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The Preferred Hotel Group™ Guide To Holiday Travel

November 6, 2012

Destinations Spread Festive Cheer from California to Ireland

CHICAGO – November 6, 2012 – From in-room Christmas tree deliveries to bedtime tuck-ins from Santa Claus, members of Preferred Hotel Group’s global portfolio of independent luxury hotels are offering memorable experiences this holiday season. Whether looking to celebrate holiday cheer on the California coast or in the Irish countryside, travelers of all ages can delight in a variety of special activities, festive gatherings, and tailored packages.

Highlights of the holiday happenings and offers from members of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Preferred Boutique collections include:

The K Club, Kildare Hotel, Spa and Country Club – Kildare, Ireland
A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Travelers looking to make Ireland home for the holidays can book The K Club’s two-night Christmas Experience package for two days of ultimate holiday celebrations. Highlights include carol singing with mulled wine and mince pies upon arrival, a special Christmas ceremony, traditional multi-course meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and an appearance by Santa Claus on Christmas morning. Guests will also receive daily champagne breakfast, an in-room Christmas tree display, a children’s gift, and tours of the hotel’s wine cellar and art collection. Available for stays December 24 and December 25, the two-night package starts at US$850 per night and can be booked via www.kclub.ie.

Montage Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills, California
A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Children (and the young at heart) will delight in festive surprises at this world-class hotel in the weeks leading up to Christmas, December 14 through December 25. During the day, little ones can create special gifts in “Santa’s workshop,” with options ranging from gingerbread houses to pottery (US$70 per child, lunch included) before settling down for a bedtime story over milk and cookies and a personalized tuck-in from Santa (US$55 per room). For travelers who made Santa’s “nice list,” the hotel can arrange delivery of personalized stockings (US$95 per stocking). Rates at Montage Beverly Hills start at US$435 per night. For more information, visit www.montagebeverlyhills.com.

Cameron House on Loch Lomond – Loch Lomond, Scotland, United Kingdom
A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Adventurous travelers looking to experience the quintessentially British Boxing Day can escape to Loch Lomond for one-of-a-kind holiday revelry. With the Cameron House’s two-night Boxing Day package, guests will wake up to hearty breakfast on December 26 before experiencing a family treasure hunt, ceilidh dancing workshops, a buffet dinner, and an evening gathering of the clans ceilidh featuring a live performance from a traditional Scottish ceilidh band with pipers and dancers. The offer also includes two-night accommodations for December 25 and December 26, full Scottish breakfast each morning, and lunch on Christmas Day. This special two-night offer is priced from US$950 per adult and US$295 per child aged 4 to 14. Stays for children under four are complimentary. For more information, visit www.cameronhouse.co.uk.

Inn by the Sea – Cape Elizabeth, Maine
A member of Preferred Boutique
The “Giving Getaway” package from Inn by the Sea allows guests to receive – and, more importantly, share – a healthy dose of holiday cheer. Throughout the two-night stay, guests will receive handmade truffles and assorted chocolates upon arrival, gourmet breakfast for two each morning, and two signature holiday cocktails in the fireplace lounge, and depart with a US$100 “Tis’ Best Philanthropy” gift card to donate to their charity of choice. Available November 23 through December 30, 2012, the “Giving Getaway” package starts at US$325 per night. Reservations can be made by visiting www.innbythesea.com/specials_packages.

Topnotch Resort and Spa – Stowe, Vermont
A member of Preferred Boutique
The “Nights Before…” package at Topnotch Resort & Spa helps travelers prepare for the holidays in a festive, relaxing environment. This one-night offer includes a visit to a Vermont tree farm to pick a tree or wreath to take home, fireside children’s story time with hot cocoa and cookies, a special holiday gift, and shuttle service to a shopping trip at Stowe Village, complete with a seasonal shopping guide and exclusive discounts from local retailers. Available November 20 through December 23, the “Nights Before…” package starts at US$166 and can be booked via www.topnotchresort.com/packages/nights-before.

Holiday offers at Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Preferred Boutique member properties in Malta, Munich Sicily, other areas of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada are available upon request.

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