AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - October 29, 2009 - For the fifth consecutive year, the readers of Conde Nast Traveler have named The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island one of the Top Resorts in the Mainland U.S. The oceanfront hotel was the second-ranked resort in Florida and the only property from the Northeast region of the state to make the list.
The annual awards reflect the results of the 2009 Readers' Choice survey, completed by more than 25,000 travelers from around the world. The top resorts were selected based on criteria including activities and facilities, food and dining, location, overall design, rooms and service. The winners are featured in the November issue of the monthly travel publication, on news stands now.
"Despite a challenging year for the travel industry, and the economy as a whole, we continue to provide the exceptional service and amenities that have become synonymous with our resort," said general manager Katharine Monahan. "This unwavering commitment to the Ritz-Carlton experience has allowed us to exceed the expectations of our guests time and again, as proven by their ongoing support of our property."
The latest recognition by Conde Nast Traveler adds to a growing list of critical accolades received in 2009. Earlier this year, Travel + Leisure honored The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island as one of the "500 Greatest Hotels in the United States" and "Best Hotels for Families." The readers of Travel + Leisure also recognized the hotel in the annual World's Best Awards, placing the property on the list of "Top 50 Resorts in the U.S. and Canada" and naming The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island as one of the "Top 25 Spas in the U.S. and Canada."
About The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is Northeast Florida's premiere oceanfront resort. Known for its unique natural beauty and warm Southern charm, the AAA Five Diamond luxury hotel is home to the award-winning restaurant, Salt, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, named one of the top spas in the world by the readers of Cond Nast Traveler. Featured amenities include three pools, on-site golf, a fitness center, children's recreation programs, a teen lounge, and 444 guest rooms with a private balcony and a view of the Atlantic coastline. For reservations, call The Ritz-Carlton toll-free at (800) 241-3333 or visit [url]www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland[/url].
For additional information about this press release contact:
Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034