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Hotel sales and marketing alliance announces new additions in Spain, Portugal, Thailand, France and Slovenia

(TRAVPR.COM) LONDON - February 1st, 2013 - Great Hotels of the World (, 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

Royal Garden Villas & Spa, Tenerife, Spain

Situated in the beautiful region of Costa Adeje in Southern Tenerife, Royal Garden Villas & Spa is a luxurious and elegant five-star resort, offering guests privacy and the finest services in gorgeous surroundings. Overlooking the golf course and boasting spectacular views, the hotel comprises 28 one-, two- and three-bedroomed villas, each with their own large terrace and solar heated pool, designed for relaxation and privacy.

Each villa has been decorated in its own unique style, equipped with sumptuous furnishings and beautiful antiques from around the world. Guests can also have their meals in the privacy of their own villa. The property’s Golden Pond Spa is a Thai temple of wellbeing, offering guests a unique environment to unwind. Wood, stone and sculptures adorn the spa to recreate an exotic Asian atmosphere. The spa contains an indoor thermal circuit with jacuzzi, waterfall, waterbeds and Turkish bath, hydromassage showers, ice fountain and a separate lounge for treatments. Guests can also enjoy the property’s gym, Tucán Tucán Pub and Jardín Restaurant, serving traditional Canarian and international cuisine. The restaurant has been recommended by the Michelin Guide. A variety of excursions can also be organised, including a unique sailing and dolphin-viewing experience.

For more information or to book Royal Garden Villas & Spa, please visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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

Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, Thailand

Located on the banks of the majestic Chao Phraya River, with the cultural and historical attractions of Bangkok on its doorstep, Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok offers premium accommodation. Its 396 spacious rooms and suites all boast large balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views of the river and cityscape, along with the renowned friendly Thai hospitality. The property offers a complimentary shuttle boat to and from Sathorn Pier for its guests.

The hotel boasts three restaurants: River Barge, which serves international and regional specialities, Silver Waves, serving dim sum and creative Cantonese cuisine, and Pier 28, offering alfresco dining at its finest. Guests can also enjoy the 35m infinity pool with accompanying jacuzzi, two children’s pools, hair salon, fitness centre with sauna and the hotel's Nemita Spa, with an array of treatments to choose from. A large ballroom, business centre services and seven private meeting rooms are also onsite as well as a club lounge, lobby lounge, pool bar and convenience store.

For more information or to book Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, please visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Dom Pedro Golf Resort, Vilamoura, Portugal

Located in Vilamoura, just minutes from Europe's finest golf courses, Dom Pedro Golf Resort is just 100 yards from the beach, 50 yards from the casino and 200 yards from the cosmopolitan marina. The resort offers 266 comfortable and charming rooms, most with balconies overlooking the garden or the sea.  A range of facilities and activities can be enjoyed, including multiple swimming pools, part of Vilamoura beach reserved exclusively for guests, and tennis and volleyball courts onsite.

Dom Pedro Golf Resort also features a spa with an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym and treatment rooms. There are four restaurants and two bars to choose from, including Oliva Restaurant, serving á la carte Mediterranean cuisine, and White, the property's buffet restaurant. The Grill in the hotel’s gardens is open during the summer while Buzios Beach Club is a restaurant and bar located on the beach, serving delicious local cuisine. Alambique bar provides live music each day. The property also contains 1,750sqm of meeting space, with 12 meeting rooms and capacity for up to 450 delegates. In addition, the hotel can accommodate al fresco events in its beautiful gardens and can arrange activities such as, hiking, pony trekking and jeep safaris.

For more information or to book Dom Pedro Golf Resort, please visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portorož, Slovenia

Situated between Piran and Portorož in Slovenia, Grand Hotel Bernardin is a five-star property overlooking its own beach and the Adriatic Sea. Ideal for a luxury holiday on the Slovenian coast, Grand Hotel Bernardin features 241 elegant bedrooms with balconies overlooking the sea. It also serves as the largest convention centre in Slovenia.

The hotel’s Paradise Spa Wellness Centre has stunning sea views over the beautiful Slovenian coast. Guests can choose to relax in the Finnish, infrared or bio saunas and then cool down in the Mediterranean or Thai steam baths. The spa boasts a rhassoul room for Moroccan mud treatments and a variety of body exfoliating massages. A VIP suite is also available which contains a sauna, jacuzzi and a bar offering sparkling wine and tea – perfect for guests looking for a romantic spa break. Grand Hotel Bernardin incorporates two restaurants, two bars and a covered terrace overlooking the sea, where you can enjoy selected dishes and drinks. At Pečina Restaurant, guests can sample excellent French and Mediterranean cuisine and in the summer, Barka Restaurant’s terrace is an ideal place to sample seafood specialties. Guests can also enjoy unique views of Piran Bay at the hotel’s Grand Café, Piano Bar and Grand Garden over coffee or cocktails. A swimming pool with heated sea water and a water park complete the facilities.

For more information or to book Grand Hotel Bernardin, please visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Hotel Gray d'Albion, Cannes, France

Perfectly situated between the seafront and main shopping area of Cannes, with all its prestigious boutiques is the luxury Hôtel Gray d’Albion, a fabulous haven just off the busy Croisette. The hotel consists of 199 bright and modern rooms and suites. The property is an ornament to the beautiful city in which it is located – bright in the daytime and sparkling at night. Hôtel Gray d’Albion offers easy access to its private beach, where guests can enjoy water-skiing, diving and exciting boat excursions.

The hotel features two restaurants, 38 The Place, a fine-dining á la carte restaurant and the hotel’s Private Beach Restaurant, which serves Mediterranean cuisine and Lebanese dishes to enjoy by the sea. Guests can also experience the cosy setting of Jane's Bar, serving great cocktails and playing DJ lounge music on Thursdays and Fridays. Furthermore, the hotel contains eight meeting rooms, which are all within one level, accommodating up to 200 delegates.

For more information or to book Hotel Gray d’Albion, please visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.


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Ashleigh Silverman
Marketing & PR Manager
Great Hotels of the World

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Great Hotels of the World

Great Hotels of the World ( 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.

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