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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Presents Exciting New Destinations For Lgbt Travel

July 2, 2015

2015 portfolio offers a diverse range of welcoming luxury accommodation from across the globe

LONDON – 2 July 2015 – Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global collection of independent luxury hotels, encourages LGBT travellers and their families to pursue authentic travel experiences by offering the Preferred Pride portfolio, which features more than 100 hotels and resorts in bucket list destinations such as Beijing and Zimbabwe that are TAG-Certified or members of IGLTA. Each participating property offers the Preferred Pride package, which extends luxurious accommodations, the best available rate, and a one-of a kind gift or experience to be enjoyed during the stay, plus double *iPrefer points until December 31, 2015.

Highlights from this year’s Preferred Pride portfolio include:

The Last Word Constantia – Cape Town, South Africa
Located in one of Cape Town’s oldest wine valleys and surrounded by celebrated restaurants and established wine estates such as Klein Constantia, Steenberg and Buitenverwagten, The Last Word Constantia is the perfect boutique retreat for wine enthusiasts in search of elevated service and seclusion. Each of the nine elegantly-appointed spacious guestrooms offers private patios extending to the pool and beautifully manicured gardens.
Preferred Pride Amenity: Complimentary daily breakfast, all drinks and premium spirits for the duration of the stay, a sharing platter for two at Graciales Social Restaurant and unlimited wifi access. Package rates from 185€ per night per room

Draycott Hotel – London, England
Housed in a beautifully restored 1890s red brick townhouse in the Royal Borough of Chelsea, Draycott Hotel is the perfect retreat for travellers seeking a dose of big city entertainment. Each of the guestrooms are eclectically decorated with original Edwardian furniture and theatrical artefacts to reflect the history and culture of the surrounding area and nearby Royal Court Theatre. For families, the boutique property also offers two-bedroom suites.
Preferred Pride Amenity: Complimentary bottle of Champagne on arrival. Package rates from 280€ per night per room

The Opposite House – Beijing, China
For the ultimate in decadent travel, head east with a trip to the Chinese capital and a stay at one of the city’s premier modern luxury hotels. The Opposite House stands out against the Beijing skyline with futuristic green mirrored-effect exterior architecture and loft-style rooms with pared down wooden décor, creating the perfect contrast between contemporary and traditional Chinese design. Travellers can enjoy original artworks throughout the hotel’s public spaces, savour exquisite flavours at one of three gourmet restaurants, and sip handcrafted cocktails at the hotel’s bar.
Preferred Pride Amenity: Complimentary daily breakfast along with a special set menu dinner on the evening of their choice. Packages rates from 330€ per night per room (minimum two-night stay required)

Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Como, Italy
Having recently celebrated its centenary, this Art Nouveau-styled palace turned Grand Dame hotel offers a true glimpse into the decadent lifestyle of Italian aristocracy in the 1920s. Located on the banks of the spectacular Lake Como, each of the spacious rooms and suites are lavishly adorned with ornate furnishings and private balconies or terraces offering breath-taking views on to the lake and surrounding mountains.
Preferred Pride Amenity: Complimentary two-hour deluxe spa treatment for two at the exclusive T Spa Suite. Rates from 590€ per night per room

Farmhouse Inn, - Sonoma, California, United States
This family-owned intimate boutique retreat is the perfect choice for anyone seeking a romantic escape to the countryside or looking for an immersion in California’s Wine Country culture. Offering 25 country-chic guestrooms, many with private decks or patios and indoor/outdoor fireplaces, Farmhouse Inn features highly personalised yet discreet service and provides many areas where guests can relax including a luxury spa, pool, outdoor fire pit, and a Michelin-starred restaurant serving farm-to-table dishes. Those looking to savor local wines can explore the vineyards of Sonoma and neighbouring towns by foot, bike, or boat.
Preferred Pride Amenity: Artisanal cheese plate and a bottle of Sonoma County wine upon arrival and complimentary offerings from local partner wineries and restaurants, such as gourmet cupcakes, elevated wine tastings, and complimentary glass of Champagne or a dessert when dining out. Rates start from 530€ per night per room

*The iPrefer guest loyalty programme extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and other special benefits to members upon eligible stays at more than 550 participating from Preferred Hotels & Resorts properties worldwide.

About Preferred Pride
Preferred Hotels & Resorts launched the Preferred Pride collection in June 2011. To be eligible, hotels must be either TAG Approved® (Community Marketing’s Travel Alternative Group) or belong to IGLTA® (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association). Both organisations are universally recognised to set the standards for LGBT travel. Hotels that participate in Preferred Pride are offered diversity training to provide insight in best practices in serving the LGBT community from check-in to check-out. Participating hotels may choose to assign an internal ambassador who has completed the training and will champion the activity within the hotel. For a list of all Preferred Pride hotels and to book, visit Preferredpride.com.

About Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 650 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 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. The iPrefer™ guest loyalty program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Family, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit PreferredHotels.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Terri McCollin
Senior Manager, Public Relations - EMEA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7440 0316
tmccollin@preferredhotels.com

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