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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Celebrates 109 Member Hotels in 24 Countries Recognized in the 2024 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards

February 7, 2024

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – February 7, 2024: Preferred Hotels and Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand – is proud to celebrate its 109 member hotels who were recognized in the 66th annual Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards. Earned through an objective, independent process, and considered the hospitality industry’s most prestigious achievement, each of these distinct, one-of-a-kind properties present a host of authentic and inspiring personalized experiences demonstrating the level of luxury, service and hospitality that merits the coveted Star Rating. 

“We are incredibly honored to celebrate the 109 independent, luxury hotel members in 24 countries across our global collection that were recognized in the Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “The awards are a testament to our extraordinary hoteliers and their unwavering commitment to delivering the highest level of service.” 

As the global authority on luxury hospitality, Forbes Travel Guide’s team of highly trained inspectors travel the world to anonymously evaluate the finest hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruise ships to determine their annual coveted Star Ratings. While properties are inspected for both service and facility, rankings are based on more than 900 exacting standards with an emphasis on service, because exceptional service is what sets the best hospitality experiences apart. 

The winning Preferred Hotels & Resorts properties were awarded across the following categories: 


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About Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing over 600 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 80 countries.

Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion.

Every property within the portfolio maintains the high-quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program.

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