U.S. News & World Report Names Omni Hotels & Resorts Among the Best

  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • 01.31.14
U.S. News & World Report has recognized seven Omni Hotels & Resorts as among the best hotels in the United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Canada.

These rankings are based on an unbiased methodology that combines the prominence of industry accolades a hotel receives, along with its reputation among travel experts and guests expressed through online reviews and ratings.

Mokara Hotel & Spa in San Antonio earned a gold badge as one of the best hotels in the U.S. It was ranked the best hotel in San Antonio and No. 3 in Texas. Located near the Alamo and the River Walk, Mokara promises an elegant touch of luxury and offers all of the amenities expected at a four-star hotel, plus an elevated level of service one finds from an intimate boutique property.

Also earning the Gold Badge was Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Recently acquired by Omni Hotels & Resorts, the property is located at the foot of the Camelback Mountain in the enclave of Paradise Valley, and adjacent to the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale. This resort’s premier location offers easy access to golf, recreation, nightlife and entertainment. It ranked No. 5 in Phoenix and No. 7 in Arizona.

In addition to Mokara Hotel & Spa and the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, five other Omni properties were recognized by U.S. News & World Report. Each of the following hotels received a silver badge as one of the best hotels within its market.

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, ranked No. 5 in Austin, Texas, sits on 4,000 acres of secluded property. Located in Texas Hill Country, the resort combines impeccable service with its own classic brand of casual elegance in a luxurious setting. Omni Barton Creek boasts four nationally acclaimed championship courses.

Ranked No. 3 in Palm Springs, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa offers a relaxing oasis set against a backdrop of mountains and palm trees in the heart of the desert. The resort is a classic Rancho Mirage re-imagined property for the 21st-century traveler and choice destination for the Hollywood heavyweights of yesterday and today.

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is the No. 13 ranked hotel in Orlando-Walt Disney World. It is surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf, the Leadbetter Golf Academy world headquarters and 15 acres of recreation including its lazy river, zero-entry family pool, private cabanas and a signature Mokara Spa.

Ranked No. 5 in New Orleans, Omni Royal Orleans is a historic hotel located in the French Quarter. The property completed a renovation in 2013 and now incorporates modern amenities with classic design in its guest rooms, as well as redesigned public spaces inspired by the liveliness of the area's culture through various color palettes and artwork.

The newly renovated four-star Omni San Diego Hotel ranked No. 8. Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, across from the convention center and connected to PETCO Park via a pedestrian sidewalk, the hotel puts guests close to the city's top sites and attractions.

“It is truly a distinct honor to have seven properties named to the U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Hotels list,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “This type of recognition is made possible by our associates’ commitment to make every guest interaction a memorable one, as well as the genuine authentic experience our properties provide.”

To create this year's rankings, U.S. News factored in the prominence of industry awards a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests. In total, 1,693 U.S. hotels, 271 Caribbean hotels, 342 Mexican hotels and 223 Canadian hotels were evaluated for the 2014 rankings.

Hotels named best in their destination are typically the properties that have ranked the top 30 percent of U.S. News evaluated properties in that region. A smaller, more selective group of hotels that are ranked in the top ten percent of all ranked luxury hotels in the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada received a best hotels in the U.S., best hotels in the Caribbean, best hotels in Mexico or best hotels in Canada award, depending on their location.

"The 2014 Best Hotels were selected because they meet the highest standards of travel experts and guests alike," said Miriam Weiner, travel editor for U.S. News. "These properties are renowned in the travel industry for their luxury amenities and quality customer service."

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