Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 hotels around the world, announced the addition of 13 new member hotels to its global portfolio. They include more than seven new openings between April 1 and June 30, 2019 and ones to be opened next year. Brand’s first ever hotel in Cambodia is also among the new additions. Here are some highlights from new European and Asian additions:
Villa Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
An architectural landmark turned luxury hotel, Villa Copenhagen will open its doors in spring 2020, offering 390 guest rooms and suites. Set in the century-old Central Post and Telegraph Head Office, Villa Copenhagen holds a prime location next to the famed Tivoli Gardens and the Meatpacking District.
Nobu Hotel Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
Located in the city’s charming Eixample neighbourhood, Nobu Hotel Barcelona is set to launch this September. Home to 259 sleek guest rooms and suites, including the ultra-luxurious 1,600 sq. ft. Nobu Suite, the hotel combines modern luxury and Japanese traditions.
L’oscar Hotel London (London, United Kingdom)
A tribute to Oscar Wilde and the glamour of the Oscar ceremonies, L’oscar is one of London’s newest boutique hotels, with theatrical interiors by famed designer Jacques Garcia. Built in 1903, the historic building was renovated and remodeled to be an ideal choice for travellers seeking to explore the city.The hotel is very-well located on London’s Southampton Row, a stone’s throw from Theatreland, Soho, and Covent Garden.
Schlosshotel Berlin by Patrick Hellmann (Berlin, Germany)
An opulent mansion set in one of West Berlin’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, Schlosshotel Berlin was built in the early 20th century and recently restored by German fashion designer Patrick Hellmann. It is one of Berlin’s only independently owned five-star hotels. Decadent interiors complement the historic grand façade with each of the 53 unique contemporary guest rooms.
FCC Angkor, Siem Reap (Siem Reap, Cambodia)
Newly modernised after a multi-million dollar renovation, FCC Angkor, Siem Reap now boasts expanded facilities with a new wing and refurbished guestrooms and suites. A former residence of the French Governor, the mansion now boasts a restored restaurant serving up locally sourced and sustainable cuisine with a French twist. Situated opposite the royal palace of the King of Cambodia, the hotel sits minutes away from the UNESCO-designated Angkor Wat temple, the country’s most-visited attraction and one of the world’s most revered religious landmarks.
The Thousand Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan)
Named in honour of Kyoto’s moniker as “The Millennial City,” The Thousand Kyoto opened its doors in January 2019, presenting the city’s historical wisdom with Zen-inspired minimalism for a soothing respite within the bustling city centre. The hotel with 222 stylishly appointed guest rooms is ideal for guests seeking to explore the city’s top attractions nearby, including Maruyama Park and Kyoto Tower. Other member hotels in Europe and Asia to join Preferred Hotels & Resorts from April 1 through June 30, 2019 include:
- Chengdu Courtyard Hotel (Chengdu, China)
- Excelsior Palace Palermo (Palermo, Sicily, Italy)
- Hotel Iberostar Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
- Iberostar Grand Perast (Perast, Montenegro)
- Royal Hideaway Corales Beach (Tenerife, Spain)
- Royal Hideaway Corales Suites (Tenerife, Spain)
- The Lesante Luxury Hotel & SPA (Zakynthos, Greece)