Park Hyatt Aviara Named Five-Star Resort in 2018 Forbes Travel Guide

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Iconic Northern San Diego Resort Maintains Prestigious Awards for Fourth Consecutive Year

Pool Balcony at Park Hyatt Aviara

“Receiving the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating for the fourth consecutive year is a tremendous achievement,” said Park Hyatt Aviara General Manager Ulrich Samietz.

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa as a Five-Star resort for the fourth consecutive year. The resort’s Aviara Spa also received a Forbes Four-Star rating and signature restaurant, Vivace, was named a Recommended Restaurant for 2018. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on

Situated on Southern California’s sun-drenched Pacific Coast, the resort features 327 guestrooms, including 43 suites, set amid 200 acres of verdant hillsides and rolling valleys in Carlsbad, California. Home to one of the most prestigious golf courses in San Diego and the host of the annual LPGA Kia Classic, the luxurious 15,000 square foot Aviara Spa, undeniable breathtaking wedding locales, five exquisite culinary options, and a world-class tennis facility, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is the ultimate west coast destination for travelers.

“Receiving the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating for the fourth consecutive year is a tremendous achievement,” said Park Hyatt Aviara General Manager Ulrich Samietz. “We continue to be focused on delivering the very best in luxury accommodations and genuine care for our guests, and this accolade is a great way to validate that heartfelt effort.”

“We are pleased to honor the 2018 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.

“In an online environment of confusion and clutter, Forbes Travel Guide is the most trusted source of information to assist guests in making informed decisions,” Inzerillo said. “These properties, the largest and most global group in the company’s history, achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as individual hotel experience. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, click here.

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About Forbes Travel Guide:

Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily travel stories help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit

About Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa:

The luxurious 200 acre Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is a destination where guests are inspired to relax and indulge. A Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond resort that is set atop a high ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy remodeled guest rooms and suites with sweeping views of the foothills, swimming pools, golf course or Batiquitos Lagoon. Spend the day playing the resort's Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, relaxing at Aviara Spa, swimming in the pools, a day at the nearby beach or attractions such as LEGOLAND just minutes away. In the evenings, savor fresh pasta and regional Italian cuisine at Vivace or the finest cuts of California organic meats at Argyle Steakhouse. For more information or reservations, please visit:

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