MIAMI, August 7, 2020 – Acqualina Resort & Residences has been recognized with three awards in the 2020 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards announced today by USA Today. The ultra-luxury resort located in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach was named #1 Best Destination Resort in the United States and #1 Best Waterfront Hotel in the United States.  Acqualina Spa by ESPA was awarded #1 Best Hotel Spa in the United States.

“We are honored to be recognized by our esteemed guests and readers of USA Today with three top awards for our hotel and spa,” said Deborah Yager Fleming, CEO & Partner. “We have worked very hard to achieve and maintain a high level of excellence and I am so proud of our incredible team.”

A panel of experts partnered with USA Today’s 10 Best editors to select the initial 20 nominees in each of the three categories, and the top 10 winners in each category were determined by popular vote.

“In addition to the three #1 USA Today awards, Acqualina Resort is also a proud recipient of the Forbes Five Star Award for both the hotel and spa for the eighth consecutive year and the AAA Five Diamond for the 12th consecutive year. Along with these prestigious accolades, US News and World Report named Acqualina the #1 Best Resort in the Continental US in their ninth annual Best Hotel Awards and TripAdvisor recognized the resort as the #1 Luxury Beachfront Hotel in the US.”

Acqualina Resort is recognized for providing great living and lifestyle experiences built on trust and value. The ultra-luxury resort reopened on June 15, 2020 with an enhanced health and safety program in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic providing guests, residents and team members with confidence and assurance that their well-being is a top priority. Additionally, Acqualina has introduced the Acqualina App delivering greater attention to detail while allowing guests to control how they engage with team members.  For optimum luxury service, new GEMs (Guests Experience Managers) will be contacting each and every guest to ensure a truly personalized stay and that health and safety concerns are successfully addressed.

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Acqualina Resort & Residences 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 & Residences 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. Follow us on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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