Georgia resort is 2016's top US hotel: U.S. News and World Report
The top US hotel for 2016 is a luxury golf resort in Georgia, according to the U.S. News and World Report, a consumer advice media source.
The company announced its rankings for the 2016 Best Hotels this week, which are based on thousands of independent reviews that evaluate over 2,500 hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The hotels are reviewed by individuals and those in the travel industry.
The Lodge at Sea Island in Sea Island, Georgia, is named the best hotel in the USA, followed by The Jefferson, Washington, DC, and ARIA Sky Suites in Las Vegas, which is a new addition to the top ten list.
There were a number of new additions to the top ten list from around the US, including the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu in Hawaii; The Peninsula Beverly Hills; Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas; Waldorf Astoria Chicago; and Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, California.
In the Caribbean, the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman came in first, while Rosewood Mayakoba took the top spot in Mexico’s rankings. For the third year in a row, the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal is the best hotel in Canada, according to U.S. News.
In the US, New York City has the most highly ranked hotels among cities, followed by Las Vegas and Chicago.
The competition bases its ranking on the hotel's industry accolades, expert and guest reviews and hotel class ratings.
Best hotels in the US:
- The Lodge at Sea Island
- The Jefferson, Washington, DC
- ARIA Sky Suites
- Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu
- The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Best hotels in Caribbean:
- The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
- Jamaica Inn
- Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
- Tortuga Bay
- Jade Mountain
Best hotels in Canada:
- Ritz-Carlton, Montreal
- Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
- Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto
- Rosewood Hotel Georgia
- The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Best hotels in Mexico:
- Rosewood Mayakoba
- The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
- One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos
- Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort
- Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
See the full rankings here.