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  • Great Hotels of the World welcomes five new members

    Daniel Fountain
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    Great Hotels of the World, the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, has acquired five new member properties to its collection.Shamana Hotel & Spa Bodrum, Mugla Turkey
    Shamana Hotel & Spa is located in Torba Bay in the beautiful region of Bodrum.

    Café de Oliva serves modern Mediterranean cuisine in an authentic and casual atmosphere where guests can enjoy the Turkish and international wines and liqueurs. The Beach Club offers drink and a light menu to enjoy on the seaside, with entertaining music. Alternatively guests can sample a selection of appetisers inspired by Turkish cuisine at the Vodka-Caviar bar. The spacious lounge terrace is perfect to relax and enjoy stunning views over the gardens and the private beach. Set in the very heart of Shamana Bodrum, the spa brings therapeutic traditions of Ottoman hammam culture together with Indonesian massage.

    Cavalieri Hotel, St. Julians, Malta
    Cavalieri Hotel is located in a quiet area directly overlooking the popular and picturesque St. Julian’s Bay. The 258 rooms are modern and stylish, with comfortable furnishings, and most of them have balconies where guests can enjoy the open sea views.

    The hotel offers a variety of high quality dining and catering options. Ottocento is a panoramic restaurant which serves a variety of cuisines ranging from Maltese and Caribbean to Italian in a unique atmosphere. During the warmer months, Pommarola restaurant offers an original à la carte menu with the essential fresh ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine, on the pool deck. The Baconoir lounge bar is the ideal venue for a special night out. It brings together a unique setting, cocktails and an amazing wine menu. Cavalieri Hotel has its own private lido with a large outdoor swimming pool as well as large sundeck with sun beds, parasols and a children’s padding pool. An indoor swimming pool is heated during winter and a sauna and solarium are available.

    Hotel Santos Porta Fira, Barcelona, Spain
    Situated in one of Barcelona’s areas of greatest economic expansion, Hotel Santos Porta Fira is considered the best skyscraper in the world and has been awarded the prestigious “Emporis Award 2010” architectural award. Designed by the famous Japanese architect Toyo Ito, the modern and cutting-edge building has 24 floors and a height of 110 metres, making it one of the architectural icons of the city.

    The 320 rooms and suites are modern and equipped with the latest technology. The Spiral Restaurant offers a menu designed specifically for each diner in an intimate and welcoming atmosphere. An exclusive Wellness Centre is located on the 17th floor offering impressive views over the city. With two sensation showers, a gym, a sauna, an ice fountain and two treatment cubicles, guests will have a chance to relax and rejuvenate. The hotel also features a Japanese garden where private events can be organised.

    Iberostar Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa, Majorca, Spain
    Majorca’s south coast is the setting for the sublime Iberostar Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa. Built in a traditional Mediterranean style, and imbued with a peaceful atmosphere, this resort has it all. Facilities include two golf courses, a beauty parlour, kids’ pools and playgrounds, an indoor pool, a spa with massage therapies, watersports and more. The El Olivar restaurant serves delicious local and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there are two bars.

    Iberostar Mencey Hotel, Tenerife, Spain
    Old school glamour and modern luxury live side-by-side at the Iberostar Mencey Hotel. Located in Santa Cruz on the popular island of Tenerife, the Iberostar Mencey has been a favourite with celebrities and high fliers since the 1950s. There is a spa with a range of treatments to pamper and relax, and the hotel offers cookery lessons and other entertainment.
    There are two renowned restaurants, a casino, and three bars.

    Daniel Fountain / 23.11.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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