Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of 16 new member hotels to its 750-poperty strong global portfolio between 1st July -30 September 2019.
From a country retreat featuring Michelin-starred cuisine in the north of England to a soon-to-open Floridian resort on Choctawhatchee Bay, each of these distinctive new member properties will spark wanderlust among travellers seeking new and authentic one-of-a-kind experiences around the globe.
Highlights of the new additions include:
President Hotel (Cape Town, South Africa)
Offering more than two decades of authentic hospitality and 250 years of heritage, the President Hotel has become a Cape Town institution following its reopening in 1998 by President Nelson Mandela, and, with 349 luxury guestrooms and apartments, it is now Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ largest hotel in Africa.
Northcote (Lancashire, UK)
Surrounded by picturesque countryside and villages, Northcote is a quintessential English country retreat home to 26 chic guest rooms, each with views across Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. The resort is famed for its Michelin-starred restaurant that is headed up by Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen.
Great Southern Killarney (Killarney, Ireland)
Known as Killarney’s grand dame hotel, Great Southern Killarney is housed in a historic 19th century building surrounded by six acres of manicured gardens in the heart of one of Ireland’s most beautiful towns. Over the years, the hotel has been a regular haunt for celebrity guests such as Princess Grace of Monaco, Charlie Chaplin, and Jackie Kennedy – fitting as its 175 elegant guestrooms and residences are fit for royalty with traditional Victorian features including marble sinks, freestanding baths, and four-poster beds.
The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai (Shanghai, China)
Blending traditional Shanghai charm with modern luxury, The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai is an art deco gem in the heart of the city, close to major cultural sites including Nanjing shopping street, People’s Park, Raffles City shopping centre, and the Shanghai Museum.
Hotel Effie Sandestin (Florida, United States)
Inside the gates of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Florida’s coveted Emerald Coast, the new luxury Hotel Effie Sandestin will open its doors in June 2020. Seamlessly integrating coastal charm with Southern hospitality, the hotel will boast 250 well-appointed guestrooms and 19 spacious suites with bay and golf course views.
ESTUDIO Playa Mujeres (Cancun, Mexico)
Set off the coast of the Caribbean Sea in Cancun, the newly opened ESTUDIO Playa Mujeres is an all-inclusive luxury haven with locally inspired architecture and interiors. Home to 164 contemporary suites, all with local Mexican art on display and views across the ocean, guests can take advantage of the resort’s five restaurants, stunning three-story spa and wellness centre, and an 18-hole golf course.
The Last Word Kitara (Klaserie Nature Reserve, South Africa)
Opening its doors on 1 November 2019, The Last Word Kitara is a secluded, intimate retreat in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve set in the naturally beautiful Kruger National Park, brimming with wildlife. The lodge has been extensively refurbished to create six camp-style luxury suites built in stone with savannah views across the river – a popular spot for elephants and other residents to drink and bathe.
Other member hotels to join Preferred Hotels & Resorts from 1st July – 30 September 2019 include:
· Hotel Samzeo (Omalo, Georgia)
· Park Central Hotel New York (New York City, United States)
· H10 Palazzo Canova (Venice, Italy)
· Marival Distinct Luxury Residences (Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico)
· Marival Armony Luxury Resort & Suites (Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico)
· Ultima Megève (Megève, France)
· Ultima Genève (Geneva, Switzerland)
· Ultima Crans-Montana (Crans-Montana, Switzerland)
· Las Terrazas de Abama (Tenerife, Spain)