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Gabrielle O’Boyle 
Communications Manager
The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples
Naples, FL 34108 USA
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Naples, Fla. – (January 29, 2016)The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples are among the impressive 40 hotels and resorts within The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. that have been named award winners in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotel Rankings.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples was named one of the Best Hotels in the U.S. Additionally, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples topped the Naples list ranking #1 and #2. The full list of the 2016 Best Hotels rankings is available online at http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels/USA/

“The 2016 U.S. News & World Report’s ranking is a reflection of the hard work contributed by our Resorts’ Ladies and Gentlemen,” said Ed Staros, vice president and managing director, The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples. “We are honored and grateful for the recognition. Our team takes great pride in providing the finest personal service and products for our guests, which is why we are ranked among the best of the best.”

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, Naples
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
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, 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, Naples
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, Miami
The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, Miami
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
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

For reservations and more information on The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/resortsofnaples or call +1 (800) 241-3333. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RitzCarltonNaples.