SAN ANTONIO, TX  – November 28, 2017 – Two years after first joining Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand – Hotel Emma has been accepted as the newest experience within the brand’s Legend Collection, the ultimate portfolio of exceptional properties in the world’s most remarkable destinations. Globally sophisticated and culturally refined, these singular properties feature exquisite accommodations, stellar and intuitive personal service, renowned dining, and exceptional spas, setting the stage for the most unforgettable experiences. Preferred Hotels & Resorts President & CEO Lindsey Ueberroth, along with her executive leadership team, visited the hotel recently to personally commemorate the hotel’s achievement and celebrate the partnership with Hotel Emma General Manager Bill Petrella.

Housed in a former 19th Century brewery and designed by Roman & Williams, Hotel Emma brings grand style to the banks of the San Antonio River in the heart of the food-focused Pearl.  A culinary destination in its own right, the property features a unique design that incorporates a spectrum of styles – old, new, industrial and refined – reflecting the building’s rich history while also evoking a contemporary and state-of-the-art feel throughout.  Unique amenities include an in-house Culinary Concierge, a library with over 3,700 volumes, a private terrace with fireplaces, a rooftop pool, cast iron clawfoot bathtubs in select rooms, Electra bikes for use during one’s stay, and an on-site grocery store with a wide selection of gourmet provisions.

All guests of Hotel Emma are eligible to enroll in the iPrefer hotel rewards program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to members upon every stay at more than 600 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts brings strategic advantage to hotel owners, operators, and management companies through brand prestige and global operating scale, supporting the goals of its member hotels by providing strategic group, corporate, and leisure sales, integrated marketing solutions, comprehensive revenue management, global connectivity through reservations services, progressive distribution technology, and individualized guest support. Every property within the portfolio is required to maintain the high quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. Through its five global collections – Legend, LVX, Lifestyle, Connect, and Preferred Residences – Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their needs and life and style preferences for each occasion.

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