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Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar Join Preferred Hotels & Resorts

February 12, 2019

Brand Welcomes Iconic California Properties to its Prestigious Legend Collection  

Newport Beach, California – February 12, 2019: Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing, and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, is proud to announce that two of the most celebrated hotels along the United States’ Pacific Coast – Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar – have joined its brand portfolio as the newest experiences within its esteemed Legend Collection. The addition of these two world-renowned properties enhances the global scope of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection, which represents more than 90 of the world’s finest and most iconic names in independent hospitality.  

“Destinations in their own right, Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar are ideal partners to welcome at the onset of 2019 as we continue to thoughtfully expand our brand footprint in key destinations where our travelers crave more options for singular luxury experiences that are truly representative of the local surroundings,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “We are thrilled to welcome these hotels to Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ global family and look forward to a strong partnership fueled by a collective belief in authentic, independent travel.” 

“We are delighted to join Preferred Hotels & Resorts and to align Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar with the brand’s prestigious Legend collection. Through this strategic partnership, our guests and travel partners will benefit from Preferred’s global suite of enhanced offerings including the latest technology and a global network of travel sales experts,” said Klaus Mennekes, Vice President and Managing Director of Edward Thomas Collection, parent company of Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar. 

Shutters on the beach

Shutters on the Beach is a beach-chic destination that draws in-the-know locals and discerning jetsetters alike for its breezy, inviting, and cozy vibe, anticipatory service, and world-class amenities. All of the hotel’s 198 guestrooms, including 12 suites, feature outdoor balconies, while public spaces are adorned with original works by Modern art greats such as David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Motherwell. Stellar dining options include 1 Pico, where the menu highlights California fresh cuisine; The Living Room, a see-and-be-seen gathering place serving light bites; and Coast Beach Café and Bar, a laid-back, indoor/outdoor, all-day hotspot. 

hotel casa del mar

Reigning as the favored beachside playground for Hollywood A-listers for more than 90 years for its commitment to providing extraordinary service and privacy, Hotel Casa del Mar is ideally situated at one of the most well-appointed addresses in California on the world-renowned Santa Monica Beach, next door to Shutters on the Beach and adjacent to historic sites such as the Santa Monica Pier and the cliff-top Palisades Park. The hotel features 129 guestrooms, including 16 suites, all with views of the Pacific Ocean coastline; a private, guest-only fifth-floor Palm Terrace Pool; an eco-minded Sea Wellness Spa; and a variety of dining options that highlight Southern California’s seasonal, farmers’ market-driven fare including signature restaurant Catch and the airy lobby-level Terrazza Lounge. 

All guests of Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar are now eligible to enroll in I Prefer Hotel Rewards, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to members upon every stay at more than 650 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide. Both hotels are also now bookable via PreferredHotels.com and on Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ “PH” and “PV” GDS chain codes.  

In addition to Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar, new hotels and resorts that have joined the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection in the past 12 months include Encore Boston Harbor (Massachusetts, USA); The Sanchaya (Indonesia); The Inn at Perry Cabin (Maryland, USA); Grand Velas Riviera Maya (Mexico); JA Manafuru (Maldives); Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Mexico); Grand Velas Los Cabos (Mexico); and The Fullerton Hotel Sydney (Australia). Other destinations represented within the collection include notable names such as Montage Los Cabos (Mexico); The Beaumont (London); The Mark (New York); Post Ranch Inn (Big Sur, California); The Leela Palace New Delhi (India); The Upper House (Hong Kong); Grand Hotel Tremezzo (Lake Como, Italy); Finca Cortesin (Malaga, Spain); The K Club (Kildare, Ireland); The Siam (Bangkok, Thailand); Hotel Unique (São Paulo, Brazil); and Palazzo Versace Dubai. 

For more information on Preferred Hotels & Resorts, its member hotels, programs, products, and services, visit www.PreferredHotels.com.  

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About Edward Thomas Collection 

The Edward Thomas Collection of Hotels was founded in 1982 by third-generation hotel and real estate investors Edward and Thomas Slatkin, whose family previously owned the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel. In 1994, Beverly Hills-based ETC opened exclusive Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica. In 1999, after a $50+ million renovation, ETC opened a hotel with a history as Santa Monica’s “Grande Dame,” Hotel Casa Del Mar. Both members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the adjacent, sister and luxury properties are the only hotels in the Los Angeles area located right on the sand.  ETC’s management team includes Partners and Co-Founders Edward and Thomas Slatkin and President/Chief Operating Officer Timothy S. Dubois. For more information visit www.EdwardThomasCo.com

About Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 750 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 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.

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Caroline Klein
Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Relations
Tel: +1 949 999 9416
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