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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – February 1, 2016 – An impressive 40 hotels and resorts within The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. have been named award winners in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotel Rankings and The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay came in at #30 in Best California Hotels.

To qualify for this distinguished accolade, U.S. News & World Report identifies the best hotels using an unbiased methodology centered on three components: reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews, and hotel class ratings.  The highly respected organization ranked more than 2,500 hotels across the USA, Caribbean, Mexico and Canada — with the top 10 percent among the luxury segment analyzed and selected as winners.

“We are honored to have so many properties awarded among this elite group,” said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operations Officer for The Ritz-Carlton. “Our focus and commitment continues to be on service excellence and creating lasting memories for our guests and we are truly proud of our Ladies and Gentlemen for achieving these accolades.”

GOLD BADGE WINNERS - Best Hotels in the USA:
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay - #30
The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
The Ritz-Carlton, New York, Battery Park
The Ritz-Carlton, New York, Central Park
The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grand Lakes
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Best Hotels in the Caribbean:
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

Best Hotels in Mexico:
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

Best Hotels in Canada:
The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

The following hotels and resorts were also recognized as Best Hotels within their markets:
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, Miami
The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, Miami
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan