Le Sereno St. Barthélemy Recognized as "No. 1 Resort in the Caribbean" by Condé Nast Traveler's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards

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Prestigious Annual Awards Program Honors the World’s Best Hotels, Resorts, Cities, Islands, Airlines and Cruise Lines

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Le Sereno St. Barth’s recognized as the number one resort in the Caribbean by the magazine’s discerning readers. Located on the coveted Grand Cul de Sac of St. Barth’s, Le Sereno is an intimate, 36-suite property designed by Christian Liaigre. Known as the most stylish resort on St. Barth’s, Le Sereno also boasts three 7,000-square-foot Villas with dramatic views.

“It’s an honor to be named the very best resort in the Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler readers,” said Luis Contreras, owner of Sereno Hotels. “Sereno Hotels believes in providing the highest standard of service coupled with impeccable design in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, and we are excited to share this accolade with our loyal guests.”

Owned and managed by Sereno Hotels, Le Sereno is now joined by a stylish sister property, Il Sereno, Lago di Como, which opened in August 2016 and was designed by famed Milanese designer Patricia Urquiola. Sereno Hotels also manages Villa Pliniana on Lake Como, a 500-year-old private estate set on 18 acres of lakefront.

“This accolade recognizes the dedication of our team to ensuring we provide guests an incredible experience complete with an unmatched level of service,” said Samy Ghachem, managing director of Sereno Hotels. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition as Le Sereno St. Barth’s opens for the winter season and our entire staff looks forward to welcoming visitors to the Caribbean’s number one resort.”

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers. Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year – cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, and 236 islands.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on Oct. 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at http://www.CNTraveler.com/rca.


Le Sereno is an intimate beachfront hotel with 36 suites and three 7,000-square-feet, four-bedroom Villas each with a private pool and garden. Le Sereno stretches along 180 meters (600 feet) of sandy beach on the coveted Grand Cul-de-Sac, where virtually all of the suites and villas have a view of the turquoise lagoon. The Spa at Le Sereno has the island’s only true waterfront treatment suite featuring products and techniques by Sothys. Le Sereno St. Barth is owned and operated by Sereno Hotels which oversees the newly unveiled Il Sereno, Lago di Como and Villa Pliniana, also in Italy. http://www.serenohotels.com

Le Sereno St. Barth by Christian Liaigre launched to great success and was followed a few years later by Le Sereno Villas. Now with the addition of the Il Sereno Lago di Como property and Villa Pliniana, with future expansions to be announced, Sereno Hotels will be the private owner and operator of a small number of hotels at the upper echelon of the luxury market. Themes carried through each hotel are a small, intimate number of rooms, locations in some of the world’s most coveted vacation destinations, oversized rooms and suites, great views, large private villas associated to the hotel property, understated luxury, and exact attention to detail in design, service, cuisine and amenities. All Sereno Hotel properties are members of Leading Hotels of the World and Virtuoso. http://www.serenohotels.com

Laura Millett/Maggie Holmes
Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
lmillett(at)murphyobrien(dot)com / mholmes(at)murphyobrien(dot)com

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