Seven Auberge Properties Honored as the best hotels of 2018

Feb 13, 2018

Auberge Among Top Luxury Hotels in the U.S. and Mexico

MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (February 13, 2018) – Auberge Resorts Collection, the leading portfolio of boutique luxury hotels and residences worldwide, announced today that all of its resorts in the U.S. and Mexico have been named to the U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels of 2018 awards.

“It is an honor to have all of our resorts in the U.S. and Mexico distinguished among the very
best,” said Craig Reid, President and Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “This
is a testament to our team’s ability to bring alive each of our spectacular destinations with soulful
experiences and deliver the highly personal service for which Auberge is renowned.”

The seven Auberge properties recognized as winners of “Best Hotels of 2018” representing the
highest-rated luxury hotels in the U.S. and Mexico are: Auberge du Soleil, the collection’s Napa
Valley flagship renowned for relaxed South of France sophistication that’s infused with
California soul; Calistoga Ranch, the luxurious private canyon hideaway in Napa Valley, where
guests can be totally at one with nature; Solage, the spirited playground designed for fun with
classic cruiser bikes, bocce courts and the largest swimming pool in the Napa Valley; HotelJerome, the iconic hotel that is set amidst the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains and is known as
the gathering place in Aspen for locals and jetsetters alike; Madeline Hotel & Residences, the
world-class ski-in/ski-out resort that celebrates adventure in the historic town of Telluride;
Esperanza, the relaxed and enriching coastal escape perched on the dramatic bluffs of Punta
Ballena in Cabo San Lucas, and Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, known for contemporary
style, lively Latin charm and toes-in-the-sand dining on the most swimmable beach in Los

Best Hotels of 2018 Rankings Highlights

  • Auberge du Soleil (Napa Valley, Calif.) – No. 1 Best Napa Valley Hotels; No. 3 Best
    Hotels in California; No. 16 Best Hotels in the USA
  • Calistoga Ranch (Napa Valley, Calif.) – No. 2 Best Napa Valley Hotels; No. 7 Best
    Hotels in California
  • Esperanza (Cabo San Lucas) – No. 3 Best Mexico Hotels

The annual awards program from U.S. News & World Report, nationally acclaimed publisher of
consumer news and information, evaluates more than 3,000 luxury properties across the U.S.,
Canada and Mexico, recognizing the best in these three destinations. The methodology accounts
for both expert and guest sentiment and industry accolades a hotel receives to determine each
hotel’s rank.

To view the full list of 2018 rankings, please visit www.travel.usnews.com

For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com

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, 30WEST, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Adventures. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit www.friedkin.com.

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Murphy O’Brien Public Relations