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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Represents 48 Hotels Named to Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2020

By Terri McCollin, Executive Director, Public Relations (Global) for Preferred Hotel Group, Inc.
22 July 2020
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 9, 2020: Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is pleased to celebrate 48 member hotels within its global portfolio that have been recognized by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2020, as well as its longtime affiliate The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, which secured the coveted #1 spot on the “Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World” list.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Travel + Leisure’s annual awards have become a world-renowned mark of excellence for travel and hospitality companies globally, representing the finest and most sought-after travel experiences in the world. The rankings, as voted each year by the publication’s global readership of discerning travelers, are determined by a series of criteria and standards that includes rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value.

This year, The Leela, Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, which has been part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts network since 2008, ranked #1 on the “Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World” list for its consistently immaculate standard of service across all eight properties. Preferred Hotels & Resorts also represents nine hotels named to the “Top 100 Hotels in the World List” such as Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa (#11 Top Hotel in the World; #1 Top Hotel in Spain and Portugal; and #2 Top Resort Hotel in Europe); The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch (#14 Top Hotel in the World; #1 Top Resort Hotel in the Continental United States; and #1 Top Resort Hotel in the West); and The Mark (#49 Top Hotel in the World (tie), #1 Top City Hotel in the Continental United States, and #1 Top Hotel in New York City). Other premiere accolades awarded to Preferred member hotels in destination-specific categories include Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa (#1 Resort Hotel in Mexico), The Leela Palace Udaipur (#1 Resort Hotel in India), Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani (#1 Resort Hotel in Hawaii), and Wynn Las Vegas (#1 City Hotel in Las Vegas).

“The last few months have given people time to reflect on how they want to spend their time once unrestricted travel opportunities return, and these awards give us an opportunity to reminisce about favorite memories we may want to revisit while also daydreaming about exciting new escapes to come,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “There has never been a better time to champion a strong belief in travel, and we are proud to celebrate our member hotels, resorts, and esteemed brands that were named to this year’s “World’s Best” list for their commitment to bring incredible, memorable travel experiences to life on a daily basis.”

The full list of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ brand affiliates and properties named to the 2020 awards include the following:

TOP 25 HOTEL BRANDS IN THE WORLD

  • The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts (#1)
  • Montage Hotels & Resorts (#20)

TOP 100 HOTELS IN THE WORLD

  • Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa – Malaga, Spain (#11)
  • The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch – Saratoga, Wyoming (#14)
  • The Leela Palace Udaipur – India (#19)
  • The Leela Palace New Delhi – India (#32)
  • Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa – Mexico (#38)
  • The Mark – New York, New York (#49 – tie)
  • The Middle House – Shanghai, China (#69)
  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como, Italy (#70)
  • The Temple House – Chengdu, China (#83 – tie)

THE WORLD’S BEST HOTELS – AMERICAS AND CARIBBEAN

  • Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach – Honolulu, Hawaii (#11 Top Resort Hotel in Hawaii)
  • Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa – Ixtapa, Mexico (#1 Top Resort Hotel in Mexico; #38 Top Hotel in the World)
  • Cap Maison Resort & Spa – St. Lucia (#12 Top Resort Hotel in the Caribbean)
  • Encore Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada (#5 Top City Hotel in Las Vegas)
  • Farmhouse Inn – Forestville, California (#9 Top Resort Hotel in California)
  • Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa Cabo San Lucas – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (#22 Top Resort Hotel in Mexico)
  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya – Riviera Maya, Mexico (#16 Top Resort Hotel in Mexico)
  • Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (#19 Top Resort Hotel in Mexico)
  • Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani – Honolulu, Hawaii (#1 Top Resort Hotel in Hawaii)
  • Hotel Bennett, Charleston – Charleston, South Carolina (#8 Top City Hotel in Charleston)
  • Hotel Casa Del Mar – Santa Monica, California (#9 Top City Hotel in Greater Los Angeles)
  • Hotel Emma – San Antonio, Texas (#15 Top City Hotel in the Continental U.S.)
  • Hotel Xcaret Mexico – Riviera Maya, Mexico (#20 Top Resort Hotel in Mexico)
  • Montage Kapalua Bay – Maui, Hawaii (#7 Top Resort Hotel in Hawaii)
  • Montage Los Cabos – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (#10 Top Resort Hotel in Mexico)
  • Montage Palmetto Bluff – Bluffton, South Carolina (#2 Top Resort Hotel in the South)
  • NIZUC Resort & Spa – Cancun, Mexico (#14 Top Resort Hotel in Mexico)
  • Post Ranch Inn – Big Sur, California (#8 Top Resort Hotel in California)
  • Rancho Santana – Rancho Santana, Nicaragua (#6 Top Resort Hotel in Central America)
  • Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa – Scottsdale, Arizona (#14 Top Resort Hotel in the West)
  • Shutters on the Beach – Santa Monica, California (#10 Top City Hotel in Greater Los Angeles)
  • Sundance Mountain Resort – Sundance, Utah (#15 Top Resort Hotel in the West)
  • The ART, a Hotel – Denver, Colorado (#13 Top City Hotel in the Continental U.S.)
  • The Dewberry – Charleston, South Carolina (#11 Top City Hotel in Charleston)
  • The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort – Destin, Florida (#8 Top Resort Hotel in Florida)
  • The Inn & Club Harbour Town – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (#11 Top Resort Hotel in the South)
  • The Jefferson, Washington D.C. – Washington D.C. (#2 Top City Hotel in Washington D.C.)
  • The Kahala Hotel and Resort – Honolulu, Hawaii (#9 Top Resort Hotel in Hawaii – tie)
  • The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch – Saratoga, Wyoming (#1 Top Resort Hotel in the Continental United States; #1 Top Resort Hotel in the West; #14 Top Hotel in the World)
  • The Mark – New York City, New York (#1 Top Hotel in New York City; #1 Top City Hotel in the Continental United States; #49 Top Hotel in the World – tie)
  • The Palms Hotel & Spa – Miami Beach, Florida (#12 Top Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotel)
  • The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston – Houston, Texas (#6 Top City Hotel in Continental U.S.)
  • The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Kiawah Island, South Carolina (#8 Top Resort Hotel in the South)
  • Travaasa Hana, Maui – Maui, Hawaii (#18 Top Resort Hotel in Hawaii)
  • Wequassett Resort and Golf Club – Harwich, Massachusetts (#4 Top Resort Hotel in the Northeast; #12 Top Resort Hotel in the Continental U.S.)
  • West Bay Club – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (#25 Top Resort Hotel in the Caribbean)
  • Woodstock Inn & Resort – Woodstock, Vermont (#9 Top Resort Hotel in the Northeast)
  • Wynn Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada (#1 Top City Hotel in Las Vegas)

THE WORLD’S BEST HOTELS – EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA

  • Dromoland Castle – County Clare, Ireland (#8 Top Resort Hotel in the U.K. and Ireland)
  • Finca Cortesín Hotel, Golf & Spa – Málaga, Spain (#1 Top Resort Hotel in Spain and Portugal; #2 Top Resort Hotel in Europe; #11 Top Hotel in the World)
  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como, Italy (#3 Top Resort Hotel in Italy; #9 Top Resort Hotel in Europe; #70 Top Hotel in the World)
  • The K Club – Kildare, Ireland (#6 Top Resort Hotel in the U.K. and Ireland)
  • The Stafford London – London, England (#4 Top City Hotel in London; #10 Top City Hotel in Europe)

THE WORLD’S BEST HOTELS – ASIA/PACIFIC

  • The Fullerton Hotel Singapore – Singapore (#4 Top City Hotel in Singapore)
  • The Leela Palace Udaipur – Rajasthan, India (#1 Best Resort Hotel in India; #4 Top Resort Hotel in Asia; #19 Best Hotel in the World)
  • The Leela Palace New Delhi – New Delhi, India (#2 Best City Hotel in Asia; #32 Top Hotel in the World)
  • The Temple House – Chengdu, China (#10 Best City Hotel in Asia; #83 Top Hotel in the World)
  • The Middle House – Shanghai, China (#2 Top City Hotel in Shanghai; #8 Top City Hotel in Asia; #69 Top Hotel in the World)

To explore or book stays at any of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best 2020 winners represented by Preferred Hotels & Resorts, visit PreferredHotels.com/WorldsBest2020.

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About Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property within the portfolio maintains the high-quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The I Prefer™ hotel rewards program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit PreferredHotels.com.

Media Contacts:

Terri McCollin
Executive Director – Public Relations
Office: +1 646 465 9785
tmccollin@preferredhotels.com

Hannah Nelson Smith
Senior Manager, Public Relations – Americas
Office: +1 929 841 5240
hnelson@preferredhotels.com

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