Industry Update
Press Release21 March 2019

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Launches I Prefer Members' Choice Awards

Forty Hotels Globally Honored with New Orleans’ Hotel Monteleone Ranked #1

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NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA - Preferred Hotels & Resorts - the world's largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries - today unveiled the winners of its first-ever I Prefer Members' Choice Awards. These new awards celebrate hotels worldwide that are best-of-the-best in delivering high quality standards and exceptional, personalized experiences to members of the brand's I Prefer Hotel Rewards program, as determined by votes collected from I Prefer members in December 2018. Forty hotels were selected as winners across four regional categories, with New Orleans' iconic Hotel Monteleone voted the #1 hotel globally, and top honors in the other regions going to Pulitzer Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Royal Plaza on Scotts in Singapore, and Half Moon in Jamaica.


"We are thrilled to give our valuable I Prefer members a platform from which they can be active storytellers on behalf of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, voicing their opinions on which hotels consistently go above and beyond to engage them in a memorable loyalty experience and inspire repeat visits," said Jeri Salazar, Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Loyalty, Preferred Hotels & Resorts. "Many congratulations go out to these hotel partners for making such a strong impression on our guests."

Ten hotels were announced as winners within each of the four regional awards categories. Hotel Monteleone, a literary landmark in New Orleans' French Quarter since 1886, was ranked the top hotel globally for its commitment to delivering an outstanding I Prefer experience to all new and existing members. In addition to Hotel Monteleone, Pulitzer Amsterdam, Royal Plaza on Scotts, and Half Moon, the diverse range of independent luxury hotels selected across 24 countries demonstrate the caliber of one-of-a-kind experiences enjoyed by I Prefer members booking stays at participating properties across the Preferred Hotels & Resorts global portfolio.

2018 I Prefer Members' Choice Awards Winners:

Top Hotels in the United States

  • Hotel Monteleone - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Windsor Court Hotel - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Rosen Shingle Creek - Orlando, Florida
  • Edgewood Tahoe Resort - Stateline (Lake Tahoe), Nevada
  • Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa - Palm Beach, Florida
  • The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - Farmington, Pennsylvania
  • Hotel Emma - San Antonio, Texas
  • Woodstock Inn & Resort - Woodstock, Vermont

Top Hotels in Europe

  • Pulitzer Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Grand Hotel Excelsior - Valletta, Malta
  • Dromoland Castle Hotel - County Clare, Ireland
  • Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa - St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo - Lake Como, Italy
  • The Stafford London - United Kingdom
  • Dylan Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
  • Grand Hotel Zermatterhof - Zermatt, Switzerland
  • The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
  • The K Club - Kildare, Ireland

Top Hotels in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa

  • Royal Plaza on Scotts - Singapore
  • Banyan Tree Seychelles - Seychelles
  • Discovery Shores Boracay - Aklan, Philippines
  • Discovery Primea, Manila - Manila, Philippines
  • Discovery Suites Manila Philippines - Manila, Philippines
  • Palazzo Versace, Dubai - Dubai, UAE
  • Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan
  • DUKES Dubai - Dubai, UAE
  • EAST, Hong Kong - Hong Kong
  • One World Hotel - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Top Hotels in Caribbean, Central, and South America

  • Half Moon - Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Condado Vanderbilt Hotel - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Grand Isle Resort & Spa - George Town - Exuma, Bahamas
  • Hotel Christopher - Pointe Milou, St. Barthélemy
  • Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa - Sandys, Bermuda
  • Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa - West Indies, Anguilla
  • West Bay Club - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Casa Grande Hotel Resort & Spa - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Debuted by Preferred Hotels & Resorts in 2013, I Prefer is the world's largest global points-based guest loyalty program for independent hotels, with three million members currently enrolled. Free to join, I Prefer extends points redeemable towards free nights and other on-property expenditures, elite status, and other complimentary benefits to members during eligible stays at more than 650 participating properties worldwide. Bookings can be made online at or on the I Prefer mobile app, available on Android and iOS, where members can access a variety of special offers including exclusive members-only rates.

For more information on the I Prefer Members' Choice Awards, visit

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

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