Preferred Hotels & Resorts Represents 28 Hotels Named to Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2019

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Including #1 and #2 Top Hotels in the World, The Leela Palace Udaipur and The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

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Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is pleased to celebrate 28 member hotels within its global portfolio that have been recognized by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2019 including those that were named the #1 and #2 “Top 100 Hotels in the World” overall – The Leela Palace Udaipur and The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, respectively.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, The Leela Palace Udaipur, located along India’s pristine Lake Pichola surrounded by the majestic Aravalli Mountains, secured the coveted #1 spot on the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” list for its idyllic location, prominent facilities, intuitive personal service, renowned dining, and commitment to providing enriching experiences. Situated in Saratoga, Wyoming on 30,000 acres of pristine, Western landscape, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch was ranked #2 on the same prestigious list, recognizing the resort for its highly refined luxury dude ranch experience that places a strong focus on environmental sustainability. Both hotels, which are members of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection, continue to elevate their services and amenities to surpass the shifting needs of luxury travelers around the globe. Other hotels represented within the brand’s Legend collection to make the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” list include The Leela Palace New Delhi in India (#31); Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii (#63); Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California (#84); Montage Los Cabos in Mexico (#95); and The Temple House in Chengdu, China (#96).

“These esteemed annual awards have become a world-renowned mark of excellence for travel and hospitality companies globally,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “The broad recognition of independent properties on this year’s awards list stands as a true testament to the strong value the travel community places on intuitive and personalized service, which independent hotels and resorts innately provide. We are incredibly proud of our member hotels named to this year’s list and for their commitment to propelling Preferred’s brand promise of ‘Believe in Travel’ by helping travelers become better versions of themselves through exposure to new places, experiences, cultures, and people that will surprise and delight their paradigm.”

Selected by the publication’s global readership of discerning travelers, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards honor the finest and most sought-after travel experiences in the world. The full list of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ properties named to the 2019 awards includes:

THE AMERICAS/CARIBBEAN

  • Aliz Hotel Times Square – New York City, New York (#12 Top Hotel in New York City)
  • Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa – Ixtapa, Mexico (#15 Top Resort Hotel in Mexico)
  • Cap Maison Resort & Spa– St. Lucia (#9 Top Resort Hotel in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas)
  • Hotel Emma – San Antonio, Texas (#13 Best City Hotel in the Continental U.S.)
  • Montage Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills, California (#6 Top City Hotel in Greater Los Angeles)
  • Montage Kapalua Bay – Maui, Hawaii (#1 Top Resort Hotel in Hawaii; #63 Top Hotel in the World)
  • Montage Los Cabos – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (#5 Top Resort Hotel in Mexico; #95 Top Hotel in the World)
  • Montage Palmetto Bluff – Bluffton, South Carolina (#6 Top Resort Hotel in the South)
  • Post Ranch Inn – Big Sur, California (#9 Top Continental U.S. Resort Hotel; #4 Top Resort Hotel in California; #84 Top Hotel in the World)
  • The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado (#7 Top Resort Hotel in the American West)
  • The Dewberry – Charleston, South Carolina (#8 Top Hotel in Charleston) 
  • The Jefferson, Washington, DC – Washington D.C. (#1 Hotel in Washington D.C.)
  • The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch – Saratoga, Wyoming (#2 Best Hotel in the World; #1 Top Continental U.S. Resort Hotel; #1 Top Resort Hotel in the American West)
  • The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe – Stateline (Lake Tahoe), Nevada (#5 Top Resort Hotel in the American West)
  • The Mark – New York City, New York (#11 Best City Hotel in the Continental U.S.; #4 Top Hotel in New York City)
  • The Palms Hotel & Spa – Miami Beach, Florida (#8 Top Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotel – tie)
  • Travaasa Hana – Maui, Hawaii (#7 Top Resort Hotel in Hawaii)
  • Wequassett Resort and Golf Club – Harwich, Massachusetts (#8 Top Resort Hotel in the Northeast)
  • Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa – Anguilla (#24 Top Resort Hotel in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas)

EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA

  • Dromoland Castle – County Clare, Ireland (#7 Top Resort Hotel in the U.K. and Ireland)
  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como, Italy (#7 Top Resort Hotel in Italy)
  • Hotel Bernini Palace – Florence, Italy (#10 Top Hotel in Florence)

ASIA/PACIFIC

  • The Leela Palace Bengaluru – Karnataka, India (#10 Best City Hotel in Asia)
  • The Leela Palace New Delhi – New Delhi, India (#3 Best City Hotel in Asia; #31 Top Hotel in the World)
  • The Leela Palace Udaipur – Rajasthan, India (#1 Best Hotel in the World; #1 Best India Resort Hotel)
  • The Siam – Bangkok, Thailand (#2 Top Hotel in Bangkok)
  • The Temple House – Chengdu, China (#6 Best City Hotel in Asia; #96 Top Hotel in the World)
  • The Upper House – Hong Kong (#4 Top City Hotel in Hong Kong)

Explore all of this year’s winners represented by Preferred Hotels & Resorts and book the authentic travel experiences they offer by visiting http://www.preferredhotels.com/worldsbest2019.

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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.    

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