Great Hotels of the World

Great Hotels of the World announces new members

Press Release   •   Nov 24, 2010 14:39 GMT

Great Hotels of the World (, the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, is pleased to welcome a number of impressive new members.

Great Hotels of the World Luxury Collection

Comprising the finest hotels and resorts, the Luxury Collection showcases the highest levels of service standards in the world. From opulent palaces in vibrant city destinations to idyllic beach hideaways on secluded islands, these properties are renowned for their dedication to excellence. New members to the Luxury Collection include:

Airways Hotel, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Set amid lush botanical gardens in a stunning mountainside setting and located only a mile from Jackson’s International Airport, Airways Hotel is unique. Situated in Papua New Guinea, the hotel boasts unrivalled services and each of the elegant rooms and apartments feature a clean, contemporary style suited to both business and leisure guests.

The hotel features a range of dining options including a poolside restaurant with views of the Owen Stanley mountain range, an international restaurant offering a variety of delicacies from Europe and Australasia, and a fine dining restaurant.

The hotel also boasts a 600sqm health and racquet club with state-of-the-art equipment including an infinity pool with breathtaking views, squash courts, tennis court, aerobics and exercise rooms, fitness classes, massage rooms and saunas.

For more information or to book Airways Hotel visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

WOW Istanbul Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

This five-star venue forms part of the WOW Istanbul Hotels & Convention Center Complex which provides a range of meeting rooms and a main hall which can seat up to 4,000 delegates. A business hotel ideally situated just 2km away from Ataturk International Airport, it boasts a wide range of suites as well as standard and executive rooms.

Although primarily a business hotel, leisure facilities at 275-room WOW Istanbul Hotel are impressive. Relax by the rooftop swimming pool or work out in the health club, which features a sauna, steam room, and Turkish bath.

The hotel’s Restaurant Mezzanine is noted for its excellent Turkish cuisine, and there is also a Lobby Bar and coffee shop.

For more information or to book WOW Istanbul Hotel visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Casas Brancas Boutique - Hotel & Spa, Buzios, Brazil

Located in Buzios, approximately three hours’ drive from Rio de Janeiro, Casa Brancas is in an area famed for its pristine beaches overlooking the stunning Bay of Buzios. With just 32 rooms and suites, the hotel is welcoming, intimate and relaxed with individually designed rooms in a tasteful, clean and modern style.

The hotel boasts three restaurants offering a fine selection of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine mixed with traditional local dishes. The hotel’s spa also offers various treatments and packages as well as a beauty salon, yoga and meditation classes.

For more information or to book Casas Brancas Boutique - Hotel & Spa visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Great Hotels of the World Premium Collection

The Premium Collection comprises upscale hotels which offer guests a memorable experience. Whether you're looking for a fashionable city-centre boutique hotel in an up-and-coming destination or a deluxe beach retreat offering exceptional activities, you'll find it in the Premium Collection.

WOW Airport Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Also part of the WOW Istanbul Hotels & Convention Centre Complex, the four-star WOW Airport Hotel is also situated very close to Ataturk International Airport and provides a wealth of business and leisure services.

The 360-room hotel has been decorated in a modern and elegant style and features a health club with a fully-equipped gym, sauna, Turkish bath and hammam offering guests the perfect opportunity to relax after or before a meeting or long flight.

Dining options include a restaurant serving Turkish and world-class cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner or the 24-hour Wings Bar.

For more information or to book WOW Airport Hotel visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Town Hall Hotel & Apartments, London, United Kingdom

Located in London's East End and formerly the Bethnal Green Town Hall, this imposing structure has been a part of London's East End history since Edwardian times. The building has been carefully restored, maintaining its original features and adding to it a contemporary twist.

Inside the 98-room Town Hall Hotel & Apartments there are various works of art created by up and coming artists. Each of the rooms feature a mixture of one-off vintage furniture and the apartments also boast designer kitchens.

The hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool and high-tech gym as well as a world-class restaurant, providing impressive dishes that are both visually stunning and delicious. The hotel is ideal for both leisure and business with a dedicated event manager, several meeting and conference rooms plus private dining options. 

For more information or to book Town Hall Hotel & Apartments visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Medite Resort Spa Hotel, Sandanski, Bulgaria

This award-winning hotel is located in Sandanski, Bulgaria. Overlooking the town, the hotel provides stunning views as well as a whole host of services designed with business and leisure in mind.

Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and modern spa offering a range of tempting treatments. Bulgarian and European cuisine is served in the restaurant, which boasts an open-air terrace – perfect for evening meals under the stars.

For business guests there are spacious meeting rooms as well as a fully equipped business centre and in-room internet access.

For more information or to book Medite Resort Spa Hotel visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Beograd Art Hotel, Belgrade, Serbia

Inspired by modern Italian design, this hotel is located in the most beautiful pedestrian and shopping street of the Serbian capital. Within walking distance of many historical and cultural sites as well as many business and administrational institutions, Beograd Art Hotel is ideal both for business and leisure travellers.

With 55 designed rooms and suites, a bar, restaurant, two boardrooms, sauna and mini fitness center, Beograd Art Hotel will meet all the specific needs of modern travellers and business people.

For more information or to book Beograd Art Hotel visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

 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 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.

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