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Preferred Travel Group Announcing Preferred Hotels & Resorts 2024 Awards of Excellence and GIFTTS Pineapple Awards winners

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Preferred Hotels & Resorts 2024 Awards of Excellence and GIFTTS Pineapple Awards Winners Announced
Award ceremony held at 2024 Preferred Global Conference
Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, has announced the winners of its 2024 Awards of Excellence and GIFTTS Pineapple Awards. The Preferred brand is now owned by the Ueberros family, and this year marks its 20th anniversary.The EPIC SANA Marques Hotel, a member of the Preferred L.V.X. A global conference was held at the Hotel).
The awards, announced at a closing ceremony at SANA Group’s SUD Lisboa on May 9, reflect Preferred’s long-standing dedication to independent hotels and spotlight member hotels’ commitment to sustainability and philanthropy. I did. Among hotels in Japan, “Hotel New Otani Tokyo Executive House Zen and The Main” won the Socially Responsible Company category at the GIFTTS Pineapple Awards, and “The Capitol Hotel Tokyu” won the Hotel of Excellence Award.・Won the Asia category of the year.
“We are thrilled to present this award to an incredible hotelier who is deeply committed and passionate about delivering the finest, authentic independent hotel experience,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. I’m honored.” “Over the past 20 years, we have been blessed to partner with many unique independent hotels around the world. We celebrate their exceptional guest service and the positive impact they have on their local communities. We are proud to support initiatives that inspire adventure in travelers around the world.”
The awards ceremony, held at SANA Group’s unique event space SUD Lisboa, was attended by more than 200 hospitality industry leaders and included guest speakers Robert B. Chavez, Chairman of the Board of Hermes America, and Shazia of SANA Hotels. Ding, Marketing & Digital Sales Director, and hundreds of independent luxury hotel hoteliers from around the world participated. CEO Lindsey Ueberroth and President Michelle Woodley opened the event, highlighting Great Initiatives for Today and Tomorrow’s Society (GIFTTS), a program launched by the Ueberroth family in 2007. The GIFTTS Pineapple Awards were held to honor the GIFTTS Pineapple Awards. The Preferred Awards of Excellence followed, along with New Hotel of the Year, I Prefer Hotel of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Shiji ReviewPro Award for Online Reputation Management.
[Image:×2194.jpg] Lindsey Ueberroth and Michelle Woodley
2024 GIFTTS Pineapple Award winning facility
The award, part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ GIFTTS program, honors member hotels that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to
philanthropy, sustainability and social responsibility, and extend authentic hospitality to the region and the world. From over 100 facilities, the following are the award-winning facilities in 2024. ・Charity: Rancho Santana (L.V.X. Collection) – Tora, Nicaragua ・Sustainability: Dromoland Castle (Legend Collection) – County Clare, Ireland ・Socially Responsible Hotel Category: Half Moon (Legend Collection) – Montego Bay, Jamaica
・ Socially Responsible Corporate Category: New Otani Hotels, including Hotel New Otani “Executive House Zen” (Legend Collection) and Hotel New Otani “The Main” (L.V.X. Collection) Tokyo
For more information about GIFFTS, please visit 2024 Preferred Awards of Excellence
This award recognizes outstanding properties in the Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio of more than 650 hotels. This year’s winning facilities in 11 categories are as follows:
・ Overall Hotel of the Year: The Beaumont Hotel (Legend Collection) – London, United Kingdom
・Hotel of the Year (USA & Canada): The Dominick (Legend Collection) – New York, United States
・Hotel of the Year (Mexico, Latin America): NIZUC Resort & Spa (Legend Collection) – Cancun, Mexico
・Hotel of the Year (Europe): Castille Paris – Starhotels Collezione (L.V.X. Collection) – Paris, France
・Hotel of the Year (Asia Pacific): The Capitol Hotel Tokyu (Legend Collection) – Tokyo
・Hotel of the Year (South Asia, Middle East & Africa): Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa (L.V.X. Collection) – Cape Town, South Africa
・New Hotel of the Year (Resort): Grand Hotel Son Net (Legend Collection) – Mallorca, Spain
・New Hotel of the Year (City Hotel): The Hotel Maria (Legend Collection) – Helsinki, Finland
・ I Prefer Hotel of the Year (Joint Winner):
o Inn By The Sea (L.V.X. Collection) – Maine, United States
o The Fullerton Hotel Sydney (Legend Collection) – Sydney, Australia ・Lifetime Achievement Award: Mark Nolan (Dromoland Castle Managing Director) – Dromoland Castle (Legend Collection) – County Clare, Ireland
・ Shiji ReviewPro Award for Online Reputation Management: Grand Velas Riviera Maya (Legend Collection) – Mexico, Riviera Maya
Nominations for each award are given to top hotels in the region as determined by Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ integrated quality assurance program, which includes on-site third-party inspections and real-time guest feedback from the world’s top consumer review sites. We are required to proactively promote our partnership with Preferred Brands. Preferred Hotels & Resorts will select nominees in each category by regional leadership teams, and winners will be selected by an awards committee chaired by the Ueberros family.
About Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand. We have over 650 unique hotels, resorts, residences and distinctive hotel groups in 80 countries. Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ five global collections offer discerning guests unique luxury hospitality experiences tailored to their lifestyle, travel and event needs. All member properties are required to maintain the highest quality and unparalleled service levels through the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The I Prefer(TM) Hotel Rewards Program, Preferred Residences, Preferred Family, Preferred Pride and Preferred Golf offer a variety of valuable benefits for guests seeking unique experiences. For more information, please visit
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