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Florida Landmark Recognized as Industry Leader While Garnering
Two AAA Five Diamond Awards and Gold Badge from U.S. News & World Report

Amelia Island, FL (February 7, 2018)The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island welcomes 2018 with national accolades that recognize the resort’s outstanding service, accommodations, programming and culinary experiences. Since January, the resort has been awarded two prestigious AAA Five Diamond designations, the travel authority’s highest rating for hotels and restaurants, as well as a Gold Badge from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels rankings, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice.

For the 23rd year, the resort was awarded Five Diamond for its luxurious accommodations and the hotel’s fine dining restaurant Salt was also recognized with the prestigious award, grouping The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island in a prestigious class that represents the upper echelon of the hospitality industry. Fewer than half of 1 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels receive the Five Diamond Rating, and only 0.2 percent of the more than 31,000 restaurants Approved by AAA make the Five Diamond list. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is one of fewer than 20 hotels in North America that has been bestowed with two simultaneous Five Diamond awards.

In the eighth annual Best Hotels rankings, U.S. News editors evaluated more than 24,000 luxury properties based on reputation among travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings, and awarded just the top 10 percent of ranked hotels with a Gold Badge. Out of 24 luxury hotels in Florida that earned a Gold Badge, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island was ranked among the top five in the state. The resort was also awarded with #1 Best Hotel Jacksonville and #8 among all of The Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts globally.

“Our Ladies and Gentlemen have cultivated an array of experiences and activities that provide our guests with extraordinary memories,” said James E. McManemon, general manager of The

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  “It is such an incredible feeling to be recognized by worldwide organizations, national experts and our loyal guests. We look forward to showcasing the best of Amelia Island through the continued evolution of the resort.”

In celebration of these remarkable accolades, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island invites guests to experience the lauded hospitality of this oceanfront resort. The “Amelia Breakaway” package provides couples or families deluxe overnight accommodations with Atlantic Ocean views from a private balcony as well as a $100 daily resort credit valid for dinner in the Salt Restaurant, a signature experience in The Ritz-Carlton Spa or shopping in the resort’s collection of designer boutiques.

For information and reservations, call your Travel Professional or Ritz-Carlton worldwide reservations at 800-241-3333, or visit