NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Preferred Hotels & Resorts has added 17 new members between July and September to its global portfolio of more than 700 distinctive hotels, resorts and residences.
Highlights of the new additions:
Aliz Hotel Times Square (New York)—Opening its doors this month as one of New York’s tallest hotels, the upscale property is positioned for business travelers and tourists alike—and their pet companions, too. The hotel has 287 guestrooms and suites, a two-story rooftop bar and lounge, all-day restaurant and 24-hour gym.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico)—Overlooking Banderas Bay, this all-inclusive luxury resort has 267 suites that range from 1,000-1,750 sq. ft. and include dining and living areas, Balinese teak furniture and terraces with ocean or mountain views. There are also wellness suites with spa and fitness offerings, five restaurants, an infinity pool with a swim-up bar and beach access.
Villa del Quar (Valpolicella, Italy)—Situated in the vineyards of the Veneto region, within easy reach of both Lake Garda and Verona, this national monument turned luxury hotel traces its origins back to the Roman Empire as a place where weary soldiers would stop to rest their horses and take a break from the road. Today, the hotel has 25 luxury rooms and suites with exposed wood beams, period furniture, Venetian floors and a 6,000-sq.-ft. master suite, the largest in Italy’s countryside with gated access, private gardens, butler service and a heliport. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, Valpolicella and Amarone tastings in the ancient Roman wine cellar, Salgari Bar and Arquade restaurant.
The Sanchaya (Bintan, Indonesia)—The stately hideaway is cocooned amidst 1,076,391 sq. ft. (10 hectares) of tropical gardens and white sand beachfront on Bintan Island, less than an hour from Singapore by ferry. The colonial-inspired estate comprises 30 expansive and immaculately furnished suites and villas with outdoor spaces and direct access to the beach. Facilities include a spa utilizing Southeast Asian techniques and therapies and two restaurants: Tasanee Grill serving Thai cuisine inspired by Bangkok’s street food scene, and The Dining Room serving contemporary European and Indonesian dishes. Guests can partake in a thoughtful range of activities such as morning yoga sessions, Papillonaire bicycles, Blokart sailing, and stand up paddle boarding. For a local adventure, guests can head to nearby Sungei Sebung for a river boat ride through tropical mangroves to see monkeys, kingfishers and otters.
Les Terrasses d’Eze (Eze, France) – Launched this summer on the Cote d’Azur and close to Monaco, this new hotel located on a hillside facing the Mediterranean takes inspiration from its nautical setting with an architectural design that mimics the staggered decks of a cruise ship. Les Terrasses d’Eze incorporates the coastal views throughout the property with each of the 87 guestrooms extending sea-facing balconies and communal facilities such as Le Tillac restaurant and terrace. In addition, there’s a 5,400-sq.-ft. spa with five treatment rooms, hydro massage pool, ice fountain, sensory showers and a floating room; an open-air infinity pool, pétanque court and tennis courts.
Other member hotels to join Preferred Hotels & Resorts in the third quarter of 2018:
- Amerikalinjen—Oslo, Norway
- CitySuites Manchester—Manchester, United Kingdom
- Diamond Resort Naxos Taormina—Sicily, Italy
- Galeria Plaza Irapuato—Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
- Grand Elysée Hamburg—Hamburg, Germany
- Grand Velas Los Cabos—Los Cabos, Mexico
- Grand Velas Riviera Maya—Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- Hotel Cabrera Imperial by Cosmos—Bogota, Colombia
- Mystery Hotel Budapest—Budapest, Hungary
- Purohotel—Mallorca, Spain
- Smart iStay Silao—Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico
- Velas Vallarta Suites Resort—Puerto Vallarta, Mexico