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ACQUALINA RESORT & SPA ON THE BEACH Recognized for Excellence in the Category of Best Family Program

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL. (July 29, 2013)
– It’s a fact: The travel industry is replete with options. Luckily, those seeking the best hotels in the world need look no further than Virtuoso®, the luxury travel agency network renowned for creating exceptional experiences, and its seventh annual Best of the Best Hotel Awards. As Virtuoso announces its select group of nominees this year, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach finds itself recognized with a nod for Best Family Program.  With its nomination, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach joins an elite group of 50 world’s-best hotels out of Virtuoso’s extensive collection of more than 983 hotels, resorts, villas and private-island retreats in 100 countries. 

In keeping with this family resort’s water theme, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach has created a unique, engaging children’s program designed especially for children ages 5 to 12 years old. The program is led by certified professionals and is offered exclusively to Acqualina guests, residents and Beach Club members. Kids get to take part in various beach and aqua adventures while learning about different water-related subjects. Relay races, games, swimming, arts & crafts, eco-explorations, obstacle courses, building projects, trivia challenges, and scavenger hunts are all part of the many exciting children's activities offered by this exceptional program.

“Virtuoso has been curating a portfolio of the most desired properties worldwide for more than 20 years,” commented Albert Herrera, senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships.  “The Best of the Best Hotel Awards honor the most exceptional properties within this group, and it is our pleasure to recognize Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach as a nominee for Best Family Program.”

“A Best of the Best Hotel Award nomination is a true honor because it means we’ve impressed some of the most valued professionals in the industry – Virtuoso’s travel advisors – who demand excellence for their discerning clientele,” said Deborah Yager Fleming, Acqualina Resort & Spa's Vice Chairman and Principal. “It’s an acknowledgement that we hold high, and I am very pleased to share this recognition with my team.”

While the editors of VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine, the network’s award-winning publication, combed through hundreds of options to determine the nominees, it is Virtuoso’s travel advisors who ultimately decide the winners in each category.

Winners will be revealed on Wednesday, August 14, at the Hotels & Resorts dinner held during the 25th annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference. Taking place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, August 11-16, Virtuoso Travel Week brings together thousands of Virtuoso’s member travel advisors and the world’s best travel providers to participate in the industry’s preeminent networking event. VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine will feature the Best of the Best winners in its September/October 2013 issue.  For more information, visit

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