Preferred Hotels Encourages More Roadtrip Travel with New Loving Local Offer


It’s no surprise that more and more American travelers are setting out for the open road this summer, eager to explore their own backyards while international travel restrictions still remain prevalent. Representing over 200 luxury, independent hotels across the U.S., Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is encouraging travelers to continue to explore by road, taking advantage of the brand’s latest Loving Local offer.  

Preferred understands that health and sanitization policies are of utmost importance to travelers who aredetermining which hotels to visit in the coming months. As such, the brand’s continuing policy requires all member hotels globally to comply with new state and government regulations for licensed lodging facilities. This includes health and safety regulations for the property and its open communal areas, including F&B and wellness outlets, ensuring guests are confident of a safe stay and memorable experience every time.

A sampling of road trip itineraries across America and the best places to stay include:  

**Sample road trip itinerary: California Coast –  

·         START: Newport Beach – Balboa Bay Resort 

·         (1 hour) Santa Monica – Shutters on the Beach  

·         (2 hours) Santa Barbara – Hotel Californian   

·         (1.5 hours) Pismo Beach – Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 

·        (4 hours) San Francisco – The Huntington Hotel 

·        (1.5 hours) Napa – Carneros Resort and Spa 

**Sample road trip itinerary: American West –  

·         START: Tucson, AZ – Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort 

·        (2.5 hours) Litchfield Park, AZ – The Wigwam  

·        (4.25 hours) Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino 

·        (5.75 hours) Sundance, UT – Sundance Resort 

·        (6.75 hours) The Sebastian – Vail – Vail, CO 

**Sample road trip itinerary: Midwest –  

·         START: Columbus, OH – The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center 

·        (1.5 hours) Cincinnati, OH – The Summit Hotel  

·       (3 hours) West Baden Springs, IN – West Baden Springs Hotel 

·       (7.5 hours) Cedar Rapids, IA – The Hotel at Kirkwood Center  

·       (4 hours) St. Paul, MN – The Saint Paul Hotel  

**Sample road trip itinerary: Southeast –  

·         START: The Keys, FL – Oceans Edge Resort & Marina Key West 

·       (1.5 hours) Duck Key, FL – Hawks Cay Resort  

·       (2 hours) Coral Gables / Miami, FL – Biltmore Hotel 

·        (1 hour) Del Ray Beach, FL – The Seagate Hotel & Spa  

·        (4 hours) Palm Harbor, FL – Innisbrook, A Salamander® Golf & Spa Resort 

·        (6.5 hours) Destin, FL – The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort –  

·        (4 hours) New Orleans, LA – Windsor Court Hotel  

**Sample road trip itinerary: Northeast –  

·         START: Washington DC – The Watergate Hotel 

·       (2 hours) Wilmington, DE – HOTEL DU PONT 

·       (2.25 hours) New York City – The Mark Hotel 

·        (5 hours) Wequassett Resort and Golf Club – Harwich, MA 

·       (1.5 hours) Boston, MA – The Eliot Hotel 

·       (5 minutes) Boston, MA – Boston Park Plaza  

·       (2.25 hours) Woodstock Inn & Resort – Woodstock, VT 

**Sample staycations in New York City –  

·         Baccarat Hotel (Featuring Baccarat crystals in every room, guests of the Baccarat Hotel can enjoy the lavish indoor pool, fitness center and on-site French restaurant) 

·         The Mark (New York City’s most boldly lavish hotel located on the Upper East Side; great for people watching and delicious food and drink at The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges) 

·         The Maritime Hotel (A relaxing, nautical hotel located at the heart of the Meatpacking District, this trendy hotel is located nearby Chelsea market, perfect for shopping and exploring)  

·         Royalton Park Avenue (Ideally situated in the NoMad neighborhood, just steps from the Empire State Building and bustling Union Square, guests of Royalton Park Avenue can enjoy panoramic views and a stylish pool on the rooftop) 

·         Park Lane Hotel (Situated directly across from Central Park, the Park Lane Hotel is perfect for visitors looking for direct access to some of New York’s most iconic shopping, theaters and museums)  

Through this offer, travelers also receive automatic Elite membership status with the brand’s I Prefer Hotel Rewards program, which features perks such as room upgrades, welcome amenities, complimentary internet. For a full list of participating hotels in the United States and globally, visit