After adding 12 properties to its select luxury hotel portfolio in June, Preferred Hotel Group continues to expand with 11 new hotels this July. Check out the newest members in the the list below.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina – Bar Harbor, Maine
Overlooking Frenchman's Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marine's 187 guest rooms and suites come with a marble bath and a semi-private balcony or terrace. The property welcomes spa getaways, business meetings and weddings. Experience La Bella Vita’s trattoria, The Bar Harbor Club Spa, whale-watching trips from Harborside’s pier and bayside shopping in downtown Bar Harbor.
Now Jade Riviera Cancun – Riviera Maya, Mexico
Twenty minutes from Cancun International Airport, in the quiet fishing town of Puerto Morelos overlooking the Caribbean, the resort's 500 suites each have a private terrace, ocean views and a Jacuzzi. Attractions include Renova Spa, Playa Paraiso Golf Club, The Explorer’s Club for Kids’ climbing wall, the nearby Xcaret theme park, Playa del Carmen, Tulum's Mayan ruins and an ocean trampoline. Activities include kayaking, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, sandcastle contests and weekly campouts.
Talatona Convention Hotel – Luanda, Angola
The first five-star hotel in Luanda, Talatona Convetion Hotel is right near Mussulo Island in the south. With 201 guest rooms, 21 suites and 20 villas, amenities include the hotel gardens, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, 12 meeting rooms, business and fitness centers, three restaurants and easy access to Kissama Park, Cabo Ledo Beach, Belas Shopping Centre and Kalandula Falls.
Palais de Chine Hotel – Taipei
Located in the heart of Taipei, this five-star hotel has 286 Art Deco-inspired guest rooms alongside four distinct restaurants and lounges. Business facilities include the Paris Opera-inspired, high-ceilinged and chandeliered Grand Hall, as well as four multi-purpose boardrooms. Nearby attractions include the Taipei World Trade Center, the Flower Market, the Shi-Lin Night Market, and the National Palais Museum.
Draycott Hotel – London
Forty minutes from London’s Heathrow Airport, Draycott is nestled in London’s Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Decorated with Victorian antiques, high ceilings and an open fireplace, each of the 35 guest rooms and suites has a bath and overlooks the private garden square below. Enjoy a Continental breakfast or full English breakfast in the Breakfast Room, decorated with masks and programs for plays performed at the Royal Court Theater. Then, take advantage of the vast business meeting space available and the attractions in the surrounding town, including Harrods, Oxford Street, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the West End theatre district.
The Crossings – Austin, Texas
Thirty minutes out of downtown Austin, The Crossings is a green resort and wellness center located in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. Overlooking Lake Travis, enjoy the solitude of the 70 guestrooms in seven lodges spread out over 210 acres, or consult the events calendar detailing activities and classes around the resort. Spend the day indoors for a business meeting, or for refreshing in the infinity-edge pool, whirlpool, Watsu massage pool and sundeck at the Wellness Spa. Nearby, take advantage of the championship course at Twin Creek Country Club, the Elisabet Ney Museum and the Driskill.
Cavo Tagoo Mykonos – Mykonos, Greece
Located in the Cycladic Islands cliffside, Cavo Tagoo Mykonos looks out onto the Aegean Sea and the city of Mykonos. Boasting 80 rooms that include 17 suites and 11 villas, this boutique was recently restored by the award-winning architect, Paris Liakos. Open mid-May to mid-October, Cavo juxtaposes local tours against its new saltwater infinity pool, poolside lounge, and Mykonos Tagoo Restaurant featuring Greek food, sushi and American breakfast. Enjoy chromatotherapy and thalassotherapy, a salon, and signature caffeine-free Mountain Tea at the Mykonos Fitness Center that faces Delos, birthplace of the mythical sun god, Apollo. You can also sculpt out part of a day to explore the Old Port, Little Venice, Panagia Paraportiani and Psarou Beach.
Summit Hotels & Resorts
The Gibson Hotel – Dublin
Located in the fashionable Point Village in the Dublin Docklands just 15 minutes from the Dublin International Airport, The Gibson Hotel boasts 252 guestrooms and suites. Guests can unwind in the relaxation room with a sauna, steam room and Japanese bath. At the Coda Eatery, Irish dishes meld with pan-Asian cuisine. Meanwhile, on the heated terrace of Hemisemidemiquaver Bar, take in views of the city. Take a boat to Dun Laoire Harbour, tour The Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery or take the Dublin light rail, Luas, six minutes away, and see the O’Connell and Grafton Streets districts, known for their historic neighborhoods.
Samoset Resort – Rockport, Maine
Located in Penobscot Bay, south of Camden, Samoset Resort Golf Club offers 178 guestrooms and suites, each with a bath and private balcony or terrace, flat-screen TV and down bedding. The 18-hole golf course, designed by Robert Elder and winner of the Golf Digest’s Architectural Award, takes the beginner or more advanced player along the coast and through the woods. Take advantage of Marcel's, recepient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and the AAA Four Diamond Award for dining. The Cardio Theater and the Icarian Strength Center provide classes, in the health club while your kids can enjoy tie-dye shirt-making, face painting, and lobster demonstrations; then get out and explore the nearby Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Farnsworth Art Museum and downtown Rockland and Camden.
The Chateaux at Silver Lake – Park City, Utah
Just outside of Park City, off the slopes of Deer Valley Resort, The Chateaux at Silverlake offers 135 guestrooms, studios and suites with a fireplace, feather beds, and a bath with terrycloth robes and a heated towel rack. During the winter, it's a haven for snowshoeing, ice skating, tubing, as well as skiing and snowboarding. During the summer, outdoor activities include hiking, fly-fishing, and horseback riding. Revive your skin with a four-layer or sea escape facial at The Tranquility Spa and Salon after a long day in the mountains, and enjoy a French dinner at Bistro Toujours. Take in the surrounding area in Park City Main Street, Canyons Resort and Park City Municipal Golf Course.
De Las Letras Hotel & Restaurante – Madrid, Spain
Located in the center of Madrid, De Las Letras Hotel & Restaurante is walking distance of Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza de Cibeles, and the Art Triangle. Pages from poems, essays and excerpts from novels decorate the walls of the 109-guestroom hotel. Guests can ease into the hotel’s wood-paneled library of literary works and comfortable sofas. Each room includes satellite TV, wireless Internet, a minibar and a selection of pillows. Visit the Mediterranean garden rooftop deck, Atico de Letras, and enjoy tapas, cocktails and live entertainment in the Lounge Bar. In the area, peruse the Almudena Cathedral, Puerta Del Sol, Gran Via, Jardin Botanico and the Chueca District.