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The Old Swan and Minster Mill completes its brand new Minster Room

Great Hotels of the World is delighted to announce that the Old Swan and Minster Mill has unveiled The Minster Room. This brand new dining room can accommodate up to 48 guests and blends in perfectly with the picturesque gardens and 600-year-old Old Swan building. The new room perfectly combines historical details with modern touches, with a large inglenook fireplace as the focal point, and thick oak beams providing the ideal atmosphere for quality gastro countryside dining.

Guests can enjoy sumptuous cuisine in the new dining room prepared by the head chef, David Mwiti, who uses the freshest ingredients from the hotel's own vegetable and fruit garden as well as quality produce from local food suppliers.

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

Palace Hotel introduces Executive Rooms

The Palace Hotel in Noordwijk has completed its renovations on the fifth floor, resulting in a new Executive Floor. The floor will now boast 17 executive bedrooms, providing the ultimate in comfort for the business traveller. These rooms will be 36m2 and will feature a separate shower and bath. They will also boast additional accessories, including unique Coco-Mat beds (which consist of four layers of natural materials), two interactive LED televisions, a Nespresso machine, work desk and a balcony offering fine views of Noordwijk. Bathrobes and slippers are also provided. The rooms are equipped according to the guidelines of Green Key, the eco label that the Palace Hotel has obtained as the first hotel to be awarded this certification in Noordwijk.

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

St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotels & Villas awarded the International Star Diamond Award

St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas in Crete, has been awarded the prestigious International Star Diamond Award for 2011–2012 by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. This award recognises commitment to excellence in luxury and service and all evaluations are based primarily on exceptional service, superb facilities, ambiance, attitude, gastronomy, cleanliness and above all, hospitality.

For more information about the hotel or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/st-nicolas-bay or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Altis Hotels introduce a free application for Iphone and Android

Altis Hotels in Lisbon have launched a free application for iPhone and Android users. The new application enables users to explore each of the Altis properties at anytime by providing detailed information, photos, news and the hotels’ special offers. Reservations can also be made through the application. Francisco Moser, Operations Director of Altis Hotels Group, comments: "With this new application, we aim to become even closer to our clients and further facilitate the booking process. Our clients are now able to access all information regarding our properties within a few clicks on their handheld device and book a stay with no hassle and in a fast, practical and secure way.’’

For more information on any of the Altis member properties or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Mandala Spa & Villas honoured with ASEAN Green Hotel Award

Mandala Spa & Villas, in the Philippines, has obtained an ASEAN Green Hotel Award 2012-2014. The hotel has been awarded for its significant and sustainable environmental policies and initiatives, as well as its consistent and notable environmentally friendly practices, since its opening as a spa in 2001 and as a wellness resort in 2004. The ASEAN Green Hotel Awards are held every two years, and reward hotels which encompass strong environmental policies and activities, use of green products, collaboration with the communities and local organisations, human resource management and more. Mandala Spa & Villas' Resort Manager Jove Schrottmann comments: “I am proud of our team who are sincerely committed to make a difference within the world. We are able to show the island, the country, our ASEAN neighbours, and the world, that a small but dedicated group of people can cause major change for the better.”

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

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