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September 11, 2009updated Jul 09, 2015

Preferred Hotels Announces New Members

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Pan Pacific SeattlePreferred Hotels Announces the following new properties joining its membership:

Detroit, Michigan, USA
Engage all the senses at MGM Grand Detroit, a sophisticated hotel offering a range of diversions and amenities. Dine in gourmet restaurants created by Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina. Rejuvenate at Immerse Spa. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife. This cosmopolitan downtown hotel offers lounges featuring celebrity entertainers and the region’s finest gaming, plus 400 guestrooms and 65 suites that introduce the ultimate in pampering. Unique corner suites on each floor are ideal for hospitality and relaxation, and five penthouse suites feature private kitchens and chefs available to prepare a private dining experience.

Pan Pacific Seattle
Seattle, Washington, USA
Exuding a smart “East meets West” mentality, Pan Pacific Seattle was designed by Hirsch Bedner as a study of sleek modernity. State-of-the-art technology is complemented with elegant aesthetics, creating a truly lavish experience. Zebra-wood furnishings mix with muted hues of taupe, slate, and cream, while plasma HDTVs and Internet radio mark this destination as a thoroughly contemporary urban oasis. Indulge in 160 superbly appointed guestrooms and suites, gourmet dining, and a sumptuous spa. Revel in this AAA Four-Diamond luxury hotel and discover a chic sanctuary of urban style.

The Seagate Hotel & Spa
Delray Beach, Florida, USA
Opening November 2009, The Seagate Hotel & Spa embodies the casual, beach-inspired lifestyle with a contemporary twist. The facade of this unique hotel blends with the area’s charming style inspiring instant relaxation. The comfortable, contemporary ambiance features large aquariums, sea-life-inspired light fixtures, and other elements of nature that bring the outdoors inside. Designer furnishings in all 162 cozy guestrooms add to the welcoming feel. The distinct art, culture, sights, and entertainment of downtown are available, along with endless relaxation along the beach.

The Allison Inn & Spa
Portland/Newberg, Oregon, USA
Just beyond Portland’s glow, The Allison Inn & Spa offers an intimate gateway to Oregon’s beauty and bounty. Vineyards and farms lie beyond the doors of this recently opened hotel, which sits on 35 immaculate acres of fragrant gardens and footpaths. With 85 luxury guestrooms and suites, a signature restaurant featuring Oregon Wine Country cuisine, a pampering spa with 12 treatment rooms, and 200 area wineries, this boutique hotel allows guests to take full advantage of the charm, leisure activities, and stunning natural beauty the area is famous for.

Palazzo Vecchietti
Florence, Italy
Founded on the philosophy of a “home away from home,” Palazzo Vecchietti offers an immersive experience of complete comfort and intuitive service. Featuring just 14 unique guestrooms, this Florentine luxury hotel embodies a relaxing, intimate atmosphere, where every need is met by a personal butler. The historic building has been transformed into a sanctuary of modern elegance and warmth, yet still carries a sense of sumptuous old-world refinement. Indulge in an inspired choice and discover an invitingly cozy retreat within the city’s most charming quarter.

Woodlands Inn
Dual-branded Historic Hotels of America®
Charleston/Summerville, South Carolina, USA
One of only four hotels in the United States to earn the Five Star and Five Diamond Awards for both lodging and dining, Woodlands Inn is surrounded by fragrant magnolia blossoms and moss-draped oak trees, yet appointed with designer comforts. This historic inn artfully blends contemporary sophistication with genteel hospitality and the grandeur of the Old South in 19 tastefully decorated and recently enhanced guestrooms and suites. Known around the world for its imaginative New American cuisine, The Dining Room provides guests with superlative service in an atmosphere of understated elegance.

The Mira Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Recently unveiled after a complete transformation, The Mira Hong Kong has emerged as the ultimate contemporary retreat for the discerning traveler. Situated in bustling Tsim Sha Tsui, the city’s luxury shopping and entertainment district, this intriguing design hotel artfully blends urban luxe and cutting-edge style and technology. Colorful, boldly accented guestrooms, ambient soundscapes, and personalized service create a sensual, sophisticated space designed to indulge every whim and relax the spirit. Luxuriate in stylish, intimate interiors, feast on innovative culinary experiences, and bask in the serene relaxation of the spa.

The Seven Stars Resort
Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies
Nestled in the sweeping arc of spectacular GraceBay, Seven Stars Resort is the only seven-story property on the island, offering unparalleled views of its unspoiled tropical beauty. Take in stunning landscapes of turquoise waters, pearly beaches, and rolling hills flecked with wild cotton and yellow orchids. Revel in personalized, anticipatory service and spacious two-, three- and four-bedroom accommodations. A choice of activities can be arranged, including boat rentals, deep sea and bone fishing, kayaking, sailing, parasailing and windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving, tennis, and golf.

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Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort & Spa
Cebu, Philippines
Behind the Mediterranean-style architecture of the Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort & Spa is a haven of luxury and lavish lifestyle. Located in the heart of the Philippines along the white sandy shores and pristine blue waters of Mactan Island, 557 custom-furnished guestrooms include 128 deluxe rooms, 372 suites, 9 spa suites, and 48 pool and Jacuzzi villas perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Ellaa Hotels
Hyderabad, India
Nestled within a verdant garden neighborhood, far from the urban crowds and noise, Ellaa Hotels offers the ultimate in privacy and personalized service for the global business traveler. Relax amid five floors of loveley spacious suites. Large picture windows in each of the 117 guestrooms and suites showcase stunning views of the beautiful exterior. Nurture body and mind at Nirva Spa, where soothing treatments, exotic blooms, and the fragrance of essential oils create a sanctuary of complete bliss.

Joly Hotel
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Discover elegance and distinguished service at Joly Hotel and enjoy a distinctive treat at this refined hotel. Experience the warmth and welcoming spirit of the Burkinabe hospitality and feel invited at every turn. Indulge in 77 quiet and comfortable guestrooms, including nine deluxe suites. Each guestroom offers air conditioning, a sitting area, worktop desk, mini-bar, wireless Internet access, satellite TV, and 24-hour room service.

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