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Vidago Palace Hotel receives a World Luxury Spa Award

Great Hotels of the World member Vidago Palace Hotel has won Best Luxury Destination Spa in the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Voted by guests and industry consultants, the awards celebrate the high achievers in the hospitality industry. Vidago Palace has a long and illustrious history, opening in 1910 as a spa retreat for European high society, who visited for its celebrated mineral waters. Today, hydrotherapy and thermal treatments are offered alongside Clarins treatments and day packages, and there are two couples rooms, heat experience including hammam, and a juice and pool bar, among other facilities.

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


The Classic Hotel gets Certificate of Excellence

The Classic Hotel in Cyprus has won its third Certificate of Excellence in a row from TripAdvisor. The prestigious Certificate of Excellence is given to hotels that get consistently high traveller reviews on the website – with only the top 10 per cent of hotels receiving this award. The Classic Hotel is located in the centre of Nicosia, within walking distance of many of the city’s famous sites, and has a gym, spa, bar and restaurant serving traditional favourites. The 57 rooms are stylish and modern, with the latest technology and amenities.

For more information on the Classic Hotel, please visit www.ghotw.com/classic-hotel-nicosia or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

A colourful redesign for Thon City Centre

The four-star Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre is a modern haven in the Belgian capital, popular with both business and leisure travellers, and has recently unveiled a bright and colourful makeover. Norwegian interior designer Trond Ramsoskar has remodeled the interiors with bright acid colours, creating a fresh, contemporary look. Orange bar stools, green arm chairs and neon lights uplift the public areas, while the 454 guest rooms continue the colourful theme, with new furnishings, flat screen TV and fridge.

For more information on Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, please visit www.ghotw.com/thon-hotel-brussels-city-centreor call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Altis Grand Hotel renovates Herald Bar and Mezzanine

Set in the centre of Lisbon, the Altis Grand Hotel has recently celebrated its 40th birthday with a new name (it was previously Hotel Altis) and now a dramatic new renovation. The Herald Bar and Mezzanine has been reimagined by celebrated Portuguese interior designer Daciano da Costa. The redesign includes a new colour scheme, updated carpets and furniture, as well as new lighting. The renovated area is located next to the Roma meeting rooms and is the perfect place for cocktails, get-togethers and light meals.

For more information on Altis Grand Hotel, please visit www.ghotw.com/hotel-altis or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Hotel Brunelleschi listed in Travel + Leisure magazine’s top 500 hotels

Voted by readers of the magazine, Travel + Leisure’s survey of the world’s best hotels is an annual event in the industry, with the list of the Top 50 hotels appearing in the August edition of the magazine. Hotel Brunelleschi received one of the highest rankings of Italian hotels. The hotel is unique for its exceptional location in the heart of Florence, and its stunning views of Giotto’s famous bell-tower and Brunelleschi’s Dome of the Cathedral. Part of the hotel is housed in a medieval tower, which includes its own museum. Gourmet cuisine, impeccable service and beautiful design make the Hotel Brunelleschi a winner.

For more information on Hotel Brunelleschi, please visit www.ghotw.com/Hotel-Brunelleschi or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

A new addition to the Old Swan and Minster Mill

The Old Swan and Minster Mill, a charming hotel occupying a 600-year old coaching inn and an 18th century mill in the village of Minster Lovell in the Cotswolds, has acquired an adjacent cottage for guests seeking extra privacy and facilities. The picturesque three-bedroom Victorian cottage, built from the local honey-coloured stone, looks over the village cricket ground and evokes a timeless Englishness. Luxuriously designed by renowned interior designer Kathleen Frazer, with carefully sourced antiques and artworks, the cottage is pet-friendly and perfect for families. A master suite with private bathroom occupies the first floor, while downstairs there is a double and atwin bedroom, each with their own shower room. The cottage sleeps six, and there is a sitting room, bar and dining area, as well as kitchen, private garden and large terrace. It is available for daily stays and is priced at £425 per night, including full English breakfast for two. Each additional bedroom is £85 per night including breakfast. For bookings of four nights or more, the price is reduced by 10 per cent.

For more information on Old Swan and Minster Mill, please visit www.ghotw.com/old-swan-minster-mill 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 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.

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