Seven Auberge Resorts Collection Properties Named To Departures 2021 Legend Awards
The Coveted List Recognizes The Iconic Hospitality Operator As A Top Luxury Brand
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (May 3, 2021) – DEPARTURES has announced its annual ‘Legend Awards,’ which features seven properties from the Auberge Resorts Collection portfolio—Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection in Austin, Texas, Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection in Washington, Conn., Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection in Telluride, Co., The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection in Park City, UT, White Barn Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection in Kennebunk, ME., Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Resorts Collection and Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection in Napa Valley, CA. Auberge Resorts Collection properties led the magazine’s prestigious Legend Awards with recognition in more categories than any other brand, a nod to its excellence in travel and hospitality.
The awards, selected by the DEPARTURES Editorial team, span 24 categories covering every aspect of air, rail, and hotel travel experiences and amenities. The awards are a flagship for DEPARTURES.com.
“We are honored that the trusted and discerning editors of DEPARTURES have acknowledged so many of our beloved Auberge Resorts Collection properties in their 2021 Legend Awards,” said Craig Reid, president and chief executive officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “In an increasingly competitive landscape, this acclaim sets Auberge apart and reinforces our dedication to pairing exquisite design with immersive experiences, ultimately capturing the unique spirit of each destination.”
A treasured and historic landmark reborn, Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection is the first luxury urban hotel of its kind, blending intimacy and character with Austin’s heritage and independent spirit on a 10-acre estate in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Designed by Ken Fulk, the property boasts 54 spacious rooms and suites, including a collection of five signature suites, and offers a residential-style experience brimming with charm. Amenities include several distinct dining and drinking venues, including the newly opened Lutie’s Garden Restaurant, a dramatic 50-foot oval swimming pool, an organic urban garden, a state-of-the-art fitness studio and rich, experiential programming. The property was recognized as one of ‘The Best New Five-Star Lodges and Resorts in the US.’
Set on 58-acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands and only a two-hour drive from New York City, Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection defines New England country living and is renowned as one of the northeast’s most lauded luxury hideaways. In honor of the Inn’s centennial birthday in 2020, the hotel unveiled a dramatic redesign led by acclaimed New York-based interior designer, Celerie Kemble. The redesign encompassed the reimagining of guest rooms, suites and the Inn’s historic main house, including the Mayflower’s new fine dining restaurant, The Garden Room, as well as the Tap Room and Parlor. The property also introduced THE WELL at Mayflower Inn, a 20,000 square-foot wellness sanctuary, and The Huntress boutique. Additional amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, expansive gardens, a tennis court, miles of hiking trails and a standalone, two-story private event space. The property was recognized as one of ‘The 7 Most Rejuvenating Wellness Experiences in the US.’
Surrounded on three sides by the dramatic 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains, Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection is a stunning alpine resort in Telluride, Colorado. The 83-room and 71-residence hotel blends Auberge’s distinctive flair for authentic and elevated experiences with the local flavor of the destination. This month, the resort will complete a property-wide reimagination and unveil newly transformed guestrooms and modernized public spaces, including Timber Room, a vibrant new indoor-outdoor bar and lounge, and Alpine Swim Club, a picturesque outdoor pool and dining terrace. The property was recognized as one of ‘The Best Newly Completed Hotel Renovations in the US’ and ‘8 Most Impressive Ski Resorts in the US.’
Located on a 3,500-acre private ranch in the scenic Wasatch Mountain Range, The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection invites guests to slow down and forge meaningful connections with the land, animals and people that call Blue Sky home. Offering 46 rooms and suites that celebrate nature with understated elegance and organic architecture; nourishing mountain cuisine utilizing storied, sustainable ingredients; an iconic wellness sanctuary perched at the edge of a precipice where earth meets sky; and a wide range of customized outdoor adventures from heli-skiing to fly fishing and horseback riding, the Park City resort is a modern interpretation of Western adventure. The property was recognized as one of ‘Our Editors’ Favorite Road Trip Destinations’ and ‘7 Best Outdoor Hotel Experiences Across the US.’
A beloved local landmark for over 150 years, White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection is synonymous with warm New England hospitality, rustic charm and uncompromising attention to detail. Just a 90-minute drive north of Boston in the charming coastal town of Kennebunk, Maine, the 27-room property is renowned as one of the country’s most distinctive getaways offering supreme levels of quality, luxury, and gracious service. Recently unveiling a property-wide reimagination under the guidance of New York-based Jenny Wolf Interiors, White Barn Inn also debuted Little Barn, a lively and casually elegant new restaurant that brings local Maine farmstead and fisheries right to the table. The property was recognized as one of ‘The Best Newly Completed Hotel Renovations in the US.’
Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of the South of France and infused with California soul, Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Resorts Collection features wine country’s most luxurious accommodations. Boasting extraordinary views, hillside walkways that wind through olive groves and sculpture gardens, elegant cottages and an intimate spa, Auberge du Soleil sets the standard for gracious hospitality. Its Michelin-starred Restaurant, one of the first great Wine Country establishments, pays tribute to its legacy with an award-winning menu and wine list. The property was recognized as one of ‘Our Editors’ Favorite Road Trip Destinations.’
Situated on 22-acres surrounded by panoramic mountains and picturesque vineyards, Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection possesses 100 spacious and modern studios, one of Napa Valley’s best destination pool experiences, and an award-winning spa, Spa Solage. This spring, the property debuts a redesign of its suites and public spaces as well as a brand new contemporary eatery, PicoBar, that is inspired by the traditions of walk-up taco joints in Mexico and artfully balances Latin flavors with heirloom Napa County ingredients. PicoBar joins Solage’s signature restaurant, Solbar. The property was recognized as one of ‘11 Truly Over-the-Top Hotel Suites in the US’ and ‘‘The Best Newly Completed Hotel Renovations in the US.’
To learn more, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com.
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.
For more information: aubergeresorts.com
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 www.friedkin.com.