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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New hotels joining the Preferred Hotel Group collection

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the ultimate collection of exceptional hotels and resorts in the most desirable locations around the world. The brand's legendary commitment to quality ensures an unparalleled guest experience, from the very best amenities to anticipatory service and elegant sophistication.

Camino Real Club & Suites
Mexico City, Mexico

Camino Real Club & Suites reflects the electric energy and deep heritage of Mexico City. Just steps from the Paseo de la Reforma, the hotel showcases a unique hotel-museum style that combines modern architecture with elements of pre-Hispanic pyramids. The 712 guestrooms and suites rejuvenate guests with luxurious beds and spacious baths with premium amenities. Three restaurants, three cafés, and a lounge serve Spanish, Italian, and international cuisine, plus surprise touches like an oyster bar. Guests can relax at the pool, hit the gym, or explore the wealth of nearby attractions.

Camino Real Club Santa Fe México
Mexico City, Mexico

Camino Real Club Santa Fe México offers five-star luxury in the heart of Ciudad Santa Fe, the most important business district in Mexico City. Its distinguished design stands out for harmoniously blending metal, crystal, and marble, perfectly balanced by verdant landscaping. The 300 guestrooms and suites feature amenities expected by discerning travelers. Dining options include Italian bistro fare, sushi bar, oyster bar, café, and more. Guests can escape to the spa, complete with a whirlpool and steam room, and gym.

Unique by design, from palaces to tent-camps, the Preferred Boutique collection of hotels and resorts celebrates distinctive travel experiences that showcase style, service, and personality on an intimate scale.

Jaisalmer, India

A 19th-century fort with modern luxuries, Suryagarh offers 62 magnificent palace rooms and suites fit for royalty. Located between the Fort and Sam Sand Dunes, guests have an incredible amount of experiences awaiting them. Options include sinking into the plush leather chairs in the billiards room, swimming in the indoor heated pool, or working out at the fitness center. For a truly unique experience, guests can schedule a "Dune Bashing" excursion, camel safari, and themed dinner, or learn talwarbaazi – the ancient art of Indian sword fighting.

Divan Çukurhan
Ankara, Turkey

Housed in a 16th-century Anatolian caravanserai, Divan Çukurhan combines historic charm with contemporary luxury and personalized service. Completely restored to preserve the original building, the hotel offers 19 expansive guestrooms where historic elements like weathered stone, etched wood, and brick masonry combine with modern amenities like rain showers and wireless Internet access. Conveniently located in the heart of Ankara, guests enjoy easy access to the Ankara Citadel and the world-famous Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, as well as the government ministries and embassies of the Ulus district.

Villa Didon
Carthage, Tunisia

Ancient and modern times converge at Villa Didon. Poised above the shimmering Mediterranean Sea on the hillside of Sidi Bou Said, the hotel features stunning design surrounded by ruins stretching back to the rise of the Roman empire. The 10 guestrooms and suites are studies in transparency, light, and movement, highlighted by the splendid panorama of the immense blue of the sea. An open kitchen at restaurant and lounge Le Rest'ô Carthage lets guests feel like they're a part of preparing the multicultural dishes, while the traditional Hammam spa draws on techniques of the ancient Carthaginians.

Ranging from historic urban hotels to enticing beach resorts, Summit Hotels & Resorts articulates a genuine sense of place and a memorable sense of style, culture, and graciousness.

The River Rock Casino Resort
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Full of excitement, luxury, and entertainment, The River Rock Casino Resort features a distinctly West Coast style, just minutes from the waterfront and downtown Vancouver. Upon entering, the four-story lobby of ponds, cascading waterfalls, and a variety of natural elements transports guests to another world. The feeling carries on into the dazzling casino and 202 sumptuous suites, each outfitted for the ultimate in privacy and relaxation. More world-class entertainment awaits at the state-of-the-art 950-seat show theater, three dining venues, and Absolute Spa.

Emporio Mazatlan
Mazatlan, Mexico

With a prime location in the Golden Zone and just 10 minutes from downtown, Emporio Mazatlan sets the stage for a spectacular stay. Contemporary Mexican architecture frames incomparable views of the Pacific Ocean, such as from the private balconies in all 134 guestrooms and suites. Expert chefs ply Mexico's rich culinary heritage at Condimento Restaurant, which also serves international favorites. Two heated swimming pools and an ocean-facing Jacuzzi have direct access to the pool bar. Emporio Gym, open 24 hours, features an extensive selection of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment.

Emporio Zacatecas
Zacatecas, Mexico

History and culture meet five-star accommodations at Emporio Zacatecas, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Guests are enveloped in rich Baroque architecture as they step into the lobby, which features carved quarry stone enhanced by warm lighting. The ambiance continues into 113 spacious guestrooms and suites where traditional décor meets updated amenities like high-speed Internet access. Condimento Restaurant and Los Canteros Bar offer exquisite Mexican and international specialties. Guests enjoy access to a 24-hour business center and fully equipped gym, plus close proximity to several museums, galleries, and more.

Palm Beach Palace, Djerba
Djerba, Tunisia

Located on the sun-drenched island of Djerba in southeast Tunisia, Palm Beach Palace, Djerba captivates guests with its Arab-Andalusian architecture. Surrounding private beach and palm trees that frame storybook sunsets, the hotel's 255 guestrooms, including 24 bungalows and seven suites, feature private balconies or terraces, wireless Internet access, and satellite television. Nine restaurants and bars serve a variety of international cuisines and fresh seafood from the island fishermen. The luxurious spa and wellness center utilizes Decleor skincare products in its comprehensive range of all-natural treatments and massages.

Palm Beach Palace, Tozeur
Tozeur, Tunisia

Designed in classical Tunisian style and surrounded by thousands of palm trees, Palm Beach Palace, Tozeur wraps guests in relaxation. The 128 guestrooms and suites feature wireless Internet access, satellite television, and private balconies overlooking a mini-oasis of palm groves and waterfalls. El Djerid restaurant specializes in Tunisian and Mediterranean cuisine. Adorned with Moorish décor, the spa is a haven of refreshment and relaxation hidden in the heart of the desert. Guests can also unwind at the indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, Jacuzzi, and game room.

Divan Ankara
Ankara, Turkey

Divan Ankara fuses functionality with boutique sensibility. Located in the Kavaklidere district, the hotel is within walking distance of ministries, embassies, and corporate headquarters, as well as shopping, nightlife, and many historic and cultural attractions. All 83 guestrooms, including five suites, feature Internet access, LCD televisions, and rain showers. Experienced chefs uphold Divan Ankara's 50-year tradition of culinary excellence at two dining venues, creating menus of Turkish and international favorites along with innovative exclusives. The Health Club & Wellness Center is equipped with a full-service gym, Turkish bath, and sauna.

Divan Antalya
Antalya, Turkey

Poised above a seaside bluff, Divan Antalya's 204 guestrooms and suites capture panoramic views of the Mediterranean, Gulf of Antalya, and the Toros Mountains. Two restaurants serve Turkish and international cuisine, while two bars offer the perfect setting for relaxing with a drink. The Wellness & Fitness Center features a Turkish bath, sauna, steam bath, and massage treatments, plus a variety of athletic and recreational activities. Along with five meeting rooms, Divan Antalya is home to the Divan Antalya Convention Centre, Antalya's premier address for conventions, conferences, and corporate meetings.

Makena Beach & Golf Resort
Maui, Hawaii, USA
Member of Preferred Golf
Makena Beach & Golf Resort's beachfront location at the foot of Mount Haleakala affords views of the Pacific to all 305 guestrooms and suites. Room amenities also include Serta Presidential Plush beds and louvered doors that guide ocean breezes into the room. Several restaurants and cafés showcase Hawaii's fresh seafood, fruits, and coffee. The white sand beach is ideal for relaxing or adventuring. The Makena Kai Day Spa specializes in Hawaiian healing arts. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., The Makena Golf Course winds through the foothills of Maui's dormant volcano.

A worldwide collection of hotels with character and distinction, Sterling Hotels offers convenient access to popular business and leisure destinations at the right price.

Divan Çorlu
Corlu, Turkey

Divan Çorlu offers business and leisure travelers a refined and relaxing experience. The 120 guestrooms were designed with long-term stays in mind, giving guests LCD televisions, high-speed Internet access, and plenty of room to stretch out. The Divan Pub serves an outstanding menu of Turkish and international favorites, plus innovative Divan exclusives, in a casually elegant setting. The on-site Wellness & Fitness Center features the latest cardiovascular and multi-training equipment, a steam room, and sauna. Business guests enjoy two ballrooms and two boardrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

For travelers who love to golf, and golfers who love to travel, Preferred Golf affords priority access and complimentary golf at more than 100 of the world's most sought-after golf resorts.

La Quinta Resort & Club
La Quinta, California, USA

La Quinta Resort & Club is a legendary destination that has reigned over the Palm Springs area since 1926. Framed by the Santa Rosa Mountains, the resort hosts five award-winning golf courses, including PGA West, designed by legends Palmer, Nicklaus, and Dye. Guests enjoy accommodations in 796 Spanish-style casitas, suites, and villas. Multiple dining options include signature restaurant Morgan's in the desert, which showcases contemporary American cuisine from farm-to-table pioneer Chef Jimmy Schmidt. The resort also offers Spa La Quinta®, a tennis club, 41 pools, and USPTA-led clinics and instruction.

Historic Hotels of America represents hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity and architecture. To be selected, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, or recognized as having historical significance.

The Omni Severin
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

The Hotel Severin opened in 1913 and thrived from the 300 passenger trains that stopped across the street at historic Union Station. Built by Henry Severin, Jr. with help from the founders of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the hotel represented the height of luxury. A recent restoration added 200 guestrooms while preserving much of the original hotel, including the Austrian crystal chandelier, marble staircase, and ornate railings of the main lobby. Today, The Omni Severin offers 424 guestrooms and suites in the downtown Wholesale District.

The Omni Royal Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Since the 1830s, the famous corner of St. Louis and Royal – now the site of The Omni Royal Orleans – has witnessed all that was and is New Orleans. Designed by famed architect Arthur David and constructed to the exacting specifications of the Vieux Carre Commission, the corner builing opened as a 346-room hotel in 1960 and featured arches, Spanish wrought iron railings, and a mansard roof in the style of the French Quarter. Signature restaurant Rib Room continues to dazzle patrons after 50 years.

The Omni Parker House
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Harvey Parker came to Boston with a dollar in his pocket in 1825. In 1855, he opened The Parker House, now the longest continuously operating hotel in the U.S. and offering 551 guestrooms and suites. The hotel has hosted every president since Ulysses S. Grant, and was also home to The Saturday Club, which included some of the brightest figures from America's Golden Age of Literature. Historic Parker's Restaurant is known for inventing the Boston Cream Pie and for its famous Parker House Rolls.

Radisson Martinique on Broadway
New York City, New York, USA

Radisson Martinique on Broadway continues to reflect the rich history of Midtown Manhattan. Designed by legendary architect Henry Hardenbergh, The Hotel Martinique has accumulated stories as varied and intriguing as its Beaux Arts detailing, like how a sponsored luncheon in 1916 led to the founding of the PGA. Many of the hotel's original design elements remain today, including the mosaic-tile floor and 18-story spiral staircase in the lobby. The hotel's 533 guestrooms and suites have undergone extensive renovation, restoring the historic architecture while adding modern conveniences like high-speed Internet access.

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