CHICAGO— June 24, 2014—Understanding the important role first-hand experience plays during the recommendation process, Preferred Hotel Group is introducing its first-ever Travel Agent Rate. Open for immediate bookings via Global Distribution Systems (GDS) exclusively, this program presents a discount up to 50 percent on the best available rate or a flat fee of US$100 per night at more than 160 Preferred Hotel Group hotels and resorts across the globe, making it easier – and less expensive – for travel advisors to book their trips, pack their bags, and jet off to familiarize themselves with some of the finest independent hotels in the world. Highlights include:
US$100 Flat Rate:
- Quinta Real Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes, Mexico)
Old World Mexico comes back to life in Aguascalientes, a city named after the hot water streams that supply healing powers – or so the fable goes. This five-star hotel offers 85 luxury suites and a prime location just minutes from the city’s historic center and the culturally rich neighborhoods of San Marcos and del Encino.
- Sarova Stanley (Nairobi, Kenya)
Travelers are in good company at this luxury hotel renowned for hosting prominent leaders and cultural icons ranging from Ernest Hemingway to Grace Kelly. Agents will be inspired by the eclectic mix of dining options, elegant and spacious suites, and bright views of the city’s skyline and recommend their clients call Sarova Stanley “home” during their next visit to this African capital.
- The Terrace Hotel (Lakeland, Florida, USA)
A 45-minute drive from Tampa International Airport, the historic Terrace Hotel is the city’s only full-service luxury hotel and offers guests direct access to local shopping, dining, and attractions, thanks to its prime downtown address. The hotel’s charming suites and superior service make it an ideal retreat in the sunshine state.
- Other hotels offering the US$100 flat rate include The Hotel at Kirkwood Center (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA); Somerset Inn (Troy, Michigan, USA), Quinta Real Villahermosa (Mexico); Grand Excelsior Hotel Al Barsha (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) and Fiesta Royale Hotel (Accra, Ghana).
Up to 50% Discount on Best Available Rate:
- The Capitol Hotel Tokyu (Tokyo, Japan)
Soaring above the bustling city, The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is a serene retreat for venturesome travelers looking for direct access to Toyko’s best dining, shopping, and nightlife. In between daily excursions, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city from their modern and spacious suites. *Regular rates from US$432 per night.
- Hotel Metropole (Brussels, Belgium)
With roots dating back to 1890, Hotel Metropole originally opened its doors under the name Le Café Métropole to sell locally produced beer. Today, the property is a palace that transfixes travelers with the grandeur of its pillars, stained-glass windows, and art collection and also offers prime access to main attractions such as La Bourse and Gallerie de la Reine. *Regular rates from US$147 per night.
- The Wellesley (London, England, United Kingdom)
Nestled in the prestigious Knightsbridge neighborhood, The Wellesley envelopes travelers in an elegant and intimate environment. This one-of-a-kind townhouse-style hotel makes guests feel like royalty, whether they are taking a soak in the deep marble bathtub of their custom designed suite or visiting the bespoke Cigar Terrace. *Regular rates from US$495 per night.
- Royal Palm Plaza Resort Campinas (Campinas, Brazil)
Offering a complementary mix of modern interiors and lush outdoor gardens with waterfalls, Royal Palm Plaza Resort Campinas is a vibrant urban retreat. With eight restaurants and bars, an entertainment area, multiple pools, and a full spa, this is one hotel guests will never need – or want – to leave. *Regular rates from US$340 per night.
- Windsor Court Hotel (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
The recently restored and upgraded Windsor Court Hotel epitomizes the rhythmic energy of New Orleans’s historic French Quarter. During the day, agents can indulge in local attractions, from sampling beignets to gator-spotting on swamp tours, before returning home to relax in the hotel’s luxury suites that offer stunning city views. *Regular rates from US$195 per night.
- Other hotels offering up to 50% off the best available rate include notables such as EAST Hong Kong; EK Hotel (Bogotá, Colombia); Grand Hotel Tremezzo (Italy); Hotel Valley Ho (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA); Imperial Palace (Seoul, South Korea); Hotel Gault (Montreal, Quebec, Canada); and The Kitano (New York, New York, USA).
The Travel Agent Rate is only available for GDS bookings. To view the complete list of participating hotels and resorts, visit www.PreferredHotelGroup.com/TArate.
*** All agents will be required to show IATA and personal identification at the time of check-in. Some restrictions apply. ***
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