SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carmel Valley Ranch, a playful 500-acre resort on California's central coast, and Ventana Big Sur, an intimate luxury resort perched along the California coastline, ranked among the very best in the world in Condé Nast Traveler's 2016 "Readers' Choice Awards." Carmel Valley Ranch earned top honors with the prestigious title of No. 1 "Resort in Northern California" and a score of 95.56, and Ventana Big Sur was awarded No. 14 "Top Hotel in Northern California" with a score of 93.79.
"We are truly honored Carmel Valley Ranch and Ventana Big Sur have been voted as top properties in Northern California by the trusted readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and are grateful to our most loyal guests and dedicated team members for making this recognition possible," said Thomas Becker, area managing director of Carmel Valley Ranch and Ventana Big Sur. "Since we opened Carmel Valley Ranch in 2010, we have strived to design a place that is a playground for all ages, where guests will experience something new every time they visit and leave with a newfound sense of discovery. We look forward to continuing to offer exceptional experiential programming, culinary experiences and thoughtful service at Carmel Valley Ranch and Ventana Big Sur."
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as "the best of the best of travel." Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers' Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today's travelers. Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year – cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, and 236 islands.
The Readers' Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.
Carmel Valley Ranch is a playful summer-camp inspired resort situated on 500 acres in Carmel Valley in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains along California's central coast near Big Sur and Monterey. The resort encompasses 181 guest suites, Spa Aiyana, Valley Kitchen restaurant and bar, three pools, an 18-hole Pete Dye-designed golf course and a thriving farmstead experience with an organic garden, pinot noir vineyard, apiary, salt house, hen house, equestrian program, bee keeping, honey harvesting, yoga, hiking, archery and nightly s'mores around firepits. For more information, visit www.carmelvalleyranch.com.
Ventana Big Sur is an intimate luxury adults-only resort ensconced in the heart of the Central Coast's rugged landscape, overlooking the Pacific coastline. Spread across 243 acres of rolling meadows, grand redwood forests and wooded hillsides, the hotel features 59 guest rooms and suites, a full-service spa, two heated outdoor pools and Japanese hot baths and a restaurant and terrace. Guests can experience new mind-body-soul programming, complimentary daily guided hikes and yoga, and beginning this winter, The Redwood Retreats – a new upscale tented camping experience offering a rustic-luxury take on traditional camping. For more information, visit www.ventanainn.com.
Carmel Valley Ranch and Ventana Big Sur are a part of Two Roads Hospitality, a newly created international lifestyle company featuring an unrivaled collection of individual hotels, resorts and vacation residences that cater to guests' personal journeys including Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts. For more information, visit www.tworoadshotels.com.
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