GP Associates represent some the Worlds finest hotels and this annual event brings a collection of them together under one roof under the Hotelopoly banner

The banqueting hall in Whitehall was an amazing venue and one of the Historic Royal Palaces with a fabulous Rubens Ceiling. It is an event venue under the portfolio of Wise Productions UK who also have One Mayfair which was last years venue

This year it was decorated in a similar fashion with beautiful floral arrangements, and edible liquorice allsort, chocolate lollipop and maple syrup and strawberry marshmallow trees. Champagne and canapés were plentiful throughout the evening

From the UK were Stoke Park Country Club and Resort, Berkshire, Chewton Glen part of the Relais & Chateaux group in the New Forest and The Vineyard, newly refurbished with an even bigger cellar with over 23,000 bottles of wine and growing.

From Ireland, the iconic Merrion in Dublin, Doonbeg Golf and Lodge Clare close to Cliffs of Moher and not that far from my own ancestral home, Dysert O’Dea castle, a less well known visitor museum in Clare

There were quite a few hotels represented in Italy including Orient Express a famous name in luxury trains and hotels, The Bauers, The Lungarno Collection, Monastero Santa Rosa on the Amalfi Coast opening in May 2012 and the Tuscan countryside hotel Castello di Casole

From Greece the Elounda Hotels and Resorts who represent their portfolio of three hotels, Elounda Mare the only Relais & Chateaux in Crete, Porto Elounda  the 4* hotel and Elounda Peninsula the all suite hotel. Elounda is one of the loveliest, most romantic places in Europe.  Grand Bretagne in Athens is a famous,  historic landmark that has hosted some very famous visitors over the years from all walks of life including royalty

From Switzerland Dolder Grand near Zurich and Beau Rivage Palace Lausanne overlooking the beautiful Lake Geneva, both suitable for a weekend break or easy to combine as a twin cente or with a classic Swiss rail journey.

Other hotels in Europe, Tivoli Hotels of Portugal and also Brazil, Metropole Monte Carlo right opposite the casino, L’Alpaga in MegeveFinca Cortesin near Palma, Majorca and  The Radisson Royal Moscow, an historic and huge building

New this year were Intercontinental Phoenicia and Le Vendome from Beirut.

Representing USA were Trump International who have three hotels represented at Hotelopoly, two in New York, Soho and Central Park and one in Chicago

Not forgetting as well The Porsche Experience located in Silverstone, not a hotel of course but stil represented by GP Associates

If you would like more information or are interested in booking any of these fabulous once in a lifetime experiences, a celebration weekend break, and possible add ons or multi centre oprtions, please contact me on 0845 058 7458 or email


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