Great Hotels of the World Announces Four New Destinations to Exclusive Portfolio
Great Hotels of the World, the renowned international hotel representation group announces 7 new member hotels in 4 new destinations – Warsaw (Poland), Porto (Portugal), the Engadin (Switzerland) and Tivat (Montenegro) – to its curated collection of independent hotels, alongside strengthening its current offering in Barcelona, Prague and the Netherlands.
On the new member hotels, Pedro Colaco, CEO, Great Hotels of the World says, “I am thrilled to welcome each of these hotels to the collection. In the current highly challenging business environment, hotels feel, more than ever, the need for a representation company that supports them, quickly adapting to the rapidly changing pace of business. We work closely with sales and marketing teams and support their return to profitability. We are more relevant than ever. Our flexible, unbundled services, high-tech operation and the high touch approach that a collection of 60 hotels permits, ensure we are uniquely positioned to serve the independent hotel segment. At the same time, the groups and events segment has become increasingly complex; our growing portfolio of destinations and properties, together with the speed and ease with which we can communicate with our member hotels, makes us a very desirable partner.”
Puro Warszawa Centrum, Warsaw Poland
Puro Warszawa’s passion for local culture and unbeatable location in the heart of old town Warsaw makes it an ideal setting for guests. With a strong focus on design, the hotel has a host of paintings, furniture and statement pieces created by local artists that bring to even the busiest of travellers an immediate feel for the sleek, vibrant, modern ethos of contemporary Warsaw. Guests are also perfectly poised to walk to all major sites and enjoy the best old town has to offer. The warm and welcoming staff are always in the know and are perfect for offering local suggestions, so you miss nothing while in Warsaw.
Yeatman Hotel Porto, Porto Portugal
Owned by one of the most prominent family names in Port Wine production, every aspect of this 5*, 70 room boutique lodging is imbued with the spirit, history and flavour of the 300-year old wine making tradition. The terraced construction – a reflection of the Douro valley itself – the decanter shaped infinity pool, the award winning wine cellar and memorabilia in guest rooms and common areas and even the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa. Of course, good wine must go hand in hand with good food and guests will not be disappointed with the 2 Michelin-starred Yeatman Gastronomic Restaurant led by Chef Ricardo Costa.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland
Its enthusiastic commitment to seamlessly blending spades of historic splendour and charm with practical modern-day necessities for both business and leisure. Hailed as one of the world’s top luxury and wellness resorts, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof is housed in a historically protected neo-baroque building dating back to 1848 and offers guests a state of the art wellness centre and indoor pool that looks out onto the mesmerising mountain side and picturesque Alpine village. A regal and serene setting to unwind in but also a stunning backdrop to bring to life corporate events of up to 400 guests and inspiring meetings and incentive trips.
Chedi Lustica Bay, Tivat Montenegro
As beautiful as Croatia but without the crows, the Chedi Lustica Bay is the perfect all-in-one bleisure hotel in an exciting, pristine winter/summer destination. Just a 15 minute drive from Tivat International Airport, nestled into the stunningly azure Lustica coastline, the newly built property offers 111 guest rooms, two restaurants, two bars, a conference room and business centre, along with an outdoor heated pool, spa and fitness centre and a private beach.
Almanac Barcelona Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
Location, location, location! Just steps from the iconic Passeig de Gracia, this exceptional 5* property is at once one of the most sophisticated addresses in Barcelona and the perfect spot from where to set off to see some of Gaudi’s most iconic properties. With state-of-the-art meeting and business facilities for up to 100 attendees, as well as a sublime Spa and rooftop swimming pool, here, it’s easy to put bleisure, alone or in the company of family and friends, into practice.
Alcron Hotel Prague, Prague Czech Republic
The palpable rich historical background and marked architectural style prevalent throughout much of Prague, instantly immerses visitors in the deep cultural experience that visiting Prague provides. Exceptionally well located between new town and old town, guests can easily manage to take in the city’s most sought after sites, museums, restaurants and shopping. Add to this a fully equipped gym, sauna and spa and you will be hard pressed to find a better place to add a few days of leisure to your business trip.
Arena Amsterdam Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The exquisite ambience and hip style explicitly designed with those for whom there is no set line between work and play in mind. A pre-war Christian orphanage magnificently transformed into a genuinely styled ultra-modern Dutch minimalist property, every nook and cranny are useful, pleasing to the eye and supremely comfortable. With a number of common areas, meeting rooms and event venues, including the must-try PARK café and restaurant, the Arena Amsterdam seeks to maintain the social role it has always had in the community by making sure that this is where guests and locals meet, connect, sing and dance together.