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December 22, 2010

Leading Hotels Of The World Redesigns Annual Directory

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

The latest edition of the Directory of The Leading Hotels of the World is intended to inspire travelers to embark on enriching journeys of discovery to far-off places with intriguing traditions and alluring cultures. This beautiful new volume features the personal stories behind iconic family-owned hotels, as well as attributes and images that make each property truly special and distinct. After all, the strength and appeal of the more than 430 Leading Hotels around the world lie in their distinctiveness and relationship to their locations.

Re-Design This carefully crafted book is completely redesigned both visually and editorially, and transformed to entice readers to experience an array of very diverse hotels. To capture the essence, the Directory for 2011/12 has taken on a new size – it is larger and horizontal in shape to allow for more impressive images and more legible typography.

Consumers are encouraged to consult the Leading Hotels website for the most updated factual details, such as meeting facilities, number of food and beverage outlets, and other such data; while the information in the Directory itself is intended to tempt them to delve into over 430 unique stories of The Leading Hotels of the World. On a practical note, there is an index of hotel by type or feature, enabling guests to search via a list of children’s programs, Leading Spas, beachfront hotels, Michelin star restaurants, historical significance, wine regions and the like.

A Salute to Independent Family-Owned Hotels In this edition, for the first time ever, Leading Hotels pays homage to the tradition of the family-owned property. Ted Teng, president and chief executive officer of The Leading Hotels of the World, explained, “These hoteliers symbolize the spirit and art of independent luxury hotel-keeping by celebrating a dedication and devotion to the past, coupled with a foresight and courage to evolve for the future. We believe this truly personal expression of genuine hospitality lies at the heart of our organization.”

There are twenty-three pages dedicated to providing family histories of owners of some of the most legendary Leading Hotels. The collection includes hotels under the talented direction of professionals who are descendents of renowned hoteliers; it is a part of their heritage which they have successfully fostered and continue to nurture – many for at least three generations.

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