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Paradisus Resorts’ Playa Del Carmen Properties Join Preferred Hotels & Resorts

September 5, 2012

New Members Bring Adults-Only and Family-Friendly Destinations to Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Portfolio in Mexico

CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 – Preferred Hotel Group, a leading provider of sales and marketing support to independent hotels around the world, increased the presence of its Preferred Hotels® & Resorts brand in Riviera Maya with the addition of Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla. Operated by parent company Meliá Hotels International, these side-by-side, all-inclusive resorts are now bookable under Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ PH and PV GDS chain codes.

“We are excited to welcome Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla as the newest members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts,” said Philipp Weghmann, Area Managing Director, Latin America & Caribbean, Preferred Hotel Group. “These hotels further strengthen Preferred’s presence in this highly desired region of Mexico and allow us to better satisfy travelers’ demands for sensational new destination alternatives.”

“We are thrilled to be part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ international portfolio, as its commitment to first-class hospitality perfectly aligns with Paradisus Resorts’ mission to provide guests with personalized service and amenities and exceptional travel experiences,” said Bernard Wyss, Area Vice President of Paradisus Resorts. “With the success Preferred Hotel Group has seen with other luxury properties, we are confident this will be a successful partnership for both our Playa del Carmen properties.”

Offering travelers extraordinary oceanfront locations, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla share a 7,200-acre complex, featuring 906 guestrooms, 14 restaurants, 11 bars, eight swimming pools, the 20,000-square-foot YHI Spa, and private access to a white sand beach, among other unique amenities. Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla is a sleek adults-only resort with attentive service and luxurious VIP amenities, while its sister property Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda is family-friendly, providing an abundance of activities to please travelers of all ages.

The complete list of Preferred Hotel Group’s 36 hotels and resorts in Mexico can be viewed in its online directory.

About Paradisus Resorts
Paradisus Resorts is an all-inclusive luxury resort brand owned and operated by Meliá Hotels International, (formerly Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts) one of the world’s most successful hotel companies. The growing brand currently has two hotels in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana and two resorts in Playa del Carmen Mexico: Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla (adults-only) and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda (for everyone). Boasting unique room categories and luxurious upgrade options such as the adults-only Royal Service and family-only Family Concierge, the resorts are ideal for a wide spectrum of guests including couples, family vacations, destination weddings and business travelers. The properties in Punta Cana each feature The Reserve at Paradisus, an exclusive resort-within-a-resort concept where guests experience private check-in and stay in residential style accommodations, among numerous other services and amenities. Paradisus Resorts will continue its growth with the opening of a brand-new property in Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica, scheduled to open in 2014. Follow Paradisus Resorts on Twitter, @Paradisus and Facebook.

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:
For Preferred Hotel Group:
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

For Paradisus Resorts:
Greta Vanhersecke
Account Supervisor
DKC Public Relations
Tel: +1 212 981 5247

Damian Irizarry
Vice President
DKC Public Relations
Tel: +1 212 981 5229

For high-resolution imagery of our properties, please visit the Preferred Hotel Group Image Library at PreferredHotelGroupImages.com.

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