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The Capital Hotel welcomes a new chef and restaurant

Great Hotels of the World is pleased to announce that member hotel The Capital in London will open its new restaurant - Outlaw’s Seafood & Grill – on October 2. The restaurant will give Cornish-based seafood championing chef Nathan Outlaw his first London outpost. Outlaw has already acquired two Michelin stars in his Cornwall restaurant. Guests can expect ecologically sound Cornish seafood, including sustainable catches from the UK. The menu includes superb dishes including “Grilled lemon sole with potted brown shrimp butter” and “Brill on the bone and whole Port Isaac lobster”. Pete Biggs, Outlaw’s right hand man and head chef of the London restaurant will oversee the kitchen, while Nathan Outlaw will commute between his two venues. The new restaurant will be located in the hotel’s refurbished dining room that for the past years has served as a restaurant for many talents of world gastronomy since David Levin opened it in 1971. The restaurant’s wine list will be built around the property’s enviable, long established cellar.

The Capital is a member of Great Hotels Luxury Collection. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/capital-london or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.


Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort opens the first Spa by L’Occitane in Spain

Great Hotels of the World member, Tenerife’s Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort, has recently partnered with the French cosmetic brand L’Occitane en Provence to strengthen the services and future of its spa. They will launch a new concept with a refreshed treatment menu, based on the joint value that both companies have in their defence of the environment. Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque was recently granted the “Biosphere” seal by the Responsible Tourism Institute. Both teams are currently working on the spa’s new treatment menu, which will include holistic body and face treatments. Alain Harfouche, General Director of L’Occitane en Provence, comments: “It is a real privilege and honour for us to be opening the first L’Occitane Spa in Spain at the prestigious Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque. The uniqueness of the spa’s facilities, the professionalism of the team and the special attention paid by the hotel management to environmental issues have been key elements in the signing of this agreement.”

GranHotel Bahia del Duque Resort is a member of Great Hotels of the World Luxury Collection. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/gran-bahia-del-duque or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.


The Palace Hotel receives the Golden Green Key Certificate

The Palace Hotel in Noordwijk, member of Great Hotels of the World, has recently been awarded the Golden Green Key Certificate, moving up from the silver category. Qualification for this certificate can only be achieved through specific changes made to a property with the goal of creating a more environmentally friendly practice. The Palace Hotel has successfully completed all requirements and has gone an extra step in adding optional elements to its property, such as LED lamps, which have been installed throughout the entire property. Closely coupled with Social Responsibility, the Green Key conveys the prime focus the property has towards the environment and the effort the hotel will endure in order to preserve this mindset for the future.

The Palace Hotel is a member of Great Hotels of the World Premium Collection. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/palace-hotel or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.


Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is named one of the top 15 World’s Best Hotels

Great Hotels of the World is pleased to announce that member hotel Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve has been voted by the discerning readers of Travel & Leisure, one of the world’s most well-read and respected travel publications, as one of the top 15 World’s Best Hotels for the seventh year in a row. The property’s consistent appearance in this publication reflects its continuous commitment to offering the highest levels of service and unparalleled guest experience.

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is a member of Great Hotels of the World Luxury Collection. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/sabi-sabi or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.


Grenada Grand Beach Resort and Gran Bahia del Duque receive a Certificate of Excellence 2012 by TripAdvisor

Great Hotels of the World is pleased to announce that another two of its members have recently receivedthe Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for 2012. This award is only awarded to establishments with consistent and outstanding traveller reviews on the website. Only a small portion of all accommodation listed on TripAdvisor (approx. 10%) are honoured with this award.

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


Century Park Hotel receives an award for its commitment to non-smoking

The Provincial Government of Jakarta has awarded Great Hotels of the World member Century Park Hotel into the “very good” category for providing a non-smoking area in Jakarta at the “Environmental Appreciation Night 2012”. With its 100% non-smoking programme, Century Park Hotel has displayed its commitment towards a greater and healthier guest experience. The award further underlines the successful implementation of the programme. Further environment saving measures taken by the property include eco-friendly wooden floors in each renovated room, LED lamps to save electricity and VRF air conditioning systems.

Century Park Hotel is a member of Great Hotels of the World Premium Collection. For more information or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/century-park-hotel or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.


Charterhouse Causeway Bay offers complimentary Wi-Fi

Great Hotels of the World is pleased to announce that its member Charterhouse Causeway Bay is now offering guests complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire property. Various hotspots in the hotel lobby, rooms, the executive floors and all restaurants will guarantee stable and reliable access to the internet for all hotel guests. A high-speed network will supply a smooth and fast streaming of photos and videos and it will give all clients access to web data and online communication.

Charterhouse Causeway Bay is a member of Great Hotels Classic Collection. For more information on this hotel or to book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/charterhouse-causeway-bay or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.


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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.

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