LONDON—Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW), a hotel representation company that provides global hotel sales and marketing services, as well as technology solutions for an exclusive portfolio of some 60 primarily independent hotels and resorts worldwide, has added five member hotels to its roster in the second quarter of 2019.
Altis Avenida Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
Situated in the heart of Lisbon’s historical center is the fully remodeled Altis Avenida Hotel. Classified as a historical landmark, the Art Deco property sits directly opposite Rossio train station and is within walking distance of some of Lisbon’s prime attractions and local restaurants, theaters, bars and museums. The hotel offers 118 stylishly retro rooms complemented by city views, a 538-sq.-ft. meeting room, and a restaurant and rooftop bar with views over the Lisbon’s Tagus River.
Ilunion Alcora Hotel, Seville, Spain
GHOTW’s first property in Seville, the Ilunion Alcora Hotel is a hotel specifically designed for meetings and conferences that offers guests the ability to blend work and leisure. Located in a reserved, riverside neighborhood that’s a 10-minute drive from the energetic old city of Seville, the Ilunia Alcora offers a full spectrum of flexible meeting spaces. It is equipped with four translation booths and space to host corporate events ranging from cocktail parties to galas and product launches.
Madrid Marriott Auditorium, Madrid, Spain
Situated 15 minutes from Madrid’s international airport is the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel and Conference center. The hotel has 869 spacious and contemporary-style bedrooms with state-of-the-art fittings, including 28 suites and two presidential suites. For guests looking to keep active or wanting to unwind after a full day of business meetings, the hotel provides a fitness center and outdoor swimming pool and sauna. It also offers 56 meeting rooms and 167,000 sq. ft. of halls and flexible meeting spaces to accommodate various types of events. Guests can enjoy local cuisine via a-la-carte dining, extensive buffet options and authentic tapas bars. Alternatively, they can retreat to the more exclusive executive lounges.
Claris Hotel & Spa, Barcelona
Located close to Gaudi’s La Pedrera and the Passeig de Gracia, Hotel Claris and Spa, a former palace originally built in the 19th century, offers 124 eclectic, individually styled rooms, a rooftop terrace, Terraza del Claris Restaurant and Bar, an outdoor swimming pool and city views. Adding to its sophistication are an indoor Japanese garden; a Michelin-starred restaurant and Barcelona’s first Dim Sum Club, Mr. Kao; and a Mayan Spa.
Villa Real, Madrid
Designed by one of the city’s most established names in architecture, Fernando Chueca Goitia, Villa Real is grand in style whilst encompassing an Old-World ambiance, according to the company. Fitted with hardwood paneling and classic wood furniture, marble floors and an art collection spread throughout the property, Villa Real is located in the heart of Madrid within walking distance from the Museum Triangle and close to the Gran Via. Villa Real comprises 115 rooms with views over Parque de Retiro, the botanical gardens and Paseo de la Castellana; nine meeting spaces bathed in natural light, equipped with state-of-the-art technology; and the East 47 restaurant and bar spread over two floors adjoined by a terrace.