CHICAGO, 2016-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, , the world’s largest independent hotel brand, welcomed 34 properties across 15 countries to its brand portfolio in the first fourth months of the year, giving travelers even more options for experiencing #ThePreferredLife in 2016. As newly branded members, all 34 hotels now extend additional benefits to their guests through the iPrefer™ guest loyalty program, which offers valuable benefits such as points redeemable for free nights, elite status, and complimentary Internet upon every eligible stay. Highlights of the new additions include:
Romantic Retreats in Nature…
Mukul BEACH, GOLF & SPA – Rivas, Nicaragua
Nestled on fringes of the jungle and overlooking the Emerald Coast, Mukul is the ultimate tropical retreat for sophisticated travelers, presenting 37 guest suites, including a collection of authentic Bohio tree-top bungalows eequipped with private plunge pools. A visit to this exclusive, beach-front property is not complete without a stop at Spa Mukul, where guests receive a private spa suite to call home for the day in between customized treatments that harness the ancient therapies of the land. All experiences at the resort – from the spa to surfing and other shoreline adventures – are all strongly connected to nature and built around respect to the local community.
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao – Bilbao, Spain
The stylish, Javier Mariscal-designed Grand Hotel Domine is the ideal Spanish retreat for creatives. Located in the center of Bilbao’s art district, guests are within walking distance to the famed Guggenheim Museum and The Museum of Fine Arts. The inspirational setting continues inside the hotel’s 145 spacious guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows framing a natural masterpiece – the green mountainsides of Northern Spain. Guests can enjoy views overlooking the mountains and The Guggenheim Museum from the hotel’s rooftop terrace each morning, where an extensive buffet breakfast is served.
Lough Erne Resort – Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Situated along the serene waters of Lough Erne just two hours outside Dublin, Lough Erne Resort is a retreat destination known for its proximity to nature trails and stunning vistas, offering hikes ranging from scenic forest walks, historic castles, to the UNESCO Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. In respect to its natural surroundings, each of the resort’s 120 guestrooms offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including the beautifully manicured Faldo Championship golf course. For a unique perspective, guests can take in the Northern Ireland landscape from a helicopter tour, or explore the 365 islands of Upper and Lower Lough Erne by Water Taxi.
Come for Business, Stay for Pleasure…
AKA Wall Street– New York, New York, United States
For travelers in need of more than a bed and well-stocked mini bar, AKA Wall Street is a sophisticated full-service residence located in the vibrant hub of New York City’s Financial District offering daily, weekly, and monthly stays. Business travelers and long-haul vacationers alike have options ranging from studio accommodations to two-bedroom suites and penthouses – all fully-equipped with sleek kitchens and Bulgari bath amenities. After a busy day in the concrete jungle, residents can relax at a.terrace, an indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge with private cinemas offerings spectacular city views.
Fortune Select Excalibur – Gurgaon, India
Seven new Fortune Hotels joined Preferred Hotels & Resorts at the start of 2016, including the 135-room Fortune Select Excalibur, located in the heart of India’s financial and industrial hub. Guests in search of an elevated experience during their time in Gurgaon can book a Fortune Club Room, which is tastefully designed and offers to Fortune Club Lounge for impromptu meetings. Ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, this hotel also offers a variety of dining options including a 24-hour coffee shop, authentic North Indian cuisine, pan-Asian, cocktail lounge, and one of the best patisseries in town.
Additional properties Preferred Hotels & Resorts welcomed to its brand portfolio in 2016 include:
West Bay Club (Turks and Caicos Islands); The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort (Destin, Florida); The Raithwaite Estate (Whitby, United Kingdom); Wanda Reign on the Bund (Shanghai, China); Fortune Select Excalibur (Gurgaon, India); The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel New Delhi (Delhi, India); Fortune Park Ahmedabad (Ahmedabad, India); Fortune Select Exotica ( Navi Mumbai, India); Fortune Select Global (Gurgaon, India); The Dewberry Charleston (Charleston, South Carolina); Fortune Select Trinity (Bangalore, India); Fortune Select (Grand, Chennai – Chennai, India); The Avenue, a Murwab Hotel (Doha, Qatar); Ohla Eixample (Barcelona, Spain); Simaisma, A Murwab Resort (Al Khor, Qatar); NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace (Amsterdam, Netherlands); Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao (Bilbao, Spain); NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento (Rome, Italy); NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen (Amsterdam, Netherlands); Hotel Condes de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain); Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa (Anguilla); Treasure Island Beach Resort (Treasure Island, Florida); The Whitehall (Houston, Texas); The Carlton Tel Aviv (Israel); Palazzo Versace Dubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates); The Pelham Hotel (London, England); The Gore Hotel (London, England); Only You Hotel Atocha (Madrid, Spain); Fortune Inn Grazia (Noida, India); and Thandeka Game Lodge & Spa (Limpopo, South Africa).
To explore all Preferred Hotels & Resorts properties, please visit www.PreferredHotels.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.
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