Three Valencia Group Hotels Named Among the Best in the Country by U.S.News & World Report

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Luxury Properties in Houston, San Jose and San Antonio Rank in the Top of Their Markets

The library inside Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Roy Kretschmer, VP of Operations said, “We strive for exceptional locations with a lifestyle living component, putting travelers steps from an array of complementary restaurant, retail and entertainment offerings."

Valencia Group is proud to announce that all of their urban properties, including Hotel Valencia Santana Row, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, and Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE, were recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels in the USA 2018 lists as top luxury hotel offerings in their respective cities. The annual U.S. News & World Report travel rankings are based on an analysis of expert and user opinions taking into account reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.

Hotel Valencia Santana Row was named the #2 hotel in San Jose, CA. While acclaimed for its chic, trendy accommodations, travelers also describe this boutique hotel as cozy and romantic. Visitors suggest indulging in drinks at the “hip” Vbar, or enjoying Cielo, the rooftop bar where summer sunsets are a must-see. Guest also love lounging by the rooftop pool, which overlooks the trendy Santana Row shopping center, and dining at Oveja Negra, the hotel’s new tapas-inspired.

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk was rated #7 in San Antonio as a trendy see and be seen enclave on the River Walk. Dorrego's restaurant sets the chic tone of the property, as stylish guests and locals sip impressive cocktails and enjoy Argentinean-inspired cuisine. The guest rooms are just as elegant: The European-style accommodations center around a luxurious bed and feature deluxe amenities like flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, Egyptian cotton linens and private bars.

Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE landed at #11 on the list for Houston. “It's easy to see why this West Houston hotel is so popular” with property halmarks including well-equipped rooms, rooftop infinity pool, sleek and modern design, as well as striking Monnalisa bar with its starlit ceiling and central fire pit.

Roy Kretschmer, VP of Operations for Valencia Group said, “Valencia Group hotels are specifically designed to create natural social gathering spaces with great food and beverage programming central to that goal. We also strive for exceptional locations with a lifestyle living component, putting travelers steps from an array of complementary restaurant, retail and entertainment offerings.”

About Valencia Group
Houston-based Valencia Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location have become brand trademarks. Earning both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings, Valencia Group properties are destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their space within the cultural heart of a city. The company continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. The Valencia Group portfolio currently includes the Valencia brands: Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. The Sorella brand includes Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX by developer Midway.    The court concept brands include Lone Star Court in Austin, TX and Midway and Valencia Group’s Cavalry Court in College Station, TX. Recent openings in 2017 include: Midway and Valencia Group’s The George™ in College Station, TX and Midway’s Hotel Alessandra in Houston, TX. For more information, please visit

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