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Mauna Lani Named as One of Twelve Auberge Resorts Collection Hotels in Travel + Leisure’s 2021 500 List

KOHALA COAST, Hawaii. (February 19, 2021) – Auberge Resorts Collection, a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts and residences, was honored today as one of the top brands in the world with twelve of its hotels and resorts named to TRAVEL + LEISURE’S 2021 500 list. 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 Resorts Collection’s robust presence on this prestigious list reaffirms its position as the leading brand of one-of-a-kind luxury hotels in the world, with an impressive portfolio of design and culinary-led properties, featuring intuitive service and inspiring experiences for today’s most discerning travelers.


“The TRAVEL + LEISURE 500 list is determined by the most sophisticated travelers, and we are greatly humbled that so many of our hotels and resorts have been awarded for their excellence in hospitality,” said Craig Reid, president and chief executive officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “Our properties offer the highest levels of personal service, culinary creativity, boundary-pushing wellness and one-of-a-kind experiences in some of the world’s most desirable locations. We are proud of our team for establishing Auberge as the most distinguished brand in the luxury hotel category.”


The T+L 500 awards are the result of readers who rated hotels in eight geographic regions on the following characteristics: rooms and facilities, location, service, food and value.


Auberge Resorts Collection properties awarded on the list include:



Each of Auberge Resorts Collection’s one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts—many of which are located in wide-open spaces in storied locations—is completely unique and captures the soul of the destination, yet all share a crafted approach to luxury and high level of personal service. Distinctive adventures include world-class cuisine and wine journeys in Napa Valley, year-round adventures in Colorado, reconnection with nature in Utah, relaxation on white sand beaches in Los Cabos or Anguilla, an escape to New England’s timeless hideaways, and a new destination for authentic, outdoor exploration on the Island of Hawai’i. In 2020, Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection reopened following a $200 million transformation, marking the brand’s first Hawaii resort. Since opening, the resort has garnered countless awards and was named to ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST’S 2020 Great Design Awards list.


In 2021, Auberge Resorts Collection’s momentum will continue with the debut of six new hotels, including:


The brand will also unveil several comprehensive property transformations including Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection in Napa Valley, Calif., Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection in

Telluride, Colo. and The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection in Newport, R.I.


TRAVEL + LEISURE is the largest travel media brand in the United States with an audience of 8.1 million. Its coveted accolades serve as a respected resource for inspiration and a guide for readers’ next adventures. The twelve Auberge Resorts Collection properties are showcased in the March 2021 issue of TRAVEL + LEISURE.


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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, innovative spas and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With 19 hotels and resorts across three continents and eight new hotels under development, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations.


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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, 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