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Great Hotels of the World welcomes new members to its alliance

Hotel sales and marketing alliance announces new members in Croatia, Turkey, Spain, Bulgaria and Portugal

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

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

La Finca Golf & Spa Resort, Alicante, Spain

Just over 30 minutes’ drive from Alicante airport, La Finca Golf & Spa Resort is a luxury property on the Torrevieja coast in Alicante. Its 117 modern and spacious rooms and the three suites come complete with private terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel is renowned for its three golf courses as the property is among the five best golfing resorts in Spain. The golfing area includes a driving range, two putting greens and a chipping area, and also has club, trolley and buggy rental. The hotel features excellent business and event facilities, suitable for corporate events, private events and weddings with open-air and indoor spaces.

Guests have a choice of cuisine during their stay with a buffet restaurant, offering fresh and local produce and La Finca Restaurant, known for its Spanish flavours. La Finca also boasts a bar with a terrace overlooking the gardens, golf course and swimming pool. Other facilities include a spa, which offers a variety of wellness treatments, as well as a sauna, jacuzzi, indoor pool, gym and tennis court.

For more information or to book La Finca Golf & Spa Resort, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/lafinca-golf-spa-resort or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Borovets Euphoria Club Hotel & Spa, Samokov, Bulgaria

Situated in the Borovets region on the Rila Mountain, Borovets Euphoria Club Hotel & Spa is just 800 metres from the ski resort of Borovets and 8km from the town of Samokov. The hotel features 110 luxurious rooms, apartments and villas. The apartments and villas are equipped with kitchen areas. As well as skiing, Borovets offers numerous activities for its guests such as horse riding, cycling, hiking, fishing and various water sports at the nearby Lake Iskar.

In addition, the hotel features a stylish spa centre with sauna, jacuzzi and indoor heated pool. The massage rooms offer a variety of treatments, such as Olive Tree rejuvenating facials or detoxifying mud wraps, as the hotel is known as one of the finest wellness resorts in Bulgaria. Guests can also take advantage of Borovets Euphoria Club Hotel restaurant, which will impress with its innovative creations and extensive wine cellar. The hotel’s wine selection can also be enjoyed at the indoor and outdoor bar. The property’s restaurant and bar can also be used for events for up to 200 guests. Other business facilities include three large conference rooms, all with natural daylight, perfect for corporate events, business meetings and celebrations.

For more information or to book Borovets Euphoria Club Hotel & Spa, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/borovets-euphoria or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Taskonaklar Rocky Palace, Nevsehir, Turkey

This luxury boutique hotel blends in perfectly with the surrounding area, featuring volcanic formations and cave dwellings. Despite its rural location, Taskonaklar Rocky Palace is located only 6km from Nevsehir and Goreme and 35 minutes drive from Nevsehir Airport. The Cappadocia region and Uçhisar village, together with the carefully selected interior of this stunning hotel, represent the fascinating history of this area, basking in a unique atmosphere. The property features 19 individually decorated rooms, combining subterranean spaces, rough-hewn walls and stone archways. Guests can experience stunning views of Cappadocia’s famous rock “chimneys” from each of the bedroom’s open space balconies or terraces.

Next to the authentic setting and location of Taskonaklar Rocky Palace, each dish served in the hotel’s restaurant is home cooked, using local produce and respecting traditional cooking methods and recipes. The chef will follow guests’ requests for specific dishes and diets. The hotel can also prepare a picnic for guests to be enjoyed on one of the trekking trips or horseback rides through the valley. Furthermore, clients can take part in guided tours of Cappadocia, take a hot-air balloon ride or pottery courses. As a family-run hotel, the staff are more than happy to share their cultural knowledge, their traditions and events to make guests feel engaged from the moment they arrive.

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

Hotel Monte Prado, Melgaço, Portugal

Near to the Spanish border in the picturesque village of Prado lies Hotel Monte Prado, a four-star property which offers splendid views of the Gerês and Galiz mountain ranges. The hotel features 43 stylish rooms including seven suites and four interconnecting rooms, making the hotel ideal for families or for a romantic getaway. Guests will also be treated to the perfect mix of traditional Mediterranean food with a modern twist at the restaurant.

Monte Prado boasts luxury treatments at its River Spa, where 11 treatment rooms and several spa treatments are on offer, such as the celebrated Alvarinho wine therapy, hydro massages, jet baths and peeling treatments. Other facilities include an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam bath, mini gym and meeting facilities. Furthermore, the area lends itself perfectly for sporting activities such as hiking, canoeing, rafting and cycling. Numerous religious and architectural sights are also on offer. The experienced staff at the hotel can assist in organising the perfect activities for each guest and will be happy to arrange harvest programmes, where guests can learn the art of wine making.

For more information or to book Hotel Monte Prado, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/monte-prado or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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

Hotel Punta Vodice, Vodice, Croatia

Hotel Punta Vodice is perfectly situated just a few metres from the centre of the well-known tourist destination of Vodice. It lies only 45 minutes from Zadar airport and has excellent transport connections. The 312 rooms are all beautifully decorated and feature air conditioning, satellite TV, internet, a mini bar and a safe. Each of the bedrooms offers stunning views over the Adriatic Sea with its clear waters and dazzling beaches.

Guests can enjoy a wide variety of water sports on the beautiful soft pebble beaches, relax in the hotel’s own wellness and spa centre, take part in one of the organised excursions to the surrounding National Parks or explore the lively town with its many cafés and bars. The hotel also offers culinary delights in either of its two restaurants, serving local as well as international cuisine. There is also a swimming pool onsite as well as a beach bar with a variety of cocktails and drinks to choose from. Other facilities include a fully equipped gym, medical centre offering dental surgery, a hairdressing salon, a children entertainment club as well as a convention hall and meeting rooms for MICE clients.

For more information or to book Hotel Punta Vodice, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel-punta-vodicehttp://www.ghotw.com/hotel-punta-vodice or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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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://info.ghotw.com..

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