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The Mark And The Jefferson Join Preferred Hotel Group

October 1, 2012

Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Preferred Boutique Welcome Two Iconic, World-Class Properties to Member Portfolios

CHICAGO – OCTOBER 1, 2012 – Preferred Hotel Group, a leading provider of sales and marketing support to independent luxury hotels around the world, is proud to announce that two world-renowned hotels -- The Mark (New York, New York, USA) and The Jefferson (Washington, D.C., USA) -- have joined its Preferred Hotels® & Resorts and Preferred Boutique™ collections, respectively. The addition of these two iconic hotels represents the continued expansion of these brands along the East Coast in the United States.

“The Mark and The Jefferson are destinations in their own right, offering travelers one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of two of the most sought-after cities in the United States,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, President of Preferred Hotel Group. “We look forward to a successful partnership and welcome them to our well-established collection of exceptional hotels and resorts around the world.”

Housed in a landmark building in the epicenter of the city’s Upper East Side neighborhood, The Mark, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is one of the most iconic independent hotels in New York City and currently ranks among the top 20 hotels in New York City on TripAdvisor. Guests enjoy exquisite comfort and all the conveniences of modern technology in each of the luxurious guestrooms and suites, along with world-class amenities such as The Mark Restaurant by Jean Georges and a prime location within steps of world-class museums, shopping, and restaurants.

As Washington, D.C.’s most discerning hotel and a member of Preferred Boutique, The Jefferson combines a 90-year history with modern-day luxuries, offering travelers an experience reminiscent of a stay at a private residence. Since re-opening in 2009 after a top-to-bottom renovation, the landmark hotel has received international praise, with accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List” (2012); Travel + Leisure’s “T&L 500: The World’s Best Hotels” (2012, 2011); Departure magazine’s “Best Hotel Art Collection” (2012); Forbes Travel Guide’s Four-Star Award (2011); and TripAdvisor’s 2012 Travelers’ Choice Award in the Luxury category, with a current ranking among the top 10 hotels in Washington, D.C.

In addition to The Mark and The Jefferson, new hotels and resorts to join the Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Preferred Boutique brands since September 2012 include Alpina Gstaad (Gstaad, Switzerland), Wynn Las Vegas and Encore (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA), Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal (Paris, France), Grand Hotel Imperiale (Forte Dei Marmi, Italy), Trump International Beach Resort (Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, USA), Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda (Playa del Carmen, Mexico), Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla (Playa del Carmen, Mexico), The Olde Bell (Hurley, England), Crown Inn (Amersham, England), Stoke Place (Stoke Poges, England), and The Spa at Château Élan (Atlanta/Braselton, Georgia, USA).

The Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Preferred Boutique collections represent properties that are independently-owned, situated in desirable locations, offer personalized guest experiences, and showcase the highest standards of luxurious hospitality. Characterized as confident, epic, and refined, Preferred Hotels & Resorts conveys the highest standards of hospitality and service as it celebrates the individuality of its members. Preferred Boutique members each offer 100 rooms or less, showcasing style, service, and personality on an intimate scale.

About Preferred Hotel Group™
With a global reach extending into more than 85 countries, Preferred Hotel Group represents more than 650 of the finest hotels, resorts, and serviced residences in the world. Preferred Hotel Group’s brands include Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, Preferred Boutique™, Summit Hotels & Resorts™, Sterling Hotels™, Sterling Design, and Summit™ Serviced Residences. Travelers gain valuable benefits through branded programs that include Preferred Residences™, Preferred Golf, I Prefer™ global guest benefit program, and Preferred Family, a collection of hotels and resorts certified to provide a rich experience for travelers of all ages. For more information, visit us on the web at PreferredHotelGroup.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Maria Gemskie
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Preferred Hotel Group
Tel: +1 312 542 9271
mgemskie@preferredhotelgroup.com

Caroline Michaud
Senior Manager, Media Relations
Preferred Hotel Group
Tel: +1 312 542 9218
cmichaud@preferredhotelgroup.com

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