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September, 29. 2005

The biggest hotel chain in Baltics - Reval Hotels receive international recognition from prestiges publication bradmans guide

Internationally renowned travel guide, Bradmans Business Travel Guide – Europe, chose the Skybar at Reval Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius, Lithuania as first in the category for “Best bars with a view”.

In the same guide, Reval Hotel Olümpia in Tallinn gained second position for “Best hotels for presentations and conferences”.

Bradmans Business Guide Europe has placed SKYBAR of Reval Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius, Lithuania as the best bar with a view in Europe. “We are extremely happy about the continuous success of our SKYBAR”, commented Juha Mähönen, General Manager of Reval Hotel Lietuva: “Already in December 2003 the reader poll of The Baltic Times elected the 22nd floor SKYBAR as The best bar in the Baltics, and now the international recognition goes even further.”

SKYBAR was listed as first in Bradmans Business Travel Guide – Europe 2005 in the category of Best bars with a view. The list included such cosmopolitan cities as Madrid, Rome and Paris. “We are proud that Vilnius has gained first position among international destinations,” commented Juha Mähönen. “The nomination also means great recognition for our dedicated staff working hard every day to make SKYBAR welcoming and popular place among locals and international travelers.”

General Manager of Reval Hotel Olümpia in Tallinn, Estonia, Ms Tiina Reijonen was very pleased with the news that her hotel gained second position for Best hotels for presentations and conferences: “Being placed in the top league with other major European cities; this is an important achievement both for Reval Hotel Olümpia as well as Tallinn and Estonia as a whole.”

Only the famous Soho Hotel in London was placed ahead of Reval Hotel Olümpia in the rankings, followed by other famous hotel chains such as InterContinental, Hilton and Le Meridien.

Bradmans compiles rankings in ten separate categories and presents the best ten in each category. Three hotels from the Baltic region, two of which belong to Reval Hotels, were placed in the top rankings.
Bradmans Business Travel Guides are the essential guide for business travellers. There are four editions of the guides covering Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Bradmans has been designed to help business travellers get the most out of their trip - whether selecting the right restaurant to clinch the deal, letting off steam after a tough day, or finding a hotel with an in-room fax or modem.

About Reval Hotels
Reval Hotels is the largest chain in the Baltic States with seven hotels: four in Tallinn –– Reval Hotel Olümpia, Reval Park Hotel & Casino, Reval Hotel Central and Reval ExpressHotel; two in Riga –– Reval Hotel Latvija and Reval Hotel Ridzene; and one in Vilnius –– Reval Hotel Lietuva. In the seven Reval hotels there is a total of 1,689 rooms, 53 conference rooms and 10 restaurants, and the hotels employ 830 employees. In the first six months of the current year turnover for the group was 21.7 m EUR.

Reval Hotels is owned by Norway’s most prominent property company, Linstow AS. Linstow is involved in developing various property projects in the Baltic States, Portugal and Sweden. Linstow AS is a subsidiary of the Anders Wilhelmsen Group, who is owner of the luxury cruise line Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Further information:
Marketing manager
Reval Hotel Management OÜ
Liivalaia 33, 10118 Tallinn, Estonia
Ph: +372 631 5673
Juha Mähönen
General Manager
Reval Hotel Lietuva
Konstitucijos pr. 20, LT-09308 Vilnius, Lithuania
Ph.: +370 5 2314899

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