• 22 BENCHMARK Properties Named to Best Hotels List for 2019

     
    POSTED February 14, 2019
     

U.S. News & World Report recently released its “Best Hotels” list for 2019 and 22 of BENCHMARK’s hotels and resorts were named to the list.

Highlighted honors includ three silver badge winners that placed in the top 30 percent of all ranked luxury hotels within a destination. They include Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Benchmark’s newest hotel, La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, and Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curacao.

U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels is among our industry’s most prestigious awards,” said Benchmark’s CEO Alex Cabañas. “We are truly honored by this acknowledgement of Benchmark’s commitment to creating authentic, personalized guest experiences in inspiring destinations coupled with exceptional service for all our guests. As important, Benchmark’s dedicated hospitality professionals are being recognized by one of America’s most respected publications.”

The full list of BENCHMARK properties included in the 2019 list is as follows:

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels

- Beachwalk Resort – Hallandale Beach, FL  
- Chaminade Resort & Spa – Santa Cruz, CA  
- Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa™ – Pigeon Forge, TN
- Doral Arrowwood – Rye Brook, NY
- Eaglewood Resort & Spa – Chicago, IL
- High Hampton Resort – Cashiers, NC
- Hotel Contessa – San Antonio, TX
- La Cantera Resort & Spa  – San Antonio, TX, Silver Badge Winner
- The Grove Resort Orlando  – Orlando, FL
- The Heldrich – New Brunswick, NJ
- The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center – Blacksburg, VA
- Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort  – Curacao, Silver Badge Winner
- Snow King Resort Hotel and Condos  – Jackson Hole, WY
- Turtle Bay Resort – North Shore, Oahu, HI

Gemstone Collection

- Copley Square Hotel – Boston, MA
- Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa – Vero Beach, FL
- Garden of the Gods Collection – Colorado Springs, CO
- Marenas Beach Resort – Sunny Isles Beach, FL
- The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa – Essex, VT
- Tivoli Lodge  – Vail, CO
- Villas of Grand Cypress  – Orlando, FL, Silver Badge Winner
- Willows Lodge – Woodinville, WA

The ninth annual U.S. News Best Hotels rankings evaluate more than 24,000 luxury properties across the United States, Europe, Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. For the complete list of top hotels and resorts in the United States, visit https://travel.usnews.com/hotels

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