The Grand Del Mar Voted Number Two Luxury Hotel

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THE GRAND DEL MAR VOTED NUMBER TWO LUXURYHOTEL IN U.S. BY READERS OF TRIPADVISOR

San Diego Resort Retains AAA Five Diamond Ranking for Seventh Consecutive Year

TripAdvisor the world’s largest travel site has once again given top honors to The Grand Del Mar, with its readers naming the acclaimed San Diego resort the “Number Two Luxury Hotel” and the “Number Four Hotel” overall in the United States in its annual Travelers’ Choice awards. The Grand Del Mar is the only Southern California hotel listed among the top ten in both the luxury and overall hotels segments winners were selected based on the millions of reviews collected in the past year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide.

This is the 13th consecutive year the popular travel booking and review site has unveiled the much-anticipated awards, which showcase more than 8,000 hotels in eight regions throughout the world.

The TripAdvisor awards come on the heels of Friday’s release of the venerable AAA rankings, with The Grand Del Mar retaining its AAA Five Diamond rating for the seventh straight year. The resort’s signature stand-alone restaurant Addison earned the AAA Five Diamond distinction for the eight consecutive year.

Reaching 315 million unique monthly viewers, TripAdvisor offers advice from real travelers, as well as travel choices and planning options. The annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards are broken down into the following categories: top hotels, luxury, bargain, family, romance, service, small hotels and B&Bs and inns. For more information on this year’s top hotels, visit http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels

Representing the upper echelon of the hospitality industry, the AAA Five Diamond award is American Automobile Association’s top ranking and reserved for properties with the highest degree of service, quality, ultra-luxurious facilities and top-notch amenities. For more information, visitwww.aaa.com.

About The Grand Del Mar

Situated amid a spectacular private preserve in Coastal North San Diego County, The Grand Del Mar is a luxurious retreat that combines the old-world charm of a Mediterranean estate with the modern luxuries of a world-class resort. The AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five-Star property features: 249 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites; San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course; a Forbes Five-Star Renaissance-inspired spa; regional dining, including the award-winning Addison with Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley; four swimming pools; two outdoor tennis courts; an enclave of residential Villas; and more than 20,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space. For reservations, please call, toll-free, 1-877-814-8472; or book online at www.TheGrandDelMar.com.

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