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  • October 25, 2017

    The Restaurant At Auberge Du Soleil Receives 12th Consecutive Michelin Star Award

    RUTHERFORD, CALIF. (October 25, 2017) – The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, renowned for its Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, commitment to local ingredients, award-winning wine list and iconic views, has received its 12th consecutive star rating from the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country. The rating Guide is internationally recognized as one of the most universally respected culinary authorities of fine dining. In its 12th edition, the 2018 Guide rates Auberge du Soleil among the top restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California Wine Country, one of the leading travel and culinary destinations in America.

    “A deeply-rooted dedication and passion for culinary excellence has been part of our core since Auberge du Soleil opened as Napa Valley’s first fine dining restaurant in 1981,” said George Goeggel, Managing Partner of Auberge du Soleil. “We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition from the Michelin Guide for the twelfth year in a row, which we credit to our outstanding kitchen and service teams lead by Executive Chef Robert Curry.” Robert Curry has served as Executive Chef at Auberge du Soleil since 2005. Widely considered a landmark among California wine country restaurants, Curry’s menu reflects his extensive experience in the traditions of Napa Valley and France. His Mediterranean-inspired dishes showcase peak season ingredients sourced from a range of local and regional purveyors and farmers with whom Curry has developed long-standing relationships.

    Executive Pastry Chef Paul Lemieux has more than two decades of experience cultivated at renowned restaurants throughout the country. His finely crafted work is evident in the exquisite seasonal desserts he creates including delectable house-made chocolate, involving sourcing cacao beans from select international farms and carefully roasting and refining the chocolate in small batches in the Auberge du Soleil pastry kitchen.

    The Restaurant’s menu items are complemented by pairings from an award-winning wine list. The 15,000 bottle cellar of domestic and international selections is curated by Wine Director, Kris Margerum. The Restaurant’s wine program has received Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for the past 20 years.

    The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil is open daily for breakfast (served from 7:00am to 11:00am), lunch (served from 11:30am to 2:30pm) and dinner (from 5:30pm to 9:30pm). Brunch is available on the weekends from 11:30am to 2:30pm. For reservations, please call 800-348-5406 or reserve online.

    The Restaurant, along with the casual Bistro and Bar, are open to the public, and are part of Auberge du Soleil, a Forbes Five Star hotel and a long-standing member of Relais & Châteaux, the most prestigious collection of small luxury hotels and restaurants in the world. Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of the South of France, and infused with California soul, Auberge du Soleil provides the quintessential Napa Valley adult getaway. The hotel consistently receives the highest accolades from the hospitality industry, discerning guests and the media, and is perennially ranked among the World’s Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler and other influential publications. For more information please visit https://aubergedusoleil.aubergeresorts.com and follow at facebook.com/AubergeduSoleil and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeduSoleil.

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  • October 17, 2017

    Nanuku Auberge Fiji Recognized With Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award “Top 20 Resorts In Australia & The South Pacific”

    PACIFIC HARBOUR, FIJI (October 17, 2017) – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Nanuku Auberge Fiji recognized as the #16 Top Resort within Australia and the South Pacific, with a score of 92.86.

    “We are honored to receive this recognition from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler,” said Sacha Hemmann, general manager of Nanuku Auberge Resort. “This award is especially meaningful as it is based on the discerning tastes and recommendations of our guests, and is a testament to the passion and outstanding efforts of the Nanuku team.”

    Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports.

    Nanuku, an Auberge Resort, also known as “nature’s playground” is the first all-villa boutique resort to be built on the main island of Viti Levu. Featuring just 24 Fijian-style accommodations, the resort immerses guests in the rich cultural heritage of Fiji and offers a myriad of exclusive and soulful guest activities including overnight camping under a canopy of stars on the resort’s private island, tree top dining, food safaris, bilibilli bamboo and white water rafting. Nanuku’s on-site Fijian Marine Scientist, Kelly-Dawn Bentley spearheads local and indigenous offerings for guests including coral planting, reef conservation and Mangrove replanting. The resort’s “Adventure Kids’ Club” encourages children to “unplug” from their daily technology driven environment and immerses them with nature.

    The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

    The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 24, 2017. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.

    About Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji
    Heralding a new era for Fiji tourism and taking the destination’s luxury resort offering to levels previously unseen, Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji is the first all-villa boutique resort to be built on the main island of Viti Levu. Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji’s location in the heart of the Pacific Coast, aka ‘Fiji’s Adventure Capital’ presents guests with access to myriad activities ranging from golf, zip lining, white water rafting, surfing and diving. Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji is the proud recipient of a TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and a ‘Fiji Excellence in Tourism’ Award. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nanukuresort.

    About Kiwi Collection
    Kiwi Collection is the world’s largest and most diverse curated collection of luxury hotels spanning 130 countries. We provide expert guidance on the best luxury hotels to book for a range of tastes and budgets—from boutique gems to celebrated hotels and resorts. Every hotel in Kiwi Collection is personally reviewed to ensure it offers truly outstanding guest experiences before it is invited to join. Hotels that fall below our rigorous standards are diligently removed. This keeps our collection fresh, honest, and dependable. Savvy travelers book with Kiwi Collection for exclusive hotel perks, complimentary concierge services, and the best rates. The company also powers and manages Visa’s global hotel program for their affluent cardholders, which means that consumers using a Visa premium card and booking hotel stays through the Visa Luxury Hotel Collection receive seven valuable benefits at 900 of Kiwi Collection’s 2200 hotels. To explore the collection, visit kiwicollection.com.

    About Condé Nast Traveler
    As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015. www.cntraveler.com

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  • October 17, 2017

    Hacienda Altagracia, An Auberge Resort Named No. 1 Resort In Central America In Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

    PEREZ ZELEDON, COSTA RICA (October 17, 2017) – Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort, the ultra-luxury boutique resort in the Pérez Zeledón mountains of Costa Rica, has again received international acclaim and has been named No. 1 Resort in Central America in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, sharing their recent travel experiences and opinions on the world’s best cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, and airports.

    In August Hacienda AltaGracia received equally prestigious recognition from Travel + Leisure, whose readers ranked the resort No. 1 in Central America in the 2017 World’s Best Awards.

    Originally conceived and developed as a family retreat and coffee farm by owner and visionary Don Alberto Esquivel, the resort celebrates the unspoiled essence of Costa Rica. Offering 50 hacienda-style casitas, the resort features the largest spa and wellness facility in Central America, a panoramic outdoor swimming pool and indoor/outdoor restaurants showcasing an abundance of produce from the resort’s on-site organic farm.

    “It has been a tremendous year at Hacienda AltaGracia, and we are honored to be recognized by the discerning readers of both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure as the No. 1 Resort in Central America,” said JP Alfonso, General Manager of Hacienda AltaGracia. “This incredible back-to-back honor is thanks to our talented and passionate staff that can lead guests on an equestrian adventure that celebrates the authentic culture or take them up on unforgettable ultralight flights that showcase our unspoiled region of Costa Rica.”

    “It is a great achievement to have the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure name Hacienda AltaGracia No. 1 Resort in Central America in the same year,” said Craig Reid, President and Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “This recognition is thanks to our team’s exemplary service, development of unique experiences and the resort’s visionary Don Alberto Esquivel, whose dedication to excellence and honoring culture can be felt in every element of the resort’s extraordinary mountain setting.”

    The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

    Hacienda AltaGracia joins sister properties Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort and Solage, an Auberge Resort in Napa Valley, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences and Esperanza, an Auberge Resort in Cabo San Lucas, and Nanuku, an Auberge Resort in Fiji, which also received top rankings. All the winners will be celebrated in the November 2017 issue of Condé Nast Traveler and online at www.cntraveler.com/rca.

    For more information or reservations, please visit https://altagracia.aubergeresorts.com, or call 1-855-452-6326.

    About Condé Nast Traveler
    As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015. www.cntraveler.com

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    Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
    310-453-2539
    rfarnham@murphyobrien.com

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  • October 17, 2017

    Chileno Bay Resort & Residences Debuts As No. 1 Resort In Los Cabos In Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

    CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO (October 23, 2017) – Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards recognizing Chileno Bay Resort & Residences as the No. 1 resort in Los Cabos and the No. 4 resort in Mexico (Western Region). The Auberge Resorts Collection property opened in February 2017, and in less than a year, debuts on the list with a score of 98.21. More than 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports.

    “It’s an exciting time in the destination and we are thrilled to come out on top in our inaugural year in Los Cabos,” said Marco Bustamante, hotel manager, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences. “Our incredibly passionate and dedicated staff is to thank. They are ambassadors of hospitality and fun, facilitating experiences for our guests from snorkeling on the marine reserve in front of our resort on one of the few swimmable beaches in Cabo; to welcoming every guest with a personally-crafted “Chilenito” mescal cocktail; to providing a tailored wellness experiences at our Auberge Spa and fitness center.”

    “We are honored to have Chileno Bay Resort & Residences gain the recognition from the discerning readers of Conde Nast Traveler, it’s an incredible feat in less than a year since the resort’s opening,” said Craig Reid, president and chief executive officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “It’s a testament to our people – they offer our loyal Auberge guests exceptional service across our growing collection of boutique luxury properties.”

    Chileno Bay Resorts & Residences opened its doors February 2017, ushering in a new expression of contemporary Latin luxury to the Cabo landscape. Managed by Auberge Resorts Collection, the leading portfolio of boutique luxury hotels and residences worldwide, the resort is set on Chileno Bay, the most coveted swimmable beach in Los Cabos, offering guests a free-spirited beachfront lifestyle with amenities that are a gateway to fun-filled experiences at every turn.

    Signature restaurant COMAL offers spectacular ocean views to enjoy a fresh, contemporary take on regional Mexican and Latin American cuisine; at TnT (tacos and tequila) beach bar, guests can enjoy Baja-inspired street food, paired with regionally-inspired cocktails while playing traditional Mexican board games; and a shot of scorpion-fermented mescal awaits the more adventurous guest.

    The resort’s centerpiece 150-yard, three-tiered infinity edge pool cascades down to the ocean. On the beach, the H2O Activity Cave is stocked with the latest watersports equipment, from Schiller bikes that float over water, to elliptical paddle boards and glass-bottomed kayaks to spend the day exploring the pristine waters of Chileno Bay.

    More fun can be had indoors, too, at Chileno Bay Resort’s own movie house that can be rented out to showcase feature films or family vacation videos of your Cabo getaway. The wellness-minded guest will have plenty to help them stay in tune to their health goals; from a morning session with the resort’s elite CrossFit trainers to a spin class in the pool, finished off with a restorative pause in the Himalayan salt room or time spent in the reflexology pool at the resort’s Auberge Spa.

    The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The full list is published exclusively online, at https://www.cntraveler.com/travel-awards/readers-choice-awards and will be published in the November issue of the magazine.

    In celebration of being voted #1 Resort in Cabo by Conde Nast Traveler readers, Chileno Bay Resort is offering the Readers’ Choice Package: book three nights and get the fourth night complimentary including full breakfast daily, private airport transfers and $100 resort credit. Restrictions may apply.

    For more information or reservations, please visit https://chilenobay.aubergeresorts.com, or call 1-855-452-6326.

    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.

    About Condé Nast Traveler
    As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015. www.cntraveler.com

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  • October 17, 2017

    Condé Nast Traveler Readers Honor All Nine Auberge Resorts In 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards

    MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (October 24, 2017) – Condé Nast Traveler announced results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards recognizing all nine of Auberge Resorts Collection resorts among the best in the world. Auberge Resorts Collection was the only brand to receive this level of recognition by the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

    “Our distinctive properties offer unique guest experiences and are united by a crafted approach to luxury, expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service,” said Dan Friedkin, Owner and Chairman, Auberge Resorts Collection. “It is an incredible honor to have the entire collection of resorts receive top honors by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.”

    Hacienda AltaGracia landed the top honors as the No. 1 Resort in Central America. Set in the verdant mountains of south central Costa Rica, the property was also voted the No. 1 Resort in Central America by Travel + Leisure readers in August 2017. Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, with its contemporary style and lively Latin charm, was named the No. 1 Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and scored among the best in all of Mexico.

    Auberge’s other resorts also received high marks from readers, including the collection’s other Cabo beachfront escape, Esperanza which was among the highest-rated resorts in Mexico. The Napa Valley flagship Auberge du Soleil and nearby properties Calistoga Ranch and Solage along with historic Hotel Jerome in Aspen all received Readers’ Choice Awards for 2017. Malliouhana, the Auberge resort on the island of Anguilla was voted among the best in the Caribbean, and Nanuku, the South Pacific paradise set on the coast of Fiji, was voted as one of the top resorts in Australia and the South Pacific.

    “The fact that all of our resorts have won the acclaim of the readers of Condé Nast Traveler is an acknowledgment of the efforts by our staff to deliver an unmatched level of personal service to our guests,” said Craig Reid, President and Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “Every day at each of our resorts, we deliver authentic, intimate experiences that define the destination. We’re delighted that our style of casual luxury and exceptional hospitality has been recognized by the highly discerning travelers of Condé Nast Traveler.”

    The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” More than 300,000 people voted in the annual awards, asking travelers to weigh in on more than 7,300 hotels, 610 cities and hundreds more cruises, islands and airports.

    The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 24, 2017. The full list is published exclusively online at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.

    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.

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    Rachel Farnham
    Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
    310-453-2539
    rfarnham@murphyobrien.com

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  • September 28, 2017

    Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji Joins The Kiwi Collection

    PACIFIC HARBOUR, FIJI (September 28, 2017) – Nanuku Auberge Resort, an all-villa boutique resort located on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, is now part of the prestigious Kiwi Collection, one of the world’s largest and most diverse curated collection of luxury hotels. Kiwi Collection members who book a standard rate at Nanuku will receive an automatic room upgrade upon arrival, 8 a.m. check-in and a 6 p.m. check-out.

    “Kiwi Collection members know that properties bearing the Kiwi Advantage symbol are of the best in the world and we are thrilled to be associated with Kiwi Collection’s exclusive group of resorts,” said Sacha Hemmann, general manager of Nanuku Auberge Resort. “We look forward to welcoming Kiwi Collection members and showing them our special piece of paradise here in Fiji.”

    Nanuku Auberge Resort, also known as “nature’s playground” is the first all-villa boutique resort to be built on the main island of Viti Levu. Featuring just 24 Fijian-style accommodations, the resort immerses guests in the rich cultural heritage of Fiji and offers a myriad of exclusive and soulful guest activities including overnight camping under a canopy of stars on the resort’s private island, tree top dining, food safaris, bilibilli bamboo and white water rafting. Nanuku’s on-site Fijian Marine Scientist, Kelly-Dawn Bentley spearheads local and indigenous offerings for guests including coral planting, reef conservation and Mangrove replanting. The resort’s “Adventure Kids’ Club” encourages children to “unplug” from their daily technology driven environment and immerses them with nature.

    Since 2003, Kiwi Collection’s highly trained teams of hospitality experts have scoured the globe in search of the very best hotels and resorts – regardless of size, brand or affiliation. Every hotel in Kiwi Collection is personally reviewed to ensure it offers truly outstanding guest experiences before it is invited to join.

    For more information about Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji, please visit https://nanuku.aubergeresorts.com/. For more information about Kiwi Collection, please visit kiwicollection.com.

    About Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji
    Heralding a new era for Fiji tourism and taking the destination’s luxury resort offering to levels previously unseen, Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji is the first all-villa boutique resort to be built on the main island of Viti Levu. Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji’s location in the heart of the Pacific Coast, aka ‘Fiji’s Adventure Capital’ presents guests with access to myriad activities ranging from golf, zip lining, white water rafting, surfing and diving. Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji is the proud recipient of a TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and a ‘Fiji Excellence in Tourism’ Award. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nanukuresort.

    About Kiwi Collection
    Kiwi Collection is the world’s largest and most diverse curated collection of luxury hotels spanning 130 countries. We provide expert guidance on the best luxury hotels to book for a range of tastes and budgets—from boutique gems to celebrated hotels and resorts. Every hotel in Kiwi Collection is personally reviewed to ensure it offers truly outstanding guest experiences before it is invited to join. Hotels that fall below our rigorous standards are diligently removed. This keeps our collection fresh, honest, and dependable. Savvy travellers book with Kiwi Collection for exclusive hotel perks, complimentary concierge services, and the best rates. The company also powers and manages Visa’s global hotel program for their affluent cardholders, which means that consumers using a Visa premium card and booking hotel stays through the Visa Luxury Hotel Collection receive seven valuable benefits at 900 of Kiwi Collection’s 2200 hotels. To explore the collection, visit kiwicollection.com.

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  • July 20, 2017

    Auberge Resorts Collection Voted One of the World’s Top Three Hotel Brands in 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

    Multiple properties voted among the best in their region and Hacienda AltaGracia in Costa Rica ranked the No.1 Resort in Central America

    MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (July 20, 2017) The ballots are in and Auberge Resorts Collection, is No. 3 among the world’s top hotel brands in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards. The annual readers’ poll celebrating the best hotels, cruise lines, airlines and destinations, also awarded six iconic Auberge properties Hacienda AltaGracia in Costa Rica, Aspen’s Hotel Jerome, Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Malliouhana in Anguilla and Napa Valley’s Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch among the very best resorts in their destinations.

    “This is an incredible honor for our brand and six resorts to be voted among the best in the world by the readers of Travel + Leisure.” said Dan Friedkin, Chairman, Auberge Resorts Collection. “This accomplishment is thanks to the loyal guests who have distinguished Auberge as the best, and our team’s dedication to providing authentic experiences that make a lasting impression.”

    Honored for their destination-inspired design, spectacular natural settings, intimate size and experiential Auberge Adventures, the Auberge brand and properties are rich in character and soulful experiences that resonate with guests.

    Hacienda AltaGracia received top honors as the No. 1 resort hotel in Central America and ranked No. 20 among all hotels in the world. Additional accolades were received by, Auberge du Soleil, the collection’s flagship resort in Napa Valley which was voted No. 4 in the top 10 resorts in California with Calistoga Ranch, the luxury resort in a secluded canyon in Napa Valley ranking at No. 5; dramatic coastal escape Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas was voted No. 6 in the top 10 resorts in Mexico; Aspen’s iconic Hotel Jerome surrounded by the magnificence of the Rocky Mountains voted No. 4 in top 10 resorts in the West; and Anguilla’s vibrant and stylish Malliouhana was voted among the top resorts in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas.

    “We are grateful for this global recognition for the Auberge brand and our resorts,” said Craig Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “I would like to thank our teams for the exceptional personal service they provide to guests across all our properties and to our development partners, who enable us to bring our vision to life in a way that sets Auberge apart from other hotels. We are looking forward to creating more unforgettable guest experiences at our new properties in development in Santa Fe, at Bishop’s Lodge, in Utah, at the Lodge at Blue Sky, in Austin at Commodore Perry Estate and in Sun Valley.”

    The World’s Best Awards are a result of an extensive reader survey conducted by Travel + Leisure each year and are among the most respected reader polls in the travel industry. The awards are available online at http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best and will be published in Travel + Leisure’s August 2017 issue.

    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, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Adventures. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin.

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  • June 14, 2017

    Auberge Resorts Collection to Manage the Commodore Perry Estate, A New Luxury Hotel Planned for Austin, Texas

    MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (June 13, 2017) – Auberge Resorts Collection, the leading portfolio of boutique luxury hotels and residences worldwide, has been selected to manage the Commodore Perry Estate, a small luxury hotel to be developed on the historic “Commodore” Perry Estate in Central Austin. The property is being developed by an ownership team led by Austin-based developers Clark Lyda, The Marchbanks Company and Austin Pfiester. Woodbine Development Corporation is providing project management services. The project’s creative team spearheading the redevelopment is comprised of internationally-renowned urbanist Stefanos Polyzoides of Moule & Polyzoides from Pasadena, California, and renowned interior designer Ken Fulk from San Francisco, collaborating with Austin-based Clayton & Little Architects and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects.

    Plans call for the restoration of the historic landmark estate and the creation of an urban oasis on the property located in the heart of the city. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the estate is comprised of a 10,800-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style home and formal gardens enclosed within a 10-acre walled compound on the headwaters of Waller Creek. The new luxury hotel will encompass 53 guest rooms, flexible event space, and a destination restaurant featuring a culinary experience driven by locally sourced ingredients, including those sourced from the estate’s own organic gardens. In addition to a small hotel, the development will offer new Auberge-branded residences as part of the second phase of construction, complete with access to signature hotel amenities and services.

    “Auberge has an outstanding reputation for creating hotels that have extraordinary character,” said Dan Friedkin, chairman, Auberge Resorts Collection. “The Commodore Perry Estate offers an exceptional setting for Auberge’s signature style of tailored luxury and unforgettable guest experiences. It will be an ideal complement to the other iconic properties in our collection.”

    “Auberge has been selected to be a steward of the next chapter in the property’s history,” said Craig Reid, president and chief executive officer, Auberge Resorts Collection, and a former Austin resident. “As we have with the other historic hotels in our collection, we will honor the architectural heritage of the estate while infusing the unique character that defines Austin.”

    “Auberge Resorts Collection has a proven track record of creating and managing remarkable properties,” said Clark Lyda, partner and developer. “We are pleased to have found an operator that shares both our vision for The Commodore Perry Estate and our commitment to ensuring its future as one of Austin’s most cherished gathering places.”

    The Perry Mansion was designed in 1927 by prominent Dallas architect H.B. Thomson and features rich classical influences such as a grand central hall and loggia, carved limestone fireplaces, handcrafted plaster and ironwork, and expansive formal gardens, making it one of Austin’s premier locations for gatherings such as weddings and social events. Located just north of the University of Texas campus and the new Dell Medical School, the hotel will be an urban retreat for locals and visitors alike.

    The hotel will open in mid-2019. For more information, please visit aubergeresorts.com/perry-estate-austin

    About Clark Lyda
    Veteran developer Clark Lyda is a native Austinite with a long history of development projects in the area. Lyda has pursued a number of real estate development projects beginning with the assembly, redevelopment, and sale of the 15-acre Terrace Motor Hotel and Austin Opera House site on South Congress Avenue in Austin. With an interest in preservation, Lyda has completed several adaptive reuse projects in Austin and Central Texas. Lyda has also acquired, improved, and sold multiple large tracts totaling over 6,000 acres in Travis and Williamson counties in Central Texas.

    Currently, Lyda acquired, entitled (over a four-year process), and is leading the redevelopment of the historic 10-acre Commodore Perry Estate in Central Austin. Lyda is also co-developer of the 102-room Hotel Magdalena, a small luxury hotel adjacent to the iconic Hotel Saint Cecilia and just off South Congress Avenue in Austin, and of Music Lane, a 160,000-square-foot mixed-use project on South Congress at Academy Drive. He is led the purchase and repositioning of the Stagecoach Inn, an iconic 1940s roadside restaurant and hotel in historic Salado, Texas. Lyda also owns two large restaurants in historic Georgetown, Texas — the Monument Café (a Texas roadside farm to table café and farmer’s market) and El Monumento (interior Mexican and South Texas fare) — that have operated successfully over 20 years. 

    About The Marchbanks Company
    The Marchbanks Company has an impressive track record in real estate investments, including office buildings, hotels, retail and apartments. In 2006, the company joined forces with Liz Lambert, the creator of the Hotel San José in Austin, to form Bunkhouse Group LLC, a boutique hotel management and consulting group. To date, Bunkhouse Group projects have included the Hotel San José and Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin and Hotel Havana in San Antonio.

    About Woodbine Development Corporation
    Woodbine Development Corporation is a full-service real estate company with more than 40 years of development, investment, acquisition and asset management experience. With offices in Dallas, Phoenix and Los Angeles, Woodbine specializes in hotels, resorts and mixed-use developments throughout the United States. The company’s hospitality portfolio features brands, independent hotels, full-service destinations and select-service stays alike. Since 1973, Woodbine has been involved in more than $7 billion in commercial real estate projects, including the development, ownership, asset management, repositioning or renovation of over 17,000 hotel rooms. To learn more, visit woodbinedevelopment.com

    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, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Adventures. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin.

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  • June 13, 2017

    Esperanza, An Auberge Resort Awarded AAA Five Diamond Rating

    Multi-Award-Winning Luxury Beachfront Resort Earns the Travel Authority’s Highest Rating

    CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO (June 13, 2017) – Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, the luxury property overlooking the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is proud to announce that it has received the AAA Five Diamond Rating for 2018. As a two-time recipient of the Forbes Five Star award, this is the first time that Esperanza has received the prestigious AAA Five Diamond rating.

    Hotels at this level employ experienced, highly qualified staff to provide the custom service luxury hotel guests expect, according to AAA. These establishments deliver unmatched guest comfort with luxurious accommodations, extraordinary facilities and many personalized amenities. From a private dinner at the ocean’s edge to a tranquil spa day with a significant other, Esperanza offers an array of amenities and experiences for guests to create indelible memories. Exuding barefoot elegance and sensual relaxation, Esperanza’s contemporary redesign by HKS Hospitality Group and landscape architect George Girvin, provides a fresh take on coastal living in Cabo and creates a true sense of place anchored in the commitment, dedication and love of all of the resort’s team members.

    “We are truly honored to be recognized as an AAA Five Diamond resort for the first time,” said Marc Rodriguez, general manager of Esperanza, An Auberge Resort. “This prestigious rating reflects the commitment of our staff and management to deliver unforgettable experiences for each guest from arrival to departure.”

    “A big part of becoming a Five Diamond establishment is consistently exceeding expectations of the most discriminating traveler — the AAA inspector. Five Diamond hotels and restaurants deliver a highly personalized, memorable experience, and we are pleased to recognize Esperanza, An Auberge Resort with the Five Diamond Rating,” said Michael Petrone, director, AAA Inspections and Diamond Ratings.

    As a reflection of the resort’s sincere hospitality, Esperanza is introducing the new “From the Heart” package that allows guests to design the escape of their dreams with the flexibility of a $500 resort credit. And, in celebration of the AAA Five Diamond award, guests also will receive a bottle of champagne and a hand-blown glass heart crafted by Mexican artisans. The resort credit gives guests the opportunity to dine at the resort’s restaurants, book spa treatments or experience a wide range of amenities and local adventures. To book the “From the Heart” package, please call toll-free 866-311-2226 or visit https://esperanza.aubergeresorts.com/.

    Esperanza encompasses a 57-room resort, 60 privately owned villas and 36 private residences situated in an incomparable natural setting overlooking two private coves at Punta Ballena near Cabo San Lucas. All of the resort’s spacious rooms open to reveal sweeping ocean views. The resort features six dining venues including world-class oceanfront restaurant Cocina del Mar, an award-winning spa, four swimming pools and two private beaches, in addition to access to championship golf and recreational activities nearby. Esperanza’s team continues to extend the warm hospitality and service that the resort is known for while introducing new, locally-inspired culinary, fitness and Auberge Adventure experiences that connect guests to the destination. The guest programming highlights the beauty of Esperanza and its dramatic and mesmerizing setting – the perfect combination of the desert and ocean.

    Follow Esperanza on Facebook at facebook.com/EsperanzaResort and on Twitter and Instagram at @EsperanzaResort.

    About AAA Diamond Ratings
    For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct anonymous, in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

    Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online TripTik Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 57 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profitably tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

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  • April 19, 2017

    It’s All About Fun This Summer As Auberge Resorts Collection Introduces New Family Adventures

    Explore Costa Rica on Horseback, Release Sea Turtles in Cabo or Stomp Grapes in Napa Valley; Family-Friendly Summers at Auberge Resorts Celebrate Fun and the Simple Joys of Being Together

    MILL VALLEY, CALIF. – Auberge Resorts Collection welcomes summer with a host of activities that invite families to escape, reconnect and create cherished memories. From starry night galaxy-gazing in Napa Valley to sailing to a nearby island for dinner in Anguilla, Costa Rican cowboy adventures and Fijian coral reef explorations, Auberge’s tailor-made experiences offer the perfect balance of luxury, adventure and family fun in some of the world’s most stunning destinations.

    With award-winning restaurants and service, regionally inspired spas, extensive fitness programs, and kid-focused activities, Auberge Resorts ensure that everyone in the family is well looked after. Hotel rooms and suites with adjoining rooms are customizable for multigenerational travel. Vacation homes and villas are perfect for families with spacious private villas with gourmet kitchens and expansive indoor-outdoor living areas. New family adventures are now available at these Auberge Resorts Collection properties:

    NAPA VALLEY
    Calistoga Ranch – Tucked into a private wooded canyon setting, Calistoga Ranch brings the outdoors in with contemporary lodge compounds that feature outdoor living rooms with Jacuzzis and bath gardens with outdoor showers. Hiking trails, an on-site organic garden and greenhouse, chicken coop, beehives and separate kids pool offer a perfect setting for families seeking to unplug and connect with nature.

    Family Offer: Family Grape Stomp and Blending – Families can enjoy an exclusive wine-blending experience – including a grape stomp for kids – to create a special “family vintage.” While parents work with an expert winemaker to craft (and sample) the perfect blend, kids will delight in the merriment of a classic grape stomp.

    SolageSolage, an Auberge Resort offers stylish, spirited fun in the heart of California wine country with a 130-foot landmark swimming pool – the largest in the Valley – a separate family pool, bocce courts, lively indoor-outdoor restaurant and complimentary cruiser bicycles.

    Family Offer: Take your Loved Ones to the Stars – The perfect excuse to stay up late: Solage’s summer stargazing. Families will enjoy exploring the night skies while astronomers point out the constellations. Top off the experience with out-of-this-world desserts hand-crafted by Solage’s talented chefs.

    LOS CABOS, MEXICO
    Chileno Bay Resort & Residences – A contemporary new resort located on Los Cabos’ most swimmable beach, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences features a sensational three-tiered swimming pool, complimentary watersports, toes-in-the-sand taco bar, “Pescaditos” kids club, on-site movie theater and beachside hiking trails.

    Family Offer: Create Your Family Adventure
    – Families can tailor their own summer escape by selecting two activities such as a guided snorkeling tour, Mexican cooking class, smoothie class, family fitness class, or movie night. Their experience includes a family dinner at the resort’s open-air COMAL restaurant or TnT, the lively beachfront taco bar.

    Esperanza – Perched on the bluffs of Punta Ballena (“Whale Point”), Esperanza is a coastal escape offering five swimming pools – including four for families – a game-filled kids club, an oceanfront restaurant, swim-up pool bars, two private beaches and Mexicanismo, a weekly fiesta with local crafts, music and fireworks.

    Family Offer: Play Together in Baja – Add a splash of marine adventure and swim with gentle whale sharks, snorkel the reefs, or join in a baby sea turtle release, or stay on shore with stand up paddle board lessons in the pool.

    COSTA RICA
    Hacienda AltaGracia – Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection’s stunning Central American property set in the lush mountains of southern Costa Rica, offers families a pure authentic Costa Rican adventure for exploring the undiscovered side of the country.

    Family Offer: Discover the Real Costa Rica – Active families will get their fix thanks to the endless immersive adventures such as horseback riding and lunch with a Costa Rican cowboy, Namu Waterfalls hike, treasure hunt in the surrounding forest, visits to a working family farm, mountain biking and river rafting.

    COLORADO
    Hotel Jerome – Aspen’s landmark hotel, Hotel Jerome, is the perfect base for families to explore the town’s historic charm and embark on mountain adventures. Known as the city’s social hub, the Jerome is rich in Rocky Mountain spirit with its lively Living Room and the J-Bar, the legendary gathering place and home of Aspen’s best burger.

    Family Offer: The Greatest Gift Package – Make family memories in the scenic Rocky Mountains with new activities such as trail-wagging with Rocky, the resort’s loveable Bernese Mountain Dog, or a two-hour private exploration of the great outdoors at Aspen Center for Exploration (ACES) with the choice of local and regional bird-watching, wild flower-viewing or exploring a scenic nature preserve.

    The Auberge Residences at Element 52 – Located in the spectacular mountain destination of Telluride, Colo., The Auberge Residences at Element 52 are spacious multi-bedroom private residences nestled at the base of the mountain along the banks of the San Miguel River.

    Family Offer: Summer Recess – Spend a thrilling day together with a white water rafting excursion or a rugged Jeep tour over Ophir Pass and through the ghost town of Alta. Finish an active day with family s’mores around the fire pit.

    FIJI
    Nanuku – A South Pacific paradise along the coastline of Fiji’s main island Viti Levu Nanuku welcomes guests into its warm Fijian family culture with spacious beachfront villas that feature private pools, resort amenities and the attentive care of a dedicated “villa mama” to assist the entire family.

    Family Offer: Fiji, Fun and Sun – Families can set sail with  a two-hour family Hobie Cat sailing lesson, or get below the surface on a snorkeling tour of some of Fiji’s most colorful coral and sea life. Back on land, a food safari tour brings families to source local natural ingredients that Nanuku’s chefs will feature in a family dinner that evening.

    CARIBBEAN
    Malliouhana – Surrounded by two white sand beaches and gentle tropical waters, Malliouhana offers a plethora of complimentary watersports, a “secret” beach to explore and a two-tiered infinity-edge swimming pool. Off property, the resort can arrange private chartered sailing adventures for snorkeling among diverse marine life and thrilling dives off Anguilla’s scenic cliffs.

    Family Offer: Summer Family Escape – Families will delight in exploring this coveted Caribbean destination’s natural surroundings through a Garden Tour at Malliouhana’s estate gardens. Cultivated for more than 30 years, the tour takes families through flourishing rows of native herbs, fruits, plants and vegetables.

    To book an Auberge Family package, please visit, https://aubergeresorts.com/family-experiences/, or call (866) 282-3743. All packages and offers are based on availability and terms and conditions apply.

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  • February 6, 2017

    Auberge Resorts Collection Properties Recognized With ‘Best Hotels Of 2017’ Awards From U.S. News & World Report

    Six Auberge Hotels Among Top Luxury Hotels in the U.S., Mexico and Caribbean

    Auberge Resorts Collection, the leading portfolio of boutique luxury hotels and residences worldwide, announced today that six iconic resorts have been named to the U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels of 2017 awards list. Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Solage in Napa Valley join Hotel Jerome in Aspen and Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas as Gold Badge winners representing the top 10 percent of all ranked luxury hotels in the U.S. and Mexico. Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort in Anguilla, also gained recognition within its Caribbean market.

    The annual awards program from U.S. News & World Report, nationally acclaimed publisher of consumer news and information, evaluates more than 3,000 luxury properties across the United States, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. The methodology accounts for both expert and guest sentiment and industry accolades a hotel receives to determine each hotel’s rank.

    “We are honored to have six of our market-leading resorts once again distinguished among top luxury properties in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean,” said Craig Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “This is a testament to our team’s unwavering commitment to providing guests world-class service, remarkable amenities and destination-inspired experiences that create lasting memories.”

    Best Hotels of 2017 Rankings

    • Calistoga Ranch (Napa Valley, Calif.) – #1 Best Napa Valley Hotels
    • Auberge du Soleil (Napa Valley, Calif.) – #3 Best Napa Valley Hotels
    • Solage (Napa Valley, Calif.) – #5 Best Napa Valley Hotels
    • Esperanza (Cabo San Lucas) – #4 Best Cabo San Lucas Hotels
    • Hotel Jerome (Aspen, Colo.) – #2 Best Aspen Hotels
    • Malliouhana (Anguilla) – #2 Best Anguilla Hotels

    The Best Hotels of 2017 rankings evaluate over 3,000 luxury hotels across the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean, with the top 10 percent in each of these four destinations earning Gold badges as the best hotels in the U.S., Mexico, Canada or Caribbean.

    To view the full list of 2017 rankings, please visit http://travel.usnews.com.

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  • February 1, 2017

    Introducing Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, A New Expression Of Contemporary Luxury In Los Cabos

    Set on Cabo’s Most Desirable Beach, Auberge Resorts Collection’s Newest Property Dazzles With Design, Activities and Culinary Experiences

    Chileno Bay Resorts & Residences opened its doors today, ushering in a new expression of contemporary luxury to the Cabo landscape. Managed by Auberge Resorts Collection, the leading portfolio of boutique luxury hotels and residences worldwide, the resort is set on Chileno Bay, the most coveted swimming beach in Los Cabos, offering guests a free-spirited beachfront lifestyle. The resort complements the award-winning Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, known for its intimate setting perched on the bluffs of Punta Ballena outside of Cabo San Lucas.

    “Chileno Bay Resort & Residences becomes our second exceptional resort in the dynamic destination of Los Cabos,” said Dan Friedkin, Chairman, Auberge Resorts Collection. “We are particularly excited to be collaborating with another premier luxury brand, Discovery Land Company, to introduce a boutique luxury resort to its exclusive private community of Chileno Bay. This is a pioneering move for both companies, one that will create a truly distinctive experience for the Chileno Bay Club members and resort guests.”

    Chileno Bay Resort & Residences captures the spirit of effortless indoor-outdoor living and Auberge’s signature style of modern luxury. Here, refined contemporary spaces and sophisticated cuisine are balanced with the perfect degree of informality, an unabashed sense of fun and a caring staff that makes guests feel completely at home.

    Upon arrival, guests are welcomed into a dramatic open-air passageway that leads to panoramic views of the beach and Chileno Bay. Glazier Le Architects’ and interior designer BAMO’s resort design radiates beach-side chic with clean lines, natural wood and hand-cut local stone accented with traditional Mexican design elements. A 450-foot-long swimming pool anchors the resort like a river flowing to the sea, and the surrounding landscape, designed by master planner Girvin & Associates, celebrates the natural beauty and diversity of coastal Baja.

    A charming and engaged staff delivers understated five-star service that personifies the exuberant spirit of Chileno Bay Resort & Residences. Guests are greeted in room with a freshly crafted Chilenito welcome cocktail. The resort is alive with a spontaneous and playful energy driven by active experiences for guests, from nighttime standup paddle boarding or water cycling on state-of-the-art Schiller S1 bikes, and elevated, yet playful culinary experiences inspired by the vibrant palate of Latin America.

    “Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, nestled in the protected cove and natural marine reserve of Chileno Bay, embodies the essence of a contemporary beach escape in the magical desert setting of Los Cabos,” said Mark Harmon, Founder and Managing Partner, Auberge Resorts Collection. “It’s the perfect expression of the kind of understated elegance in a relaxed and energetic setting that our guests will fall in love with.”

    An ideal retreat for families, groups of friends and active couples, 60 guest rooms and 32 two-, three-, and four-bedroom villas are light and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow a seamless flow from each space, framing the panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez. Expansive floor plans with a natural color palette are the backdrop for handcrafted contemporary furniture in linen, cotton and leather, comfortable for lounging, with pops of bright colors that add vibrancy and flair. Guest rooms feature private terraces with ocean, beach, pool or lush garden views, spacious light-filled bathrooms with deep freestanding soaking bathtubs and private outdoor showers. Villas are equipped with the comforts of home, including gourmet kitchens and living spaces that span indoor-outdoor, terraces with plunge pools and hot tubs and breathtaking ocean views. Signature in-room amenities include a welcome cocktail freshly prepared in-room upon arrival, artisanal bath products, complimentary refreshments and WiFi.

    At the heart of Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is a spectacular 450-foot-long three-tiered infinity-edge swimming pool that cascades through the center of the property, featuring private poolside cabanas and offering guests a relaxed, interactive gathering place. The H20 Watersports Activity Cave offers snorkeling gear, glass-bottomed kayaks and other high-performance watersports equipment to enjoy in the calm waters of Chileno Bay that are known for the best snorkeling in Los Cabos. Another communal gathering place is the resort’s Activity Center that offers a comprehensive kids’ club; two movie theatres; a games lawn and the Fitness Center, featuring weights, aerobic equipment and group classes such as TRX, yoga, Pilates and spinning. Signature group fitness and wellness programming will be led by CrossFit Games champion Jason Khalipa.

    Dynamic Culinary Experiences
    Guests and locals will be delighted by the resort’s exciting dining experiences, which offer an eclectic interpretation of regional Mexican favorites and celebrate the the cuisine of Latin America. The resort’s signature restaurant, COMAL, a three-tiered open-air space designed by Gulla Jonsdottir Architecture + Design, mirrors the contemporary design aesthetic of the resort and showcases spectacular ocean views. COMAL is helmed by locally loved and internationally known Chef Yvan Mucharraz, alum of The French Laundry and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon restaurants in Yountville, California and Paris. He has earned a reputation for contemporary Mexican cuisine with an international character influenced by his travels through Brazil, Peru and elsewhere in Latin America. Dinner at COMAL will feature signature dishes such as Crispy Octopus with Hazelnut Mole; Steamed Sweet Potato-Wrapped Snapper with Clams; and Braised Short Rib with Cacao Broth, Chilhuacle, Roasted Corn and Chayote. A raw bar located at center of the restaurant offers an impressive array of local wild-caught seafood in a live-action setting that serves raw oysters, clams and served as ceviche and sashimi-style tiraditos.

    Culinary offerings are matched by the resort’s outstanding selection of wine, local tequilas and artisanal Mexican spirits. Osvaldo Vasquez, one of Mexico’s most lauded mixologists and known for his hand-crafted bitters and inventive cocktails, oversees the beverage program at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences. Vazquez has curated an extensive spirits selection including artisanal tequilas, mezcals and raicilla, a traditional spirit made of fermented agave. A comprehensive craft cocktail menu features classic and innovative signature libations that complement the regional cuisine.

    On the sand guests will find the casual and lively beachfront tacos and tequila bar TnT offering a selection of Mexican street-style tacos, artisanal tequilas and freshly crafted cocktails – and even jars of traditionally prepared chapulines (grasshoppers) for the adventurous! In the evening, fire pits are lit, creating a romantic setting for guests to sip and enjoy the vast collection of spirits under the moonlight.

    Destination Spa By The Sea
    Rounding out Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is the world-class Auberge Spa at Chileno Bay. A haven for inspired simplicity dedicated to eliminating the distractions of modern life, the spa features 10 indoor and outdoor treatment facilities, a Purification Garden, reflexology pool, salt inhalation room, ice fountain, a hair and nail salon, and a sleek men’s grooming den. Signature spa journeys are inspired by the rich healing traditions of the Baja region, with a holistic and restorative approach to wellness and relaxation. The spa features a menu of skincare treatments created exclusively for Auberge by True Botanicals.

    Meeting and Events Space with a View
    An ideal venue for oceanfront weddings, retreats or group gatherings, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences features more than 13,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. The Chileno Galleria offers private oceanfront dining and meeting space with an adjacent terrace overlooking the Sea of Cortez. El Limonero Event Lawn is a flexible setting for a variety of outdoor events that showcases the resort’s ability to create carefree gatherings that can also be enlivened with games such as a life-sized chess set, Jenga and croquet.

    Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is set amidst Discovery Land Company’s prestigious 1,200-acre resort community of Chileno Bay, comprised of residences, a private beach club and a Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf course. The golf course is available to resort guests.

    Opening Villa Offers Unveiled
    In celebration of the opening, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences gives guests the opportunity to experience the comforts of residential resort living with its Vacation Home Rental offers. Available through December 20, 2017, for three-night-minimum villa stays, are two special offers: The Family Connection offer, which includes complimentary daily breakfast, round-trip airport transfers, a movie night experience, one family dinner and the use of the Kids Club; or the Vacation Home Special Offer which gives a third night free and round-trip airport transfers. Additional terms, conditions and blackout dates may apply.

    Rates at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences start at $675 per night. To book your next stay, learn about offers and more, please visit chilenobay.aubergeresorts.com/special-offers/ .

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  • January 17, 2017

    Live Large, Live Luxe In 2017: Auberge Resorts Collection Introduces New Vacation Home Rental Offers

    Celebrate Cabernet Season in Napa Valley with Friends, Escape to the Sun in Cabo and Fiji with Kids, Parents and Grandparents or Take to the Slopes in Telluride on a Guys or Gals Getaway – in a Spacious Private Home with All the Auberge Resorts’ Benefits

    Just in time for winter escapes, Auberge Resorts Collection, the leading portfolio of boutique luxury hotels and residences worldwide, has unveiled a new collection of exclusive incentives for guests booking stays in Auberge’s spacious resort homes, villas and lodges. Vacation home rental guests will enjoy all of the resorts’ award-winning amenities and five-star service, plus value-added perks such as a complimentary wine tasting in Napa Valley; meals, movie night and airport transfers in Los Cabos; special welcome amenities in Telluride, extra complimentary nights and more.

    Auberge Resorts Collection’s vacation homes and villas offer spacious, private accommodations with gourmet kitchens and indoor-outdoor living areas that are perfect for vacationing families or groups of friends. Inspired by their spectacular natural settings, each resort offers enticing off-property Auberge Adventures that enable guests to make the most of each destination. Guests can make the most of amenities such as award-winning destination spas, in-suite dining, state-of-the-art fitness centers, pools and watersports and the personalized attention of the concierge and dedicated residential services team. New vacation home rental perks and offers are now available in the most sought-after destinations, including:

    LOS CABOS, MEXICO: Esperanza
    Perched on the bluffs of Punta Ballena (“Whale Point”), the award-winning Esperanza overlooks the Sea of Cortez at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.A year-round hotspot, new and returning guests indulge in the stunning resort, celebrated for its world-class oceanfront restaurant, extensive spa with private bath gardens, four swimming pools and two private beaches, as well as access to championship golf and recreational activities nearby.

    NEW for 2017: Vacation Home Escape – Guests booking a Villa residence can soak up the sun with a 30% discount. Available now through December 15, 2017. Additional terms, conditions and blackout dates may apply.

    LOS CABOS, MEXICO: Chileno Bay Resort & Residences
    The most anticipated new resort in Los Cabos, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is a relaxed, beachfront luxury escape offering a lifestyle that celebrates shared experiences for families, groups of friends and active couples. The resort is defined by its premier setting on Los Cabos’ largest year-round swimmable beach, its fresh, contemporary architecture, two waterfront restaurants, a Tom Fazio-designed golf course and a destination spa. Expansive villas in two-, three-, four-, and six-bedroom layouts offer 3,300 to 11,000 square feet of seamless indoor-outdoor living space, kitchens with floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious terraces that bring the outdoors in.

    NEW for 2017: Family Connection – Families will enjoy complimentary daily breakfast, round-trip airport transfers, movie night, one family dinner and the use of the Kids Club. Based on a three-night minimum stay in a resort villa, this offer is available now through December 20, 2017.
    Vacation Home Special Offer — Extend fun in the sun with a third night free and round-trip airport transfers. Based on a minimum three-night stay, this offer is available now through December 20, 2017. Additional terms, conditions and blackout dates may apply.

    NAPA VALLEY: Calistoga Ranch
    Tucked into a private wooded canyon setting for ultimate privacy, Calistoga Ranch is located on a 157-acre site marked by ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rock-hewn stream and private lake. Capturing the rich culture of nature, wine and food inherent to the Napa Valley, the resort offers scenic dining at The Lakehouse, extraordinary winemaker events in the Wine Cave and exquisite treatments at the creekside Auberge Spa.

    Calistoga Ranch offers 27 two-bedroom lodge residences, each with 3,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space, private outdoor shower, expansive kitchen with wine storage, and at the center of each, an indoor and outdoor living room with fireplace.

    NEW for 2017: Walk, Wine & Dine at Davis Estate – Vacation home rental guests will delight in a bottle of wine upon arrival, the new forest-to-vineyard trail to Napa Valley’s newest premium winery, Davis Estates, where they will enjoy a complimentary private wine tasting at for up to six guests (a $300 value) and dinner on the deck of their woodsy lodge for up to six guests (excluding alcohol). This offer is based on a three-night minimum stay in a lodge residence. Available now through March 31, 2017. Additional terms, conditions and blackout dates may apply.

    TELLURIDE: The Auberge Residences at Element 52
    Located in the spectacular mountain destination of Telluride, Colo., The Auberge Residences at Element 52 are nestled at the base of the mountain along the banks of the San Miguel River. The only luxury accommodations that offer ski-in and ski out access in the town of Telluride, The Auberge Residence at Element 52 offers 33 two- to five-bedroom residences and townhomes ranging from 2,200 to 5,000 square feet, each reflecting Telluride’s rustic mining heritage with native stone, ironwork, walnut flooring and rich extras such as Waterworks fixtures and gourmet kitchens with Bosch and Viking appliances. Guests will take in enchanting views of town from the comfort of deep soaking tubs and enjoy a warming meal in their private residence.

    NEW for 2017: Unforgettable Experience in Telluride – Savor more time on the slopes thanks to a complimentary third night and enjoy special welcome beverage and amenity. Available now through December 31, 2017. Additional terms, conditions and blackout dates may apply.

    FIJI: Nanuku Auberge Fiji
    Nanuku Auberge Fiji, an ultra-luxury boutique resort on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, is acclaimed for its blend of contemporary luxury and traditional Fijian culture, its sense of outdoor adventure and highly personalized service.

    A sanctuary for relaxation and discovery set on two of the island’s best beaches, Nanuku offers 28 Fijian-style suite and villa accommodations furnished with relaxed contemporary and Fijian décor featuring expansive decks, private plunge pools and ocean views complete with living, dining and kitchen areas and outdoor rainfall showers in selected categories.

    NEW for 2017: Vacation Home in Paradise – Villa guests can enjoy a 30% discount on any three-night stay or longer, including daily meals, a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, non-motorized vehicles and daily on-site activities. Available now through December 22, 2017. Additional terms, conditions and blackout dates may apply.

    To live large in an Auberge Resorts Collection vacation home rental, with all the luxe resort amenities and services, please visit https://aubergeresorts.com/ or call (866) 282-3743.

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