Leading Hotels New Directory Covers

PRNewswire NEW YORK Nov. 17 :

For the first time in its 75-year history, The Leading Hotels of the
World, Ltd. has engaged an artist to design a contemporary interpretation
of a global destination for the cover of its recently published 2004

The release of the Directory—the ultimate guide to the world`s finest
hotels—is always an anticipated event, and the cover of this newest
edition is the first in the exclusive “Destinations” series.

Paul M. McManus, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leading
Hotels of the World, Ltd. noted, “The introduction of the `Destinations`
covers marks a significant evolution of The Leading Hotels of the World
tradition, echoing the evolution of our company, from a reservations
processing firm to a full-service luxury hospitality organization.”

He continued by saying, “The cover of this year`s Directory features an
interpretation of a European city rendered by New York artist Amy Saidens.
Subsequent editions during the coming years will present artists`
renditions of other destinations, evoking the ambiance of various
locations of Leading Hotels.


“The new concept highlights the diversity of our member hotels around the
world. All of them reflect our uncompromising standards of elegance and
comfort, yet each displays an undeniably individualistic and artistic
flair,” Mr. McManus concluded.

For three quarters of a century, The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. has
epitomized excellence in luxury hospitality. With its current collection
of more than 400 members, the company offers sophisticated travelers a
wider range of destinations and properties to choose from than ever before.

There are 18 new Leading Hotels and 25 new Leading Small Hotels appearing
for the first time in the 2004 Directory.

For a complimentary copy of the Directory of The Leading Hotels of the
World, please contact the Communications Department at 99 Park Avenue, New
York, NY 10016, or via e-mail at [email protected]

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. is the prestigious luxury
hospitality organization representing more than 400 of the world`s finest
hotels, and operator of http://www.lhw.com/—the online source for your
luxury lifestyle. For reservations and information, visit
http://www.lhw.com/ or telephone toll-free from the USA, Canada, Puerto
Rico and the US Virgin Islands, 800-223-6800.