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Acqualina Resort, a family-owned and operated property in Miami, was named #1 Best Hotel and #1 Resort in America by US News & World Report. Acqualina also achieved a Five-Star rating for the hotel and spa from Forbes Travel Guide for the 11th consecutive year.

Acqualina Resort & Residences has been recognized with the top awards in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels rankings and was named the #1 Best Hotel in the U.S.A. and #1 Best Resort in the U.S.A.

“We have worked very hard to consistently deliver exceptional customer service and experiences to our distinguished guests,” said Acqualina CEO and Partner Deborah Yager Fleming. “Acqualina is a brand that continuously looks for ways to improve and implement new services and amenities for our customers to enjoy, from design and activities to dining experiences. These awards are a great testament to our dedicated and committed team’s efforts to exceed expectations at every turn.”

U.S. News & World Report is a globally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information. Editors researched thousands of hotels, collected dozens of data points, and used an unbiased approach to calculate the rankings. The 13th annual Best Hotels rankings evaluate more than 35,000 luxury properties across the United States, Europe, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. The methodology considers a hotel’s star rating and both expert and guest sentiment by collecting annual awards from distinguished travel publications and TripAdvisor user scores, the combination of which helps determine each hotel’s rank.

Today, Forbes Travel Guide announced Acqualina Resort as a Five Star Hotel, making it the 11th year in a row the property has received this prestigious, ultra-exclusive industry accolade. In addition, Forbes Travel Guide awarded Acqualina Spa with a Five Star Spa rating.

Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide, and announces its Global Star Ratings yearly, listing the world’s finest hotels, restaurants, and spas. Only properties that meet Forbes’ hospitality standards — the most stringent in the industry — achieve a Five Star, Four Star, or Recommended rating. Professional inspectors check into and check out every property they rate regularly, evaluating more than 500 rigorous criteria to determine a Star Rating that takes the guesswork out of travel planning and establishes a global benchmark for luxury travel.

To mark the occasion, Acqualina invites guests to book the Five Star Experience Package. Guests receive the fifth night free when booking a five-night getaway. In addition, they can indulge in such offerings as a special welcome amenity, daily buffet breakfast for two, and complimentary Internet access.

With four world-class restaurants, including the new Avra Miami, curated amenities, and luxurious rooms and suites, Acqualina Resort provides an exclusive experience and ultra-luxurious beach lifestyle like no other. Last month, Acqualina unveiled a glamorous refresh of the Mediterranean villa-style resort. From a newly transformed gallery lobby, decadent new adult pool experience, AcquaMarine kids club, luxurious rooms and suites, and restaurants, Acqualina’s enhancements offer glamour, style, and timeless beauty.

The gorgeous beachfront location features outdoor living room settings, three oceanfront swimming pools, and cabanas where guests can make online reservations. Guests of the luxury Miami Beach resort can bask in the South Florida sun or spend the afternoon shaded by palm trees. The attentive Acqualina team will make sure every need is met. That includes everything from serving a delicious Mediterranean lunch on the beach to providing a delectable coconut or a cocktail where guests never need to leave the beach.