Preferred Hotels & Resorts Announces Nine New Independent Hotel Openings in 2022
Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced nine new launches that it will welcome into its global portfolio of unique hotels, resorts, and residences in 2022. From a contemporary ski resort on the slopes of Utah to a national landmark turned luxury design hotel in Oslo, each of these new urban retreats, beach resorts, and historic hideaways will offer travellers authentic, personalized experiences, inviting them to reconnect with inspiring destinations and local cultures as they dust off their passports and set off on new adventures.
Highlights of the new openings within the Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio for 2022 include:
Pendry Park City (Utah, United States) – launching January 2022
Set in the heart of Canyons Village at Park City Mountain, the spectacular ski-in, ski-out Pendry Park City will offer a modernist take on a traditional alpine lodge. Paying homage to the surrounding mountain landscape, the resort will boast warm, natural design elements that create a contemporary, open feel, and will feature 153 guestrooms, suites, and residences, each offering floor-to-ceiling windows and curated artwork. Guests and locals alike will enjoy access to four distinct restaurants and bars, a deluxe Spa Pendry and fitness centre, a heated rooftop pool with a destination bar, Pinwheel Kids Club, and more than 7,000 square-feet of indoor event space.
Passalacqua (Lake Como, Italy) – launching June 2022
Built in the 18th century by Count Andrea Lucini Passalacqua, Passalacqua is set on the shores of Lake Como and has hosted historic leaders from Napoleon Bonaparte to Winston Churchill. Sister property to the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo, the stately, ultra-luxury mansion retreat will extend 24 stylish suites designed and curated by one of Italy’s most renowned hotelier families – Paolo, Antonella, and Valentina De Santis. Committed to preserving its heritage, Passalacqua will showcase original features, including hidden passageways, centuries-old beamed suites in forgotten stables, and glasshouses with ancient fruit trees. Guests can enjoy the lakeside swimming pool and open-air gym set in the olive groves, vintage boat trips from the private dock, and partake in a variety of wellness and culinary experiences in the manicured gardens such as spa treatments, yoga sessions, farm-to-fork dining, and movies under the stars.
The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – launching Summer 2022
Located in Hong Kong’s Southside district, home to the iconic Victoria Harbour and the city’s renowned Ocean Park, the eco-conscious oceanfront resort is the next much-anticipated international launch from The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts. The luxury hotel – perfect for couples, friends, solo visitors, extended families, and business travellers – will offer 425 guest rooms and suites overlooking the South China Sea, including children-themed rooms and two signature suites with private pools. Additional features include four diverse restaurants, an outdoor infinity pool and kids’ lagoon pool, an indoor kids’ play zone, a luxury spa and fitness centre, and versatile indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, including a 5,600 square-feet pillar-free grand ballroom.
Sly Berlin (Berlin, Germany) – launching Summer 2022
Located in the city’s trendy Friedrichshain neighbourhood, Berlin’s coolest new hotel will be housed across four modernized buildings, interconnected via inviting open courtyard spaces and a striking 2,368 square-foot greenhouse. Comprised of 150 guestrooms and suites, some boasting private balconies, sly Berlin’s interiors will showcase a fusion of nature and urban culture, featuring solid oak wood, Italian serpentine stone, stainless steel, and Brutalist concrete touches. Other highlights include a well-equipped gym and a large rooftop sauna with sweeping city skyline views. A lively restaurant and bar, complete with open kitchen and grill area, will be housed in the natural light of the greenhouse amid an abundance of greenery.
Sommerro (Oslo, Norway) – launching September 2022
A rebirth of a restored 1930s landmark in Frogner, a historic neighbourhood in Oslo’s West End, Sommerro celebrates Norwegian design, fusing form and function as the city’s first hotel in an original Art Deco building. Set to be Norway’s largest-ever preservation project, the hotel occupies the former headquarters of the capital city’s electrical company, Oslo Lysverker, and through a multi-million-dollar renovation, will become a modern tribute to local cultural heritage. Original artwork by celebrated Norwegian artist Per Krohg is featured throughout the hotel, with pieces including a giant wall fresco and a ceiling mural that nods to the building’s unique history. A true community space, the 231-room property – which counts 56 residences – will also offer four restaurants, three bars, meeting and event spaces with capacity for up to 150 people, a 100-seat gilded theatre, a sprawling wellness paradise, and the city’s first year-round rooftop pool, sauna, terrace, and restaurant.
Other 2022 openings include:
The Wall Street Hotel (New York, United States) – launching Winter 2022: Housed in the historic Tontine Building that originated as the city’s first Stock Exchange in 1729, the sleek, residentially inspired retreat will boast 180 spacious rooms and suites, a fine dining restaurant featuring a Michelin star chef, and a stylish rooftop bar and lounge with outdoor terrace
Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences (Singer Island, The Palm Beaches, Florida, United States) – launching April 2022: Comprising more than seven acres of prime oceanfront on Palm Beach County’s Singer Island, the wellness resort will extend 155 guestrooms, 34 grand luxury wellness suites, and a four-story spa featuring meditation gardens, tranquillity pools, outdoor Patanjali yoga classes, and sleep specialist services
TOA Hotel & Spa (Zanzibar, Tanzania) – launching May 2022: Set on a private white sand beach in Pongwe on the east coast of Zanzibar, the tranquil Indian Ocean oasis will include 86 contemporary guestrooms including eight luxurious suites, three swimming pools, a deluxe spa, a signature restaurant, three buzzy bars, and a relaxed café
Pendry Washington D.C. (Washington, D.C., United States) – launching Fall 2022: Located within The Wharf – the city’s latest waterfront neighbourhood – the stylish design hotel will feature 131 guestrooms, three signature dining and bar concepts, Spa Pendry and fitness centre, and 5,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces
Travelers planning to book a stay at any of these new hotels, or any of the other 650 participating properties across the Preferred Hotel Group portfolio, can access exclusive member rates, earn points, and take advantage of other value-rich immediate benefits during every eligible stay, while also accessing special members-only offers and unique partnerships, by joining I Prefer Hotel Rewards, the world’s largest points-based loyalty program for independent hotels with more than 4 million travellers currently enrolled.