Global Independent Hotel Collection Recognized as One of the Best in the World
Bethesda, Md., November 10, 2015 – Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels, has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler, receiving sixteen of the Readers’ Choice Awards over an array of categories. The 28th annual awards rank the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines in the world. Over 128,000 dedicated readers cast votes for over 5,000 hotels and resorts worldwide, with a select few being named to the coveted list. The awards, which appear in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.
The prestigious accolades come on the heels of several recent additions to the collection, including Cotton House Hotel (Barcelona, Spain), Kameha Grand Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland), The Press Hotel (Portland, ME), The Envoy (Boston, MA), Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook (Birmingham, AL), Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston (Charleston, SC), among others. The Autograph Collection Hotels global portfolio consists of 93 hotels worldwide, bringing the brand even closer to welcoming its 100th property.
“We are thrilled that Condé Nast Traveler readers selected so many Autograph Collection properties as their top-choice hotels around the globe,” states Julius Robinson, Vice President, Autograph Collection Hotels. “Not only is it an honor to receive so much recognition, we also see these results as a testament to the fact that the Autograph Collection Hotels brand has one of the best quality portfolios in the industry.”
Sixteen Autograph Collection Hotels have received honors in the following categories:
Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World: Hotel Park City, Park City, UT (#32)
Best Hotels in Las Vegas: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (#5)
Best Resorts in the United States: Hotel Park City, Park City, UT (#12)
Top 15 Hotels in Texas: Hotel Icon, Houston, TX (#8)
Top 15 Hotels in the Midwest: Raphael Hotel, Kansas City, MO (#8)
Top 15 Hotels in the West: Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, CO (#15)
Top 15 Resorts in Central and South America: Hotel Punta Islita, Islita Beach, Costa Rica (#5)
Top 20 Hotels in Florida: Casa Monica, St. Augustine, FL (#18)
Top 20 Hotels in France & Monaco: Boscolo Exedra Nice, Nice, France (#14)
Top 20 Hotels in Rome: Boscolo Exedra Roma, Rome, Italy (#9)
Top 20 Hotels in the Pacific Northwest: The Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA (#19)
Top 20 Resorts in Canada: Algonquin Resort St. Andrews by-the-Sea, Saint Andrews, NB (#14)
Top 25 Hotels in Central Europe: Boscolo Budapest, Budapest, Hungary (#22)
Top 30 Hotels in the South: Grand Bohemian Asheville, Asheville, NC (#24)
Top 30 Hotels in the South: Union Station Hotel, Nashville, TN (#29)
Top 30 Resorts in Europe: Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow, Ireland (#8)
About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 90 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Instagram Twitter Facebook.
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, we expect that the portfolio will 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, representing over $15 billion of investment by the company’s owners and franchisees. Future plans call for more than 250 additional luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years.
Note on forward looking statements: The anticipated growth of Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio and the expected future hotel locations are “forward-looking statements" within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws, not historical facts, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; and other risk factors identified in Marriott International, Inc.'s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause the actual numbers or locations of new hotels to be different. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise them or any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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