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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
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.
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
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
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
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 +
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 Langham, Shangri-La. Rosewood, Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria, Raffles, Preferred
Hotels, Hyatt, IHG, Conrad and St Regis - able to offerfree 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),
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
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
Preferred Hotel Group has released a series of updates and enriched benefits to itsI 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 & 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.
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.