February 20, 2019

Sunny Isles Beach, February 20, 2019 – Acqualina Resort & Spa cements itself as the quintessential luxury travel destination in Florida by garnering several coveted back-to-back travel awards. Today, Forbes Travel Guide officially announced that Acqualina has been recognized as a Five Star Hotel, making it the seventh year in a row the property receives this prestigious, ultra-exclusive industry accolade. Properties who receive this extraordinary achievement are determined by those who demonstrate impeccable and flawless service, exceptional amenities and an overall superior guest experience.

To further reinforce today’s exciting announcement, Forbes Travel Guide also awarded Acqualina Spa by ESPA 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 guess work out of travel planning and establishes a global benchmark for luxury travel.

“We are thrilled that Acqualina is awarded and recognized as a Five-Star rating for seven years in a row; which highlights our most important mission as a property, which is striving to deliver the most outstanding personalized service to guests. We are constantly improving our programs, guestroom product, spa offerings and user technology to deliver a seamlessly luxurious experience for our guests, whether they are multigenerational families or a couple visiting our hotel or spa,” states CEO and Partner of Acqualina Resort & Spa Deborah Yager Fleming.

In addition to the Forbes Travel Guide announcement, Acqualina is also a proud recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award for the 11th consecutive year. Along with these prestigious accolades, US News & World Report named Acqualina the #1 Best Resort the Continental US in their ninth annual Best Hotel Awards and TripAdvisor recognized the resort as the #1 Luxury Beachfront Resort in the Continental US for the fifth consecutive year.

To commemorate the latest accolades, the luxury Miami Beach resort invites guests to book the Five Stars Celebration package. This five-night getaway includes one intimate beachfront sunset dining experience, directly on the shores of Acqualina Resort. Executive Chef Andre Sattler will create the most memorable evening preparing a candlelit five-course dinner for two. The package also includes oceanfront accommodations, daily buffet breakfast for two, one bottle of champagne upon arrival, a special welcome amenity, complimentary WiFi and access to the award-winning AcquaMarine childen’s program. To capture memories of their stay, guests will also receive a Sweet Alhambra Bracelet in rose gold and carnelian by Van Cleef & Arpels.  Distinguished by their unique, timeless elegance and inspired by the clover leaf which also bears resemblance to Acqualina Resort & Spa’s red clover logo, these icons of luck are adorned with a border of golden beads. This exclusive package starts from $1495 per night based on a minimum 5-night stay. (Rates do not include taxes, subject to availability and seasonality, blackout dates apply.)

For more information or reservations, please visit acqualinaresort-site.dev.nextguest.com or call 888.713.0456.

About Acqualina Resort & Spa
Acqualina Resort & Spa is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class dining including Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation. A family owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Awards for both the hotel and spa and the AAA Five Diamond Award.

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Acqualina Resort & Spa