DALLAS - The annual ForbesTraveler 400 list which ranks the best luxury hotels and resorts in the world has just named San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort in Montecito, California, as "America's Best Hotel." Visionary hotel owner Ty Warner purchased San Ysidro Ranch in 2000, who subsequently invested $150 million in an ambitious three year restoration to perfect an already outstanding property.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce that a total of ten out of an eligible 14 properties from their esteemed collection were included on the ForbesTraveler 400 list. The list was compiled by a board of elite luxury travelers including Peter Greenberg, Todd English and Arianna Huffington, as well as top travel professionals like Matthew Upchurch of Virtuoso, Ltd. and Benson Cowan from Butterfield & Robinson. The Rosewood properties that were recognized as among the "Best in the World" include: The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel; Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek; Inn of the Anasazi, A Rosewood Hotel; Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort; Rosewood Little Dix Bay; Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort; Las Ventanas al Paraso, A Rosewood Resort. The Mansion on Peachtree, A Rosewood Hotel earned recognition as among the "World's 50 Best New Hotels."
ForbesTraveler praised these properties for their unparalleled service, a trademark of the Rosewood collection. The panel also recognized each one for their embodiment of their local culture. ForbesTraveler awarded San Ysidro Ranch with top honors by saying, "there's a particular charm to staying on a property with a long history that speaks to a region's character. And in the United States, there's no finer example than San Ysidro Ranch." The Carlyle is lauded as an "unabashedly Upper East Side establishment on Manhattan's Madison Avenue in perfect proximity to Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum and the shops of Madison and Fifth Avenues," while they explain that Inn of the Anasazi appears to be "the handiwork of a Pueblo tribe from the last century." This praise is a reflection of Rosewood's guiding philosophy, A Sense of Place which bestows each property with one-of-a-kind ambiance and style. Whether located in the heart of one of the world's great cities or in the splendid isolation of a tropical isle, each is designed to enhance every aspect of a guest's experience, by reflecting the location's culture, history and geography.
"We heartily congratulate all the Rosewood properties recognized," said Bob Boulogne, Chief Operating Officer of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. "Their inclusion on the ForbesTraveler 400 list recognizes all of the hard work, ingenuity and care they have put towards ensuring that guests have memorable stays."
Visit Inn of the Anasazi's award listing at http://www.forbestraveler.com/hotel-review/the-united-states/inn-of-the-anasazi.html
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, CordeValle in San Martin, California, Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraso and Rosewood Mayakob in Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties - Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit rosewoodhotels.com.