Preferred Hotels announce 2019 winners of I Prefer Members’ Choice Award

Worldwide: The annual awards, first held in 2018, are decided by members of the brand’s I Prefer Hotel Rewards programme in recognition of hotels that deliver high quality standards and exceptional, personalised experiences.

For 2019, 40 hotels in 23 countries were selected as winners across four regional categories.

Discovery Shores Boracay on Boracay Island in Aklan, Philippines, was declared the overall winner. Top honours were given to Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana; Pulitzer Amsterdam in the Netherlands; and Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Jeri Salazar, vice president of loyalty, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, said: “Following the positive response to the inaugural I Prefer Hotel Members’ Choice Awards, we are delighted to have received an even greater number of votes this year in each category. The diverse range of independent luxury hotels selected by members worldwide demonstrates the depth of rewarding travel opportunities available throughout our brand portfolio, and ultimately, the global success of I Prefer Hotel Rewards with travellers, which has grown to become the world’s largest guest loyalty programme for independent hotels since its debut in 2013.”

The full list of 2019 I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards winners include:

North America:

·         Windsor Court Hotel – New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

·         Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – Farmington, Pennsylvania, United States 

·         Hotel Monteleone – New Orleans, Louisiana, United States  

·         Edgewood Tahoe Resort – Stateline, Nevada, United States

·         Hotel Emma – San Antonio, Texas, United States

·         River Rock Casino Resort – Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

·         Rosen Shingle Creek – Orlando, Florida, United States

·         Hotel Captain Cook – Anchorage, Alaska, United States

·         Woodstock Inn & Resort – Woodstock, Vermont, United States 

·         Hotel Grand Pacific – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada



·         Pulitzer Amsterdam – Amsterdam, Netherlands 

·         Grand Hotel Excelsior – Valletta, Malta

·         Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa – St Andrews, United Kingdom

·         The Grand, York – York, United Kingdom

·         Sea Containers London – London, United Kingdom

·         The Stafford London – London, United Kingdom

·         Edgbaston Park Hotel & Conference Centre – Birmingham, United Kingdom

·         Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como Tremezzo, Italy 

·         The Alpina Gstaad – Gstaad, Switzerland

·         Hotel Metropole – Brussels, Belgium


Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa:

·         Discovery Shores Boracay – Boracay Island Malay, Aklan, Philippines

·         Discovery Primea, Manila – Manila, Philippines

·         Royal Plaza on Scotts – Singapore  

·         Discovery Suites Manila Philippines – Manila, Philippines 

·         The Sanchaya – Bintan, Indonesia

·         Salalah Gardens Hotel – Salalah, Oman

·         The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

·         Sea Cliff Resort & Spa Zanzibar – Zanzibar, Tanzania

·         The Fullerton Hotel Singapore – Singapore

·         One Farrer Hotel – Singapore

Caribbean, Central, and South America:

·         Condado Vanderbilt Hotel – San Juan, Puerto Rico 

·         Half Moon – Montego Bay, Jamaica 

·         Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa – Sandys, Bermuda 

·         West Bay Club – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands 

·         Aranwa Sacred Valley – Urubamba, Peru

·         Hotel Christopher – Pointe Milou, St. Barthélemy

·         Hotel Unique – São Paulo, Brazil

·         La Mision Hotel Boutique – Asunción, Paraguay

·         Cap Maison Resort & Spa – Cap Estate, Gros Islet, St. Lucia

·         Casa Grande Hotel Resort & Spa – São Paulo, Brazil

To celebrate the winners, Preferred is launching a limited-time Bonus Points Promotion, entailing a value-add of 5,000 points for I Prefer members when they book a stay at any of the 40 winning hotels.

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