Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes Six New Member Properties

Preferred Hotels & Resorts revealed that it added six new member properties to its global portfolio between October 1 and December 31, 2022. Through its five global collections–Legend, L.V.X., Lifestyle, Connect and Preferred Residences–the group connects travelers to luxury hospitality experiences that meet their life and style preferences. Highlights include:

Borgobrufa SPA Resort (L.V.X. Collection) – The secluded wellness retreat in Italy’s Umbria, the property has 49 rooms and suites, some with private jacuzzis and Finnish saunas. At the heart of the resort is the spa, comprising more than 32,000 square feet with heated indoor and outdoor pools, offering an array of treatments, including traditional heat baths alongside salt and snow rooms. Other highlights include two restaurants, a wine cellar and outdoor activities such as horseback riding, e-bike tours, tennis and hiking.

Castlemartyr Resort (L.V.X. Collection and Preferred Residences) – Set on 220 acres in southern Ireland’s ancient Mitchell’s Woodlands, this luxury estate shares historical ties with Sir Walter Raleigh, the Boyle Family, Earls of Shannon and Oliver Cromwell. It comprises a 17th-century manor offering 106 guestrooms and suites, and 36 luxury self-catering lodges in Cork’s picturesque countryside near the Celtic Sea. Guests are treated to multiple culinary options, including the new Terre Restaurant, and Canopy Restaurant. Additional highlights include the Ron Kirby-designed Castlemartyr Golf Course, a spa, and swimming pool overlooking manicured gardens.

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh (L.V.X. Collection) – Comprising five distinct buildings, including the 19th-century India Buildings on Victoria Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, and just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle, Virgin Hotels Edinburgh marks the first phase of Virgin Hotels’ U.K. debut. The pet-friendly hotel offers 222 guestrooms and suites with Virgin Hotels’ signature chamber design, alongside several dining outlets and event spaces, including the brand’s flagship restaurant and bar, The Commons Club, the Funny Library Coffee Shop, all-day dining and entertainment at Eve, and Greyfriar’s Hall, a 19th-century church restored and repurposed for special events.

Galeria Plaza Monterrey (Lifestyle Collection) – Galeria Plaza Monterrey is the fifth addition to the Hoteles Galeria Plaza brand and the newest skyline addition to the state of Nuevo León’s business capital. With panoramic views of the emblematic Cerro de la Silla mountain, a national monument, the hotel blends avant-garde, minimalist design with comfort and technology across 196 deluxe rooms, six lofts and two master suites. Slated to open March 2023, additional highlights include a pool and lounge, terrace with fire pit, spa, fitness center and two restaurants.

sly Berlin (Lifestyle Collection) – Located in Berlin’s Friedrichshain neighborhood, the new hotel takes on the latest architectural trend of blending indoor and outdoor spaces with four buildings, including a 2,368-square-foot greenhouse, connected via open-air walkways and courtyards. There are 150 guestrooms and suites, some offering spacious balconies or terraces, and the hotel’s interiors fuse nature and the city’s urban culture with solid oak wood, Italian serpentine stone, stainless steel and Brutalist concrete. Set to open in summer 2023, other highlights include a large rooftop sauna, a health club and a restaurant with an open kitchen and grill.

The Elser Hotel & Residences (Lifestyle Collection) – Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the new 49-story, 646-room luxury tower, designed by Sieger Suarez Architects, presents accommodations ranging from studios to three-bedroom suites. Named after Elser Pier, the sky-high hotel invites guests to enjoy views of Biscayne Bay, alongside a host of onsite amenities including pool with lounges, a 16-foot LED screen wall, a 19,000-square-foot sun deck and an event lawn.

All six of these new member hotels participate in I Prefer Hotel Rewards. Travel advisors can book via the GDS using the “PH” and “PV” chain codes.

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