Condé Nast Johansens Names The Hay-Adams the Most Excellent Hotel in the United States and Canada

Our editorial staff constantly reviews various “best of lists” promoted by various organizations.  Some are better than others.  In this article we want to pass along some exciting news relating to one of DC’s own best hotels receiving recognition on one of the most respected lists published each year by Conde Nast.  And, we want to add our own congratualations to GM Hans Bruland and his extraordinary staff at The Hay-Adams.

Condé Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guides from the most trusted name in travel publishing announced the winners of the 2012 Awards for Excellence including The Hay-Adams as the Most Excellent Hotel.  The winners of these prestigious awards were chosen as the top properties throughout the Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands.  The full list of winners is included below. 

The winners were selected from an exclusive collection of luxury, boutique hotels, inns and resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands.  Readers of the Guides, hotels guests and the Condé Nast Johansens inspection team all contributed votes for the 2012 awards. The 2012 Awards for Excellence cover 28 categories, including Most Excellent Resort, Most Excellent Hotel, Most Excellent Eco Resort, and Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway.

Lesley O’Malley-Keyes, Vice President & Publishing Director, The Americas noted, “The Awards for Excellence winners represent the very best of the best. Our readers are discerning and experienced travelers who know what they want when they travel – exceptional accommodations, outstanding service and good value for money. Condé Nast Johansens only recommends properties that meet these very specific standards.” 

The chic Guides, now in their 30th year of publication in Europe, celebrate a loyal readership; each property is selected for its dedication to the highest standards of comfort, unique personality, warmth and service, impressive facilities and surroundings. Featured properties are approved for recommendation following an annual inspection by one of our team of local experts. Only then is it awarded the “Condé Nast Mark of Excellence” wall plaque.  This distinctive sign is a visible endorsement for more than 9 million of the world’s most discerning and experienced travelers.

 Each easy to use printed Guide features rich, full-color exterior and interior hotel photographs, and details about facilities, rates and contact information — everything a guest needs to make an informed decision about a reservation.

 In addition, the stylish Condé Nast Johansens website (www.condenastjohansens.com) is a key part of the Condé Nast Johansens experience, where users can research hotels, spas and venues and even contact and book directly with the property.

 Brand new in 2012 is the innovative and free to download Condé Nast Johansens iPad application featuring the entire collection of properties. Readers can also engage and find suggestions via the new Condé Nast Johansens social media sites on both Facebook: www.facebook.com/CNJohansens and Twitter: www.twitter.com/CNJohansens.

  The winners of the Condé Nast Johansens 2012 Awards for Excellence,

The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean & Pacific are:

ATLANTIC, CARIBBEAN & PACIFIC

 Most Excellent Resort:

Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada

 Most Excellent Small Resort:

Cotton House, Mustique

 Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway:

Cap Juluca, Anguilla

 Most Excellent Spa Resort:

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Anguilla

 Most Excellent Eco Resort:

Palm Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 Most Excellent Service:

Jade Mountain at Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia

  SOUTH AMERICA

Most Excellent Beach Hotel:

Insólito Boutique Hotel, Brazil

 Most Excellent Hotel:

Royal Palm Hotel, Galápagos, Ecuador

 Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway:

Uxua Casa Hotel, Brazil

 Most Excellent Spa Hotel:

Kurotel Medical Longevity Center and Spa, Brazil

 Most Excellent Lodge:

Toca da Coruja, Brazil

 Most Excellent Eco Resort:

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Peru

 Most Excellent Service:

Nomads of the Seas, Chile

 MÉXICO & CENTRAL AMERICA

Most Excellent Resort:

La Reunión Antigua Golf Resort, Guatemala

 Most Excellent Spa Hotel:

Las Mañanitas Hotel, Garden Restaurant & Spa, México

 Most Excellent Hotel:

Villa Maria Cristina, México

 Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway:

Victoria House, Belize

 Most Excellent Beach Hotel:

Imanta Resorts Punta Mita, México

 Most Excellent Lodge:

Belcampo Lodge, Belize (formerly Machaca Hill)

 Most Excellent Eco Resort:

Hotel Punta Islita, Costa Rica

 Most Excellent Service:

Casa Velas, México

U.S.A. & CANADA

Most Excellent Hotel:

The Hay-Adams, DC 

Most Excellent Ranch:

Triple Creek Ranch, MT

 Most Excellent Inn:

The Baker House 1650, NY

 Most Excellent Small Hotel:

Fifteen Beacon Hotel, MA

 Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway:

Amangani, WY

 Most Excellent Lodge:

Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, CO

 Most Excellent Spa Hotel:

Wickaninnish Inn, BC

 Most Excellent Eco Resort:

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, BC

 Most Excellent Service:

Boston Harbor Hotel, MA

 The Condé Nast Johansens international collection of guides are available at select bookstores nationwide, including the 2012 Recommended Hotels, Inns , Resorts & Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean , Pacific.  The Guide Website, www.condenastjohansens.com, offers exclusive seasonal discounts and complimentary access to the international database of luxury accommodations.  Consumers can purchase Condé Nast Johansens Guides by calling Condé Nast Johansens at 1-800-564-7518, or via the online bookstore at   www.condenastjohansens.com. Gift certificates are also available at on the website.

 The complete Condé Nast Johansens international collection includes:

Recommended Hotels & Spas, Great Britain & Ireland

  • Recommended Country Houses, Small Hotels, Inns and Restaurants Great Britain & Ireland
  • Recommended Hotels and Spas, Europe & The Mediterranean
  • Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spas, The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific
  • Recommended Venues for Conferences, Meetings & Special Events
  • Recommended Luxury Spas

 Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, sets the benchmark for multimedia publishing excellence.  Condé Nast currently operates in 25 markets, publishing 137 magazines, over 100 websites and over 170 tablet and Smartphone apps under iconic brands such as Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Wired, Condé Nast Traveller, and Vanity Fair.  Recent launches include Vogue in Turkey, Condé Nast Traveller in India and Russia, GQ in Brazil, and AD in China.  Condé Nast Britain publishes 13 magazines, numerous websites and digital products, contract publications, and hotel guides.  Later this year the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design will open in central London. 

 

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