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Great Hotels of the World welcomes seven new members

Exclusive properties in Croatia, Dubai, Spain and Portugal added to hotel sales and marketing alliance’s portfolio

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

Great Hotels of the World Luxury Collectionfor the most luxurious hotels in the world

Vidago Palace Hotel, Portugal

A belle époque masterpiece dating from 1910, Vidago Palace Hotel’s illustrious history is evident throughout. Built as a spa hotel for European aristocrats to take the famed Vidago waters, the hotel was recently renovated and modernised, yet still keeps an element of old-fashioned glamour and elegance alongside the modern updates. Surrounded by parkland and mountains, this glittering palace has just 70 spacious and grand rooms – all individually decorated. The spa offers hydrotherapy and thermal treatments, and there is a gym, golf course, tennis court and swimming pools. Four restaurants and four bars will keep you entertained, and chauffeur-driven limousines can be hired to explore the local area.

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

Hotel Auditorium, Spain

Boasting a conference centre with 59 meeting rooms (total capacity for 2,200 people), 869 guest rooms, and parking for 1000 cars, the glamorous Hotel Auditorium in Madrid is an excellent choice for events. Leisure guests are not overlooked however – there is a gym, sauna and swimming pool, two restaurants and four bars. Located just a short drive from Madrid Barajas Airport, and offering free transfers (as well as free wireless internet throughout), it’s easily accessible too. Madrid’s unbeatable attractions, including the Prado Museum, Bernabeu Stadium and Museum Reina Sofia, are all a short drive away.

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

Great Hotels of the World Premium Collectionfor upscale superior hotels offering guests a unique experience

Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, United ArabEmirates

Landscaped gardens, luxurious accommodation and twelve dining and drinking options, the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa promises unforgettable holidays in the sun. Facilities include a world-class spa offering a wealth of treatments and packages, three pools (one for children), gym, tennis courts and of course a private sandy beach where you can spend your days drinking delicious cocktails while waited on by attentive staff. Guest rooms are spacious and furnished in an elegant neutral palette. Dine around the world in one of the twelve restaurants – choose from Lebanese specialities to Thai dishes; Cuban favourites to fresh sushi – and everything in between.

For more information or to book Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, please visit www.ghotw.com/dubai-marine or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik, Croatia

Meetings and events of all sizes can be accommodated at the Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik, a fully equipped resort and conference centre overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Just 26km from Dubrovnik International Airport, the Rixos Libertas sits at the sea’s edge, giving breathtaking views over the water to the islands beyond. Indoor and outdoor pools, fully equipped gym, spa treatments and more provide ample opportunities for relaxation. There is a choice of restaurants and bars, and a casino – perfect for events and incentives.

For more information or to book Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik, please visit www.ghotw.com/rixos-libertas or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Hotel Suite Villa Maria, Spain

Tenerife’s Hotel Suite Villa Maria is a sublime resort on this famous island. Accommodation is housed in standalone villas (with between one to three bedrooms, living areas and more) throughout the complex, connected by winding paths and surrounded by pretty gardens. The hotel has a golf course, as well as green fee reservation and transfers to all courses on the island, and there are tennis, squash and padel courts. Two adult pools, one children’s pool and a gym give you ample opportunities to relax. La Torre restaurant serves an extensive breakfast buffet and local specialities for lunch and dinner, and there are two bars for cocktails, snacks and ice creams.

For more information or to book Hotel Suite Villa Maria, please visit www.ghotw.com/suite-villa-maria or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Vidamar Resort Algarve, Portugal

Salgados Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand on the Algarve coast, and is home to the Vidamar Resort Algarve. This beautiful modern resort offers contemporary rooms and multiple facilities, including a spa, sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi and gym – if the gorgeous sandy beach doesn’t take your fancy. There are loads of restaurants – you can choose from grilled delicacies including fresh fish and seafood, classic Italian fare, international favourites and sushi. There are numerous bars set throughout the resort, each offering a different ambiance.

For more information or to book Vidamar Resort Algarve, please visit www.ghotw.com/vidamar-algarve or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Vidamar Resort Madeira, Portugal

Overlooking the Bay of Funchal on the picturesque island of Madeira, the Vidamar Resort is blessed with a stunning location and a huge choice of facilities. The MAR Spa uses thalassotherapy and other disciplines in its pampering and rejuvenating menu, while the Vida Health Club has a gym, classes, fitness trainers, tennis and squash courts and a pool. There are five restaurants to choose from, two bars, and over 2000sqm of meeting space, making this an inspiring choice for both business and leisure guests.

For more information or to book Vidamar Resort Madeira, please visit www.ghotw.com/vidamar-madeira or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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 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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