Travel + Leisure Names Marriott New Hampshire Resort One of Top 50 US Resorts

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The Wentworth By the Sea Marriott Hotel & Spa receives exceptional ranking from premier travel magazine.

Portsmouth NH hotels, New Hampshire Resort

Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa

The 17th annual August “World’s Best Awards” issue of Travel + Leisure magazine has named the Wentworth By the Sea Marriott Hotel & Spa one of the top travel destinations.

The 17th annual August “World’s Best Awards” issue of Travel + Leisure magazine has named the Wentworth By the Sea Marriott Hotel & Spa one of the top travel destinations.

One of the top Portsmouth, NH hotels, the Wentworth faced competition from some of the most prestigious resorts in the country. The New Hampshire resort scored 90.93 points to rank 19 out of the 50. Other notable names on the list include The Greenbrier (#48), Pinehurst Resort (#37), Auberge du Soleil (#29), the White Elephant (#32) and The Broadmoor (#22), all of which received lower scores than this Portsmouth, NH hotel.

Travel + Leisure collected their rankings between December 2011 and March 2012. Readers rated their choices on a scale from 1 to 5 in the categories of rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value. The Top 50 Resort scores ranged from 94.75 to 89.46 overall.

"Our vision for the Wentworth has always been to create a one of a kind world class destination experience for our guests, that provides modern amenities in a historic setting. That balance of old and new can only be reached when every member of the team works to give each guest the best possible experience he or she can,” said Frank Wetenkamp, General Manager.

“As the current caretakers of this historic property, we are thrilled that both the readers of the world’s widest-ranging travel magazine and those from our own backyard who voted in New Hampshire Magazine’s poll said Wentworth is one of their favorite hotels and rated us among the best in the world. I am very proud of the team I work with and what we have accomplished together."

Located on scenic New Castle Island, the historic New Hampshire resort welcomes guests from all over the country and world to experience its luxurious accommodations and award-winning property.

About Wentworth By the Sea Hotel & Spa
A Marriott Hotel & Spa, the Wentworth By the Sea commands the island of New Castle, NH's oldest settlement, next to the Distinctive Destination® of Portsmouth, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The perfect destination for a romantic getaway, family vacation or group, Wentworth by the Sea is just an hour north of Boston with easy access from I-95 and Manchester, NH or Boston airports. The 161 guestrooms and suites blend historic elegance with 21st century convenience. Each guestroom has a water view and conveys the authentic New England sense of place for which the resort has earned its sterling reputation. Meetings, conferences and events appreciate the 10,000 sq. feet of flexible space including the original Grand Ballroom (a 4,000 sq. ft, accommodating 400 people) and the Treaty Boardroom.

The hotel reopened in 2003 following a $30 million restoration that added the 10,000 sq ft Spa at Wentworth. Intimate restaurants with imaginative cuisine, indoor and outdoor pools, nearby ocean beach, fitness and business centers, WiFi and an unwavering commitment to guest service make Wentworth By the Sea one of the great resort hotels of NH, New England and the world. Discover the Marriott Hotel of the Year and book a trip today at this New Hampshire resort. For information and reservations, visit or call 888-252-6888.

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