Check Out this Baker’s Dozen of New #ThePreferredLife Options

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, has announced 13 new properties scheduled to launch in 2018. These properties span the globe, from Houston and Shanghai, to Vienna and Charleston and will join more than 650 properties in 85 countries under the Preferred quality standards and rewards program umbrella. Each location offers an original experience that is sure to deliver #ThePreferredLife to wanderlust-filled groups everywhere.

Bobby Hotel

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Steps from the famous Printer’s Alley in downtown Nashville, the nine-story Bobby Hotel will open in spring of 2018, featuring 144 guestrooms and suites. Patrons will have four drinking and dining options, including a cafe, an all-day restaurant, a cocktail bar serving light bites, and a rooftop bar complete with a 1956 Greyhound tour bus. The uniquely repurposed tour bus plays into the property’s fun aesthetic and evokes a musician’s life on the road. The bus will offer guests and the local creative set a bird’s eye view of downtown Nashville.

How to live #ThePreferredLife in Nashville: Situated in the internationally-acclaimed Arts District, culture seekers can easily explore the city’s world-class art museums, take in a concert at multiple live music venues, and discover local brews.

The Post Oak at Uptown Houston

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With more than 250 rooms and suites, 20 executive residences, high-end fashion stores, a Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Bugatti showroom, this unique destination scheduled to open in spring of 2018 will be home to several restaurants, including Mastro’s Steakhouse and Willie G’s, a spa, and co-working spaces. For those who want to go all out for their stay in The Lone Star State, the hotel also features a 5,000-square-foot presidential suite with a media room, personal gym, and private elevator access, as well as a helipad for big entrances. Everything is bigger in Texas.

How to live #ThePreferredLife Houston style: Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy inspiring scenery while walking or dining al fresco around the hotel grounds, which are awash in greenery, mature oak trees, paths and water fountains.

Montage Los Cabos

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Located on 39 acres of pristine beachfront in Cabo San Lucas’ Santa Maria Bay, when this luxury resort opens in spring of 2018, it will feature 122 expansive guestrooms and suites, as well as 52 Montage Residences. Guests can be pampered at Spa Montage, swim in two state-of-the-art pools, and eat in multiple dining venues.

Discover #ThePreferredLife a la Cabo: Ideal for those looking to explore the area below sea level, Santa Maria Bay and its gentle waters present some of the finest swimming, diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region.


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Located in the heart of Vienna, in the former Philips headquarters, PhilsPlace will offer 135 full-service apartments ideal for business travelers and vacationers when it opens in spring of 2018. The building was designed by post-war architect Karl Schwanzer, and has been carefully preserved with change only to the interiors, which feature sweeping views from the city center.

Discover #ThePreferredLife en Vienna: From mountain biking and hiking at Wienerberg to sipping award-winning wines atop the open-air terrace, guests enjoy a true home away from home experience that extends beyond the property to the city.

Pestana Amsterdam Riverside

Located in the historic former town hall in the heart of the De Pijp neighborhood, Pestana Amsterdam Riverside will open in February of 2018 near Albert Cuypmarkt and within walking distance of the city’s key landmarks. The hotel is made up of 154 rooms, suites and apartments with interiors and furnishings designed by Studio Linse to flatter the building’s neo-Dutch Renaissance architecture. Guests will also enjoy what is set to be Amsterdam’s preeminent rooftop, as well as an indoor pool, spa with two sauna options, and a well-equipped gym.

Discover #ThePreferredLife river style: Under the supervision of Dutch Chef Peter Lute, foodies can indulge in creative and contemporary dishes at Pestana Amsterdam Riverside’s restaurant, ARC.

The Middle House

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Launching in early 2018 in the heart of Shanghai’s commercial district, The Middle House will offer 111 rooms as well as 102 serviced apartments, with interiors created by Milan-based architect and furniture designer Piero Lissoni. The property incorporates an abundance of outdoor spaces, providing an elegant oasis against the backdrop of one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. Continuing the group’s successful collaboration with New York-based Chef Gray Kunz, The Middle House will feature signature restaurant Cafe Gray Deluxe.

Discover #ThePreferredLife luxury: For the utmost opulence, guests can reserve the sprawling penthouse. Located on the 14th floor, it overlooks fashionable Nanjing Road (West) and features two bedrooms, an open bathroom with a freestanding bathtub, and an expansive private terrace with a private show kitchen, ideal for private parties.

Sherwood Suites

Ideally situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3, Sherwood Suites launches this month. It is an all-suite, luxury residence and hotel offering 157 serviced apartments in studio and one- or two-bedroom configurations. Facilities in every apartment include fully equipped kitchens, designer Italian furniture, marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows. All guests have access to a 24-hour gym, pool deck with cocktail bar and restaurant serving Mediterranean and Asian cuisines.

Discover spicy #ThePreferredLife: Sherwood Suites offers guests free, hourly shuttles with stops at prominent landmarks such as the Reunification Palace and the city center’s top dining and entertainment neighborhoods. So much easier to achieve #travelgoals this way.

Other 2018 openings from Preferred Hotels & Resorts include:

  • The Primus Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai, China (launching January 2018)
  • Las Olas Ocean Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (launching May 2018)
  • Hotel Bennett, Charleston, South Carolina (launching summer 2018)
  • Hotel Monville, Montreal, Canada (launching July 2018)
  • Hotel Sophy, Chicago (launching July 2018)
  • Garza Blanca Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (launching July 2018)

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