdam was chosen as a winner in the luxury, service and top 25 hotels in the Netherlands category. Hotel 1898 in Barcelona has been listed within the top 25 hotels in Spain, at number eight. Royal Wing Suites and Spa in Pattaya was also voted by travellers into the esteemed top 25 best hotels category, as well as the luxury, relaxation/spa and best service categories for Thailand. Reviews for Royal Wing Suites and Spa have all been overwhelmingly positive and there has not been a single negative experience posted on TripAdvisor thus far.

Elounda Gulf Villas and Sensimar Royal Blue Resort and Spa have been listed in the top 25 relaxation/spa hotels in Greece. St. James's Hotel and Club and The Landmark in London have been honoured with the Traveller’s Choice Award for the top 25 luxury hotels in the UK. Domes of Elounda in Elounda and Royal Olympic in Athens have both been listed in the top 25 luxury hotels in Greece. The Plaza has been voted in the top 25 luxury hotels in South Korea. Gloria Serenity Resort has been voted in the top 25 relaxation/spa hotels and luxury hotels in Turkey. Hotel BLOOM! in Brussels was listed in the top 25 trendiest hotels in the World category at number 13 and Cavo Tagoo in Mykonos was voted number 10 in the top 25 trendiest Hotels in Greece. In addition, Hillside Beach Club in Fethiye has been recognised as one of the top 25 all-inclusive resorts in Turkey, voted number four. As TripAdvisor has continued its growth globally, featuring sites in 30 countries and in 21 languages, the Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards now highlight a broader range of spectacular properties across the globe.

For more information or to book any of these hotels, please visit http://www.ghotw.com or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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Ashleigh Silverman - Marketing and PR Executive

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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