Three Auberge Resorts Collection Properties Named To Travel + Leisure's 2022 ‘it List’
Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection and Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection Recognized on Distinguished List of Best New Hotels in the World
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (April 12, 2022) – Travel + Leisure today announced its seventeenth annual ‘It List,’ which features all three eligible properties from the Auberge Resorts Collection portfolio — Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection in Riviera Maya, Mexico and Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection in Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica. The magazine’s prestigious ‘It List’ celebrates the world’s best new and renovated hotels and resorts. In June 2021, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection unveiled a thoughtful restoration and renovation of the Santa Fe landmark, celebrating heritage, original design and one-of-a-kind experiences in a spectacular natural setting. In November 2021, Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection opened as a new generation wellness and adventure retreat in Costa Rica, where nature cradles the soul and inspires holistic well-being. Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection was introduced as an ethereal oceanfront retreat on the unspoiled white sand beaches of the Caribbean in December 2021.
Determined by Travel + Leisure editors, the annual ‘It List’ is a result of months of research on hundreds of new and renovated properties from around the globe. As three of the 100 recognized properties, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection and Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection are showcased in the May 2022 issue of Travel + Leisure and online at travelandleisure.com.
“We are honored that the trusted and discerning editors of Travel + Leisure have acknowledged these three standout Auberge Resorts Collection properties on the prestigious 2022 It List,” said Craig Reid, president and chief executive officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “This recognition is a testament to our dedicated teams at all properties, who deliver exceptional service and provide exquisite experiences that celebrate each of the hotel’s unique destinations.”
A Santa Fe Landmark Reimagined
Bordering on 1.5 million acres of Santa Fe National Forest, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection is located just minutes from the city’s historic plaza. Dating back to the 1860s when Santa Fe’s first archbishop built a chapel and lodge on the property, the resort pays homage to the past, while celebrating Santa Fe’s vibrant cultural, art and culinary scenes, as well as the spirit of adventure that epitomizes the Rocky Mountains. The first luxury offering of its kind in Santa Fe, Bishop’s Lodge provides state-of-the-art accommodations, elevated New Mexican cuisine at the property’s signature restaurant, SkyFire, an array of outdoor adventures and transformative wellness experiences at Stream Dance Spa. Inspired by the notion of community, the resort unfolds much like a village, with its ranch-inspired structures overlooking sweeping lawns, a stream, horse pastures and forest-cloaked mesas. Guests can stay in one of the resort’s 100 guest rooms, suites or stand-alone accommodations and enjoy a host of outdoor activities including mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection offers a pristine natural setting with panoramic views located only four miles from the rich cultural attractions of a UNESCO world heritage city.
The Best New Wellness Destination in The World
Set amidst the verdant foothills of the Talamanca Mountains on 180 bird-song-filled acres, Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection offers a perfect balance of soul-stirring wellness and unbridled adventure for those seeking total well-being. Located adjacent to one of Earth’s five Blue Zones, where locals live to more than 100 years of age, the 50-casita resort presents a balanced blend of eastern and western therapies – both age-old and cutting edge – in partnership with THE WELL, the leading New York City-based wellness provider. Rooted in the belief that transformative well-being should be both peaceful and exhilarating, AltaGracia stimulates the senses with thrilling exploration and meditative escape, complemented by inspiring culinary journeys that offer the best of Latin American cuisine and showcase the region’s natural bounty. From the moment of arrival, a sense of anticipation is balanced by a feeling of coming home.
A Private Beach Retreat in Mexico’s Riviera Maya
Floating over a protected forest of mangroves on one of the Yucatan Peninsula’s most beautiful white sand beaches, Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection is set on nine pristine oceanfront acres within Riviera Maya’s newest luxury destination, Kanai. Located just 30 miles from Cancun International Airport in a region steeped in the lore and wisdom of the ancient Mayans, the resort is a sublime contemporary embodiment of the Mayan belief that renewal stems from active exploration of the elements in pursuit of positive change and more conscious living. Offering an immediate connection with the soul of this timeless and breathtaking retreat, Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection offers a celestial guest experience defined by breathtaking beaches, awe-inspiring natural surroundings, extraordinary cuisine and experiences that facilitate rejuvenation in every sense of the word. The resort invites guests to renew their unique rhythm at the property’s spa, SANA, and delight in its on and off-site experiences program, which celebrates the Yucatán’s vibrant culture. The culinary program at Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection encompasses five unique dining venues and a host of personalized gastronomic experiences. Mayan-inspired signature restaurant, Itzam, offers innovative exploratory flavors and panoramic ocean views, while the outdoor eatery, Che Che, serves up Nikkei-esque Japanese-Peruvian bites. The resort’s 75 ocean view accommodations feature luxurious bathrooms with dual vanities, soaking tubs, expansive private terraces with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and one-of-a-kind design elements from local Mexican designers and artists.
To learn more about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit 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 22 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts, 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 www.friedkin.com.