U.S. NEWS 2021 BEST HOTELS RANKINGS NAMES ACQUALINA RESORT
AS #1 BEST RESORT IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, February 2, 2021 – Acqualina Resort & Residences, the Sunny Isles Beach
iconic resort providing an ultra-luxurious beach lifestyle, has been recognized in the 2021 U.S. News
& World Report’s Best Hotels rankings as the #1 Best Resort in the Continental U.S.
“COVID-19 has challenged all of us and our team has worked very hard to consistently deliver fivestar service to our guests ensuring they feel safe, relaxed and create wonderful memories together,”
said Acqualina CEO and Partner Deborah Yager Fleming. “This award is a great testament to our
continued efforts of exceeding expectations at every turn. It’s our mission to constantly do better at
Editors researched thousands of hotels, collected dozens of data points and used an unbiased
approach to calculate the rankings. The 11th annual Best Hotels rankings evaluated more than
30,000 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.
With its 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, 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.
The ultra-luxury resort’s extensive safety measures include using innovative sanitation technology in
all interior and exterior areas, including electrostatic disinfectant tools that combine EPA-approved
chemicals with electrostatic molecules to sanitize all spaces ensuring that every area of the property
has been effectively and regularly cleaned to the highest standard. This is in addition to the resort’s
superior level of cleaning and hygienic protocols in place already, and frequent hand washing, use of
gloves and face masks.
About Acqualina Resort & Residences
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 al fresco Costa Grill and the new Ke-uH Japanese restaurant, 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
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Acqualina Resort & Spa