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The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta Proudly Announces New Silver Badge Award

ATLANTA – February 2018 – U.S. News & World Report announces The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta as an award winner in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels rankings. Following the results, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta received a Silver Badge Award, placing the hotel within the top 30 percent of all ranked luxury hotels within the state of Georgia.

In the eighth annual Best Hotels rankings, U.S. News editors evaluated more than 24,000 luxury properties across the United States, Europe, Canada, Bermuda and Mexico. The methodology of these rankings accounts for both expert and guest sentiment for a combination which helps determine each hotel's rank.

“We are very proud to once again receive this prestigious ranking for a second year in row,” said Erwin Schinnerl, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta. “U.S. News & World Report is the authority in rankings and consumer advice, so to be selected by their editors, and included on this notable list is an achievement we wear with pride.”

Offering a modern spin on southern hospitality, the classic Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta and just minutes from the area’s top attractions. Perfect for taking in the city views – The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta boasts 444 sleek and elegant hotel accommodations overlooking the iconic skyline, a Club Lounge experience, the modern AG steakhouse, live entertainment at Lumen Bar, fitness facilities, and more than 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels rankings identify the best hotels centered on three components: reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings. Each year, U.S. News ranks more than 5,000 hotels across the world to find the best hotel for the affluent American traveler’s vacation destination.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels 2018 rankings were published online Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at