Today, Preferred Hotel Group kicked off its annual celebration of Independent Hotel Day by declaring the winners of its 2021 I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards. The ultra-luxurious Atelier Playa Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico, was named the overall global winner, as well as the winner of the North American category, and other top regional accolades went to The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Turtle Inn in Belize, and Belmont Champs Elysees in Paris, France. To extend the celebrations and to thank I Prefer members worldwide for continuing to Believe in Travel, Preferred has launched a limited-time 5,000 bonus points offer valid for bookings made at any of the 40 winning properties.

“As the world continues to reopen to international travel and with hoteliers excitedly re-welcoming many more guests back through their doors, it is the ideal time to recognize the incredible resilience and independent spirit of our member hotels and their dedicated teams,” said Alison McDermott, Vice President of Global Merchandising and Marketing for Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “While Preferred believes that every day is Independent Hotel Day, today, we celebrate it with our loyal I Prefer Members in honor of these best-in-class hotels that have not only weathered the storm but come through the other side thriving!”

Only hotels from Preferred Hotel Group’s family of brands that participate in I Prefer Hotel Rewards – the world’s biggest loyalty program for independent and unique hotel experiences – can be nominated in the I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards, with winners decided exclusively by I Prefer Members in recognition of consistently high quality standards and exceptional, personalized experiences. For 2021, hotels spanning 26 countries were selected as winners across four regional categories – and this year marks the first time that properties from Preferred Hotel Group’s recently launched sustainable brand Beyond Green were included, resulting in wins for Turtle Inn in Belize and The Brando in French Polynesia.

The full list of 2021 I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards winners includes:

Top Hotels in North America

Atelier Playa Mujeres – Cancun, Mexico

Estudio Playa Mujeres – Cancun, Mexico

Biltmore Hotel – Coral Gables, Florida, United States

Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Baccarat Hotel New York, New York, United States

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach – Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Chatham Bars Inn – Chatham, Massachusetts, United States

Hotel Monteleone – New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Windsor Court – New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Top Hotel in Europe

Belmont Champs Elysees – Paris, France

Grand Hotel Excelsior – Valletta, Malta

Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como, Tremezzo, Italy

The Stafford London – London, United Kingdom

Pulitzer Amsterdam – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dromoland Castle Hotel – County Clare, Ireland

Alcyhymist Grand Hotel & Spa – Prague, Czechia

Excelsior Palace Hotel – Rapallo, Italy

Hotel Villa Cipriani - Asolo, Italy

Dylan Dublin – Dublin, Ireland

Top Hotels in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore – Singapore

The Fullerton Bay Hotel – Singapore

Royal Plaza on Scotts – Singapore

The Brando – Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives – Dhuni Kohlhu Island, Maldives

Andara Resort & Villas – Phuket, Thailand

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – Sydney, Australia

Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives – North Male Atoll, Maldives

Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu – Tokyo, Japan

Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay – Fnideq, Morocco

Top Hotels in the Caribbean, Central, and South America

Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

Half Moon – Montego Bay, Jamaica

Pink Sands Resort – Harbour Island, Bahamas

Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa – Sandys, Bermuda

Cap Maison Resort & Spa – Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel – San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

West Bay Club – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

100 Luxury Suites – Bogota, Colombia

Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Hotel Club Francés Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Now in its third year, Independent Hotel Day was introduced by Preferred Hotel Group to raise traveler awareness of authentic and unique hotel experiences, and to serve as a rallying cry for independent hotels around the world. To celebrate all 40 winners on this important day, Preferred has launched a limited-time bonus points promotion. This value-add incentive rewards the four million I Prefer Members globally with 5,000 bonus points when they book a stay at any of the winning hotels by November 10, 2021, for travel through June 30, 2022. Bookings must contain a valid I Prefer member number and be made through,,, the I Prefer App, Preferred’s Global Reservations team, or a travel agent.