Mill Valley, California (PRWEB) February 15, 2012
Auberge Resorts properties are among the very best in the U.S., says U.S. News & World Report. The magazine’s 2012 rankings of the Best Hotels in the USA, place Auberge’s Inn at Palmetto Bluff at No. 1 among the 10 top hotels, followed closely by sister resort Calistoga Ranch. The new rankings are available online at http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels/USA/.
Among the 1,548 luxury hotels analyzed by U.S. News, 154 top-scoring properties were named to a selective list of the Best Hotels in the USA. Auberge Resorts’ Napa Valley flagship, Auberge du Soleil, and Encantado, its sister resort in Santa Fe, joined the top-ranked Inn at Palmetto Bluff and Calistoga Ranch on this prestigious list. Three additional Auberge resorts: Solage Calistoga, Hotel Jerome and Esperanza, made the list of best hotels in their respective regions.
U.S. News established Best Hotels to identify the top properties across the country. To create this year's rankings, U.S. News evaluated the strength of accolades and ratings that elite hotels received from major travel publications. By combining this published recognition with online user ratings, U.S. News identified hotels that are loved by experts and consumers alike.
"The goal of the Best Hotels rankings is to help travelers identify the top hotels based on the opinions of many people, including both experts and other travelers," said Chad Smolinski, Vice President of Rankings and Reviews at U.S. News & World Report. "Our consensus-based approach allows us to rank hotels and provide guidance to travelers in an unbiased way." The full hotel rankings methodology can be found online at: http://travel.usnews.com/methodology/.
“We are so pleased at this recognition from travelers and travel experts alike,” said Mark Harmon, Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts. “Our team is focused on delivering the best guest experience possible. It’s gratifying to see Auberge Resorts listed among the best of the best.”
About U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, http://www.usnews.com, and http://www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money, Education, Travel, Cars, and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report's signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its "Best" series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans, and more.
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.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, 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. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.
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