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Preferred Hotels & Resorts adds 13 new member properties

  • Hotels
  •   02-06-2024  1:48 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

Preferred Hotels & Resorts adds 13 new member properties
Entre Cielos Wine & Wellness Hotel in Argentina. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Preferred Hotels & Resorts has added 13 new member properties that range from an opulent Sicilian resort to an Argentinian vineyard retreat at the foot of the Andes Mountains.

Each of the properties offer a host of guest experiences to inspire travellers as they embark on new adventures across the world in 2024 and beyond. 

The highlights include: 

  • Azul Hotel & Retreat (Guanacaste, Costa Rica) – Lifestyle Collection: Situated on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast in the vibrant area of Playa Azul, part of one of the world’s seven Blue Zones celebrated for the vitality of its residents, the resort is surrounded by lush jungle and a palm-fringed beach. Guests can enjoy sea and land activities including surfing, snorkeling, biking, horseback riding, turtle conservation experiences, and ATV jungle tours, as well as access to the nearby Diria National Park and Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary. The 23 accommodations, ranging from spacious rooms to luxurious suites and private villas, benefit from on-site amenities including two restaurants and a bar, complimentary surfboard rental, exclusive beach access, a fully equipped gym, in-room spa treatments, pool and jacuzzi, workspaces, and a yoga platform. 

Azul Hotel & Retreat. (Supplied)

  • Camp Creek Inn (Inlet Beach, Florida, United States) – L.V.X Collection: Surrounded by native forest of oak, pine, and cypress, the Louisiana French Creole-inspired escape is composed of 75 rooms and suites, all of which benefit from exclusive access to the Watersound Beach Club white-sand beach and two beautiful beachfront pools. For golfers, the Camp Creek Golf Course and Shark’s Tooth Golf Course provide two challenging options, and additional private club amenities range from a wellness center with sauna and steam rooms, to tennis and pickleball courts and three dining venues – 1936, Bark ‘N Brine and ANR – all helmed by Executive Chef Joseph Truex, a classically trained, award-winning chef. 
  • Almar Giardino di Costanza (Mazara del Vallo, Italy) – L.V.X Collection: Tucked between fields, vineyards, and orchards just minutes from Sicily’s crystal-clear Mediterranean Sea, Almar Giardino di Costanza combines classical European design and charm with ultra-luxe modern amenities. Evoking an era of aristocratic opulence, the 86 all-suite accommodations offer either a private balcony or terrace alongside luxurious features such as elegant baths, velvet upholstery, marble tiles, and ceramic décor. Other guest highlights include a sensory-rich spa offering treatments based on classic Chinese medicine, a palatial pool surrounded by towering palms, and a private beach with complimentary transportation, while classic Sicilian dishes are on the menu at the hotel’s main restaurant, lounge and pool bar. 

Almar Giardino di Costanza. (Supplied)

  • Entre Cielos Wine & Wellness Hotel (Mendoza, Argentina) – L.V.X Collection: With a name that translates as “between skies”, Entre Ceilos Wine & Wellness Hotel is located in one of the great wine capitals of the world, nestled among Malbec vineyards with views of the towering snow-capped Andes Mountain range. Each of the property’s 24 modern rooms and suites feature unique designs accented by wine-inspired scents, while benefiting from a private terrace overlooking the hotel’s very own vineyard. Whether enjoying a relaxing day at the spa, a tour of the on-site fine arts museum, traditional dinner at the farm-to-table bistro, or an exploratory afternoon spent at local wineries, guests are encouraged to embrace life’s simple pleasures with experiences that are designed to enhance wellbeing. An authentic Hammam offers a six-stage circuit and treatments that utilize vinotherapy, volcanic clay, olive foam or essential oils, all inspired by ancient Turkish cleansing and relaxation rituals. 
  • The Editory Boulevard Aliados Porto (Porto, Portugal) - Lifestyle Collection: Set in the heart of historic Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Editory Boulevard Aliados Porto is well situated to explore the city’s wide array of sights, landmarks, monuments, shops, and dining options. With a bold yet playful interior design incorporating local artists and featuring colorful artwork that ranges from avant-garde sculptures to engaging murals, the 68 rooms and suites span seven accommodation types perfect for every type of traveler. Additional highlights include a chic outdoor heated pool, modern innovative dishes at Ilícito Restaurant, and a circus-themed bar serving classic cocktails. The Editory Boulevard Aliados Porto. (Supplied)

“We are delighted to welcome these 13 new member properties to our global portfolio of luxury independent hotels,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, in a news release. 

“Presenting a multitude of options for travellers seeking the finest, most authentic independent hotel experiences, these exciting new additions mark continued growth and development of the brand’s global footprint in key markets – including five new members from Catalonia Hotels & Resorts, increasing our already-extensive offering in Spain to more than 30 distinctive properties.” 

 Other member properties to have joinedPreferred's global portfoliofrom Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2023, include: 

Each of these new member hotels participate in I Prefer Hotel Rewards, the brand’s points-based loyalty program. Travel advisors and agents can book client stays via GDS using the “PH” and “PV” chain codes. 

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