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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 13 New Member Properties

February 5, 2024

World’s largest independent hotel brand continues to strengthen its global portfolio 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – February 5, 2024: Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is pleased to announce the addition of 13 new member properties to its global portfolio between October 1 and December 31, 2023. Ranging from an opulent Sicilian resort boasting old world charm, to an Argentinian vineyard retreat at the foot of the Andes Mountains, each of these distinct properties offer a host of memorable guest experiences to inspire travelers as they embark on new adventures across the world in 2024 and beyond. Highlights include: 

  • Azul Hotel & Retreat (Guanacaste, Costa Rica) – Lifestyle Collection: Situated on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast in the vibrant area of Playa Azul, part of one of the world’s seven Blue Zones celebrated for the vitality of its residents, the resort is surrounded by lush jungle and a palm-fringed beach. Guests can enjoy a host of adventurous sea and land activities including surfing, snorkeling, biking, horseback riding, turtle conservation experiences, and ATV jungle tours, as well as access to the nearby Diria National Park and Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary. The 23 accommodations, ranging from spacious rooms to luxurious suites and private villas, benefit from on-site amenities including two restaurants and a bar, complimentary surfboard rental, exclusive beach access, a fully equipped gym, in-room spa treatments, pool and jacuzzi, workspaces, and a yoga platform. 

  • Camp Creek Inn (Inlet Beach, Florida, United States) – L.V.X Collection: Surrounded by native forest of oak, pine, and cypress, the Louisiana French Creole-inspired escape is composed of 75 rooms and suites, all of which benefit from exclusive access to the Watersound Beach Club® white-sand beach and two beautiful beachfront pools. For golfers, the Camp Creek® Golf Course and Shark’s Tooth Golf Course provide two challenging options, and additional private club amenities range from a wellness center with sauna and steam rooms, to tennis and pickleball courts and three dining venues – 1936, Bark ‘N Brine and ANR – all helmed by Executive Chef Joseph Truex, a classically trained, award-winning chef. 

  • Almar Giardino di Costanza (Mazara del Vallo, Italy) – L.V.X Collection: Tucked between fields, vineyards, and orchards just minutes from Sicily’s crystal-clear Mediterranean Sea, Almar Giardino di Costanza combines classical European design and charm with ultra-luxe modern amenities. Evoking an era of aristocratic opulence, the 86 all-suite accommodations offer either a private balcony or terrace alongside luxurious features such as elegant baths, velvet upholstery, marble tiles, and ceramic décor. Other guest highlights include a sensory-rich spa offering treatments based on classic Chinese medicine, a palatial pool surrounded by towering palms, and a private beach with complimentary transportation, while classic Sicilian dishes are on the menu at the hotel’s main restaurant, lounge and pool bar. 

  • Entre Cielos Wine & Wellness Hotel (Mendoza, Argentina) – L.V.X Collection: With a name that translates as “between skies”, Entre Ceilos Wine & Wellness Hotel is located in one of the great wine capitals of the world, nestled among Malbec vineyards with views of the towering snow-capped Andes Mountain range. Each of the property’s 24 modern rooms and suites feature unique designs accented by wine-inspired scents, while benefiting from a private terrace overlooking the hotel’s very own vineyard. Whether enjoying a relaxing day at the spa, a tour of the on-site fine arts museum, traditional dinner at the farm-to-table bistro, or an exploratory afternoon spent at local wineries, guests are encouraged to embrace life’s simple pleasures with experiences that are designed to enhance wellbeing. An authentic Hammam offers a six-stage circuit and treatments that utilize vinotherapy, volcanic clay, olive foam or essential oils, all inspired by ancient Turkish cleansing and relaxation rituals. 

  • The Editory Boulevard Aliados Porto (Porto, Portugal) - Lifestyle Collection: Set in the heart of historic Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Editory Boulevard Aliados Porto is well situated to explore the city’s wide array of sights, landmarks, monuments, shops, and dining options. With a bold yet playful interior design incorporating local artists and featuring colorful artwork that ranges from avant-garde sculptures to engaging murals, the 68 rooms and suites span seven accommodation types perfect for every type of traveler. Additional highlights include a chic outdoor heated pool, modern innovative dishes at Ilícito Restaurant, and a circus-themed bar serving classic cocktails. 

 “We are delighted to welcome these 13 new member properties to our global portfolio of luxury independent hotels,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “Presenting a multitude of options for travelers seeking the finest, most authentic independent hotel experiences, these exciting new additions mark continued growth and development of the brand’s global footprint in key markets – including five new members from Catalonia Hotels & Resorts, increasing our already-extensive offering in Spain to more than 30 distinctive properties.” 

Other member properties to have joined Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ global portfolio from October 1 through December 31, 2023, include: 

Each of these new member hotels participate in I Prefer Hotel Rewards, the brand’s points-based loyalty program with more than 4.5 million travelers enrolled globally. Complimentary to join, members of I Prefer earn points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, Titanium status, and other value-rich benefits from eligible stays at more than 650 participating hotels and resorts worldwide. Travelers seeking memorable independent hotel experiences are invited to sign up at

For stays at any of the spotlighted new member hotels, travelers are invited to book via the Preferred brand website. Travel advisors and agents can book client stays via GDS using the “PH” and “PV” chain codes. For hotel owners and operators exploring options to stay or become independent, visit      


About Preferred Hotels & Resorts 

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 600 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 80 countries. Through its curated 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 I Prefer™ Hotel Rewards program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit

About I Prefer Hotel Rewards 

Launched in August 2013, the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program from Preferred Travel Group – the parent company that operates hotel brands Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Beyond Green, Historic Hotels of America, and Historic Hotels Worldwide – extends points, status, and other complimentary benefits to members upon eligible stays at more than 650 participating hotels and resorts worldwide. In addition to earning points for eligible room nights, members receive additional benefits based on their tier status. The I Prefer program also offers a free mobile app, available on Apple and Android devices, which allows members to search and book hotel stays, and easily redeem Reward Certificates. With more than 4.5 million travelers currently enrolled in membership, I Prefer is complimentary to join. To learn more and to enroll in the program, please visit