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Auberge Du Soleil Receives Top Honors From Forbes Travel Guide, Travel + Leisure And U.S. News & World Report

Napa Valley’s Most Iconic Luxury Resort Awarded Five Stars from Forbes Travel Guide for Eighth Consecutive Year, Named to Travel + Leisure’s 500 List of Best Hotels in the World, and Ranked No. 1 Hotel in Napa Valley by U.S. News & World Report


RUTHERFORD, Calif. (February 19, 2021) —Auberge du Soleil, today announced it has been honored with multiple awards for 2021 by esteemed global travel authorities Forbes Travel Guide, Travel + Leisure, and U.S. News & World Report. Forbes Travel Guide recognized Napa Valley’s quintessential adult getaway with a Five Star Award, its highest rating, for the eighth consecutive year. Simultaneously, the hotel was recognized as one of the top hotels in the world on the Travel + Leisure “500 List” for its exceptional service and luxurious accommodations. In addition, Auberge du Soleil has been named the No. 1 Hotel in Napa Valley, and among the best hotels in California and the USA in U.S. News Report’s 2021 Best Hotels rankings report.


“We are deeply honored to be recognized by these distinguished publications as one of the very best resorts in the world,” said Bradley Reynolds, Managing Director, Auberge du Soleil. “These coveted awards are incredibly meaningful and are a true credit to our team who continuously rededicate themselves to delivering exceptional service to ensure our guests consider Auberge du Soleil their home-away-from-home in Napa Valley.”


Inspired by the south of France and infused with California soul, Auberge du Soleil is nestled within a terraced, sun-kissed hillside amid 33-acres of heritage olive and oak trees in the heart of Napa Valley. The hotel’s 50 contemporary residential-style guestrooms and suites effortlessly blend relaxed sophistication with understated elegance, earning a long-standing reputation as wine country’s most iconic luxury property. Renowned for its culinary roots the property features a Michelin Star restaurant and bistro, where guests enjoy fine-dining and casual French-inspired fare while taking in spectacular panoramic vineyard and valley views from the outdoor terrace. The exclusive Auberge du Soleil Spa, offers a tranquil retreat for reflecting, relaxing and restoring in a picturesque setting within the resort’s Parc du Soleil, where guests may stroll along meandering nature paths, linger over food and wine amid the shady private picnic groves and discover nearly 100 works by 60 California artists in the sculpture garden.


 Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned guide to genuine Five-Star service. The prestigious annual Star Rating list comprises “outstanding, often iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.” Properties were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the safe return of guests. In addition to the hotel’s Five-Star rating, The Restaurant and the Auberge du Soleil Spa both retained Forbes Four-Star ratings in the 2021 Guide. View Auberge du Soleil’s awards at


Drawing on the publication’s 2020 World’s Best Awards results, in which readers’ shared their thoughts on top-performing destinations, city hotels and resorts, Travel + Leisure has recognized the best hotels around the globe by naming them to this year’s T+L 500 list. Auberge du Soleil is showcased in the March 2021 print issue of Travel + Leisure and available online at


The 11th annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels rankings evaluated more than 30,000 luxury properties across destinations in the U.S., Europe, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. Determined by valued travelers and reviews under the publication’s licensed partner, TripAdvisor, the rankings took into consideration the aggregate opinion of experts and guests for exceptional quality. The rankings will showcase Auberge du Soleil and other honorees on and throughout the year.


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About Auberge du Soleil

Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of the South of France and infused with California soul, Auberge du Soleil features wine country’s most luxurious accommodations, spectacular valley views, a Michelin Star Restaurant, and the exclusive Auberge du Soleil Spa. Nestled within a 33-acre hillside olive grove, the “Inn of the Sun” is celebrated for delivering passionate, intuitive service that embodies gracious Napa Valley hospitality. The 50 residential-style rooms, suites and private maisons, recently renovated by AD 100 interior designer Suzanne Tucker, principle of Tucker & Marks, San Francisco, set the stage for romance in the seclusion of the adults-only environment. The property is a long-standing member of Relais & Châteaux, an international association of outstanding boutique properties known for their excellence in hospitality and the culinary arts, and the flagship hotel in the Auberge Resorts Collection.

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About Relais & Châteaux

Created in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an organization of more than 560 exceptional hotels and restaurants run by independent men and women, all driven by a passion for their profession and dedicated to the authenticity of the relationships they build with their customers. With operations on all five continents, from the vineyards of Napa Valley to Provence and the beaches of the Indian Ocean, Relais & Châteaux members invite all to discover the art of living enshrined in the location’s culture, and share a unique, human story. Relais & Châteaux members have a profound desire to protect and showcase the richness and diversity of the cuisine and inviting cultures of the world. They worked toward this goal, along with the goal to preserve local heritages and the environment, through the UNESCO Manifesto in November 2014. For more information please visit


About Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each property is unique, all share a crafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the locale to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With


19 hotels and resorts across three continents, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeResorts and #AlwaysAuberge.


About The Friedkin Group

The Friedkin Group is a privately held consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, sports     and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, AS Roma, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit




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