MIAMI, June 14, 2023 – The Acqualina Resort team is delighted to announce that our esteemed CEO & Partner, Deborah Yager Fleming, has been nominated for the prestigious title of Hotelier of the Year by Virtuoso. This remarkable recognition serves as a testament to Deborah’s exceptional leadership, unwavering commitment, and unparalleled dedication to the hospitality industry.

Her visionary approach and relentless pursuit of excellence have propelled Acqualina Resort to be one of the leading hospitality brands in the world. “I am truly honored to receive this nomination,” said Yager Fleming. “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our cherished partners, peers and the entire Virtuoso family for their support.”

With four world-class restaurants, curated amenities and luxurious rooms and suites, Acqualina Resort provides an exclusive experience and ultra-luxurious beach lifestyle like no other. The gorgeous beachfront location features outdoor living room settings, oceanfront 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.

Acqualina Resort has been recognized as Tripadvisor’s #1 Resort in the U.S., making it the top 1% of hotels worldwide. Acqualina was also named #1 Best Hotel in the U.S. and #1 Best Resort in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.

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Acqualina Resort & Residences is where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach. The lush grounds feature red couches set on Seashore Paspalum grass and are dotted with signature red umbrellas. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort 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, the alfresco Costa Grill, Ke-uH Japanese restaurant, the new Avra Miami, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms, and AcquaMarine, 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 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 and a proud member of Leading Hotels of the World.

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Acqualina Resort & Residences