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Preferred Family Brings Treasured Family Vacation Memories Into Focus

June 21, 2013

At 41 participating Preferred Family properties, families can preserve magical travel memories with a Shutterfly photo book

CHICAGO — June 18, 2013 — Putting a modern, digital spin on the old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words,” Preferred Hotel Group™ is proud to announce a new partnership between its Preferred Family program and Shutterfly, the market leader in digital personalized photo products and services. Beginning today, all families that check-in at any of the 41 participating properties in the United States, Canada, and Mexico through December 2013 will receive an invitation to preserve their travel memories by creating a complimentary 20-page, 8"x8" photo book (a $30 value) on Shutterfly.

“There is no souvenir more powerful than a photo book capturing vacation memories, which allows travelers to relive a family experience again and again,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, President of Preferred Hotel Group, a family-owned company that represents independent hotels and resorts around the world. “Preferred Family continues to raise the bar for exceptional family travel experiences, and we are proud to introduce this new partnership with Shutterfly that allows us to help guests turn shared experiences into lifelong memories.”

To celebrate the partnership, Shutterfly will host a Summer Sweeps via Shutterfly’s Facebook page with Preferred Family serving as the grand prize partner. Scheduled to launch in July, this campaign invites entrants to submit their personal photos that celebrate summer and travel, ranging from beach vacations to Americana celebrations, for the chance to win a two-night stay at their choice of either Wequassett Resort and Golf Club (Chatham, Massachusetts) or one of the three Montage Hotels & Resorts locations (Laguna Beach, California; Beverly Hills, California; Park City, Utah), plus a Shutterfly credit. To enter and for contest guidelines, visit in mid-July.

As a summer bonus, families who book via for stays now through September 2, 2013, will receive one signature Preferred Family “Prefurry” teddy bear per child upon arrival, accompanied by a welcome letter from “Prefurry” that highlights the hotel’s child-friendly amenities and unique local attractions. “Prefurry” bears are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family-favorite destinations participating in the campaign include Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa, Hotel Grand Pacific (Victoria, British Columbia), Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Cavallo Point (San Francisco, California), Hammock Beach Resort, a Salamander® Golf & Spa Resort (Palm Coast, Florida), and Boston Harbor Hotel.

For a complete list of participating hotels or to make a reservation, visit

About Preferred Family
With more than 250 hotels and resorts in 45 countries, the Preferred Family collection from Preferred Hotel Group celebrates the specific needs of traveling families by providing exceptional experiences in the world’s greatest destinations. Representing a unique dedication to travelers of all ages, the Preferred Family Certification program qualifies hotels based on their offerings for children from infants to teenagers, requiring them to meet comprehensive criteria in five age-specific categories: hotel amenities, facilities, programs, services, and entertainment. For more information, visit or follow @PHGFamilyTravel.

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™; the I Prefer™ Guest Benefit Program; Preferred Pride, a collection of TAG-approved or IGLTA-member hotels; and Preferred Family. For more information, visit and follow the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

Caroline Michaud
Senior Manager, Media Relations
Tel: +1 312 542 9218

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