A new year always brings new hope and excitement! We are very ready and hopeful to explore new places and stay in stunning new luxury properties around the world. Preferred Hotels and Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand and one of our absolute favorites. Their collection consists of over 650 hotels across 85 countries, and there are several new ones opening up in 2022!
We wrote all about our recent stays at two of their properties in the United States: Montage Laguna Beach and Eau Palm Beach Resort. Because of their diverse portfolio, I highly recommend joining their rewards program which is absolutely free to join, and they do NOT bombard you with unnecessary emails. I have personally been an I Prefer Rewards member for years now and I love all the perks such as welcome drinks, early check-in and late check-out, room upgrades, free internet, and so much more. Being able to earn points that are redeemable for free hotel stays is also a huge plus for someone who travels as much as I do.
But without further ado, check out the new Preferred Hotels and Resorts properties opening in 2022 that we are MOST excited about….
Passalacqua in 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 historicleaders 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.
sly Berlin in Germany – Launching Summer 2022
Located in the city’s trendy Friedrichshain neighborhood, 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, Italianserpentine 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 in Oslo, Norway – Launching September 2022
A rebirth of a restored 1930s landmark in Frogner, a historic neighborhood 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 theater, a sprawling wellness paradise, and the city’s first year-round rooftop pool, sauna, terrace, and restaurant.
Pendry Park City in Utah – Launching January 2022
Pendry Park City is a spectacular ski-in, lift-out resort located in one of the most popular sky areas in the United States! Here you will find modern luxury on the mountain, famous for its pristine snow, summer wildflowers, and charming historic downtown. Park City, Utah is a town of alpine dreams, and also home to the famous Sundance Film Festival every winter. Pendry Park City is a modernist take on a traditional alpine lodge, with over 150 rooms and suites, along with fully serviced Pendry Residences ranging from studios to four-bedroom homes. And just on your doorstep, you have access to 7,300 acres of exceptional terrain, paired with all of luxury amenities including a sky valet, spa, fine dining, rooftop bar and pool! During the warmer months, guests can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and outdoor concerts. You are also only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, making the Pendry Park City easily accessible for travelers from either coast of the U.S.
The Wall Street Hotel in NYC – Launching Winter 2022
The Wall Street Hotel is a new kind of hotel, for a new kind of Wall Street in the Big Apple. This historic building is located along lower Manhattan’s famed Wall Street and housed in the Tontine Building that originated as a coffee house in 1874! However, The Wall Street Hotel offers sleek interiors with 180 spacious rooms and suites. After a day of sightseeing and Broadway entertainment, guests can enjoy international cuisine in their JF Restaurant – led by Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser. Or they can choose to relax in the all-day lounge, Top Floor bar, and outdoor terrace with stunning views of the East River! The Wall Street Hotel will fuel guest exploration by offering complimentary use of Electric Scooters and Vélosophy Original Comfort Bikes, in addition to a great variety of in-room spa treatments from Zeel Spa for post-adventure relaxation.
Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences in Singer Island, Florida – Launching April 2022
Comprising more than seven acres of prime oceanfront on Palm Beach County’s Singer Island, Amrit Ocean Resort will be a relaxing haven for beach lovers. This wellness resort will extend to 155 guestrooms, 34 grand luxury wellness suites, and a four-story spa featuring meditation gardens, tranquility pools, outdoor Patanjali yoga classes, and sleep specialist services.
Pendry Washington D.C. – Launching Fall 2022
Located within The Wharf – the city’s latest waterfront neighborhood – Pendry Washington D.C. is all about style. This contemporary designed hotel will feature 131 guestrooms, three signature dining and bar concepts, Spa Pendry and fitness center, and 5,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces.
The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel in 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 travelers – 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 center, and versatile indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, including a 5,600 square-feet pillar-free grand ballroom.
TOA Hotel & Spa in 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