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July 9, 2013



Fairmont Peace Hotel, an art deco masterpiece situated just steps from the famous Bund promenade, is the ideal base from which to experience the vibrant city of Shanghai. Contemporary style and state-of-the-art facilities enrich the original charm and heritage of the Fairmont Peace Hotel ensuring a consistently exceptional and memorable experience. The favorite hotel of the elite, it embodies a devotion to exceptional service, while its design and character exude 1930s glamour with a 21st-century edge. The 270 distinctively styled guestrooms and suites blend Art-Deco-inspired furnishings with modern amenities. While keeping the traditions intact, including the signature Chinese restaurant Dragon Phoenix and the popular Jazz Bar, the hotel’s new spirit is felt in the elegant Cathay Room, serving European fare, the chic Cin Cin Bar, the refined Jasmine Lounge, and the Parisian style Victor’s Café. Additional facilities include six conference and banquet rooms, the Willow Stream Spa, a fitness center, and a swimming pool.

Situated in the heart of the commercial and cultural center of Buenos Aires, the Alvear Art Hotel adds an aspect of innovation while carrying on the tradition of excellence of its sister hotel, the Alvear Palace. Located in the traditional area of Buenos Aires designated as a historical site, the hotel is just steps away from Santa Fe Avenue and Florida Street, noted for their outstanding shopping. Guest accommodations are in 139 rooms and suites, of sleek contemporary design, punctuated with exceptional works of art. Contraluz restaurant, with its stylish and modern atmosphere, offers a seasonal menu incorporating the freshest products in the market, and accompanied by an impressive selection of wines. Recreation options include a spa and fitness center and a spa pool. Other facilities include a meeting room and a business center.

Set in the western part of Mallorca, Castell Son Claret is located within a private 132-hectare estate with a main manor house that dates back to the mid-18th century. Surrounded by the protected Sierra de la Tramontana, the hotel is approached via a gated private driveway, lined with date palms and floral borders. The 38 rooms and suites, designed in earthy, contemporary colors with warm natural lighting and wood-beamed ceilings, offer views of the grounds and the surrounding hills. Service is attentive yet discreet, complementing the atmosphere of understated elegance. Zaranda Restaurant serves local cuisine, while Olivera offers Mediterranean and international specialties. In addition to the spa and fitness center, there is one banquet room. Backed by the mountains and surrounded by lush gardens, the luxury of silence truly pervades Castell Son Claret.

Le Sereno is an intimate beachfront hotel and spa with 36 rooms, suites and villas on the east end of the island of Saint Barthelemy at Grand Cul de Sac. Inspired by the island’s magical contradiction of luxury and simplicity, renowned Parisian designer Christian Liaigre has helped Le Sereno earn its reputation as the most stylish and private sanctuary among St. Barths select group of hotels. Restaurant Les Pecheurs specializes in fresh seafood, while the Bar Sereno offers a range of wines and spirits as well as non-alcoholic cocktails. As befits an island resort, recreation options abound, including beach swimming and water sports, an outdoor pool, Spa at Le Sereno and a fitness center.

On the northwest coast of the Island of Zanzibar, Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa features 102 expansive ocean front accommodations, each with private porch/balcony and tropical gardens with views of the Indian Ocean. All luxuriously appointed beachfront suites and villas are structured to guarantee a private and peaceful environment, and each is decorated with contemporary stylish furniture that evokes the island’s Arabic-African Colonial heritage. A range of dining options includes Aqua Restaurant, for international fare; Ishi Teppanyaki, for Asia specialties; Carnivorous and More, for meats and seafood; Makuti Beach Bar; Horizon Cigar and Shisha Bar; and Sunset Bar. The Hideaway Spa and Fitness Center are complemented by a diving school, beach swimming and water sports, and a kids club. There are also three banquet and meeting rooms.

Surrounded by a 15-hectare park, on the shores of the Black Sea, Rodina Grand Hotel & SPA is set in Sochi, one of the most beautiful Russian resort destinations. The concept of the hotel was developed by Matteo Thunn, while the building itself is one of the brightest creations of the Stalin-era period. Each of the 37 rooms and suites faces the Black Sea and features large summer terraces. Restaurant choices include Black Magnolia serving international cuisine, Moskva for Russian specialties, Black Sea Beach Club for Mediterranean fare, Nebesa for rooftop dining, Chio-Co-Te bar and lounge, and Li-Li Bar. The resort also boasts one of the largest spa centers, as well as beach swimming and water sports, indoor and outdoor pools, and tennis courts. There are also ten banquet and meeting rooms.

For reservations, visit www.LHW.com. In the USA & Canada please call 1-800-223-6800 or contact a travel professional.

About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW)
When extraordinary and one-of-a-kind intersect, you have likely found a Leading Hotel. As the largest luxury hotel collection, with more than 430 of the world’s greatest properties in over 80 countries, we seek out the exceptional. From grand palaces to intimate city hideaways, from ancient castles to sumptuous safari tent villages, from tropical aeries to mystical paradises, all are utterly unique and boldly independent. Each celebrates the culture of its destination, rather than trying to mask it with corporate-mandated sameness. Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, it started with 38 initial members. With our eight-decade-long commitment to providing unforgettable, authentic travel experiences, LHW selects only hotels that meet our high standards for quality and distinctiveness. To us, hospitality is not an industry; it’s an art…and our passion.
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