Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW) has revealed the addition of seven new member hotels and four new destinations to its portfolio.
The announcement sees Warsaw (Poland), Porto (Portugal), the Engadin (Switzerland) and Tivat in Montenegro join the group’s growing list of sought-after destinations, while strengthening its current offering in Barcelona and Prague.
Here’s a quick snapshot of what the new properties have to offer…
Puro Warszawa Centrum, Warsaw, Poland
Set in the heart of old town Warsaw, this property is a sleek, design-savvy hotel with 148 rooms, a leafy roof-top terrace and Italian themed Magari Restaurant. The property is brimming with paintings, furniture and statement pieces created by local artists, and features several quirky meeting spaces to inspire creativity.
Yeatman Hotel Porto, Porto, Portugal
Owned by one of the most prominent family names in Port Wine production, every aspect of this five-star, 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 Two Michelin-starred Yeatman Gastronomic Restaurant led by Chef Ricardo Costa.
Almanac Barcelona Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
Just steps from the iconic Passeig de Gracia, this five-star property is the perfect spot from where to set off to see some of Gaudi’s most iconic properties. With meeting and business facilities for up to 100 attendees, as well as a sleek spa and rooftop swimming pool, here, it’s ideal for both meeting and incentive groups.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland
An impressive luxury and wellness resort, 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
Just a 15-minute drive from Tivat International Airport and nestled into the stunningly azure Lustica coastline, this long-awaited newly built property boasts 111 guestrooms, two restaurants, two bars, conference room and a business centre, along with an outdoor heated pool, spa and fitness centre and a private beach. Montenegro’s stunning mountainous terrain make the ideal destination for both summer and winter trips.
Alcron Hotel Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Built in 1932, the Alcron Hotel has always been at the centre of the city’s cultural scene and has hosted many prominent national and international dignitaries and celebrities, including Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. The luxurious 204-room Art Deco property is home to The Alcro restaurant, the BeBop Bar and a fully equipped gym, sauna and spa. Close to the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, and Prague Castle, the Alcron Hotel is ideal located to allow delegates to take in the city’s most sought after sites, museums, restaurants and shopping between meetings in one of the property’s ten event venues.
Arena Amsterdam Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Set in an early 20th-century elegant, redbrick former orphanage, this polished 139-room hotel is a seven-minute walk from a metro station, and from both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. The property offers a number of common areas, meeting rooms and event venues, including the must-try PARK café and restaurant, the Arena Amsterdam, and modern studios that are a perfect fit for meetings and presentations up to 80 people. But the jewel in the crown is the Chapel, dating back all the way to 1886, which can host a range of events for groups up to 200 people.