Auberge Resorts Recognized with High Honors on Condé Nast Traveler's 2012 Gold List

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Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List includes Four Auberge Resorts and recognizes them as Best in the World. Solage Calistoga Makes First Appearance on Gold List and Auberge du Soleil, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff and Esperanza were all awarded “Platinum distinction".

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“It is an honor to year after year satisfy the high expectations of Condé Nast Traveler readers,” said Mark Harmon, CEO of Auberge Resorts.

The 18th annual Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, which recognizes a prestigious collection of the world’s top hotels, resorts and cruise lines, has bestowed honors on four Auberge Resorts properties. Featured in the January 2012 issue of Condé Nast Traveler, the Gold List ranks the world’s best resorts on the quality of rooms, service, food, location, design and activities.

Making its debut on the list this year is Solage Calistoga, located in Napa Valley. Auberge Resort’s flagship, Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, Napa Valley, been ranked again as one of the top three resorts in California. Also topping the list this year are The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, S.C., and Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. To mark the 25th anniversary of Condé Nast Traveler, the magazine introduced its “Platinum Circle,” which recognizes members that have appeared on the list for five consecutive years. Auberge du Soleil, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff and Esperanza were all awarded “Platinum” distinction.

“It is an honor to year after year satisfy the high expectations of Condé Nast Traveler readers,” said Mark Harmon, CEO of Auberge Resorts. “This accomplishment is a result of our resorts’ unwavering dedication to provide our guests with the most memorable and personalized experiences possible.”

The Gold List rankings are culled from the top scores of the annual Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, which were in announced in October 2011. These scores are at the discretion of the publication’s thousands of well-traveled readers. Hundreds of hotels and resorts are reviewed but a property must meet a minimum number of responses, determined by the magazine, in order to be included.

About Auberge Resorts
Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge Collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif; Encantado, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; and Auberge Residences at Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes, Calif. with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com.

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