02/06/2017 – Bethesda, Md.

Marriott International Comes Out on Top With Highest Number of Award-Winning Hotels Within U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels of 2017

U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, awarded 141 Marriott International properties with Gold and Silver badges in its seventh annual Best Hotels evaluation of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional guest experiences. This marks the highest number of accolades awarded to a hotel company in 2017. Marriott International’s collection of brands celebrated in this year’s report include: The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W Hotels, EDITION, JW Marriott, and The Luxury Collection, which form the company’s Luxury portfolio; Westin, Le Méridien, Renaissance Hotels, Autograph Collection Hotels and Tribute Portfolio within its Premium Distinctive portfolio; alongside Sheraton and Marriott Hotels within its Classic Premium portfolio.

141 properties representing 14 brands across Marriott’s portfolio in the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada Received Gold and Silver accolades on The 2017 Best Hotels List

“To see so many of our hotels and nearly half of our brands represented among the top thirty percent of this year’s list truly illustrates the breadth and depth of our portfolio: spanning the globe from the most iconic hot spots to the ultimate undiscovered gems,” said Tina Edmundson, Global Brand Officer, Marriott International. “From the personalized service at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco to the well-being guest experience at The Westin St. Maarten, Marriott International continues to raise the bar among luxury and lifestyle brands worldwide.”

U.S. News evaluated more than 3,000 properties across the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada, awarding the top 10 percent with Gold Badges and the top 30 percent with Silver Badges. The methodology behind the annual accolades combines the hotel’s industry awards with both expert and guest sentiment, as well as hotel class ratings.

“The award-winning hotels on the U.S. News Best Hotels rankings meet the standards of both everyday travelers and industry experts in offering exceptional customer service and luxury amenities,” said Erin Shields, Travel Editor at U.S. News.

GOLD BADGE WINNERS
Among the top 10 percent of all ranked luxury hotels in the United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Canada the following properties earned Gold Badge awards:

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts:

  • The St. Regis Aspen Resort
  • The St. Regis Atlanta
  • The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
  • The St. Regis Deer Valley
  • The St. Regis Houston
  • The St. Regis New York
  • The St. Regis Princeville
  • The St. Regis San Francisco
  • The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
  • The St. Regis Mexico City
  • The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
  • The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

Ritz-Carlton & Ritz-Carlton Reserve Hotels:  

  • Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
  • The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
  • The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
  • 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
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Montréal
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
  • The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts:

  • Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort
  • The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort
  • The US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
  • Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Autograph Collection Hotels:

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection Among the top 30 percent of all ranked hotels within a destination, the following properties earned a Silver Badge (each identified as one of the “Best Hotels” within its market):

The Ritz-Carlton Hotels:

 SILVER BADGE WINNERS

  • The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington DC
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
  • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
  • The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC

W Hotels Worldwide: 

  • W Chicago – Lakeshore
  • W Fort Lauderdale
  • W Mexico City
  • W Montréal
  • W Vieques Island
  • W South Beach

EDITION Hotels:  

  • The Miami Beach EDITION
  • The New York EDITION 

JW Marriott:

  • JW Marriott Austin
  • JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
  • JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
  • JW Marriott Essex House New York
  • JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City
  • JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo
  • JW Marriott Houston Downtown
  • JW Marriott Indianapolis
  • JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
  • 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
  • JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts:

  • Hotel Ivy, A Luxury Collection Hotel
  • The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
  • The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel
  • The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel
  • The St. Anthony, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Westin Hotels & Resorts:

  • The Westin Annapolis
  • The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria
  • The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten
  • The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • The Westin Galleria Dallas
  • The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
  • The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa, Cancun
  • The Westin Ottawa
  • The Westin Santa Fe, Mexico City
  • The Westin St. Louis

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts:

  • Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph
  • Le Parker Méridien New York
  • Le Parker Palm Springs

Renaissance Hotels:

  • La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
  • Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel
  • Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
  • Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel
  • Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel
  • Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
  • Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
  • The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Autograph Collection Hotels: 

  • Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection
  • Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City, Autograph Collection
  • Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, Autograph Collection
  • Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
  • Éilan Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
  • Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Autograph Collection
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection
  • Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection
  • Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection
  • Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection
  • Metropolitan at The 9, Autograph Collection
  • Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection
  • The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection
  • The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • The Cove Atlantis, Autograph Collection
  • The Henry, Autograph Collection
  • The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection

Tribute Portfolio: 

  • Magnolia Hotel St. Louis, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
  • Royal Palm South Beach Miami, A Tribute Portfolio Resort

Marriott Hotels:

  • Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
  • Halifax Marriott Resort & Harbourfront Hotel
  • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts:

  • Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar
  • Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

For more information on Marriott International and its global hotel and resort portfolio, please visit www.marriott.com. For more information about the Best Hotels of 2017, please visit http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels or join the conversation on Twitter using the #BestHotels17 hashtag.

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 6,000 properties in over 120 countries. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company’s 30 leading brands include: Bulgari Hotels and Resorts®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy Hotels®, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com and @MarriottIntl.