Great Hotels of the World

Great Hotels of the World announces new members

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2011 12:39 GMT

1 February 2011

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Hotel sales and marketing alliance announces new members in the UK, The Netherlands, Thailand, Spain and Portugal

Great Hotels of the World (, the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, is delighted to welcome an exciting number of new members.

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

Mantra Samui Resort and Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand

Set amidst the paradise island of Koh Samui, The Mantra Samui Resort and Spa provides excellent service, atmosphere and is the perfect place for relaxation. Each room within the hotel has amazing views and unique functional designs. Some of the rooms contain a private Jacuzzi on the terrace while others allow accommodation for large families with over 100sqm rooms. 

The Resort too contains a beautiful spa, a specially designed swimming pool, fitness centre, unique restaurants and cafes, salt cave yoga studio, squash courts, a movie theatre and much more. The hotel provides a frequent shuttle to their Designated Beach, where one can enjoy complimentary kayaks and a Mantra private boat service. One can even enjoy In-suite dining, for an even more intimate travel experience.

For more information or to book Mantra Samui Resort and Spa, please visit mantra-samui-resort-spa.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

Hotel Hesperia, Madrid, Spain

Ideally located in central Madrid, the chic Hotel Hesperia Madrid features a stunning modern interior yet rooms still retain their classic style. The top floor contains extra special rooftop suites with terraced Jacuzzis. The hotel is too ideal for meetings with conference rooms and business centres. But, if you have come simply for pleasure, the hotel allows guests a purely relaxing experience in its SkyGym rooftop health club, which contains stunning views over Madrid.

The hotel boasts exquisite market cuisine and fine dining with a two Michelin star restaurant. Both restaurants are managed by Santi Santamaria, one of Spain’s most famous chefs. The cosmopolitan atmosphere and excellent service allows Hotel Hesperia Madrid to feature as part of Great Hotels Luxury Collection.

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

Altis Hotel, Lisbon and Altis Prime, Lisbon, Portugal

Situated in the very centre of Lisbon, a short walk from Avenida da Liverdade and the Historical Quarter is the Altis Hotel, Lisbon. The hotel is filled with the works of Portuguese artists, creating a unique atmosphere throughout. Rooms overlook the historic quarter of Lisbon and the Altis Hotel is equipped with a Health Club inclusive of a Fitness room, Sauna, Turkish Bath and Heated Swimming Pool.  The hotel is also home to three restaurants, one of which, Grill D. Fernando, has a fine panoramic view over the city and the river. But, the hotel is too popular with business clientele for it contains 18 meeting rooms with seating for up to 750 guests.

The Altis Prime, Lisbon brings the concept of Home Business Luxury Apartments to life. With its 78 apartments, lounge bar, rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi and solarium, not to mention its conference room and private parking, the hotel is a perfect place for a city break. Guests too have access to Hotel Altis’s restaurants and facilities.

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

AR Diamante Beach Spa Hotel & Convention Centre, Calpe, Spain

Set on Calpe’s Levante Beach in the Costa Blanca, The AR Diamante Beach Spa Hotel and Convention Centre has 283 double rooms as well as the Levante and Ponjenta Suites, which offer modern and sophisticated décor. All rooms are too equipped with a full en suite bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and large balconies. The hotel contains 3 outdoor pools, café and piano bars, buffet restaurant and two a la Carte restaurants, perfect for guests who are travelling for leisure. Yet, the hotel does have a business centre on site for those not only travelling for pleasure.

But what sets this hotel apart is its Spa area which is one of the best on the Costa Blanca. It is home to hydro-massage beds, cascades, Jacuzzis, Turkish and Roman Baths and more.

For more information or to book AR Diamante Beach Spa Hotel and Convention Centre, please visit or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

The Grove, Hertfordshire, England

Set across 300 stunning acres of parkland and landscaped gardens, The Grove is the former home of the Earl of Clarendon and has been recreated, blending the classic with the contemporary.  The hotel has 215 beautiful rooms and 12 suites complete with marble fireplaces, chandeliers, white-lacquered Sycamore furniture and suede and silk furnishings.

The Grove has three venues for dining with stunning views of the grounds, an 18 hole championship golf course through their parklands, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool and a beautiful spa and health and leisure club featuring a black mosaic indoor pool, exercise studio and treatment rooms. The hotel too contains excellent business facilities, with four meeting rooms, wired workstations and Wi-Fi. 

For more information or to book The Grove, 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

Palace Hotel, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

The Palace Hotel affords a great location as it is set amongst the seaside town of Noordwijk. Easily accessible of the airport and with 120 rooms inclusive of 5 impressive suites, the hotel has been designed with both business and leisure in mind. The hotel’s beautiful art deco style is prevalent throughout the hotel with each floor featuring a colour palette inspired by royal houses across Europe.

The hotel has great business facilities as well as a swimming pool, gym and spa featuring tempting treatments. With a range of dining options, guests can choose from a la carte French cuisine to a BBQ on the terrace in this hotel.

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

Altis Park Hotel, Lisbon and Altis Suites, Lisbon

Located in the heart of Lisbon, taking guests less than 15 minutes to the city centre is the Altis Park Hotel. The hotel allows its guests a splendid view over the City and Tagus River. All 300 rooms are cosy and modern and the hotel is perfect for business or leisure, for it is equipped with a Congress Centre, 9 meeting rooms and an Auditorium as well as guests having access to Olaias Club, 100 meters away, which has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, 7 tennis courts, 2 squash courts and a gymnasium.

Set next door The Altis Hotel, The Altis Suites is a self-catering Hotel in the central and financial district of Lisbon. The rooms are modernly decorated with a separate living room, marble bathroom and a fully equipped kitchenette. The hotel offers not only the comfort and independence of a Suite Apartment but also includes its own lobby, reception, garage and access to Hotel Altis’s services, such as their indoor swimming pool and restaurants.

For more information or to book The Altis Park Tower or Altis Suites, please visit and or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.


For media enquiries, press visits and photos please contact:

Ashleigh Silverman

Marketing, PR and Administration Assistant

Great Hotels of the World

+44 (0) 20 7380 8564

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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 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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