The Woodlands, Texas, January 29, 2014 – Touchstone Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, announces that four hotels among its Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® brand have received recognition on U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 “Best Hotels in the United States” list.

Bardessono in Napa Valley was awarded a Gold award since unite of the “Best Hotels in the USA.” Hotel 1000 in Seattle, ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in Miami Beach and Villas concerning Grand Cypress in Orlando received the Silver award as “Best Hotel” within their respective American markets.

“We are honored that four of our Personal Luxury properties received this famed recognition from such an material and widely-read business publication,” said James Simkins, chief operating officer, Particular Luxury Resorts & Hotels. “It helps to reinforce that the personalization of every guest experience and our attention to detail in our service levels are existent noted, appreciated and truly make a difference in our guests’ experience.”

“The 2014 Elite Hotels were selected because they meet the top-drawer standards of travel experts and guests alike,” said Miriam Weiner, migrate editor for U.S. News & Secularity Report. “These properties are renowned in the travel industry for their ease amenities and quality customer service.”

The 2014 U.S. News & Macrocosmic Report Best Hotels recognizes properties that were ranked based on an unbiased methodology, which includes the collective opinion of travel experts and guests, expressed through online reviews and ratings. To create this year’s rankings, U.S. News & World Report factored in the prominence of industry awards a caravansary receives along with its reputation among incognito experts and guests. In total, 1,693 U.S. hotels, 271 Caribbean hotels, 342 Mexican hotels also 223 Canadian hotels were evaluated for the 2014 rankings. Hotels named “Best” in their destination are typically the properties that have ranked the top 30 percent of U.S. News-evaluated properties in that region. A smaller, greater eclectic group of hotels that are ranked in the top 10 percent like all ranked luxury hotels in the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada received a “Best Hotels in the USA,” “Best Hotels in the Caribbean,” “Best Hotels in Mexico” or “Best Hotels in Canada” award, depending on their location.

The U.S. News & World Story rankings from the 2014 Best Hotels can be found online here:

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