Preferred Hotels & Resorts arrives in Costa Rica

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Preferred Hotels & Resorts arrives in Costa Rica
Wed July 31, 2019

The world's largest group of independent luxury hotels welcomes Hotel Santarena in the city of Las Catalinas


Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest independent luxury hotel brand, announces its first hotel in Costa Rica with the integration of Santarena Hotel into its global portfolio. Located in the heart of Las Catalinas, on the coast of Guanacaste, Santarena Hotel joins the Lifestyle Collection, the category that represents "accessible luxury" hotels, with unique style and design and well-local features.

The property, whose design pays homage to the colonial mansions of the great coastal capitals of Havana and Cartagena, has 45 exclusive rooms spread over four floors. All rooms have king beds, sustainable wood floors, spacious bathrooms and private balconies with striking handmade Cuban-style tiles.

"Santarena Hotel was born from the spirit of independent Costa Rican hospitality," said Rodrigo Tsutsumi, Regional Director for Latin America of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. "It is a great pleasure to welcome Santarena Hotel to the global Preferred Hotels & Resorts family. Guanacaste is an increasingly popular tourist destination in Latin America and we are happy to have a presence here. We constantly seek to expand our portfolio to new destinations in the region and provide our guests with new unique experiences in the best independent hotels in Latin America. ”

Costa Rica is a world-renowned destination for its eco-tourism and Santarena Hotel offers a variety of outdoor experiences that include one of the best beaches in the region, Playa Danta, which is located a short walk from the hotel and is a perfect place for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling. Directly behind the hotel, guests have access to almost 1000 acres of protected forests with extensive hiking trails and more than 22km of world-class mountain biking trails. The trails were built sustainably with moderate grades that offer fantastic driving with fast swoops and roller coasters. All trails are idyllic for running and walking.

As a member of the largest independent hotel group in the world, Hotel Santarena receives strategic support through a portfolio of business solutions that include distribution, technology, global sales and marketing services and participation in the I Prefer loyalty program. These business tools allow independent hotels, such as Hotel Santarena, to compete with major global hotel chains, without losing their local identity.


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