Four Joie de Vivre Hotels Land Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

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Ventana Inn & Spa, Hotel Vitale, Gaige House, Water’s Edge Named Among Top U.S. Hotels

Gaige House, Joie de Vivre's Zen-luxe inn in Sonoma Wine Country

California’s largest boutique hotel collection, Joie de Vivre, announced four of its hotels were named among the best in the United States in Condé Nast Traveler’s 23rd annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur and Hotel Vitale in San Francisco ranked among the Top 100 Hotels in the United States, and Gaige House in the Sonoma County village of Glen Ellen and Water's Edge in Tiburon were voted two of the Top 40 Small Hotels in the United States.

The 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards appear in Condé Nast Traveler’s November issue. According to the magazine, over 25,000 readers voted on more than 10,000 properties and destinations this year and the ratings were stratospheric, as 281 places and properties achieved scores of 90 or above.

  •     The iconic 60-room Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur is #31 on the list, with an 89.7 score (out of 100) from readers.
  •     The 200-room waterfront Hotel Vitale in San Francisco is #62 , receiving an 87.2 score from readers.
  •     The 23-room Zen-luxe Gaige House in the Sonoma Valley is #14 on Condé Nast's ranking of top small hotels in the U.S., scoring 88.3 points from readers.
  •     The charming European-style 23-room Waters Edge Hotel in Tiburon is #26 on the list of 40 small hotels, with an overall score of 85.3.

For more information or reservations, guests can visit or call 1.800.738.7477 (within the U.S. and Canada). Travelers can follow Joie de Vivre Hotels at or at

About Joie de Vivre Hospitality
San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre Hospitality manages a portfolio of creative lifestyle businesses, including hotels, restaurants and spas. Founded in 1987 by entrepreneur Chip Conley, Joie de Vivre is recognized for creating some of the most innovative hospitality services and products and designing one-of-a-kind properties. It is the second largest independent boutique hotel company in the country and California’s largest boutique hotel collection with more than 30 properties
located in the state.

Kristina Hjelsand, Senior Public Relations Manager, Joie de Vivre
Tel. 415.364.5581 / Email : khjelsand(at)dvhospitality(dot)com


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