Great and Special Hotels of the World Expand Membership

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Great Hotels of the World and Special Hotels of the World have welcomed a number of new members into their hotel alliances. The following hotels have joined Great Hotels of the World:

One of Antalyas newest and most elegant resorts, Vogue Hotel Avantgarde is situated in the Kemer region, 30 km from Antalya city centre and 45 km from Antalya Airport.

The five-star deluxe property boasts 366 rooms ranging from suites to penthouses and 40 luxury villas as well as a spa centre including a snow room, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath.

The hotel also caters well for meeting and incentive guests with a large ballroom and several additional meeting rooms.

Other facilities include five swimming pools, seven extravagantly styled restaurants, a range of bars and an extensive menu of sports and watersports including tennis, archery, bowling, waterskiing and windsurfing.

Located near Carvoeiro and 45 minutes from Faro International Airport, Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa is a 5-star resort set in nine acres of beautiful gardens offering contemporary accommodation, a restaurant, two bars, tennis courts and a fully equipped spa and health club and spa.

The hotels spacious accommodation consists of 80 one and two bedroom family suites, two suites and 22 hotel rooms, all equipped to the highest standards of luxury.

The resort boasts a biological farm, used to produce many of the ingredients used in the resorts Olive Tree gourmet restaurant and the hotels Esttica Spa focuses on a holistic approach with a specific focus on Ayurveda. Facilities include a crystal steam room, a Thai yoga room, Turkish bath and a pre-natal suite.

The family-run five-star Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, Greece, is located in the centre of Athens, situated just in front of the Temple of Zeus and the National Gardens and close to the Acropolis.

The 264 rooms include executive rooms, Athenia panorama rooms and suites. The hotel boasts a roof garden restaurant with spectacular views over Athens, a business centre, library and jewellery store. The hotel is also well equipped for meetings and events with 18 state-of-the-art meeting rooms with space for up to 700 delegates.

The Sandton Sun in the heart of Johannesburgs new central business district is a 334-room hotel that is one of Africas leading business hotels as it has direct access to one of the largest convention centres in the country. The hotel also boasts 11 on-site meeting and events facilities catering for over 1000 delegates.

The hotel also features a spa with eight treatment rooms offering a variety of holistic treatments.

The following hotels have joined Special Hotels of the World as new members:

Situated on the seafront of Sitges on the Catalan coast and just 38km from Barcelona, the Hotel Calipolis enjoys a truly exceptional coastal location.

The hotel offers a range of 170 spacious rooms and suites and two restaurants both with stunning sea views. The hotel caters well for meeting and conference groups with seven meeting rooms all fully equipped with the latest audio visual equipment.

Located in the heart of the Diplomatic Quarter, the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna is the ideal base from which to explore historic downtown Vienna, as well as being ideal for business travellers.

The design of the Hotel Savoyen is reflected in an impressive blend of tradition and modernity. Housed in the former building of the Austrian State Print, the hotel represents an architectural bridge from the past to the future.

The hotel caters well for meeting and events with a grand ballroom of over 1050 square metres and seven flexible seminar rooms, all equipped with cutting edge technology.

The hotels atrium, with its lounge and bar, is the focal point of the hotel. From this point, guests access the hotels 309 comfortably appointed rooms and suites, as well as the Fitness & Vitality Area.

 The brand new four-star superior Continental Hotel Zara is located in central Budapest and offers 272 rooms inspired by art deco design. Ideal for business travellers and meeting and incentive groups, the hotel features five well equipped conference rooms and high-end business services all featuring state-of-the-art facilities.

The Continental Hotel Zara also offers a restaurant, bar and cafe and a boutique spa and fitness centre located in the roof garden, ideal for late night or post-shopping relaxation. The roof garden is also home to a swimming pool.

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