Rancho Valencia Named #1 Best Hotel in the United States

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels of 2015 Rankings

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (Jan. 29, 2015) – U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, recognized Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa as #1 Best Hotel in the U.S. in its annual evaluation of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences. In addition, Rancho Valencia was named #1 Hotel in California and #1 Relais & Châteaux Hotel in the World.

“We feel very privileged and honored to be named the number one hotel in the United States and the number one Relais & Châteaux in the world by U.S. News & World Report,” states Jeff Jacobs, co-owner of Rancho Valencia. “We pride ourselves in providing the ultimate in comfortable luxury with understated sophistication. With a staff to guest ratio of 6-to-1, unique amenities such as a fleet of Porsches, acclaimed cuisine, and a world-class fitness and spa program, our team sincerely cares about the happiness of our guests and their enjoyment.”

The Best Hotels methodology combines a hotel’s industry accolades with expert and guest reviews and hotel class ratings. U.S. News scored luxury hotels, identifying the top 10 percent in the United StatesCanadaMexico and the Caribbean with Gold badges and the top 30 percent within specific markets with Silver badges. The rankings feature 2,558 hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“We’re taking the guesswork out of finding a great hotel,” said Erin Shields, travel editor for U.S. News. “The Best Hotels of 2015 represent the top properties recognized by experts and travelers alike for their exemplary service, ample amenities and comfortable accommodations.”

In late 2011, Rancho Valencia closed its doors to undergo a massive $30 million property-wide renovation which comprised of major updates including two new restaurants and a bar, Veladora and The Pony Room, an expanded fitness center, addition of the Serenity Yoga Pavilion, wine room, and a complete re-design of the 49 guest casitas and private three-bedroom Hacienda. Also included in the revitalization was the introduction of a brand new spa treatment menu and an enhanced range of more than 75 fitness classes offered per week. With the help of the renovation, Rancho Valencia has recently earned additional numerous awards this past year including Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award, AAA Five Diamond Award, Condé Nast Traveler 2015 Gold List and Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards as #1 in Best Resorts in Southern California, #25 in the top 100 resorts in the world and also named #9 in the top 25 resorts in the U.S.

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About Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

In October 2012, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa reopened to guests after a 10-month, $30 million property-wide renovation. Since 1989, the award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa—Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property—has garnered a reputation as one of Southern California’s most sought after luxury resorts. Spanning 45 lush acres of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more, this Mediterranean inspired, all-suite property offers the finest accommodations, service and programming that San Diego has to offer. Among the property’s offerings are 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas with private patios, a three-bedroom Hacienda with a private pool and backyard, a world-class spa, fine dining restaurant and award-winning tennis program, as well as 12 residential villas.  For more information, please visit www.ranchovalencia.com or call 800-548-3664.