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Preferred Hotels Promotion - Save 30% When You Book Your Beach & Island Bliss

Preferred Hotels Promotion - Save 30% When You Book Your Beach & Island Bliss

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is running a limited time offer where you can save up to 30% on your next beach or island vacation

Book online with Preferred Hotels' Stay More, Save More offer by December 31, 2022, for travel through March 31, 2023 to save up to 30% on stays of three nights or more at any of 8 beach destinations from California to Maldives.

The participating properties are:

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii
Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club, Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Palm Beach,  Florida, USA 
NIZUC Resort & Spa, Cancun, Mexico
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives
Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives
Rancho Santana, Tola, Nicaragua
Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara, California

A great saving for a wonderful, luxury break. I Prefer members also receive their usual perks.

T&C's apply.

Preferred Hotels Adds 19 Properties To Its Luxurious Portfolio

Preferred Hotels Adds 19 Properties To Its Luxurious Portfolio

Preferred Hotels and Resorts has added 19 new member properties to its global portfolio between April 1 and June 30 this year.

Opening its doors this month, Hotel Per La in Los Angeles will take up residence in the former headquarters of The Bank of Italy—a historic building in downtown Los Angeles. There are 241 guestrooms with custom furnishings and Bellino linens, an art collection with more than 4,000 curated pieces, 10,000 square feet of meetings and event spaces, and a rooftop pool and bar with skyline views. Later this summer, the hotel will launch a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that highlights the building’s past.

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun – a Tafer Resort is the sister property of Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta. This all-inclusive beachfront property offers 452 suites with private balconies or terraces. There are six dining concepts (and two more set to launch later this summer) and a gourmet hall offering a range of world cuisines with five kitchen stations. Standouts include four family heated pools, an adults-only rooftop pool, holistic treatments by Spa Imagine, and easy access to Playa Mujeres Golf Club. The concierge team can organize excursions to Mayan archeological sites in the Yucatán Peninsula.

Iniala Harbour House & Residences is located on the iconic St. Barbara Bastion in Valletta, Malta. The pet-friendly hotel comprises four "palatial" houses, along with 20 suites and three guestrooms with balconies or terraces. Tip: Some of which have private plunge pools, while all have French windows that frame views of Grand Harbour. Other highlights include ION Harbour, a rooftop restaurant by Michelin-star chef Alex Dilling, spa treatments at Essensi Spa by Iniala, 24-hour gym, cocktail bar and artwork by renowned and emerging Maltese and Gozitan artists.

Grand Hotel San Pietro in Sicily is a restored early 20th-century villa-turned-luxury hotel. It is situated on the site of an ancient Roman road in Taormina. Guests can enjoy 63 guestrooms (some pet-friendly) with views out to the Ionian Sea, an outdoor pool surrounded by gardens, an al fresco restaurant with an expansive terrace, and the Rotonda sul Mare—an intimate patio that serves romantic dinners for two directly above Isola Bella. Other highlights include a spa with a Finnish sauna and steam bath, private boat trips to sea caves and rocky beaches, and guided tours to Mount Etna. Guests can take complimentary shuttle rides to Taormina for designer shopping and dining experiences.

Home to more than 27,000 square feet of spa and wellness space, the Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club is spread across 300 acres of beach with 178 guestrooms, beach suites and multi-bedroom villas offering shared butler services. Luxury facilities include the newly revamped Aurora International Golf Club, and seven restaurants and bars. Guests can enjoy group hikes, pickleball, movie nights on the beach and boat racing–Anguilla’s national sport. This fall, guests will be able to book one of the resort’s fleet of charter jets for direct service to the property from select U.S. airports.

Other member properties that joined Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ global portfolio from April 1 through June 30, 2022, include:

  • Virgin Hotels New Orleans, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago;
  • Preserve Sporting Club & Residences in Richmond, RI;
  • Aspen Meadows Resort;
  • The Laurel Hotel & Spa in Auburn, AL;
  • The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center;
  • Pestana Douro *, Riverside Hotel & Conference Center in Porto, Portugal;
  • HS HOTSSON Hotel Guadalajara Expo;
  • Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca;
  • Umiltà 36 in Rome;
  • Hotel Savoia & Jolanda in Venice; and
  • Hotel Golf Chateau de Chailly in France.
Each of these new member hotels participate in the  “I Prefer" loyalty program, where members can earn points redeemable for benefits from eligible stays at over 650 participating hotels and resorts worldwide. You can find details on the program in our Complete Guide to I Prefer, including how to sign up (free of charge).

Bookings for approx. 200 of the 650 properties made through our associated travel agency can be made at the I Prefer Member rate and earn I Prefer points.  All such bookings (at either Member or Best Available rates) receive the following perks at no additional cost:
  • $100 Hotel Credit per Stay (to be used on services such as spa, dining, or selected amenities valued at $100 or more)
  • Breakfast for Two Daily
  • Room Upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Priority Check-in and Check-out (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary in-room internet.
* Pestana Douro also participates in the Pestana Guest loyalty program. The benefits of booking as an I Prefer member are similar to that for members of the "Honor" (top status tier) of Pestana Guest, but with daily breakfast instead of the discounted member room rates. Book through our travel agency and you will also receive the $100 Hotel Credit.

Some very attractive properties have been added to the list of luxury Preferred Hotels portfolio. Many in the Americas, but some especially enticing ones in Europe too.
Decisions, decisions...

Fullerton Hotels Opens Its First Resort and First Property in Hong Kong

Fullerton Hotels Opens Its First Resort and First Property in Hong Kong

The 5-star luxury hotel group Fullerton Hotels and Resorts (best known for The Fullerton Singapore and more recently, The Fullerton Sydney) announced the Early Stage Soft Opening of The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong yesterday. Nestled in the southside of Hong Kong Island with breathtaking views of the South China Sea, the 425-room hotel marks the brand's debut in Hong Kong and its first resort worldwide.

This opening signifies the expansion of the brand known for its heritage conservation efforts and award-winning offerings. 

The waterfront urban resort, a mere 15-minute drive from Hong Kong's Central business district yet worlds away from the city's fast pace, is the ideal holiday retreat.  There is plenty to explore nearby, from taking in the sights and sounds of nature at one of Aberdeen's numerous beaches and leisurely hiking trails, to rediscovering some of Hong Kong's oldest gems at historical temples and fishing market, or experiencing the area's up-and-coming cultural scene through charming local boutiques and exhibitions at neighbouring art galleries.

Committed to sustainability and guests' well-being, the hotel has attained the WELL Pre-certification under the WELL Building Standard™ v2, becoming the first hotel project in Hong Kong and Mainland China to receive this internationally acclaimed recognition. This commitment extends to environmental initiatives including the elimination of single-use plastics, sourcing sustainable seafood, and an in-situ hotel farm.

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hong Kong is set to become an oceanfront culinary destination with five dining concepts, including Jade, the signature Chinese restaurant of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. The Cantonese fine dining restaurant will be helmed by the acclaimed Chef Lai Ching Shing. In addition, the Lighthouse Lounge, Lighthouse Café, Satay Inn offer contemporary indoor and al fresco social space for unique dining experiences. Giardino, an oceanfront Italian restaurant, to be located on the 3rd floor with alfresco dining, will soon open later this year. To cater to the demand for meaningful, restorative experiences, the hotel has carefully curated comprehensive wellness retreat offerings to ensure an ultimate resort getaway. A 24-hour gym, luxury spa and the expansive infinity pool with panoramic sea views provide the perfect setting for enriching fitness activities and relaxation.

For weddings and major events, the hotel features a variety of outdoor and indoor event spaces complete with stunning sea views, including a pillar-free ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 guests with a panoramic oceanview pre-function foyer

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong is a member hotel of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and participates in its loyalty program I Prefer.

As a member of the Preferred Platinum Program, our associated travel agency is able to provide complimentary perks when you book through them (and you also still earn I Prefer points).


Each year Travel + Leisure magazine taps into its readership and invites thousands to complete a survey that rates airlines, spas, hotels, islands and more on many factors. The detailed survey evaluation results in its readers' rankings of the best hospitality has to offer from around the world.

Participants in the survey collected data from late October 2021 through to the end of February 2022. They rated (with a maximum score of 100) hotels, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, etc on numerous characteristics, with the option of rating excellent, above average, average, below average and poor. A minimum number of responses was necessary for a candidate to be eligible for Travel + Leisure‘s World’s Best Awards.

This year’s results spanned a whopping 120 categories among hotels, resorts and hospitality brands in cities, countries and regions globally; to spas, favourite global cities, and best islands, cruise lines, tour operators, safari outfitters, airlines, car rental companies and National Parks.

Some key observations:

The overall winner was the super-luxury Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino. Rosewood also had 2 other properties in the top 100. 

Auberge and Shangri-La also both had 3 properties in the top 100.

The groups with the most properties in the top 100 both have Indian roots - Oberoi and Taj both had 6 properties in the list of top 100 hotels. 

While Preferred Hotels owns no hotels of its own, it markets (and offers a loyalty program) for 5 of the top 100 hotels (Pendry Chicago #25, Riggs Washington D.C. #31, Finca Cortesín Hotel Golf & Spa, Málaga #44, Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como, #53 and Rancho Santana – Tola, Nicaragua, #56). 

Multi-brand Marriott had 4 properties, while Capella, Hilton, Six Senses (IHG), Rocco Forte and Mandarin Oriental each had 2 properties rated in the top 100.


In terms of the Best 25 Hotel Brands in the World, the Accor stable rated very well, with 3 of its brands rated in the top 25 (Raffles #4, Sofitel Legend #6 and Banyan Tree #11). Global Hotels Alliance (GHA) also had 3 of its brands rated in the top 25 (Viceroy #10, Anantara #14 and Capella #17).  

Of the major, multi-brand chains, IHG (Six Senses #19), Hilton (St Regis #24) and Marriott (Luxury Collection #25) each had 1 brand in the top 25.

If you'd like to know more about any of the hotels or brands, our associated Travel Agency is a specialist advisor for Rosewood, Waldorf Astoria, Raffles, Preferred Hotels, Four Seasons, Hyatt, IHG, Conrad and St Regis - able to offer free perks like room upgrades and property credits when you book.


Our congratulations to Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco and all category winners. Far too many to list here entirely, so we list below a selection of the results:

100 Best Hotels in the World

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco (99.25),
Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection (99.22),
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi (99.11),
Pickering House Inn, Wolfeboro (98.95) and
One&Only Reethi Rah (98.93).


25 Best Hotel Brands of the World

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts (97.50),
One&Only Resorts (96.20),
Oetker Collection (96.15),
Raffles Hotels & Resorts (95.5) and
Red Carnation Hotel Collection (95.32).


5 Best Resorts - South Pacific

Namale Resort & Spa, Savusavu, Fiji,
Conrad Bora Bora Nui,
St. Regis Bora Bora Resort,
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora,
InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa.


Best Islands of the World

Ischia, Italy (94.61),
Maldives (94.44),
Bali (92.51),
Milos, Greece (92.50) and
Fiji Islands (92.38).


5 Best International Spas

Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico (95.76),
Sha Wellness Clinic, El Abir, Spain (95.20),
Therme di Saturnia (94.15),
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa (93.26),
Chable Maroma, Punta Maroma, Mexico (89.90).


25 Best Cities in the World

Oaxaca, Mexico (92.96),
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (91.77),
Ubud, Indonesia (91.73),
Florence (91.06) and
Istanbul (90.97).


Best City Hotels - Europe


Hôtel Madame Rêve, Paris (98.73),
Rosewood Villa Magna, Madrid (98.67),
Portrait Firenze, Florence (98.25),
Raffles Istanbul (98.25) and
Shangri-La at the Shard, London (97.86).


Best City Hotels - Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific


The Langham, Melbourne (92.53),
Park Hyatt Sydney (90.40),
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (88.30),
InterContinental Sydney (87.76) and
Shangri-La Sydney (86.40).


Best Islands - Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific

Fiji Islands (92.38),
Moorea, French Polynesia (90.24),
Bora Bora, French Polynesia (87.70),
Great Barrier Reef Islands (86.90) and
Tahiti, French Polynesia (83.33).

I Prefer Hotel Rewards Program benefits have been enhanced

I Prefer Hotel Rewards Program benefits have been enhanced

Preferred Hotel Group has released a series of updates and enriched benefits to its I Prefer  loyalty program. From the launch of I Prefer Gift Cards and a Stay, Reward, Repeat bonus points offer to the next installment of I Prefer Auctions, an ever-lasting Flexible Member Rate, and the introduction of a new points-plus-cash option to book Reward Nights – these program enhancements reflect Preferred Hotel Group’s commitment to deliver a range of value-rich benefits that cater to the needs of its loyalty members worldwide.   

Highlights of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards loyalty program enhancements include: 

I Prefer Gift Cards with 20% Bonus Value 

I Prefer Gift Cards are now available and can be used towards services, experiences, and stays at hundreds of participating I Prefer hotels and resorts across the globe. As an introductory special, purchasers will receive a 20% Bonus Card with each I Prefer Gift Card purchased now through June 30, 2022. To purchase I Prefer Gift Cards, and take advantage of this special launch offer, visit the  I Prefer Gift Cards site

Stay, Reward, Repeat Offer 
I Prefer members staying one, two, or three consecutive nights will now have the opportunity to earn up to 15,000 I Prefer Bonus Points – which is enough to redeem towards a free Reward Night or other  travel opportunities such as I Prefer Auctions and Reward Certificates. Pre-registration is required and bookings must be made by September 30, 2022, for stays through December 31, 2022. For additional details and to register for this offer, visit the dedicated Stay, Reward, Repeat Offer site. 

I Prefer Reward Nights Plus 
The recent launch of I Prefer Reward Nights Plus invites I Prefer members to book exclusive hotel rates using a combination of points plus cash, while earning points on the cash portion of their rate. For as little as 3,000 points plus cash payment in varying amounts, members can book and enjoy a selection of independent hotel experiences including but not limited to, Hotel Carlton in Antananarivo, Madagascar; Metropole Hotel in Venice, Italy; Royal Plaza on the Scotts in Singapore; NIZUC Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico; The Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles, California; Ohla Eixample in Barcelona, Spain; Hotel Sans Souci in Vienna, Austria; and The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.; with more hotels from desirable global destinations coming soon. To learn more and to book stays at participating properties, members can visit the dedicated I Prefer Reward Nights Plus site. 


Additional program updates include: 

I Prefer Auction to run June 16-22, 2022 
Offering a unique way to bid and win one-of-a-kind travel experiences, the next I Prefer Auction will run June 16-22, 2022 and feature a curated selection of 15 hand-picked experiences available for limited-time bidding. Exclusive to I Prefer members, bids start as low as 12,500 I Prefer Points and include experiences such as a Guatemalan wellness ritual, afternoon tea for two in London, formal Omakase dining in Bangkok, cable cars in San Francisco, a perfect Parisian spa day, rooftop dinner for two in Saint-Tropez, a rebalancing massage in Coastal Italy, and more. Members can view the full list of experiences, and the complete terms and conditions, by visiting the dedicated I Prefer Auctions site. 

Flexible Member Rate  
Recognizing the importance of member-only value and flexibility, Preferred Hotel Group is pleased to announce that the I Prefer Flexible Member Rate is here to stay – members can book enjoy savings of 10% or more on top of the best available rate at more than 300 participating hotels. The flexible rate is also fully cancellable up through the day of arrival, providing travelers with the peace of mind needed if travel plans get disrupted. For additional details and to book, visit the dedicated Flexible Member Rate site

I Prefer is free to join. For more information, read our Guide to the I Prefer program, which contains a link to enrol.


Preferred Hotels has launched a new Stay.Reward.Repeat promotion for I Prefer members to earn up to 15,000 bonus points for three stays each minimum of two nights.

To earn the bonus you must register for this offer then book prior to September 30 for stays completed prior to 31 December 2022.  

How the points add up:

Stay 1: 2,500 bonus points
Stay 2: 5,000 bonus points (7,500 cumulative bonus)
Stay 3: 7,500 bonus points (15,000 cumulative bonus)

The bonus points can be used for free nights and experiences around the world or for other travel opportunities like I Prefer Auctions and Reward Certificates.

T&C's apply.


Members of I Prefer - the loyalty program of Preferred Hotels & Resorts will have their travel power boosted by 20% with a Bonus Card for each Gift Card purchased now through June ‌30, ‌2022.

The Bonus Card, delivered separately to the Gift Card, will have an expiry date of 6 months from date of its delivery.

If your redemption is timed to be able to use both cards, members will effectively receive a very handy 16.6% discount.

If you aren't yet an I Prefer member & want to take up the offer, I Prefer is free to join.  See our Complete Guide to IPrefer

Further T&C's apply to the offer...


Preferred Hotels & Resorts has a Last Minute Escapes promotion, with attractive discounts of 35% (or more).

To participate, you must book by February 1, 2022, and complete your stays through March 4, 2022.

Properties participating in the promotion include 2 in London, 1 in Manchester, 1 in each of Rome, Amsterdam and St Moritz. A further 18 properties are located in North America.

Members of the loyalty program I Prefer receive special benefits.

T&C's apply. 


Explore the latest Last Minute Escape promotion starting at 35% off in 16 destinations ranging from Malaysia to California. 

Book by 11 January, 2021, and save on stays through 11 February, 2022 - providing flexibility via more than a year in which to complete your stay.

You don't need to be an I Prefer member to take advantage of this offer. However if you are not already a member, and join iPrefer after reading our complete guide to I Prefer, you will enjoy the following member benefits:

  • Free wifi
  • Room upgrade
  • Priority early check-in
  • Earn points towards future stays or room upgrades.
T&C's apply, including:

* Rates and amenities vary depending on hotel.
* Book by dates and stay dates vary by hotel.
* Subject to availability; minimum night stay might be required and varies by hotel.

Preferred Hotels adds 9 new hotels  |  5 look especially tantalising

Preferred Hotels adds 9 new hotels | 5 look especially tantalising

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces 9 new launches for 2022 that it will welcome into its global portfolio of unique hotels, resorts, and residences.

From a contemporary ski resort on the slopes of Utah to a national landmark turned luxury design hotel in Oslo, each of these new urban retreats, beach resorts, and historic hideaways will invite travellers to reconnect with inspiring destinations and local cultures.

The new properties are:

  • Pendry Park City (Utah, United States) – launching January 2022
  • Passalacqua (Lake Como, Italy) – launching June 2022
  • The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – launching mid-2022
  • sly Berlin (Berlin, Germany) – launching Summer 2022
  • Sommerro (Oslo, Norway) – launching September 2022
  • The Wall Street Hotel (New York, United States) – launching late 2022
  • Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences (Singer Island, The Palm Beaches, Florida, United States) – launching April 2022
  • TOA Hotel & Spa (Zanzibar, Tanzania) – launching May 2022
  • Pendry Washington D.C. (Washington, D.C., United States) – launching 3Q2022.
Each of these new member properties are bookable via www.PreferredHotels.com and participate in I Prefer,  Preferred Hotels points-based loyalty program.


On ‍Monday‍, ‍November ‍29th, when you book two nights or more at any of I Prefer's locations across the globe, you’ll earn 30,000 I Prefer points toward a free night on a future stay.

That’s enough for a free night at LAS BRISAS IXTAPA, LAS BRISAS ACAPULCO, THE PARK HOTEL LONDON, or HOTEL MONVILLE in Montreal.

There are a total of 59 locations to choose from – some you may even get 2 nights free.  Others you may need to top up with cash. .  

I Prefer members should mark this in their diaries. A free night at your dream location could be just around the corner!

T&C's apply.

i Prefer offering TopTier status for stays before year-end

i Prefer offering TopTier status for stays before year-end

i Prefer is running a Where Next 2021 campaign for travelers keen for a break before year-end.

If you book and stay of at least 2 nights prior to 31 December, you receive 
1. daily breakfast for 2;
2. upgrade to Elite Member (top tier) status for the duration of your stay; and
3. a travel experience unique to the hotel of your choice.

This is an attractive offer, especially for non-members, as you can sign up immediately and later have a taste of the benefits available to top tier IPrefer members.

Learn more about the wide range of properties participating in this iPrefer Where Next? offer and its T&C's.  There are also ongoing offers avalable to IPrefer members.