Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries is adding 16 new member hotels to its global portfolio.

From a country retreat featuring Michelin-starred cuisine in the north of England to a soon-to-open Floridian resort on Choctawhatchee Bay, each of these distinctive new properties offers one-of-a-kind experiences around the globe.

These new additions include: President Hotel Cape Town, Northcote Lancashire, The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Florida’s coveted Emerald Coast, in Cancun is the newly opened ESTUDIO Playa Mujeres, and The Last Word Kitara(Klaserie Natu`re Reserve, South Africa) among others.