11 new members join Preferred Hotels & Resorts

WHY IT RATES: The eleven new members of Preferred offer the best in luxury around the world, including the exclusive and sustainable La Casa de la Playa in Mexico. – Lacey Pfalz, Associate Editor, TravelPulse


Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing over 650 hotels, resorts and residences in 80 countries, is delighted to announce that 11 new member properties have joined its global portfolio between January 1 and March 31, 2022. From a waterfront gem in the heart of Boston to an eco-conscious retreat in northern Italy, these diverse new additions offer travelers a wealth of authentic experiences and the chance to soak up breathtaking scenery. breath and reconnect with local cultures. Highlights include:

Located on the shores of Mexico’s Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, this adults-only all-inclusive resort features an exterior that mixes stones reminiscent of ancient Mayan temples and pyramids. The resort is made up of 63 elegant suites, all embellished with local arts and crafts and featuring beachfront terraces with hammocks, lounge chairs, a private plunge pool and whirlpool tubs carved into the rock. volcanic rock. Additional highlights include four restaurants where dishes reflect local and broader Latin American cuisine, a holistic spa, and an elevated infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea.


Exterior of La Casa de la Playa, with a beautiful beach and a stunning infinity pool overlooking the ocean. (photo via La Casa de la Playa)

Surrounded by 27 acres of lush natural parkland with rolling hills, olive groves and woodlands, this eco-friendly hideaway offers 96 suites furnished with Italian marbles and local precious metals. At the heart of the resort is an award-winning Lefay SPA, an exclusive temple of well-being with panoramic lake views. Facilities include an infinity pool, saunas and steam rooms, an indoor-outdoor pool, a variety of relaxation areas, including a special adults-only SPA, and 21 treatment rooms with a range of wellness experiences. being a blend of classical Chinese medicine with Western science. Guests can also experience the Lefay Vital Gourmet concept at the resort’s two restaurants, offering Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with a contemporary twist on Italian classics.

Set in 12 acres of landscaped gardens with breathtaking views of the Himalayas, this authentic Nepalese-style five-star hotel with striking architecture features 285 contemporary guest rooms, the city’s largest casino, an outdoor swimming pool, meeting spaces, a spa and a wide range of fine dining options including authentic Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and European. A wide range of cultural and adventure activities are offered to guests, including cultural excursions in the city and hikes in the surrounding mountains and traditional villages.

Perched atop the Battery Wharf pier in one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods, this beautifully designed 150-room hotel offers stunning harbor views. Paying homage to its historic surroundings, the hotel features a maritime museum, an exclusive private dock and Battery Wharf Grille, a waterfront restaurant offering an authentic taste of New England cuisine at based on land and sea ingredients of local origin. Other highlights include a variety of meeting and event spaces, plus an Exhale Spa and Fitness Center with a 24-hour gym and a wide range of treatments and experiences well-being such as yoga by the water.

Other member properties that joined Preferred Hotels & Resorts from January 1 to March 31, 2022 include:

– Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (Lima, Peru)

– Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti (Pinzolo, Italy)

– Hotel Xcaret Arte (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

– Casa Bonita HOTEL & LUXURY RESIDENCE (Oaxaca, Mexico)

– Marina di Scarlino Resort (Scarlino, Italy)

– TOA Hotel & Spa (Zanzibar, Tanzania)

– The Leela Palace Jaipur (Jaipur, India)

Each of these new member hotels participates in I Prefer Hotel Rewards, the brand’s points-based loyalty program with more than four million travelers currently registered worldwide. Free to join, I Prefer members earn points redeemable for cash reward certificates, Elite status and other value-added benefits during qualifying stays at over 650 participating hotels and resorts worldwide. Travelers looking for memorable independent hotel experiences are encouraged to enroll at www.IPrefer.com/enroll.

For stays at any of the featured new member hotels, travelers are encouraged to book through the Preferred brand website. Advisors and travel agents can book customer stays through GDS using the string codes “PH” and “PV”. For hotel owners and operators exploring options to remain or become independent, visit www.PreferredHotels.com/Freedom.


THE SOURCE: Preferred Hotels & Resorts press release.

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