for the 2006 Americas Awards for Excellence
|NEW YORK (January 12, 2006) -- Condé Nast Johansens today announced
the eagerly awaited winners of the 2006 America's Awards for Excellence.
The recipients of the prestigious awards were revealed at the publication's
annual awards gala. Winners included The Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur,
California; The Point, Saranac Lake, New York; The Hay Adams,Washington
DC , The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, South Carolina; and The Lodge at Pico
Bonito, Atlantida, Honduras.
Nineteen awards were presented in a range of categories, including Most Excellent Hotel, Most Excellent Resort, and Most Excellent Spa Hotel. This year's awards also featured new categories created specifically to celebrate the ever-growing diversity of the Guide's offerings, such as Most Excellent Eco Resort, South & Central America; Most Excellent Ranch, USA; and Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands.
"Condé Nast Johansens recommends only properties that meet our exemplary standards, so the nominees for the Excellence Awards represent the best of the best, the very finest hotels and resorts in the world," said Lesley O'Malley-Keyes, Condé Nast Johansens vice president and publishing director for the Americas. "The awards represent the wonderfully diverse vacation preferences of our readers, so whether one's preference is hiking in Brazil or lying by a pool in the Caribbean, travelers can be sure that the awarded properties are the best of the best."
Formerly presented in London, this year's ceremony welcomed to Hotel
Plaza Athenee, New York City, the finest hoteliers from the United States,
Mexico, Central and South America, the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific
The nominations presented in each category were selected from the 285 properties featured in the 2006 Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spa - The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific by the Condé Nast Johansens team of inspectors, readers and hotel guests. Properties were nominated online at www.johansens.com or by completing one of the Award for Excellence cards available at all Condé Nast Johansens recommended accommodations.
Condé Nast Johansens is the most comprehensive illustrated luxury guide to hotels, inns, resorts, and spas throughout the Americas, Great Britain and Europe, and the only guide book to carry the prestigious and widely-recognized Condé Nast seal of approval.
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|Also See:||Top Resorts, Top Hotels - Results of the 2005 Conde Nast Traveler / October 2005|
|Emerson Inn & Spa Named 'Most Outstanding Inn' in North America by Conde Nast Johansens / November 2004|