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Fourteen Independent Hotels Join
the Great Hotels Organisation


8 July 2004 - Great Hotels of the World, a forerunner among luxury hotel marketing alliances, is delighted to announce 14 new member hotels across its five niche collections.  The success of Great Hotels' private label GDS chain code and the recent opening of three overseas offices have proved added impetus for new members.  Great Hotels of the World now has a global membership of 239 hotels.

The latest hotels to join Great Hotels of the World:

  • Badrutt's Palace Hotel, Switzerland
  • Hotel Splendide Royal, Switzerland
  • Bagni Di Pisa Spa Hotel, Italy
  • Mezzatorre Resort & Spa, Italy
  • Mirasierra Suites Hotel, Italy
  • San Clemente Palace, Venice, Italy
  • The Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Club at Hammock Beach, Florida, USA
  • Hotel Ra, Spain
  • Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa, Spain
  • Hotel Majestic, Barcelona, Spain
  • Sante Winelands Hotel, South Africa
  • Donbass Palace, Ukraine
  • Al Ain Rotana Hotel, UAE
The Great Hotels Organisation's family of brands include Great Hotels of the World ( and Special Hotels of the World (, a niche alliance for first class, independent hotels.  By acknowledging that each hotel has a different set of marketing requirements, the Great Hotels Organisation allows its member hotels to choose from a comprehensive collection of sales and marketing initiatives in order to build their own 'à la carte' membership programme tailored to meet their individual objectives.  By doing this, members are able to choose and purchase only the services they require, thus ensuring that membership fees are kept to a minimum and are focused on their specific requirements.  Membership of the Great Hotels Organisation is by invitation only and hotels must meet strict criteria before being accepted. The Great Hotels Organisation manages the "GW" private label GDS chain code and toll-free voice reservation numbers operate globally. 

Headquartered in the UK, Great Hotels of the World has recently opened offices in the key regional markets of the USA, China and Australia (serving the Asia Pacific region).  Glossy, coffee table style directories are published for each of the five markets: spa, romantic, golf, family and incentive and business travel.  Beautifully illustrated with colour photography, each hotel entry spans two pages and features detailed information on the facilities and activities available.

Great Hotels of the World
Third Floor, 22 Stephenson Way
London, NW1 2HD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7380 8556
Also See: A Benchmark of the Hotel Industry in Ukraine, Donbass Palace Accepted by 'Great Hotels of the World' / April 2004
The Badrutt's Palace Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Appoints Rosewood Hotels Resorts as its Management Partner / March 1999

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