Leading Hotels of the World Unveils 2010 Directory

The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory has been released worldwide. The new directory reflects the quality initiatives at the forefront of the company’s business plan and stricter standards put in place earlier this year.

The 2010 edition also reveals a more tightly curated collection of hotels, resorts and spas that truly represent the hallmarks of the Leading Hotels brand.  The directory showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe.

“This unparalleled – and honed – portfolio will impress those already familiar with the legendary luxury hospitality company and capture the attention of discerning travelers seeking unique, authentic experiences,” Leading Hotels said.

Unveiled at Leading Hotels’ Annual Convention, in Venice, Italy, the hardcover volume devotes a full page to each hotel.  This year’s print run of more than 600,000 copies includes editions in Japanese and Mandarin. 

Appearing for the first time in this edition are the following 12 new Leading Hotels:
Royal Spa Kitzbühel, Jochberg, Austria
The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic
Kameha Grand Bonn, Cologne, Bonn, Germany
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily, Agrigento, Italy
Hotel Villa Magna, Madrid, Spain
One&Only Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Chateau Star River, Guangzhou, P.R. of China
Zendai Hotel Yin, Shanghai, P.R. of China
Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Bristol Buenaventura, Buenaventua, Panama
Tivoli São Paulo—Mofarrej, São Paulo, Brazil

The five new members of The Leading Small Hotels of the World are:                                                                               
Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Hotel Guarda Golf, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco
Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Capella Singapore, Sentosa Island, Singapore

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. represents more than 450 of the world’s finest hotels, resorts and spas, and is the operator of www.lhw.com and www.lhwspas.com – the online sources for  luxury lifestyle.  As the largest international luxury hotel brand, the firm maintains offices in 22 major markets across the globe.



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