This season’s Preferred showcase collection has both the jet-set and fashionistas alike super excited. Why? Well, it’s an inherently chic and upbeat season with no-holds-barred interpretations of pop-art (think Warhol and Jeff Koons) fused with Scandinavian functionality and sophistication, like at the Oslo’s The Thief. Seafaring and yachting influences are in vogue again, in what trend-watchers are calling ‘urban resort chic’ with new and unique influences from Israel and Malta, at The Carlton Tel Aviv and the Grand Hotel Excelsior respectively.

Christian Lacroix makes a comeback to the London scene with the haute-couture The Mandeville Hotel, that oozes in personality. Classic elegance features in lavish designs from Switzerland at the Hotel Metropole Geneve and no season is complete without a retro-revival, and this summer brings with it the return of the roaring 20s glamour at Paris’s Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees.

But we’re not really talking fashion here – well, I guess we are to some extent – but this run-down of this season’s biggest trends actually relate to a number of fabulous hotels and resorts in the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection that we’re excited to showcase below, from Oslo to Valletta.

In fact, 650 distinctive hotels and resorts across 85 countries collectively make up the world’s largest independent hotel portfolio, Preferred Hotels & Resorts. They connect discerning travellers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for every possible occasion. Plus, the iPrefer hotel rewards programme offer valuable benefits (guests can earn points, get room upgrades, be early for check in and best of all, opt for a late check out) for travellers seeking a unique experience.

Discover the collection of six stylish properties below and more of the world’s most fashionable hotels at www.PreferredHotels.com


THE THIEF,
OSLO, NORWAYThe Thief, Oslo
Oslo’s city-meets-sea peninsula, Tjuvholmen, has transformed from an islet getaway for smugglers and local bandits to an ultra-trendy arts district…

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GRAND HOTEL EXCELSIOR
VALLETTA, MALTA
Grand Hotel Excelsior
Here’s a little hot tip. Valletta is 2018’s European City of Culture. So the opinion leaders among us know that to really be trendsetting…

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THE CARLTON TEL AVIV
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
The Carlton Tel Aviv
Supreme luxuries await fans and discoverers of The Carlton Tel Aviv, a regal five-star hotel in the heart of one of Israel’s world renowned…

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HOTEL CALIFORNIA PARIS CHAMPS ELYSEES
PARIS, FRANCE
Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees
Explore the world’s fashion mothership from a venerable position. Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees is a classic, centrally located hotel…

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THE MANDEVILLE HOTEL
LONDON, UK
The Mandeville HotelStep into a home away from home in this personalised Marylebone Village London retreat, located in the heart of London’s fashion centre, the…

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HOTEL METROPOLE GENEVE
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Hotel Metropole Geneve
Built in 1854, Hotel Metropole Geneve is a historic gem renovated into a stylish boutique hotel, nestled in the heart of beautiful and scenic…

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