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Great Hotels of the World welcomes five new members

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com), the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, has acquired five new member properties to its collection.

Great Hotels of the World Luxury Collection – for the most luxurious hotels in the world

Shamana Hotel & Spa Bodrum, Mugla Turkey 

Shamana Hotel & Spa is located in Torba Bay in the beautiful region of Bodrum. Surrounded by vibrant bougainvillea that cascades towards the sparkling sea, dotted with olive trees and ringed with pristine beaches, the hotel is set in a truly magical place. Each of the 32 suite and rooms offer a breathtaking view over the turquoise Aegean Sea.

Café de Oliva serves modern Mediterranean cuisine in an authentic and casual atmosphere where guests can enjoy the Turkish and international wines and liqueurs. The Beach Club offers drink and a light menu to enjoy on the seaside, with entertaining music. Alternatively guests can sample a selection of appetisers inspired by Turkish cuisine at the Vodka-Caviar bar. The spacious lounge terrace is perfect to relax and enjoy stunning views over the gardens and the private beach. Set in the very heart of Shamana Bodrum, the spa brings therapeutic traditions of Ottoman hammam culture together with Indonesian massage. A wide range of modern treatments are combined with ancient techniques for a deep relaxing effect. These treatments can be performed from the suites, at the beach, the outdoor private pavilions or the gardens of the Spa. Guests can also enjoy yoga and pilates classes as well as sports activities including surfing, snorkelling and sailing.

For more information or to book Shamana Hotel & Spa Bodrum, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/shamana-hotel-spa or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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

Cavalieri Hotel, St. Julians, Malta 

Cavalieri Hotel is located in a quiet area directly overlooking the popular and picturesque St. Julian’s Bay. The hotel is within walking distance to Malta’s main attractions and the famous promenade with its many bars, restaurants and shops. The 258 rooms are modern and stylish, with comfortable furnishings, and most of them have balconies where guests can enjoy the open sea views.

The hotel offers a variety of high quality dining and catering options. Ottocento is a panoramic restaurant which serves a variety of cuisines ranging from Maltese and Caribbean to Italian in a unique atmosphere. During the warmer months, Pommarola restaurant offers an original à la carte menu with the essential fresh ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine, on the pool deck. The Baconoir lounge bar is the ideal venue for a special night out. It brings together a unique setting, cocktails and an amazing wine menu. Cavalieri Hotel has its own private lido with a large outdoor swimming pool as well as large sundeck with sun beds, parasols and a children’s padding pool. An indoor swimming pool is heated during winter and a sauna and solarium are available.

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

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

Hotel Santos Porta Fira, Barcelona, Spain 

Situated in one of Barcelona’s areas of greatest economic expansion, Hotel Santos Porta Fira is considered the best skyscraper in the world and has been awarded the prestigious “Emporis Award 2010” architectural award. Designed by the famous Japanese architect Toyo Ito, the modern and cutting-edge building has 24 floors and a height of 110 metres, making it one of the architectural icons of the city.

The 320 rooms and suites are modern and equipped with the latest technology. The Spiral Restaurant offers a menu designed specifically for each diner in an intimate and welcoming atmosphere. An exclusive Wellness Centre is located on the 17th floor offering impressive views over the city. With two sensation showers, a gym, a sauna, an ice fountain and two treatment cubicles, guests will have a chance to relax and rejuvenate. The hotel also features a Japanese garden where private events can be organised.

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

Iberostar Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa, Majorca, Spain 

Majorca’s south coast is the setting for the sublime Iberostar Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa. Built in a traditional Mediterranean style, and imbued with a peaceful atmosphere, this resort has it all. Facilities include two golf courses, a beauty parlour, kids’ pools and playgrounds, an indoor pool, a spa with massage therapies, watersports and more. The El Olivar restaurant serves delicious local and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there are two bars.

For more information or to book Iberostar Son Antem, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/iberostar-son-antem or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Iberostar Mencey Hotel, Tenerife, Spain 

Old school glamour and modern luxury live side-by-side at the Iberostar Mencey Hotel. Located in Santa Cruz on the popular island of Tenerife, the Iberostar Mencey has been a favourite with celebrities and high fliers since the 1950s. There is a spa with a range of treatments to pamper and relax, and the hotel offers cookery lessons and other entertainment. There are two renowned restaurants, a casino, and three bars.

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

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For media enquiries, press visits and photos please contact: 

Alejandra Moreno de Tejada 

e-Marketing & PR Manager 

Great Hotels of the World

amoreno@ghotw.com 

 +44 (0) 20 7380 8590

Note to editors:

Great Hotels of the World 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 helps 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 leisurecollections 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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