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Five BENCHMARK® Resorts Receive Condé Nast Traveler’s Prestigious “2021 Readers’ Choice Award”

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, October 2021 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is honored to announce that five of its luxury resorts have been named to the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards list for 2021.  A coveted consumer travel award for hotels, resorts, airlines and destinations around the globe, the Readers’ Choice Awards are presented annually in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The extraordinary Benchmark resorts achieving the list in 2021 are located in unique destinations, spanning the mountains of Vermont, the idyllic Florida Keys, the Texas Hill Country near San Antonio, the ski slopes of Colorado and the singular beauty of Oahu’s North Shore. The acclaimed resorts include The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa of Manchester Village, Vermont; Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida; La Cantera Resort of San Antonio, Texas; Manor Vail Lodge in Vail, Colorado; and Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, Hawaii.

“This exceptional honor recognizes the hard work and dedication of our employees who maintained our highest standards of hospitality excellence during a most challenging period,” says Ted Davis, Benchmark’s chief marketing officer. This year’s results saw a surge in close-to-home, rural escapes leading the list. “Our magnificent resort destinations reflect this trend and feature a myriad of outdoor activities.” Says Ted Davis, “We are especially proud that this award is voted on by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, many of whom are our guests.”

Benchmark Resorts on the 2021 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards List

La Cantera Resort, Texas Hill Country, San Antonio, Texas:

#1 Resort in Texas, and #3 Resort in the Southwest

Overlooking the Texas Hill Country, La Cantera Resort & Spa is a 550-acre oasis, just minutes from San Antonio’s finest shopping, dining, and entertainment. The luxurious 498-guest room resort features five sparkling pools, two championship golf courses, a rejuvenating spa and nine incredible dining options.

Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, Hawaii:

#12 Resort in Hawaii

Guests can explore the splendors of Oahu’s storied North Shore on foot, horseback or helicopter, then return to Turtle Bay Resort for a lavish spa treatment, sunset cocktails, and superb dining experiences featuring local ingredients. Turtle Bay Resort is known for its spectacular beach, excellent service and its deep connections to traditional Hawaiian culture and spirit.

Manor Vail Lodge, Vail, Colorado:

#6 Resort in Colorado

A year ‘round destination, Vail, Colorado is ready for ski season. Manor Vail Lodge is located at the base of Vail Mountain's Golden Peak, adjacent to ski lifts, a ski school and Vail’s amphitheater and gardens. Vail’s numerous restaurants, shopping and night life are just steps away.

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, Manchester Village, Vermont:

#10 Destination Spa Resort in the United States

Resting on 1,300 acres surrounded by the Green Mountains of Vermont in picturesque Manchester Village, The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa blends historic charm with modern comforts. A year-round resort destination for spa-goers and adventure-seekers alike, The Equinox offers an endless array of activities from winter sports to golf, hiking, fishing, archery and clay target shooting.

Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida:

#7 Resort in the Florida Keys

The allure and legend of the Florida Keys lives on in this luxurious resort on secluded Duck Key. Far from the crowds but easy to reach from the mainland. Activities include diving, sailing and swimming, sunset cruises, dolphin encounters, exciting kids’ activities and restaurants serving the finest and freshest local seafood. 

About the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards is the longest-running and one of the most prestigious awards recognizing excellence in the travel industry. More than 800,000 transatlantic readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe. The awards span hotels, airlines, destinations, cruise lines and tour operators.

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About BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company.

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a leader in the development, management, and marketing of independent, soft branded, and experiential hard branded resorts, hotels, and conference centers.  In addition to the company’s award-winning full service Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, its lifestyle and luxury Gemstone Collection, and its industry-leading Benchmark Conference CentersBENCHMARK is also an investor in etc.venuesa leading provider of contemporary city centre venues for meetings, signature events, and conferences. Benchmark's combined portfolio features more than 80 unique projects across three continents. The company is passionately committed to delivering personal, inspiring, and memory-making experiences, driving total revenue and profitability, and cultivating an award winning, “Be The Difference” culture for all its employees.  Benchmark, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, with offices in London, England; Miami, Florida; Park City, Utah; Scottsdale, Arizona; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Seattle, Washington; and Tokyo, Japan. To become a fan on Facebook, visit Follow us on Twitter at , on Instagram at, and on Pinterest at At LinkedIn,


Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications
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