Independent Hotel Brand Continues To Strengthen its Portfolio Across The Globe
NEW YORK – April 04, 2022: Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 650 hotels, resorts, and residences across 80 countries, is delighted to reveal that 11 new member properties have joined its global portfolio between January 1 and March 31, 2022. Ranging from a waterfront gem in the heart of Boston to an eco-conscious retreat in northern Italy, these diverse new additions provide travelers with a wealth of authentic experiences and the opportunity to soak up breathtaking landscapes and reconnect with local cultures. Highlights include:
La Casa de la Playa (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)
Situated on the shores of Mexico’s Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, this adults-only, all-inclusive resort features an exterior that blends stonework reminiscent of ancient Mayan temples and pyramids. The resort is comprised of 63 stylish suites, all accented with local artwork and handicrafts and boasting oceanfront terraces complete with hammocks, loungers, a private pool, and hydromassage tubs carved from volcanic rock. Additional highlights include four restaurants where dishes reflect local and wider Latin American cuisine, a holistic spa, and an elevated infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda (Gargnano, Italy)
Surrounded by 27 acres of lush natural parkland with gentle hills, olive groves, and woodland, this eco-conscious hideaway features 96 suites furnished with Italian marbles and local precious metals. At the heart of the resort is an award-winning Lefay SPA, an exclusive temple of wellness with panoramic lake views. Facilities include an infinity pool, saunas and steam rooms, an indoor-outdoor pool, a variety of relaxation areas including a special adults-only SPA, and 21 treatment rooms with a range of wellness experiences blending classical Chinese medicine with Western science. Guests can also experience the Lefay Vital Gourmet concept at the resort’s two restaurants, offering Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with a contemporary twist on Italian classics.
The Soaltee Kathmandu (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Set within 12 acres of landscaped gardens with breathtaking views of the Himalayas, this architecturally striking, authentic five-star Nepali style hotel features 285 contemporary guestrooms, the city’s largest casino, an outdoor swimming pool, meeting spaces, a spa, and a wide range of fine dining options including authentic Nepali, Chinese, Indian, and European. A vast range of cultural and adventure activities are on offer to guests including cultural sightseeing excursions within the city and hiking trips to the surrounding mountains and traditional villages.
Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront (Boston, Massachusetts, United States)
Perched atop the Battery Wharf pier in one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods, this beautifully designed 150-room hotel provides stunning views of the harbor. Paying homage to its historical surroundings, the hotel features a maritime museum, an exclusive private dock, and Battery Wharf Grille, a waterfront restaurant offering an authentic taste of New England cuisine using locally sourced land and sea ingredients. Additional highlights include a variety of meeting and events spaces, and Exhale Spa and Fitness center featuring a 24-hour gym and wide range of treatments and wellness experiences such as waterfront yoga.
Other member properties that joined Preferred Hotels & Resorts from January 1 through March 31, 2022 include:
Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (Lima, Peru)
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti (Pinzolo, Italy)
Hotel Xcaret Arte (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)
Casa Bonita HOTEL & LUXURY RESIDENCE (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Marina di Scarlino Resort (Scarlino, Italy)
TOA Hotel & Spa (Zanzibar, Tanzania)
The Leela Palace Jaipur (Jaipur, India)
Each of these new member hotels participates in I Prefer Hotel Rewards, the brand’s points-based loyalty program with more than four million travelers currently enrolled globally. Complimentary to join, members of I Prefer earn points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, Elite status, and other value-rich benefits from eligible stays at more than 650 participating hotels and resorts worldwide. Travelers seeking memorable independent hotel experiences are invited to sign up at www.IPrefer.com/enroll.
For stays at any of the spotlighted new member hotels, travelers are invited to book via the Preferred brand website. Travel advisors and agents can book client stays via GDS using the “PH” and “PV” chain codes. For hotel owners and operators exploring options to stay or become independent, visit www.PreferredHotels.com/Freedom.
About Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 650 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 80 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property within the portfolio maintains the high-quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The I Prefer™ hotel rewards program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit PreferredHotels.com.