Awards & Accomplishments 02/01/2016 – Bethesda, MD

Eighty-Three Marriott International Hotels Recognized in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, recognized 83 Marriott International hotels as hospitality leaders in its annual Best Hotels evaluation of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences. Marriott International’s celebrated brands within its Luxury + Lifestyle portfolio in this year’s report include Autograph Collection Hotels, EDITION Hotels, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, alongside Marriott Hotels.

“We are honored to have so many esteemed Marriott International hotels featured in this year’s U.S. News & World Report,” said Tina Edmundson, global officer, Luxury and Lifestyle Brands. “Now is a very exciting time for Marriott International’s collection of 19 brands as we expand and improve each portfolio, deepen our expertise and break into new territory, particularly with our luxury and lifestyle hotel brands. Our continued aim with our brands is to create new, authentic and culturally relevant experiences that inspire and engage audiences around the world, and to lead the way in creativity and innovation for next-generation travel.”

The impressive accolades were announced on the heels of the Luxury + Lifestyle portfolio’s latest opening – JW Marriott Los Cabos Resort & Spa, a new 299-room property located within the dunes of the pristine coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The Best Hotels methodology combines a hotel’s industry accolades with expert and guest reviews as well as hotel class ratings. U.S. News scored luxury hotels, identifying the top ten percent in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with Gold badges and the top 30 percent within specific markets with Silver badges. The rankings feature more 2,500 hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“Travelers don’t have to waste time searching for a great hotel,” said Erin Shields, travel editor for U.S. News & World Report. “The 2016 Best Hotels are adored by industry experts and travelers alike for their great amenities, comfortable rooms and exemplary service.”

“Best Hotels in the USA” Gold Badge Winners:

  • The Miami Beach EDITION
  • The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
  • The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
  • The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

“Best Hotels in the Caribbean” Gold Badge Winners:

  • Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
  • The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

“Best Hotels in Mexico” Gold Badge Winners:

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
  • JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

“Best Hotels in Canada” Gold Badge Winners:

  • Ritz-Carlton, Montreal
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

Silver Badge Winners Identified as one of the “Best Hotels” within its market:

  • Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
  • Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • JW Marriott Austin
  • JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
  • JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
  • JW Marriott Houston Downtown
  • JW Marriott Marquis Miami
  • JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
  • JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
  • JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
  • JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
  • Marriott Stanton South Beach
  • Metropolitan at The 9, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
  • Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel
  • Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
  • Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel
  • Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
  • Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
  • Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
  • The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • The Henry, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
  • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
  • The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
  • Union Station Hotel, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
  • The Reef Atlantis, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
  • Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
  • La Concha, A Renaissance Resort
  • JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo
  • Atlantis Coral Towers, Autograph Collection Hotels
  • Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
  • JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City
  • CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort

For more information about the 2016 Best Hotels, please visit http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #BestHotels16.

About Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle Brands:
Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Moxy Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide. By the end of 2016, the portfolio is expected to grow to 650 hotels with new locations in Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Sanya, China. Marriott’s Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio also accounts for approximately 25 percent of Marriott’s system-wide development pipeline. Future plans call for more than 250 additional luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years.