MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (January 11, 2018) – Condé Nast Traveler announced the winners of its 2018 Gold List, with four Auberge Resorts Collection properties – Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, Hotel Jerome in Aspen, and Malliouhana in Anguilla – honored as among the best in the world.
Auberge, owner and operator of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs known for their distinctiveness through captivating design, destination-inspired cuisine, healing spas and intuitive service, has garnered accolades in more categories (wine country, ski and beach) than any other hotel brand, with the most resorts recognized in the U.S. and the Caribbean.
The Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2018 recognizes the world's top properties, as discerningly selected by trusted editors and contributors. “This year’s Gold List is our love letter to the hotels that make us feel sexier, smarter, flirtier … that make us walk with a little more swagger and remind us who we want to be and how we want to live,” write the editors.
Auberge du Soleil, the quintessential Napa Valley adult getaway offering the ultimate retreat with special spa amenities such as custom bath oils that invite a decadent soak day or night, received top honors as Condé Nast Traveler editors’ No. 1 “Favorite Wine Country Hotel.” Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of the South of France and infused with California soul, Auberge du Soleil was also named among the top 10 Hotels in California and the top 15 Hotels in the U.S.
Also receiving high marks in the “Favorite Wine Country Hotel” category is Calistoga Ranch. In touch with the rhythm of the seasons and recognized for its down-to-earth hospitality, this rustic luxury Napa Valley resort offers private lodges set within a beautiful canyon marked by ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rock-hewn stream, private lake and the resort’s own vineyard.
“We are honored to have four of our resorts selected to the Gold List, positioning us as a top hospitality brand by some of the most well-traveled editors in the world,” said Dan Friedkin, Owner and Chairman, Auberge Resorts Collection. “In an increasingly competitive landscape, this acclaim sets Auberge resorts apart and reinforces our dedication to pairing design, experience and capturing the unique spirit of each destination.”
Offering an artful mix of western character and sophisticated glamour, Hotel Jerome, Aspen’s crown jewel since 1889, was named by Condé Nast Traveler editors as one of their “Favorite Ski Lodges” in the world. Luxurious accommodations, superb dining, an unrivaled après-ski scene and a cozy atmosphere rich in legend have secured Hotel Jerome as one of the most visited establishments for celebrities, locals and outdoor adventure aficionados alike.
Malliouhana, the iconic resort on the west end of Anguilla, where guests can learn to navigate the ocean with sailing instruction on a historical hand-crafted boat and awaken to crystalline ocean views in the resort’s colorful art-deco guest rooms and stroll along the pristine beach of Mead’s Bay, was recognized among the editors’ “Favorite Beach Resorts.”
“For resorts and the brand to be recognized among the very best in the world by the globetrotting editors of Condé Nast Traveler is a great accomplishment,” said Craig Reid, President and Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “This accolade is a celebration of Auberge’s commitment to offering enriching experiences, unmatched accommodations and welcoming service in some of the most sought-after destinations.”
The four properties: Auberge du Soleil, the collection’s flagship resort and most awarded hotel in Napa Valley; Calistoga Ranch, the luxury resort nestled among 157 acres in a secluded canyon in the Calistoga region of Napa Valley; the iconic Hotel Jerome, surrounded by the magnificence of the Rocky Mountains in Aspen; and Malliouhana, the boutique resort perched atop a panoramic bluff overlooking the Caribbean and frequented by the international jet set, are featured in January 2018 issue of Condé Nast Traveler.
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About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge Resorts Collection owns and operates a portfolio of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences, and private clubs. While Auberge nurtures the individuality of each property, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Solage, Napa Valley; Esperanza and Chileno Bay, Los Cabos, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; Hotel Madeline and Element 52, Telluride, Colorado.; Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica; Mukul, Guacalito, Nicaragua; and Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale (opening Spring 2018), Bishop’s Lodge (opening Autumn 2018), Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah (opening Winter 2018-2019) and Commodore Perry Estate, Austin (opening 2019), with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com/. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeResorts.
About The Friedkin Group
The Friedkin Group is comprised of a consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GS Marketing, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Adventures. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit www.friedkin.com.