Preferred adds two California hotels to the Legend Collection

Shutters on the Beach will offer three dining options and beachfront views. Photo credit: Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts added two neighboring California hotels—Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar—to its Legend Collection. 

Shutters on the Beach is a 198-room, 12-suite hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. The property offers outdoor balconies and public spaces decorated with original works by modern artists such as David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Motherwell. The hotel's dining options include 1 Pico, The Living Room and the Coast Beach Café and Bar.

The Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica also is located on Santa Monica Beach, next door to Shutters on the Beach and adjacent to historic sites such as the Santa Monica Pier and the cliff-top Palisades Park. The hotel offers 129 guestrooms, including 16 suites. The hotel also offers a guest-only fifth-floor Palm Terrace Pool, a Sea Wellness Spa and a variety of dining options.

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All guests of Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar are now eligible to enroll in I Prefer Hotel Rewards, 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 650 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide. Both hotels are also now bookable via and on Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ “PH” and “PV” global distribution system chain codes.

The Hotel Casa del Mar is located adjacent to Shutters on the Beach. Photo credit: Preferred Hotels & Resorts

“Destinations in their own right, Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar are ideal partners to welcome at the onset of 2019 as we continue to thoughtfully expand our brand footprint in key destinations where our travelers crave more options for singular luxury experiences that are truly representative of the local surroundings,” Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to welcome these hotels to Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ global family and look forward to a strong partnership fueled by a collective belief in authentic, independent travel.”

“We are delighted to join Preferred Hotels & Resorts and to align Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar with the brand’s prestigious Legend collection. Through this strategic partnership, our guests and travel partners will benefit from Preferred’s global suite of enhanced offerings including the latest technology and a global network of travel sales experts,” said Klaus Mennekes, VP and managing director of Edward Thomas Collection, parent company of Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar.