NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA–Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, welcomed 32 new member hotels across 15 countries to its brand portfolio from January through April 2017. The independent hotels range from a pristine private island retreat in the Maldives and a world-acclaimed golf resort in Scotland to city-center hotels in destinations from Seoul to Savannah.
Among the properties to join Preferred Hotels so far in 2017 are:
Coco Privé, Male, Maldives—A 15,000 square-foot exclusive-use private island in the Maldives that features six beachfront villas—including one master residence—which can each house up to 12 people total. A team of 30 dedicated, resident staff members are on-hand to fully customize each guest’s experience on the island of Kuda Hithi.
Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara—Scheduled to open in Summer 2017 near Santa Barbara’s iconic landmark Stearns Wharf, this three-building, 121-room hotel incorporates the façade of the original 1925 Hotel Californian with a rooftop pool boasting a 360-degree panoramic view of the Pacific coastline and the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Scotland—This hotel has a prime location on the 17th Road Hole of the world-famous Old Course in St. Andrews. The property features 144 rooms and suites, with views of the city, Old Course, or the coastline, and offers a path to the underground tunnel leading to the iconic Cathedral of St. Andrews.
Myconian Villa Collection, Mykonos, Greece—Located on a hillside in Mykonos overlooking the Aegean Sea and steps away from the waters of Elia Beach, the Myconian Villa Collection presents 59 guest rooms with abundant space to relax, including private pools, balconies, and outdoor Jacuzzis.
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