NEW YORK, NEW YORK – October 19, 2023: Preferred Hotels and Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is pleased to announce the addition of 15 new member properties, including six brand-new openings, to its global portfolio between July 1 and September 30 this year. Ranging from a 14-room country estate in France’s renowned Cognac region to a lush, urban oasis set to debut in Singapore’s bustling Orchard Road district, each of these distinct properties will greet travelers with the inimitable welcome, thoughtful service, and memorable guest experiences that have come to represent independent luxury hospitality. Highlights include:
The Global Ambassador (Phoenix, Arizona) – Legend Collection: Overlooking Camelback Mountain, where Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley converge, The Global Ambassador is an internationally inspired hotel that merges impressive hospitality, culinary and wellness experiences within one perfectly and precisely curated destination. Set to open its doors in December 2023, this high-style, high-design new ‘grand dame’ features oak hardwood flooring, luxurious fabric wallcoverings, custom walnut millwork, handmade leather fixtures, and original artwork by Arizona-based artist Michael Carson throughout its 141 guestrooms. With an equal focus on functionality and beauty, the luxurious resort offers guests a variety of amenities, including five unique dining experiences and a luxurious wellness space designed to nurture, nourish, and renew.
Artyzen Singapore (Singapore) – L.V.X. Collection: Once the site of the sprawling tropical-garden mansion “Villa Marie”, Artyzen Singapore is set to debut in November 2023 in one of Southeast Asia’s most glamorous cities. Situated in the heart of the famed Orchard Road shopping district, the 142-room contemporary hotel is designed to nourish the senses in a lush vertical oasis. Guests can experience a refreshed take on Singaporean culture and flavors at Café Quenino and Quenino by Victor Liong. Or on the top floor, unwind at The Rooftop Garden, a lively social destination offering great views, signature cocktails and savory snacks, as well as an 82-foot cantilevered infinity pool. Highlights also include the hotel’s dedicated Wellness & Workout facilities – complete with gym, private treatment rooms, meditation zone and pavilions for yoga and other wellness-focused activities.
Le Logis (Cognac, France) – Legend Collection: Set in the French countryside, among the rolling vineyards of Cognac, this beautifully restored 16th-century storybook château, home to generations of nobility, presents an exclusive, 14-room private retreat available for all-inclusive buyouts. Steeped in the past with all the luxuries and conveniences of modern living, the elegant country estate masterfully blends its original stone and beam architecture with French antiques, art-deco, and midcentury elements. Experiences include a variety of indoor and outdoor gathering spaces to enjoy meals and other tailored activities, access to a heated saltwater pool, jacuzzi, pickleball court, fitness center, and world-class theater.
Hotel Manapany (St. Barthélemy) – L.V.X. Collection: Situated in the French Caribbean on the palm-fringed private beach of Anse des Cayes, this eco-friendly boutique hotel presents a tranquil luxury destination escape. Showcasing the natural beauty of the island, Hotel Manapany extends 43 elegant villas, rooms and suites nestled between a tropical forest and the turquoise sea. Caribbean culture is prevalent across the property with sustainability-focused elements, including French-inspired décor and locally-crafted furnishings. Other highlights include two dining experiences with several weekly barbecue events; The Manapany Spa, offering a collection of bio-aesthetic, organic treatments; two swimming pools, surf lessons, snorkeling, and complimentary yoga and Pilates classes on the beach.
Mayfair House Hotel & Garden (Miami, Florida) – Lifestyle Collection: Nestled at the center of Miami’s vibrant and free-spirited Coconut Grove neighborhood, just steps away from Biscayne Bay, the iconic Mayfair House Hotel & Garden reopened its doors in 2022 to present a seamless blend of lush, architectural grandeur with its sun-filled atrium, cascading foundations, verdant greenery and bold, thoughtful design following an extensive, two-year transformation. Embracing original architect Kenneth Treister’s signature work, the landmark hotel honors the best aspects of Mayfair’s golden age while delighting guests with 179 spacious guestrooms, each with a private terrace, alongside curated art from local and international artists. Additional highlights include intimate dining at Mayfair Grill, Fountain Bar, and the Caribbean-inspired rooftop calypso pool-bar, Sipsip.
Hotel Bellevue (Mali Lošinj, Croatia) – L.V.X. Collection: A sophisticated, five-star retreat situated on the picturesque island of Lošinj, steps from the healing waters of Čikat Bay and in the heart of the Adriatic Sea, Hotel Bellevue presents a luxurious haven of relaxation and regeneration – offering a range of natural healing elements such as pine forests, medicinal plants, and restorative sea air with its idyllic location on the stunning Croatian coast. Comprising 185 rooms and 21 suites, the hotel exudes a unique airiness and comfort with its large and lavishly decorated atrium, and spacious accommodations featuring the perfect blend of soft daylight and soothing neutrals, accented by occasional pops of color. Additional highlights include the award-winning Bellevue Spa Clinic, and multiple dining options, including Matsunoki, a Michelin Plate-awarded fusion restaurant serving traditional Japanese cuisine and local Mediterranean ingredients.
Other member properties to join Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ global portfolio from July 1 through September 30, 2023, include:
Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos (Los Cabos, Mexico) – Legend Collection
MOLLIE Aspen (Aspen, Colorado) – L.V.X. Collection
Hotel des Grands Voyageurs (Paris, France) – Lifestyle Collection
Aalia Jungle Retreat & Spa (Bandarjudh, India) – Lifestyle Collection
Fera Place Hotel (Salvador, Brazil) – L.V.X. Collection
Savoy Hotel & Spa (Salerno, Italy) – Lifestyle Collection
VOLGA (Mexico City, Mexico) – L.V.X. Collection
Artyzen New Bund 31 (Shanghai, China) – Lifestyle Collection
Last Word Madikwe Bush House (North-West, South Africa) – Lifestyle Collection
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, Elite 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 www.IPrefer.com/enroll.
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 www.PreferredHotels.com/Freedom.
About Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing a global portfolio of 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 PreferredHotels.com.
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 iprefer.com/enroll.
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