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U.S. News & World Report Honors Auberge Among Best Hotels Of 2019

All Eligible Auberge Resorts in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean Receive Top Honors.

MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (February 11, 2019) – Auberge Resorts Collection, a portfolio of award-winning hotels, resorts and residences, announced today that every one of its hotels that were eligible in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean have been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best Hotels of 2019. The ninth annual Best Hotels rankings evaluate more than 30,000 luxury properties across 400-plus destinations, taking into consideration the aggregate opinion of distinguished travel experts and overall guest sentiment.


“It is an incredible honor for our collection of distinctive resorts to once again be named among the very best luxury properties in U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean,” said Craig Reid, chief executive officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “These accolades reinforce our unwavering commitment to providing world-class service, exceptional amenities and bespoke experiences to our valued guests.”


Among the Auberge properties recognized as Best Hotels of 2019, Esperanza, the intimate beachfront escape in Cabo San Lucas, received top honors as the No. 1 hotel in Cabo San Lucas and all of Mexico. The remaining 10 properties representing the highest-rated luxury hotels in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean are: Mayflower Inn & Spa, the exquisite country retreat located in the idyllic town of Washington, Conn., rated No. 1 hotel in Connecticut;  Auberge du Soleil, the iconic flagship blending California soul with south-of-France style; Madeline Hotel & Residences, the world-class alpine resort that celebrates adventure in the historic town of Telluride; Malliouhana, the beloved Anguilla resort perched atop a panoramic bluff overlooking the white sand beaches of Meads Bay and Turtle Cove; White Barn Inn, the favorite Kennebunk inn renowned for its warm New England hospitality and rustic charm; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley’s luxurious private canyon hideaway where guests can be fully immersed in nature; Hotel Jerome, the storied hotel gathering place in the heart of Aspen; Solage, the spirited Napa Valley resort, designed for fun with classic cruiser bikes, bocce courts and the largest swimming pool in the region; Vanderbilt, the quintessential Newport mansion that harmoniously blends rich history with contemporary New England flair; and Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, the modern beachfront escape, known for its lively Latin charm and toes-in-the-sand dining on the most swimmable beach in Los Cabos.


The annual awards program from U.S. News & World Report, nationally acclaimed publisher of consumer news and information, evaluates more than 30,000 luxury properties across the U.S., Europe, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean, recognizing the best in these regions. Each hotel’s rank is determined by a methodology that accounts for both expert and guest sentiment and industry accolades received.


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About Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each Auberge property possesses a unique individuality, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Solage, Napa Valley; Esperanza and Chileno Bay, Los Cabos, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; Madeline Hotel and Element 52, Telluride, Colorado; Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica; the Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Conn.; White Barn Inn & Spa, Kennebunk, Maine; the Vanderbilt Hotel, Newport, R.I.; Grace Santorini and Mykonos, Greece; Auberge Beach Residences and Spa, Fort Lauderdale; The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City, Utah (opening May 2019); Mauna Lani, Hawaii (opening late 2019); Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Commodore Perry Estate, Austin; Mukul, Guacalito, Nicaragua; and Susurros del Corazon, Punta de Mita, Mexico (opening 2020), with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeResorts and #AlwaysAuberge.


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, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Adventures. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit

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