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Great Hotels of the World’s member properties win multiple awards and certifications

Great Hotels of the World members win International Hotel Awards 2012

Great Hotels of the World is delighted to announce that three of its member properties have won International Hotel Awards for 2012 in the Asia Pacific category. The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa has won the award for India’s Best Hotel, The Windsor Plaza Hotel has won the award for Vietnam’s Best Hotel and Viceroy Bali has been highly commended in the Small Hotel Indonesia category. Developed to identify, highlight and reward excellence throughout the global hospitality industry, the International Hotel Awards seek the finest operations throughout a wide range of areas. Participants enter at their relevant national level and are judged by a highly experienced team of professionals covering the entire range of hotel disciplines.

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

Great Hotels of the World's member properties win TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Great Hotels of the World is delighted to announce that its member properties, Argos in Cappadocia in Turkey, Hillside Beach Club in Turkey, Hotel Ranga in Iceland, Quay Hotel and Spa in Wales, Royal Wing Suites and Spa in Thailand, The Classic Hotel in Cyprus, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa in India and Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort and Spa in Portugal have all received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award, which honours hospitality excellence. The award is only issued to establishments that consistently receive exceptional traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Approximately ten percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious certificate. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria includes the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

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

Hotel Quinta da Marinha awarded Eco Hotel Certification

Hotel Quinta da Marinha in Portugal, member of Great Hotels of the World's Luxury Collection, has just been certified as an Eco-Hotel by TÜV Rheinland Portugal, anagency specialised in the provision of inspection and certification in recognition of good environmental practices. To acquire the certification, the resort had to effectively meet certain criteria with regard to energy management, water consumption, waste management, safety, licensing and environmental compliance. The property has also implemented full training across the team and an internal team has been created, who are responsible for measuring, monitoring, planning and implementing actions that improve environmental performance and decrease the negative impacts of the hotel on the environment.

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

Charterhouse Causeway Bay receives Manpower Development Award (MD)

Great Hotels of the World member, Charterhouse Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, has been honoured with the Manpower Development Award by the Employees Retraining Board. The ERB Manpower Developer award scheme was introduced in 2009 to stress the value of staff training and their development. The award recognises Charterhouse Causeway Bay for its accomplishments in manpower training and development of its team. Bernard Rodrigues, general manager of the property, comments: ''Our hotel is honoured to receive this recognition as it shows the effort we have devoted into enhancing our employees’ competency and building a better corporate culture. We believe that it is the people that make a difference.''

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

Royal Wing Suites and Spa rewarded with Booking.com award

Great Hotels of the World is delighted to announce that its member, Royal Wing Suites and Spa in Pattaya, Thailand has been awarded with the ''Outstanding Hotel Partner Award 2012 in Recognition of Excellent Performance in 2011'' from renowned online hotel reservations agency Booking.com. Executive Director Vitanart Vathanakul comments: ''It is an honour to be among the few to receive this important recognition.''

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

Continental Hotel Zara wins the FIABCI PrixD'Exellence Hotel Category Award

Great Hotels of the World member, Continental Hotel Zara, has been awarded with the most prestigious international real estate development award by the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) in the hotel category. THE FIABCI organises the International Real Estate Development Award for Excellence competition (Prix d'Excellence) every year with the objective of selecting and rewarding the most successful ideas in real estate development. An international panel of top real estate professionals and experts judge on aspects such as the concept and the impact of the real estate development, its architectural and urban design standard, the quality of the construction, its sales and rental potentials and social benefits of the real estate development. Zoltán Géher, manager of the property, comments: ''All participants who contributed to the conception, the planning, the 15-month implementation and the nearly two year operation of the hotel should be proud. The 'Oscar' of real estate development will be a source of enthusiasm and inspiration for all of us to win many more prestigious awards in the future.''

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

Palace Hotel receives Dutch Hotel Award 2012

Great Hotels of the World is pleased to announce that its member, Palace Hotel, has been awarded the Dutch Hotel Award 2012. The award recognises the most innovative hotel management team within the Netherlands. During the application process, the hotel’s corporate social responsibility, its Green Certificate and its interaction between companies and suppliers were assessed in detail. In the semi final, the Palace Hotel presented a video to the jury and showcased its property during a two-hour visit, whereby the jury held interviews with guests, partners, suppliers and representatives of the hotel. It was this visit that convinced the judging panel that the Palace Hotel was worthy of the award. In addition, a further defining factor for selecting Palace Hotel was the staff’s team spirit throughout the entire competition process.

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

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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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