Valencia Group Hotels Earn Recognition on Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice List

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Houston-based Valencia Group Earns #1 City Ranking for HOuston, TX, San Jose, CA, and Kansas City, MO Hotels In Condé Nast Traveler's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards

"We're so proud that all our full service hotels have once again left a positive mark on travelers, reinforcing our dedication to "Timeless Hospitality" and creating memorable experiences", said Doyle Graham Jr., President and CEO of Valencia Group

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and Houston-based Valencia Group once again topped the charts with their urban hotel portfolio. Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE (score: 92.62/100) in Houston, TX, Hotel Valencia Santana Row (score: 96.52/100) in San Jose, CA and Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza (score: 94.43/100) in Kansas City, MO earned the #1 spots in their respective cities, while Hotel Valencia Riverwalk (score: 95.14/100) ranked #3 in San Antonio, TX. The four properties also placed among the top 10 hotels in their regions with Hotel Valencia Riverwalk and Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE #6 and #8 in Texas, Hotel Valencia Santana Row #2 in Northern California and Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza #4 in the Midwest.

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, in an average survey time of 8.4 minutes. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world. 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.

“While we’re always incredibly grateful for industry accolades, these awards carry special significance given their direct correlation to guest feedback and team interaction. We’re so proud that all our full service hotels have once again left a positive mark on travelers, reinforcing our dedication to ‘Timeless Hospitality’ and creating memorable experiences that harness superior locations, thoughtful design and attentive service,” said Doyle Graham, Jr., President and CEO of Valencia Group.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at

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 Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA; Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX; Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX; and Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO. Its newest concept, Lone Star Court, is a reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court. The flagship is located at The Domain in Austin, TX, and a second, Cavalry Court, is underway in College Station, TX. Also in the development and construction phase are The George™, which will debut in early 2017, plus Valencia Group’s first five-star property, Hotel Alessandra Houston - anticipated to become a downtown landmark in 2017. For more information, please visit

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