GHOTW Announces the Addition of New Member Hotels to Its Exclusive Portfolio

(March 2020): Great Hotels of the World, the renowned international hotel representation group is thrilled to announce the addition of 5 new member hotels adding 4 new destinations – Warsaw (Poland), Porto (Portugal), the Engadin (Switzerland) and Lustica Bay in Montenegro – to its carefully curated collection of independent hotels and strengthening its current offering in Barcelona. 

On the new member hotels, Pedro Colaco, CEO, Great Hotels of the World says, “we are very motivated by the pace at which we are growing both our portfolio of member hotels and our MICE and Corporate buyers network. It is the strongest sign that a representation company with a thorough understanding of the market, offering flexible, unbundled, services and leading in-house technology that reflects today’s requirements, is a needed and desirable partner for both suppliers and buyers within the industry”.

Puro Warszawa Centrum, Warsaw Poland

What makes it a Great Hotel of the World:  Its unabashed passion for local culture and unbeatable location in the heart of old town Warsaw. With a strong focus on art and design, the hotel boasts a host of artwork, furniture and statement pieces created by local artists that bring to even the busiest of travelers 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 young quick-witted staff is always in the know about what you can’t miss out on while in Warsaw.

Fun Fact The city center is home to the world’s narrowest 2-storey house. Commissioned by Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret, the house is 1.22m wide and 9m high.

Yeatman Hotel Porto, Porto Portugal

What makes it a Great Hotel of the World:  uniqueness and authenticity of the experience. 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 flavor of the 300-year-old winemaking 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.

Fun fact Vila Nova de Gaia is the epicenter of Port Wine production. Barrels of wine from the upper Douro Valley would be transported by boat and taken to a Port wine lodge to mature in the cool damp riverside cellars – where the Yeatman Hotel Porto is now located.

Almanac Barcelona Hotel, Barcelona, Spain

What makes it a Great Hotel of the World: Location, location, location! Just steps from the iconic Passeig de Garcia, 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.

Fun fact:Almanac Barcelona Hotel is a breezy 10 minute walk from the uber-trendy Jaime Beriestain Concept Store and Café. Jaime Beriestain is the renowned creative force behind the stunningly beautiful and effortlessly elegant design of the  Almanac Barcelona Hotel.

Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland

What makes it a Great Hotel of the World:It’s fervent commitment to seamlessly blending spades of historic splendor 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 center and indoor pool that looks out onto the mesmerizing mountainside 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.

Fun fact Right in Pontresina you can catch the Bernina Express – arguably the most scenic train in Switzerland –  and ride along the UNESCO world heritage line through the Swiss Engadin Alps all the way to Poschiavo Italy.

Chedi Lustica Bay, Lustica Bay Montenegro

What makes it a Great Hotel of the World: It’s the perfect all-in-one bleisure hotel in an exciting, pristine winter/summer destination.  Just a 15 minute drive from Tavit International Airport, nestled into the stunningly azure Lustica coastline, the newly built property boasts 111 guestrooms, two restaurants, two bars, conference room and a business center, along with an outdoor heated pool, spa and fitness center and a private beach.

Fun Fact Montenegro’s main geographical feature is its mountainous terrain which makes for the perfect winter slalom, ski off-piste and downhill destination during the chillier months of December through to March.

About Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW)

GHOTW is a renowned hotel representation company which provides global hotel sales and marketing services, as well as innovative technology solutions for an exclusive portfolio of some 50 primarily independent hotels and resorts worldwide. Just as each hotel is unique, so are the tailored sales and marketing products and services that GHOTW provides to each one. This highly personal approach ensures that each hotel retains its personality and authenticity while accessing state-of-the-art technology, distribution channels, and new source markets. GHOTW has operations in London, New York, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid and Lisbon.

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