Press Release

Auberge Resorts Collection Voted One Of The World’s Top Three Hotel Brands In 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

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 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.