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Preferred Family Celebrates The Holidays With “season’s Treatings”

October 24, 2013


CHICAGO — October 22, 2013 — The winter forecast just got warmer today, as the Preferred Family collection from Preferred Hotel Group unveiled Season’s Treatings, a new program that offers holiday surprises for parents and children alike at dozens of family-certified, one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts across the globe. Available for stays from November 15, 2013 through February 15, 2014, Season’s Treatings will offer families the best available rate plus special gifts and festive amenities reflecting each hotel’s distinctive personality and unique setting.

“As a family-owned company, we know how special the holidays can be when they are spent celebrating with loved ones somewhere extraordinary,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, President of Preferred Hotel Group. “Our Preferred Family collection presents exceptional experiences for families 365 days of the year, and Season’s Treatings is the ideal enhancement for the holidays, enabling family travelers to enjoy the festive season and beyond with special values and thoughtful extras that will make winter vacation memories even sweeter.”

In addition to offering the best available rate, Preferred Family properties offering Season’s Treatings will showcase regional and cultural holiday traditions with complimentary treats, which will rotate on a monthly basis, such as:

  • Christmas stockings with sweets and tangerines at Lancaster London (London, United Kingdom)
  • Holiday Cocoa Bar with hot cocoa, candy canes, marshmallows, whipped cream, and more at Coeur d’Alene Resort (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA)
  • Gingerbread for children and mulled wine for parents at Hotel München Palace (Munich, Germany)
  • Complimentary tea and cake featuring seasonal flavors at Hotel New Otani Tokyo, “The Main” (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Smoothies and cookies for children and a bottle of Malta wine for parents at Grand Hotel Excelsior (Valletta, Malta)
  • Maple sugar candy for children and a bottle of pure Vermont maple syrup for parents at Woodstock Inn & Resort (Woodstock, Vermont, USA)
  • Complimentary access to Helderberg Nature Reserve plus snack and activity packs for children to enjoy during their hike at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa (Cape Town, South Africa)

Families can experience Season’s Treatings at 39 Preferred Family properties worldwide, ranging from award-winning ski resorts such as The Little Nell in Aspen to sun-drenched beach escapes such as Trump International Beach Resort in Miami to exciting city-center hotels such as Hotel Miramar Barcelona.

Season’s Treatings is available for bookings now for stays from November 15, 2013 through February 15, 2014. For the full list of participating hotels, and more information, 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

About Preferred Hotel Group™
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, Summit Hotels & Resorts™, Sterling Hotels™, Summit Serviced Residences™, Sterling Design, and Preferred Boutique™. Travelers gain valuable benefits through branded programs iPrefer™, Preferred Family, Preferred Pride, Preferred Golf™, and Preferred Residences™. For more information, visit and follow the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

Caroline Michaud
Director, Public Relations — Americas and EMEA
Tel: +1 312 542 9218

Arlene Benger-Tan
Senior Manager, Public Relations — Asia Pacific
Tel: +1 65 6577 2487

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