Three Shaner Hotels Win Conde Nast Awards
Condé Nast Traveler released its annual Reader’s Choice Awards, revealing its 2017 picks for the best hotels and destinations around the globe, as chosen by its loyal readers. Three Shaner Hotels properties, from the Florida Keys to the Bahamas to Tuscany, are among the winners, earning key recognition in their respective categories.
Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
Award: #1 in ‘Top Resorts in The Florida Keys’
A little over a year after its grand opening, Playa Largo Resort & Spa earned the #1 spot in the ‘Top Resorts in The Florida Keys’ category. The first full-service resort built in the Upper Keys in 21 years, Playa Largo sits on 14 secluded beachfront acres with 177 rooms and suites, redefining luxury in the Florida Keys, with accommodations and amenities inspired by the destination’s natural beauty. Additionally, the resort features a hotel-within-a-hotel called The Hammocks with 10 individual bungalows and a private, three-bedroom beach house.
French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection
The boutique resort is a tranquil island retreat in Eleuthera, where it is tucked away on six beachfront acres, offering access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Expanded from four to 12 villas and rebranded as an Autograph Collection under the management of Shaner in 2016, French Leave Resort has set the bar for upscale villa product and amenities in the Bahamas and beyond, outranking properties in Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos as the #2 top hotel in its category. The resort will unveil two additional Oceanfront Villas by 2018.
Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa
Award: #8 in ‘Top Resorts in Europe’
Nestled on the hill of an expansive, two-mile estate in the heart of one Italy’s most beloved regions, Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa is no stranger to Condé Nast’s Readers Choice Awards, this year earning the #8 spot in the ‘Top Resorts in Europe’ category, where it is second to only one other property in Italy. Offering an off-the-radar, authentic Tuscan experience inspired by local traditions, the resort overlooks the magnificent Serchio Valley, and is a stone’s throw from medieval villages like Barga and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.
Condé Nast Traveler is one of the world’s leading tourism publications, with a circulation of 800,000+ per print issue. More than 300,000 travelers took part in its 30th annual Reader’s Choice Awards survey, setting a new record for the publication.