Preferred Hotel Group has announced the addition of two new member properties in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Pinctada Cable Beach Spa Resort joins the Preferred Boutique portfolio, while Pinctada Kimberley Grande, Kununurra becomes a member of Summit Hotels & Resorts.
The Pinctada Cable Beach Spa Resort in Broome offers 72 rooms and suites, plus an asymmetrical pool with spa areas, a cascading water feature, and a 25-metre lap lane. The resort is just a five-minute walk to the 22km Cable Beach. Other facilities include Australia’s only LI’TYA concept spa.
In Kununurra, the homestead-style Pinctada Kimberley Grande also offers 72 rooms, including five spa suites. The property was home to cast and crew during the filming of Baz Luhrmann’s film, Australia. Facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool with spa, three restaurants and bars, and conference facilities for up to 260 people.
“Pinctada Cable Beach Spa Resort perfectly complements our award-winning Preferred Boutique portfolio regionally, setting a new standard within Broome,” said Lynne Ireland, Preferred’s Area Managing Director – Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific. “Together with Pinctada Kimberley Grande, we are able to offer bespoke experiences that capture the essence of the Kimberley region.”
“I think Pinctada Hotels & Resorts and Preferred Hotel Group are a perfect match,” said Marilynne Paspaley AM, founder and Managing Director of Pinctada Hotels & Resorts. “We share a belief that the new era of luxury travel is about offering travellers a distinctive and individual experience that connects them with a special destination. Backed by sound business principles and an impressive global network, Preferred is also an innovative and creative company that demands consistent commitment to excellence. I am pleased that Preferred Hotel Group recognises similar values in Pinctada Hotels & Resorts, and I am looking forward to working with the Preferred team.”