Pictured: Villa Copenhagen
Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of 19 new member hotels, which includes more than seven new openings, to its global portfolio between April 1st and June 30th, 2019.
From oceanfront luxury on the Hawaiian shores to the brand’s first-ever hotel in Cambodia, each of these distinctive new member properties offer tailored and personalised travel experiences in extraordinary destinations around the globe.
Highlights of the new additions include:
Villa Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark) An architectural landmark turned luxury hotel, Villa Copenhagen will open its doors in spring 2020, offering 390 guestrooms and suites. Set in the century-old Central Post and Telegraph Head Office, Villa Copenhagen holds a prime location next to the famed Tivoli Gardens and the Meatpacking District, offering conscious, approachable luxury complemented with the highest levels of quality and service.
Nobu Hotel Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) Nestled in the city’s charming Eixample neighbourhood, Nobu Hotel Barcelona is set to launch this September. Home to 259 sleek guestrooms and suites, including the ultra-luxurious 1,600 square foot Nobu Suite, the hotel effortlessly combines modern luxury and Japanese traditions while reflecting the core values that have become synonymous with Nobu Hotels.
L’oscar Hotel London (London, United Kingdom) A namesake tribute to Oscar Wilde and the glamour of the Oscar ceremonies, L’oscar is one of London’s newest boutique hotels, with theatrical interiors by famed designer Jacques Garcia. Built in 1903, the historic building was renovated and remodelled from its original usage as a Baptist church to indulge guests with opulent guestrooms and contemporary comforts.
Schlosshotel Berlin by Patrick Hellmann (Berlin, Germany) An opulent mansion set in one of West Berlin’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, Schlosshotel Berlin by Patrick Hellmann is tucked away on a leafy street in close proximity to the city centre and surrounded by woodland. Decadent interiors complement the historic grand façade with each of the 53 unique contemporary guestrooms individually styled by Hellmann to reflect his favourite destinations including London and Marbella.
Encore Boston Harbor (Everett, Massachusetts) Situated on 33 acres along the banks of the Mystic River, Encore Boston Harbor officially opened its doors to guests in June 2019. Totalling $2.6 billion in new development, the luxury resort marks the country’s most expensive development of its kind this year. Featuring 671 well-appointed guestrooms and suites that are among the largest standard hotel rooms in New England, a 26,000-square foot spa, salon, and fitness centre, a 210,000-sq.-ft. casino, and 15 dining and lounge venues, the luxurious gaming resort offers an indulgent escape in one of America’s most historic cities.
Halepuna Waikiki By Halekulani (Honolulu, Hawaii) Set steps away from the white sands of Waikiki Beach, Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani is slated to provide a new, one-of-a-kind refined tropical experience in the heart of Honolulu. As the former Waikiki Parc Hotel, the property closed in October 2018 to complete a $60 million renovation and will re-open to guests for stays beginning October 25, 2019. The revamped haven will feature 288 rooms, light and airy interiors, teak finishes, vaulted ceilings, expansive windows, and works of art supported by the Honolulu Museum of Art.
FCC Angkor, Siem Reap (Siem Reap, Cambodia) Newly modernised after a multi-million dollar renovation, FCC Angkor, Siem Reap now boasts expanded facilities with a new wing and refurbished guestrooms and suites.
The Thousand Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan) Named in honour of Kyoto’s moniker as “The Millennial City,” The Thousand Kyoto opened its doors in January 2019, presenting a seamless blend of the city’s historical wisdom with Zen-inspired minimalist and natural designs for a soothing respite within the bustling city centre. The hotel houses 222 stylishly appointed guestrooms, two open-kitchen restaurants offering locally sourced cuisine with globally inspired flavours, and a café and bar that incorporates a contemporary interpretation of ancient Kyoto-born tea ceremonies.
Other member hotels to join Preferred Hotels & Resorts from April 1 through June 30, 2019 include: Amrit Ocean Resort & Spa (Riviera Beach, Florida, United States), Chengdu Courtyard Hotel (Chengdu, China), The Eliot Hotel (Boston, Massachusetts, United States), Excelsior Palace Palermo (Palermo, Sicily, Italy) Hotel Iberostar Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal), Greystone Miami Beach (Miami Beach, Florida, United States), Iberostar Grand Perast (Perast, Montenegro), Royal Hideaway Corales Beach (Tenerife, Spain), Royal Hideaway Corales Suites (Tenerife, Spain), The Laszlo (Parker, Colorado, United States), The Lesante Luxury Hotel & SPA (Zakynthos, Greece).