Monday, January 4, 2010

The Leading Hotels of the World Unveils 2010 Directory

Sydney January 2010 – It may not be noticeable to the naked eye, but there is something inherently different within the pages of The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory this year.

With quality initiatives at the forefront of the company’s business plan and stricter standards put in place earlier this year, the 2010 edition reveals a more tightly-curated collection of hotels, resorts and spas that truly represent the hallmarks of the historic Leading Hotels brand.

Showcasing 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.

Unveiled at Leading Hotels’ Annual Convention, which took place in Venice, Italy in late November, the handsome hardcover volume again 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

To order a copy, please call within Sydney 02 9377 8444 or toll free Australia wide 1800 222 033 and New Zealand 0800 441 016 or visit

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