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SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL. (January 2, 2012) - Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, the ultra-luxury resort and spa in Sunny Isles Beach, has been honored with several distinguished awards including the Leading Hotels of the World Commitment to Quality Award in North America, Top Beach and Family Resorts in the 2012 Andrew Harper Readers’ Choice Awards, and 2012 Fodor’s Choice. Acqualina Spa by ESPA has been voted Top Spa by SpaFinder® Wellness 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards in six categories, reflecting the recognition of Acqualina Spa by ESPA as a member of an elite category of the best spas around the globe.

The Leading Hotels of the World Commitment to Quality Award in North America has been awarded to Acqualina Resort & Spa for outstanding achievement and commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience. The Committed to Quality Awards are presented to one hotel and resort in each of five regions that ranked highest on their most recent anonymous Leading Quality Assurance inspection. The Leading Hotels of the World is the largest luxury hotel collection, with more than 430 of the world’s greatest properties in over 80 countries.

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach has been ranked as one of the Top 20 Favorite Family Resorts and among Top 20 Favorite Beach Resorts in the Andrew Harper’s 2012 Reader Survey. The September 2012 issue of Andrew Harper’s exclusive Hideaway Report revealed the results of the much-anticipated annual survey of readers’ favorite hotels and resorts worldwide. Acqualina Resort & Spa was chosen as one of the favorite beach resorts and family resorts from more than 1,000 properties recommended by Andrew Harper, the world’s most discriminating traveler for the exceptionally discerning members of his private travel community. Hideaway Report readers are in search of unique properties that offer both distinctive charm and a high level of personal service.

The distinction of being chosen as a 2012 Fodor’s Choice selection designates Acqualina Resort & Spa as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2012 year. The editors and experts of Fodor’s have been selecting only the top fifteen percent of their listed properties and activities as Fodor’s Choice award recipients since 1988. Every year, Fodor’s writers experience, examine and evaluate thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions in their travels across the globe. While every business included in a Fodor’s guide is deemed worth a traveler’s time, only those offering a truly remarkable experience are given the Fodor’s Choice designation.

SpaFinder® Wellness, the global spa and wellness resource, awarded Acqualina Spa by ESPA the coveted 2012 SpaFinder® Wellness Readers’ Choice Category Award in six categories, including: Best Beach Spa, Best for Accommodations, Best for Interior Design, and Best for Men. This recognition is given annually to the top-ten most-voted spas by spa-goers across the world in the SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice Awards. The 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards tallied a record amount of votes globally — more than any other year in its 10-year history. As such, the Awards provide the most comprehensive consumer assessment of the global spa market available today, identifying spa-goers’ favorite spas by continent, country/region and across 27 categories.

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort is the home to Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, the famed Il Mulino New York restaurant, the new Tuscany-inspired Piazzetta Marketplace and Restaurant, and the interactive AcquaMarine Children’s Program making Acqualina the ideal relaxation and rejuvenation retreat for couples, friends, associates, and families.


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