Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 19 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 19 New Member Hotels

A total of 19 properties have joined the brand’s portfolio

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 650 hotels, resorts and residences across 80 countries has welcomed 19 new member properties to its global portfolio.

Ranging from a new urban space in downtown Los Angeles to a villa estate on the island of Sicily, these distinct luxury hotels present experiences anchored in their local communities and surroundings for travellers to explore with family, friends and even pets over the summer season. 

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Highlights include:

Hotel Per La (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Opening its doors this month, this 241-room hotel will take up residence in the former headquarters of The Bank of Italy – a historic building in downtown Los Angeles. Guests will be treated to custom furnishings and Bellino linens, an art collection with more than 4,000 curated pieces, 10,000sq ft of meeting and event spaces and a rooftop pool and bar with sweeping views of LA’s skyline. 

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun – a Tafer Resort (Cancun, Mexico)

This all-inclusive beachfront resort is surrounded by the white sands of Playa Mujeres and offers 452 suites with private balconies or terraces. Foodies will enjoy six dining concepts (and two more set to launch later this summer), including DAO – a contemporary Chinese restaurant, and a gourmet hall offering a range of world cuisines with five kitchen stations. Standout features include four family heated pools, one adult-only rooftop pool, holistic treatments by Spa Imagine and easy access to Playa Mujeres Golf Club. 

Iniala Harbour House & Residences (Valletta, Malta)

Boasting a location on the iconic St Barbara Bastion in the Maltese capital, this pet-friendly retreat comprises four palatial houses and offers 20 suites and three rooms with balconies or terraces and some with private plunge pools, all sat atop ancient vaults. The rooms feature French windows that frame unobstructed views of the Grand Harbour and food focused guests can dine at the hotel’s signature restaurant, ION Harbour helmed by Alex Dilling. 

Grand Hotel San Pietro

Grand Hotel San Pietro (Sicily, Italy)

This carefully restored early 20th-century villa-turned-luxury-hotel is on the site of an ancient Roman road in the historical district of Taormina. The property features 63 rooms with views out to the Ionian Sea, an outdoor pool surrounded by beautiful gardens, an alfresco restaurant with an expansive terrace, and the Rotonda sul Mare, an intimate patio that serves dinner for two directly above the small island of Isola Bella. Other highlights include a luxury spa with a Finnish sauna and curated itineraries such as private tours to Mount Etna.  

Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club (Anguilla) 

Home to one of the Caribbean’s largest spas with more than 27,000sq ft of 

wellness space, this island resort is spread across 300 acres of beaches with 178 rooms, beach suites, and multi-bedroom private villas featuring butler services. The hotel’s offerings include the recently re-imagined Aurora International Golf Club and seven restaurants and bars, including D Richards, the island’s only steakhouse, which looks out to neighbouring Saint Martin. 


Each of these new member hotels are part of I Prefer Hotel Rewards, the brand’s points-based loyalty programme with more than four million travellers enrolled globally. Complimentary to join, members of I Prefer earn points redeemable for cash-value reward certificates and other benefits from eligible stays at more than 650 participating hotels and resorts worldwide. 

Hotel owners and operators exploring options to stay or become independent, can visit for more information. 

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