Preferred Hotels

Preferred Hotels

Strong Hotel Relationships

We have selected 41 top hotel chains of differing sizes as our partners. Between them they have over 20,000 hotels in more than 190 countries. With years of experience booking hotels, we have built up plenty of strong relationships and our knowledge allows us to recommend our preferred hotel chains, as consistently they offer particularly good value and quality accommodation. You'll find that the benefits of booking a preferred hotel chain will differ from group to group and hotel to hotel.

Typically, you may find:

  • Savings of up to 30% on normal published rates, with even better, carefully negotiated deals from time to time.
  • Extended check–in and checkout.
  • Upgrades (subject to availability).
  • More flexible amendment and cancellation conditions.
  • Free membership to hotel loyalty programmes.
  • Exemption from paying a £10 hotel booking fee.

Independent and ‘boutique’ hotels

We directly contract independent hotels that are often owner-managed, boutique in style and found in central locations. Others are off-the-beaten tourist track. These types of hotels tend not to be found on 'popular' websites as they are not linked to travel industry booking systems but offer outstanding service and real character.

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Below is a list of our preferred hotels...

  • Accor


    Accor is one of the world's largest hotel companies with more than 4000 hotels in 90 countries worldwide. Accor's hotel brands range from economy to luxury including luxury Sofitel with 180 hotels worldwide, mid scale to luxury Dorint hotels located in Germany and in European capitals, modern mid-market Novotel with over 400 hotels worldwide and traditional mid-scale Mercure with over 700 hotels worldwide incorporating All Season, Orbis and Parthenon as recommended hotels. With almost 600 hotels worldwide Ibis is Europes's leading budget hotel.

  • Apex Hotels

    Apex Hotels

    Contemporary and stylish with superb leisure, conference and events facilities, the 4 star properties of Apex Hotels are situated in the city centre of Edinburgh, Dundee and London. The perfect base for both business and leisure travellers, guestrooms are equipped with widescreen TV, DVD/CD, oversized desk with ergonomic chair, a choice of pillows and many have separate walk-in shower. A number boast stunning views of Edinburgh Castle, Dundee Quayside or Tower Bridge. Apex Hotels in Edinburgh and Dundee also feature free onsite parking for guests. Added to this, award winning chefs and renowned friendly service make Apex Hotels the place to see and be seen.

  • Best Western

    Best Western

    Best Western is the world's largest chain of independently owned and operated hotels. The Group prides itself on its friendly and professional standards of service, coupled with the individuality of each hotel in the group. The hotels are excellent value for money and can be found in every type of location, from city centres to country resorts. The group has over 4,200 hotels in 80 countries, with over 2,200 properties in North America alone. Best Western is also represented in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and increasingly in Asia, South America and Southern Africa.

  • COMO Hotels and Resorts

    COMO Hotels and Resorts

    Como Hotels and Resorts owns eight properties worldwide from the Caribbean to Bhutan. The company is defined by high style and a diversity of locations. It values grace and service, learnt from the East where the company was born and transferred to the West. All hotels share a visual aesthetic that combines the modern and indigenous. This keeps the experience fresh while respecting the special cultural environments of specific properties. Most importantly, COMO hotels and Resorts values privacy, understanding that escapism lies at the heart of a hotel's intangible promise - to let guests dream and savour the respite.

  • Concorde Hotels and Resorts

    Concorde Hotels and Resorts

    This luxury collection boasts 60 private label deluxe hotels and resorts in more than 20 countries, features an exceptional choice of destinations from Paris to Tokyo, Barcelona to Milan, New York to Berlin, Cannes to Geneva to name a few. The world of Concorde Hotels and Resorts is a treasure trove of beautiful hotels and resorts offering the visitor a never ending panorama of the best in cuisine, atmosphere, comfort and service. As the world changes, the hotels continue to evolve and develop through a programme of continuing reinvestment in technology and innovation.

  • Conrad


    Conrad, the global luxury brand of the Hilton Family, is a growing world of luxury and style that celebrates individuality in every sense. It is a world of discernment, vibrant flair and contemporary attitude. A world of business and leisure. Above all, it is a world devoted to nusuring every single guest experiences the great luxury of all... The Luxury of Being Yourself. Conrad Hotels can be found around the globe including Europe, the US, Asia, Australia and the Middle East with an exciting expansion over the next few years.

  • Design Hotels

    Design Hotels

    Design Hotels™ represents an extra ordinary collection of 148 hotels worldwide. As an international brand, it mediates between privately owned, designoriented hotels and the newest generation of cosmopolitan tra vellers. Each hotel distinguishes itself through an overall design-orientated concept, often the work of renowned designers and architects and present the most advanced ideas in the hospitality industry. The original concept, which is still the foundation of the company's philosophy today, was to create an international lifestyle brand - synonymous with distinctive architecture and interior design, balanced with functionality and service - the luxury label for the lifestyle traveller.

  • Fairmount Hotels & Resorts

    Fairmount Hotels & Resorts

    Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Raffles Hotels & Resorts have combined their efforts to offer guests luxury accommodations in a selection of extraordinary global destinations. Featuring a collection of fabled castles, secluded lodges and modern retreats, Fairmont opens the doors to some of the world's most celebrated addresses. With locations throughout nine countries, our distinctive hotels promise tra vellers rich experiences and lasting memories in unparalleled settings. Raffles provides one of the most memorable experiences elite travel offers today with treasured landmarks around the globe. The portfolio of nine luxury hotels offer residents exemplary hospitality in distinguished locales.

  • Four Seasons

    Four Seasons

    Four Seasons invented luxury for the modern traveller. From elegant surroundings to highly personalised 24 - hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who appreciate the best. It's the people of Four Seasons who make each experience so exceptional. The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees - people who are dedicated, highly skilled and inspired to offer great service. Four Seasons currently has 70 hotels in 31 countries with more than 20 properties under development.

  • Hilton


    Hilton is one of the worlds most prestigious hotel groups. Hilton has more than 500 hotels spanning over 70 countries, including luxurious leisure resorts, exclusive city hotels and executive - style hotels for the discerning business traveller. You'll find an uncompromising commitment to excellence that has been a Hilton hallmark for over 80 years. So, wherever you're going, whatever you're doing, you're welcome. Hilton extends special rates to Travel Mail Gold members at hotels within the UK & Ireland.

  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

    Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

    Hyatt Hotels & Resorts operates more than 215 hotels and resorts in 43 countries worldwide and currently has an additional 38 properties under development. Hyatt Regency hotels are Hyatt's core brands, each individually designed to reflect local flavours. Grand Hyatt hotels serve culturally rich destinations that attract leisure and business tra vellers. Park Hyatt hotels are the company's smaller, luxury hotels designed to cater to the discriminating individual traveller. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts have an enviable reputation for their physical distinctiveness and service provided.

  • InterContinental Hotels Group

    InterContinental Hotels Group

    InterContinental Hotels Group owns, operates or franchises more than 3,600 hotels with more than 536,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. Its properties bear some of the most recognised hotel brands in the world-InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Hotel Indigo.

  • Jolly Hotels

    Jolly Hotels

    Jolly Hotels, Italy's leading hotel chain, operate 45 four star city centre hotels throughout Italy, together with properties in Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, London, Paris, New York and Berlin. Each hotel provides guests with all services and facilities, including meeting rooms and highly respected restaurants, offering refined international cuisine or the best of regional specialities.

  • Kempinski


    Kempinski is Europe's oldest luxury hotel collection. Rich in tradition, it comprises an international portfolio of sumptuous hotels and resorts, each celebrating the culture and character of its location. Experience the impeccable personal service for which Kempinski is renowned, while overlooking the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Liberty's department store in London, the Red Square in Moscow, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin or the Great Wall in China.

  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

    Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

    Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels and resorts, currently operating 21 luxury hotels with a further 10 under development in Prague (2006), Maya-Mexico, Hainan Island-China, Barcelona (2007), Boston and Grand Cayman (2008), Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas and Macau (2009). In total, Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, almost 9,000 rooms in 16 countries with 14 hotels in Asia, 12 in the Americas and five in Europe.

  • Marco Polo Hotels

    Marco Polo Hotels

    Marco Polo Hotels. A growing portfolio of Asian properties positioned in prime locations across the Far East, include The Marco Polo Hongkong, Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel - all situated on the popular Kowloon peninsular and all located within the Harbour City complex, which offers hundreds of shopping and restaurants options. The Star Ferry is just steps away. The Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is now open and other new properties are scheduled to open later this year.

  • Marriott International

    Marriott International

    Marriott International is a global leader with over 2,800 hotels in over 66 countries and territories. Their brands include the full service Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels with impeccable service and elegant surroundings, The Ritz -Carlton Hotels where luxury comes first, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts with its individuality of design, Marriott Executive Apartments when overseas for 30 days or more, Residence Inn, one of the top extended stay brands in the US, Courtyard by Marriott, moderately priced hotels and finally, TownPlace Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott and SpringHill Suites by Marriott, three economy hotel brands.

  • Millennium Hotels & Resorts

    Millennium Hotels & Resorts

    Millennium Hotels & Resorts offer you the choice of two prestigious international brands, in key locations around the globe. Millennium Hotels are four - star deluxe and five star properties located in major international gateway cities offering impeccable facilities and a sense of style. Copthorne Hotels are four - star award - winning properties located in major business locations offering efficient service and reassuring comfort. Located in London and other major cities across the United Kingdom, The Americas, France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, New Zealand, Egypt, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

  • NH Hoteles Group

    NH Hoteles Group

    NH Hoteles Group is the third largest business hotel chain in Europe with 263 hotels with 38,182 rooms in 19 countries in Europe, Latin America and Africa. In addition to market leadership in Spain and Netherlands, they have a strong presence in countries such as Germany, Belgium, Mexico and Argentina. Noted for their prime locations in the centre of the most important cities, for the quality of service they provide and for their carefully designed and decorated interiors. NH Hoteles has also paid its usual meticulous attention to the food working with one of the best Chef in the world: Ferran Adria.

  • Oberoi Group

    Oberoi Group

    The Oberoi Group is one of Asia's foremost hospitality companies. Founded in 1934 the Group owns and manages 30 hotels and five luxury cruisers across six countries under the 'Oberoi' and 'Trident' brands. In October 2005 11 of the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts were nominated as Leading Spas of the World and all of the hotels are synonymous the world over for providing the right blend of service, luxury and quiet efficiency. A distinctive feature of the Group's hotels is their highly motivated and well-trained staff, who provide the kind of attentive and sensitive service that is demanded by today's travellers.

  • Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts

    Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts

    Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts have 22 hotels in 11 countries providing world travellers with an excellent choice of hotels in prime locations throughout the Pacific Rim. A $50m renovation and expansion programme has included upgrading existing properties and announcing stunning new properties in Whistler and Seattle.

  • Preferred Hotel Group

    Preferred Hotel Group

    The four brands of Preferred Hotel Group represent a collection of more than 325 of the finest independent hotels and resorts in 52 countries around the world and include: Preferred Hotels & Resorts; Preferred Boutique; Summit Hotels & Resorts and Sterling Hotels. They are an excellent choice as they deliver the highest standards with a distinct and personalised service that differentiate their properties from the norm.

  • Relais & Chateaux

    Relais & Chateaux

    Relais & Châteaux is an association of over 453 independent Hotels & Restaurants worldwide. From sumptuous country estates and manor houses to castles and secluded beach resorts, all abide to the 5 C's Quality Charter: Courtesy, Charm, Character, Calm and Cuisine. The 25 superb establishments in the UK have a total of 22 Michelin stars between them, they offer great diversity and character and provide a superb choice of meeting facilities: the best small Country House Hotels, destination hotels of highest international reputation, world class gourmet restaurants, Castles and Estates from Scotland to the Channel Islands. There are outstanding venues for conferences, VIP seminars and Exclusive Use.

  • Rezidor SAS

    Rezidor SAS

    Rezidor SAS Hospitality, the second largest hotel brand in Europe, is one of the world's fastest growing hospitality companies, whose portfolio includes Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, Regent, Park Inn, Country Inn & Suites, and Missoni. Each brand has its own distinct character and style which puts Rezidor SAS in a class of its own, serving destinations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Rezidor SAS portfolio currently comprises 279 hotels, in operation and under development, in 50 countries. The group aims to increase its portfolio in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • Rocco Forte Hotels

    Rocco Forte Hotels

    Rocco Forte Hotels is a unique collection of stylish luxury hotels with central locations throughout Europe. Sir Rocco is involved in all aspects of the company, including the design which is overseen by Olga Polizzi. The style created for each hotel ranges from traditional to contemporary and reflects the individual locations, offering guests an authentic setting to enhance their ove rall experience. Attention to detail and friendly service are paramount. The collection includes hotels in Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Cardiff, Brussels, Rome, Florence, St Petersburg, Geneva, Frankfurt and the Beaujolais wine region. Future openings: Berlin (2006); Munich, Prague and Sicily (2007).

  • Rosewood


    Rosewood is devoted to creating hotels and resorts unlike any other in the world. Since 1979, they have bestowed each of their properties with a unique ambience and style. Each is designed to reflect the location's culture, history and geography. They believe the true world-class status is only achieved when a hotel or resort combines the traditions of its host community with exceptional service. This distinction has driven sophisticated travellers around the globe to choose hotels from the Rosewood Collection such as Little Dix Bay, A Rosewood Resort on Virgin Gorda and The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York time and time again.

  • Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts own and manage deluxe properties in Australia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The hotels are renowned for their award-winning standards of accommodation and service. Shangri-La and Traders Hotels offer excellent executive floors called Horizon and Traders Club to meet the expectations of the discerning traveller. All 49 hotels and resorts have excellent recreational amenities and well-equipped conference and business centres. Several frequently appear in surveys of the Top Ten Hotels in the World.

  • Sol Melia

    Sol Melia

    Sol Melia offers an extensive network of quality hotels ranging from three star to five star deluxe, present in the most popular tourist destinations and major business centres all over the world. Now with a portfolio of 350 hotels in 30 countries comprising of five main brands: Melia, Sol, Pa radisus, Tryp and Hard Rock. For over 40 years Sol Melia has had a total commitment to its customers, delivering high quality products and personalised services, aiming to provide excellent value for money and the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries incorporating the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W, Le Méridien and the recently announced 'aloft'. This diverse collection of properties ensures global cove rage to suite very style and budget for both the leisure, corporate and group traveller. So whether it is a romantic weekend at the Hotel Gritti Palace, Venice; a business trip to the St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco; or simply relaxing overlooking the Indian Ocean at the W Retreat & Spa, Maldives, they will take care of you.

  • Steigenberger Hotel Group

    Steigenberger Hotel Group

    The Steigenberger Hotel Group made up of two brands Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, and InterCityHotels. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts represents the five and four-star hotels. According to their very own motto 'a world of its own' these selective hotels offer various opportunities for business and leisure travel in both a restful or an eventful atmosphere. InterCityHotels: The superior three & four star collection of hotels located in the immediate vicinity of train stations, airports or other important traffic centres offer moderate prices and perfect transport connections. Free local public transportation is included in the room rate.

  • Supranational Hotels

    Supranational Hotels

    Supranational Hotels Ltd. represents a global portfolio of three, four and five star properties under the three hotel brands: Supranational Hotels, Columbus Hotels and Sky Hotels. The 'representation - to - reservations' company is the 4th largest of its kind in the world, with its HQ based in London.

  • Swissotel Hotels & Resorts

    Swissotel Hotels & Resorts

    Swissotel Hotels & Resorts is a leading hospitality company with hotels in exciting destinations around the globe. With a premier portfolio of hotels and resorts in major business and leisure locations, Swissôtel offers convenient access to commercial & shopping districts as well as local attractions. Each of our hotels captures modern and functional design with local character and renowned standards of Swiss hospitality, service efficiency and product quality. Our guests will find luxurious accommodation and a full range of business and leisure amenities and services in each one of our hotels. Swissotel have hotels in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

  • Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

    Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

    Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of South Asia's largest and finest group of hotels. Comprising 62 hotels in 45 destinations in South Asia and additional 10 hotels in other destinations of the world such as New York, London, Africa, Middle East, Seychelles, Mauritius, Langkawi and Sydney. With luxury hotels and business hotels in all the metropolises and cities of commercial importance in India. Its Leisure hotels range from authentic palaces in Rajasthan to beach resorts and picturesque garden retreats which exude colonial charm; to hotels in cities of cultural significance. We welcome you to experience the hotels, resorts and palaces of the Taj.

  • The Leading Hotels of the World

    The Leading Hotels of the World

    Established in 1928, The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd, today represents more than 430 five star deluxe city and resort hotels in more than 80 countries. The Leading Small Hotels of the World is the company's brand extension and consists exclusively of five star hotels with 100 or fewer guestrooms with a current collection of over 100 members. When choosing a Leading Hotel, guests can be assured that they have selected a hotel in the best location, with the most up to date facilities and unparalleled service. To join The Leading Hotels of the World, each hotel is rigorously inspected by professional hoteliers and is subject to continuous re-inspection, assuring guests of the highest standards.

  • The Peninsula Hotels

    The Peninsula Hotels

    The Peninsula Hotels operates seven award winning hotels in Hong Kong, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Beijing and Manila, with The Peninsula Tokyo opening in 2007. All efforts are dedicated to providing luxurious comfort, modern facilities and intuitive technology combined with exceptional, personalised service.

  • The Small Luxury Hotels of the World

    The Small Luxury Hotels of the World

    The Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a collection of over 370 independently-owned exclusive hotels in more than 60 countries. Carefully selected for their style and sophistication, Small Luxury Hotels feature award-winning properties including spas, country houses, golf resorts, island retreats, city sanctuaries, game and wilderness lodges. For the discerning guest travelling on leisure or business, the SLH stamp guarantees an unequalled level of privacy, luxury and exclusivity.

  • The Utell by Pegasus

    The Utell by Pegasus

    The Utell by Pegasus service has grown into the world's largest hotel representation service, with nearly 4,000 member hotels in more than 140 countries worldwide. More than 2,800 of these hotels are located in Europe, more than 700 in the Americas, plus 400 in the Asia-Pacific Region - that's more than 700,000 guest rooms worldwide. Properties include airport, budget, deluxe, city centre, resort, independent hotels and major national brands.

  • Venice Simplon - Orient Express

    Venice Simplon - Orient Express

    Ever since its first train journey in 1883, the Venice Simplon - Orient Express has offered one of the most luxurious and romantic travel experiences in the world. That experience now includes a range of hotels, trains and cruises in all four corners of the globe, all of which reflect the superior glamour of the original train. Orient - Express Hotels most renowned properties include Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Hotel Splendido in Portofino, Mount Nelson in Cape Town and the Observatory Hotel in Sydney. All the properties are unique and managed to the highest luxury standard, their style and cuisine very typical of their locations.

  • Von Essen Hotels

    Von Essen Hotels

    The Von Essen collection comprises the finest hotels in the UK, outside of London. Each hotel has been personally chosen to offer a variety of stunning historic properties, each of a distinctive character, properties that are quintessentially British and architecturally breathtaking, from the small and intimate to the grand and gracious. Each hotel offers a unique luxury experience with its own individual personality, distinctive features and impressive location. The elegance of the interiors, both historic and contemporary, the excellence of the food across the collection, the high standard of accommodation and glorious settings all combine to create the most distinguished collection of luxury country house hotels in the UK.

  • Warwick International Hotels

    Warwick International Hotels

    Warwick International Hotels was launched in 1980 with the purchase of The Warwick New York, a hotel originally built for William Randolph Hearst. Since then, Warwick International Hotels has expanded rapidly establishing a reputation for combining local characteristics with attentive service to its clients in elegant and luxurious settings. Celebrating 25 years of hospitality excellence, the company now includes more than 35 prestigious hotels and resorts worldwide located in city centre and resort destinations in the United States, Europe, Asia, the South Pacific and Africa.



    With more than 500 hotels and resorts in over 250 destinations and 70 countries worldwide, WORLDHOTELS is the ideal partner for every kind of trip: leisure, business, meetings, holidays, weekends and more. Whether visiting an exotic resort location or a vibrant city hotel, our quality grading is your guarantee that similar comfort levels and service standards can be enjoyed at the hotels in each category. So please make your selection from any of the WORLDHOTELS in the Deluxe Collection, First Class Collection or Comfort Collection.

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