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Twelve Auberge Resorts Collection Properties Recognized On 2021 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels List

Auberge du Soleil, Mayflower Inn & Spa and White Barn Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection Earned Top Honors In Their Respective Destinations


MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (February 2, 2021) – Auberge Resorts Collection, a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts and residences, continues to add to its accolades with the recent announcement of U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 Best Hotels rankings. Twelve of the portfolio’s properties in the United States, Mexico and Caribbean were recognized with the Gold Badge status, which comprises the top ten percent of all ranked luxury properties.


“We are elated that our hotels and resorts have once again been recognized for their commitment to excellence in heartfelt hospitality and service, luxury amenities and one of a kind experiences for our guests,” said Craig Reid, president and chief executive office, Auberge Resorts Collection. “The rankings reinforce that Auberge Resorts Collection is the preeminent hospitality brand for today’s luxury travelers.”


Three Auberge Resorts Collection hotels were named with top honors in each of their respective destinations. Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, the exquisite country retreat in idyllic Washington, Conn., which completed a reimagination in 2020, was ranked no. 1 hotel in Connecticut, while Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Resorts Collection, the quintessential wine country adult getaway was ranked no. 1 in Napa Valley, Calif. Additionally, White Barn Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, the Kennebunk landmark, which also unveiled a comprehensive renovation in 2020, was ranked no. 1 in Maine.


The nine additional Auberge Resorts Collection properties recognized as Best Hotels of 2021 are: The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, a 3,500-acre private retreat outside of Park City, Utah that celebrates the unique elements of its natural environment; Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, Telluride, Colo.’s newest world-class resort, which conveys a relaxed alpine lifestyle; Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection, the storied social hub and luxury mountainside retreat in Aspen, Colo.; Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection, Napa Valley, Calif.’s modern gathering place, touting the region’s largest swimming pool; The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection, a historic mansion where old world glamour and modern-day luxury come together in Newport, R.I.; Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, a contemporary sanctuary in Los Cabos, Mexico equally designed for relaxation and play; Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection, Los Cabos’ beloved and only private beach resort, which showcases an authentic Baja experience; Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Hawai’i Island’s private oceanfront resort with boundless open air experiences and authentic adventures; and, Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection, Anguilla’s stylish icon perched atop a bluff overlooking the Carribean’s white sand beaches.


“The travel industry has faced numerous challenges over the past year, emphasizing the need to support and recognize hotels that continue to maintain exemplary standards,” said Zach Watson, travel editor at U.S. News. “This year’s list offers a reliable guide for travelers to use when planning their next getaway, whether that’s in a few months or next year.”


The eleventh annual Best Hotels rankings evaluated more than 30,000 luxury properties across destinations in the U.S., Europe, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. Determined by guest satisfaction and TripAdvisor (the publication’s licensed partner) reviews, the rankings took into consideration the aggregate opinion of experts as well as guests for exceptional quality.


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


About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News, provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.