MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (August 9, 2018) – Auberge Resorts Collection, a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts and residences, has once again been honored as one of the world’s top hotel brands in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. The 2018 edition of the annual readers’ poll celebrating the best hotels, cruise lines, airlines and destinations, has also awarded eight iconic Auberge Resorts Collection properties – Napa Valley’s Solage, Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences and Esperanza in Los Cabos, Mexico, Hacienda AltaGracia in Costa Rica, Mukul in Nicaragua and Malliouhana in Anguilla – among the very best resorts in their destinations.

“We are honored that Auberge Resorts Collection has once again been named one of the world’s top hotel brands by one of the most trusted audiences in travel today, the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure.” said Craig Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “We thank our entire team for their dedication to delivering an extraordinary level of service, as well as our loyal guests who have recognized the memorable experiences our resorts offer.”

All three of Auberge’s California properties were ranked among the Top 10 Resorts in California – the most hotels of any brand. Solage, the active and social Napa Valley resort, was voted No. 3, while Auberge du Soleil, the brand’s flagship, inspired by the South of France and infused with California soul, ranked No. 5, and Calistoga Ranch, the rustic-chic lodge tucked in a secluded canyon, took No. 6 honors. Auberge’s contemporary new Chileno Bay Resort & Residences Los Cabos, Mexico and Esperanza, its intimate and dramatic sister property in Cabo, were both ranked among the top 10 destinations in Mexico. Auberge Resorts Collection was the only hotel brand honored with two properties among the Top 5 Resorts in Central America: Hacienda AltaGracia, the hillside resort in the lush region of Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica, and Mukul the beachside resort on Nicaragua’s sun-soaked Emerald Coast. Caribbean honors went to Anguilla’s vibrant and stylish Malliouhana, voted among the Top Resorts in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas.

Reid says, “As Auberge Resorts Collection continues to expand, we look forward to welcoming our guests with more iconic experiences at our new properties in development in Santa Fe, at Bishop’s Lodge, in Utah, at the Lodge at Blue Sky, in Austin at Commodore Perry Estate, at Susurros del Corazon in Punta Mita and at Mauna Lani in Hawaii.”

The World’s Best Awards are a result of an extensive reader survey conducted by Travel + Leisure each year and are among the most respected reader polls in the travel industry. The awards are available online at http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best and are published in Travel + Leisure’s August 2018 issue.

About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each Auberge property possesses a unique individuality, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Solage, Napa Valley; Esperanza and Chileno Bay, Los Cabos, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; Madeline Hotel and Element 52, Telluride, Colorado; Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica; Mukul, Guacalito, Nicaragua; Auberge Beach Residences and Spa, Fort Lauderdale (opening Autumn 2018); The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City, Utah (opening Spring 2019); Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe, New Mexico (opening Summer 2019); Mauna Lani, Hawaii (opening late 2019); Commodore Perry Estate, Austin and Susurros del Corazon, Punta de Mita, Mexico (opening 2020), with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeResorts.

About The Friedkin Group
The Friedkin Group is comprised of a consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Adventures. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit www.friedkin.com.