Win a luxury weekend break for two at the 5-Star River Lee Hotel in Cork (including return
flights), courtesy of Global Hotel Alliance!

To celebrate the launch of the Global Hotel Alliance’s GHA Discovery loyalty programme, leading independent hotel chain, The Doyle Collection – is offering Urban Life readers the chance to win a luxury escape to Cork, the cultural gem of Southern Ireland.

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels and GHA Discovery is the Alliance’s global guest loyalty programme- uniting 12 luxury hotel brands and nearly 300 hotels including The Doyle Collection, Kempinski, Leela, Anantara and Omni to deliver over 1000 experience-based rewards to members globally.

The programme aims to turn a business trip or weekend getaway into a one-of-a-kind adventure, by offering unique, authentic Local Experiences that immerse guests in the local culture.

These Experiences vary by membership level – after just one qualifying stay at a GHA hotel, Gold Level members can learn to play traditional “Bodu Beru” drums in the Maldives or enjoy a sunset
drive through a nature reserve in Namibia. Platinum Level members can take in a rugby match in New Zealand or rehearse for Carnival at a celebrated samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Guests who reach Black Level membership can experience a helicopter tour over the LA skyline, take a ski lesson with a famous professional or have exclusive backstage access to the Central Moscow’s Circus.

The Doyle Collection’s River Lee Hotel in Cork is typical of a GHA member brand – unique, luxurious and full of character and contrast. The hotel’s enviable location means that everything is nearby; from the river, to cultural hotspots such as museums, art galleries, historic monuments and bustling markets. This sophisticated urban retreat boasts a superb fitness centre meaning that even away from home; you can still have the option to keep up your fitness regime in this unique Irish city. It also has a magnificent Urban Escape Spa for guests to unwind, restore and invigorate in a world of pampering and luxury. The focal point of the famous River Lee provides a beautiful backdrop and makes the whole experience in Cork – whether it’s wining and dining, touring or exploring – immensely enjoyable.

For information on becoming a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, please visit

For further information on The Doyle Collection hotels, take a look at

Urban Life is offering one lucky reader and their partner the chance to win this fantastic two-night break at the River Lee hotel, courtesy of GHA.

To enter, simply answer the multiple-choice question by ticking a, b or c on the relevant box below.

The competition closing date is 14th July 2011. The draw will take place on the 18th July 2011 where the winner will be picked at random from the correct entries received.

This competition is now closed.