New Year, New Awards

All-inclusive Couples Resorts welcomes 2012 with Top Awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and Trip Advisor

Feb 16, 2012, 14:12 ET from Couples Resorts

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Couples Resorts rang in the New Year with top honors from Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler.  Travel + Leisure's 500 – The World's Best Hotels 2012 ranked all four Couples Resorts as the top four Resorts in Jamaica while Conde Nast Traveler's exclusive Gold List 2012 listed Couples Swept Away in the top 23 resorts in the Atlantic & Caribbean Islands.  "I can't think of a better way to start 2012 than with the awards and recognition from these two well-known and respected publications," commented Randy Russell, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Couples Resorts.

The tenth anniversary collection of the top rated 500 hotels around the globe, as selected by readers of Travel + Leisure, highlights Couples Tower Isle as the top rated hotel in the Caribbean and the only hotel from this region to be listed in the Top 25 Hotels.  Respondents were asked to rate hotels on rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value.  The top 500 scoring properties are included in the 2011 T+L 500, published in the January issue of the magazine.

Conde Nast Traveler's 18th annual Gold List 2012 Readers Choice Survey ranks the world's 511 best hotels, resorts and cruise lines.  Only three Jamaican hotels received this top honor.  Couples Swept Away received an average overall rating of 90.4, making it the second highest ranked Jamaican hotel. An ideal location, extensive fitness facilities and award winning spa definitely gives Couples Swept Away the competitive edge.

And, if these accolades weren't enough, the 10th Annual Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Awards for 2012 have been announced and all four Couples Resorts – Couples Tower Isle, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Negril and Couples Swept Away – have been ranked in the "Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean" category.   To add to this incredible honor, Couples Resorts is the only all-inclusive company to have all four Resorts named to this esteemed list.

The Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice recipients are chosen based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from real travelers around the world.  "Of all the hotels and resorts in the world that are included in Trip Advisor's millions of reviews, Couples Resorts are ranked among the best of the best.  That's no small feat," commented Lee Issa, Chairman of Couples Resorts.  "Consumers are saying that if they could pick any resort in Jamaica, or in the world for that matter, Couples would be among the top on their wish list," added CEO, Glenn Lawrence.

About Couples Resorts:

Couples Resorts, headquartered in Montego Bay, Jamaica, owns and operates four properties in Jamaica – Couples Tower Isle, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Swept Away and Couples Negril.  Pioneered by the legendary Abe Issa, "father of Jamaican tourism," each Couples Resort is an unsurpassed model of the all-inclusive resorts concept, boldly designed with local inspiration to create a harmonic sense of nature and authentic Caribbean spirit.  For over 33 years, Couples has delighted guests and refined the Caribbean all-inclusive resort experience by providing unparalleled service, exceptional dining experiences and exclusive added value inclusions.  For further information please visit

Randall Russell, Senior Vice President
Couples Resorts, Jamaica
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